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Alexandria Library Foundation Exceeds $50,000 Goal; Receives Matching Grant from City of Alexandria

September 7, 2016

With the help of the community, not only did the Alexandria Library Foundation meet their fundraising goal, they surpassed it by raising over $60,000 in donations during the campaign. Combined with matching funds from the City of Alexandria, the Library received nearly $110,000 in total to support its materials budget.

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Ryan Brown Update

September 7, 2016

On May 5, 2016, Ryan Brown, an Alexandria father of two and a Utah native, was riding his bike home from work when he was hit by a car that ran a red light at the West Taylor and Duke Street intersection.

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Chief Cook Named Police Officer Of The Year

September 7, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria announced that it will bestow its Police Officer of the Year award on Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding or heroic achievement by Alexandria police officers and highlights the sacrifices made daily by the City’s finest.

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Blackberry Daze

September 7, 2016

When Alexandria gets a world premiere play, and it’s at MetroStage, Port City residents need to take notice. “Blackberry Daze” is a fast-paced, musical montage of post-World War One life in Virginia, based on the best-selling novel” Blackberry Days of Summer,” by Ruth P. Watson. Watson, along with MetroStage’s artistic associate Thomas W. Jones II, has adapted an engaging and poignant play about love and loss.

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Invasive Species Control And Improvement Project At Windmill Hill Park

September 2, 2016

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is continuing an invasive species control and park improvement project in Windmill Hill Park, 501 S. Union St. The project includes the removal of invasive Ailanthus trees and other trees that are declining, infected or otherwise posing a safety hazard near the Wilkes St. Tunnel area.

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Marymount University Receives Federal Grant For Older Adult Falls Prevention Programs In Northern Virginia

September 2, 2016

Marymount University was one of eight organizations nationally that recently received a two-year $480,000 grant from the Administration on Aging, a program division within the Administration for Community Living, to embed evidence-based falls prevention programs across Northern Virginia. Both Inova Health Systems and Goodwin House are major partners with significant roles in the grant implementation.

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“Scandal” Star Visits Del Ray

September 1, 2016

The former first lady turned presidential nominee on the TV series "Scandal" was in Del Ray on Saturday, campaigning for another former first lady, who is now the Democratic nominee for President.Bellamy Young, who portrays Mellie Grant on the hit ABC show, and journalist/author Claire Shipman met with local business leaders in Del Ray on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign to discuss the importance of small, locally-owned businesses.

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Living Legend: Steve Nearman

September 1, 2016

Many read news stories or hear about young people doing something dangerous or illegal and then wonder why in the world they did that. Then they move on. Steve Nearman did the same thing until 20 years ago when he decided he couldn’t change things for every young person, but he might make a difference for one child; help them see a different option and take the better fork in the road.

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USCIS Proposes Rule To Welcome International Entrepreneurs

August 26, 2016

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is proposing a new rule in the Federal Register, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start and scale their businesses here in the United States.

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Vanetta M. Pledger Named Alexandria’s Chief Information Officer And Director Of Information Technology Services

August 25, 2016

City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced that Vanetta M. Pledger will serve as Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology Services for the City of Alexandria, effective Sept. 12.

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