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Painting With Tea, Spices, Flowers In Alexandria

September 20, 2018

Saya Behnam presents her solo exhibit “Capturing the Vibrant, Transient and Eternal NOW” from Sept. 14 through Nov. 4, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia. Exhibition Reception:  Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m.

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Leaders Focus On Groundbreaking Cancer Research In Virginia

September 20, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast this morning at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center. The event featured cancer researchers from five of Virginia’s leading research institutions, discussing the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer.

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Three Men Indicted For Alleged $364 Million Ponzi Scheme

September 20, 2018

A federal grand jury in Baltimore has indicted three men on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and money laundering, arising from an alleged $364 million investment fraud scheme. The scheme is believed to have over 400 victims nationwide, including individual, family offices, and investment groups. The FBI is seeking information regarding additional victims; SEC has filed a related civil complaint.

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Governor Announces Production Of Feature Film Harriet In Virginia

September 20, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

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Puppet Shows At The Durant Arts Center

September 20, 2018

The Office of the Arts in collaboration with the National Capital Puppetry Guild are hosting a series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron Street). “Silly Goose and Val” is featured on Sept. 22. Two shows are offered: 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.   

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The 2018 Athenaeum Beach Club Member Appreciation Party

September 19, 2018

NVFAA is grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations who support The Athenaeum and allow us to keep the historic building in great condition, open to the public free of charge, and filled with a diverse and robust representation of the wonderful visual and preforming arts being generated in the DC/MD/VA area.

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City Of Alexandria To Resurface Portion Of N. Van Dorn Street Beginning September 20

September 19, 2018

On Sept. 20, the City of Alexandria will begin resurfacing all lanes of N. Van Dorn Street between Holmes Run Parkway and Kenmore Avenue. Paving will take place overnight on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 28.

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SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits For Atlantic Coast Pipeline

September 19, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issued last week by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Inaugural Relay For Pre-K to Help Close The Achievement Gap With Every Lap

September 19, 2018

The Child & Family Network Centers will hold its first annual Relay for Pre-K this Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School.

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City Of Alexandria 2018 Voting Sticker Design Poll

September 19, 2018

The Nov. 6 General Election will include contests for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, Alexandria City Council and Alexandria School Board, as well as two proposed amendments to the Virginia constitution.

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