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‘Telling Our Stories’ in Alexandria

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery is the first Virginia site added to African American Civil Rights Network

They were fleeing the bondage of slavery.

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Food Glorious Food in Alexandria

New ALIVE! distribution site opens July 17

David Wynne stands on the sidewalk outside William Ramsay Recreation Center with his clicker.

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Blazing a Trail in Alexandria

Aces’ Hammond is lone female Ripken League coach

Jennifer Hammond may be the new kid on the block when it comes to the coaching staff of the Alexandria Aces, but she is no stranger to a baseball field.

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40 Under 40 in Alexandria

Chamber honors young business leaders

Alexandria’s business community gathered July 15 at The Alexandrian Hotel to celebrate the Chamber ALX’s 40 Under 40 class of 2021 honorees.

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Bon Voyage: Lloyd Retires After 20 Years With Visit Alexandria

For decades, Lorraine Lloyd has been a fixture in the City of Alexandria.

Michael Pope, Alexandria Gazette Packet Win Multiple SPJ Dateline Awards

The Washington, D.C., Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of its 2021 Dateline Awards for journalism excellence June 15 in a virtual presentation.

James Kunder of Alexandria Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy

James Kunder of Alexandria was recently (June 4th) commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy upon completion of Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Let’s Get Together in Alexandria

St. Martin de Porres Senior Center reopens; HomeAid Northern Virginia helps in rebuilding lives.

St. Martin de Porres Senior Center wasn’t quite open officially for regular activities, but it didn’t stop the regulars from showing up for the ribbon cutting to celebrate the recent renovation on May 25.

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The Other Alexandria: From West Virginia to Alexandria – Click Family of Bethel Cemetery

A town called War in McDowell County, West Virginia is surrounded by hilly mountains, and it also sits in the valley of the mountains with a population of less than 1,000 people.

‘Thank You Dad’: Celebrating Father’s Day June 20 in Alexandria

Following a year of quarantines, limited travel and social distancing, families are looking forward to celebrating in more traditional ways as Father’s Day approaches on June 20.

Alexandria Police Chief Brown to Step Down June 25

Cites family commitments, pending move; hired in January of 2017

Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown announced he will be stepping down from his position effective June 25, leaving the department just over four years after his appointment as Chief of Police.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: There’s No Place Like Home

Donald Simpson Jr. carries on family legacy

For Donald Simpson Jr., Alexandria is the only place he has ever called home.

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They’re Back! Alexandria Aces Open Season at Frank Mann Field

The Alexandria Aces took on the Gaithersburg Giants June 8 in the opening game at Frank Mann Field, losing to their Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League rivals 10-7.

First Master Gardener to Receive Alexandria Environmental Award

Joyce Hylton received the City of Alexandria Ellen Pickering Environmental Service Award Tuesday, May 11 at the virtual City Council Legislative meeting.

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Play Ball! in Alexandria

Aces return as Fannon takes ownership

Summer baseball is back as the Alexandria Aces return for their 13th season as part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.