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Show the Kids How Christmas Used To Be

Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Saturday, December 9, from 12-4 p.m.  This popular family-oriented event features a patriotic Civil War Santa Claus, reenactors in winter camp settings, period decorations, fort tours, and kids activities.  The suggested donation is $2 per person, and $5 for families. Read more

Alexandria Parking Change

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New Parking Restrictions in Effect for 100 block of Duke Street and 200 block of S. Lee Street

Pay by the hour parking now in the 100 block of Duke and 200 block of Lee Streets.

New parking restrictions are in effect for the 100 block of Duke Street (between Union and Lee Streets) and the 200 block of S. Lee Street (between Prince and Duke Streets). Similar to the restrictions enacted over the summer on the 100 block of Prince Street, these restrictions require any vehicle without a District 1 residential parking permit to pay to park on the block for up to 2 hours.  Read more

Holiday Sharing to Benefit Alexandria Children, Families, Seniors in Need

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Community Help Needed — Holiday Sharing Program Makes it Easy

For a small charge on your credit card or via your checkbook, you can change someone’s holiday.

The Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) invites the public to make the 2017 holiday season brighter for the most vulnerable members of our community — low-income families, foster children, seniors and residents with disabilities. Read more

City of Alexandria Hosts “Navigator” to Assist with Health Insurance Open Enrollment by December 15 Deadline

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The City of Alexandria is hosting a trained “Navigator” to assist residents in obtaining health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act before the annual open enrollment period ends on December 15. Anyone who needs coverage for 2018 should visit HealthCare.Gov to start an application and shop for plans to take effect as early as January 1, 2018. Read more

City of Alexandria Provides Resources to Help Stop Domestic Violence

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The City of Alexandria is reminding the community about the importance of stopping domestic violence and highlighting available resources. Just weeks after the annual Silent Witness Candlelight Vigil and Memorial, a local high school student became the third Alexandrian to lose her life to domestic-related violence in two months. Read more

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