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Pinewood Derby—Miniature Racers with a Million Fans By Kris Gilbertson January 30 was a crisp and sunny Saturday, barely a week after the two-foot snowstorm that brought the Metro area to its knees. At the Del Ray Methodist Church in Alexandria, the Cub Scouts of Pack 135, with their family and friends, surged into Lunceford […]

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Offers Free College Financial Aid Assistance

33% of T.C. Williams seniors have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Have you? If you would like help applying for financial aid to pay for college, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria invites you to a FAFSA Completion Workshop at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., Alexandria, on Tuesday, February 23rd. […]

DASHing Through the Blizzard of 2016

By Sandy Modell and Allyson Teevan Mother Nature’s Blizzard of 2016 delivered a record-breaking snow storm to our area that shut down the City of Alexandria, and the entire region.  As a result, Alexandria’s DASH bus system suspended service for three days.  Suspending service is not a decision that Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) makes lightly. […]

Training Time: Indoor Fun and Games for People and Dogs

By Sandy Modell Spring may be around the corner but it is not here yet.  Rain, snow, sleet, or hail are good reasons to stay inside.  Although you may be able to sit around the shanty and relax, read a good book, or watch TV, your dog may find these activities kind of boring.  When […]

On Watch

It’s Presidents’ Day for a Good Reason by Marcus J Fisk Washington (the original George “W”) was the first President to have ‘saved the country’ and ‘preserved the union.’  According to historians, his presidency served as a precedent for others: Jackson (preserved the union), Lincoln (Ditto/Civil War), FDR (the Great Depression & WWII), Kennedy (nuclear […]

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