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More than $46,000 raised for ALIVE! hunger programs at Empty Bowls Fundraiser

More than 170 members of the community attended ALIVE‘S second Empty Bowls fundraiser on Saturday, November 12, raising more than $46,000 for ALIVE! food programs. Each attendee selected a handmade bowl donated by the Northern Virginia Community College-AlexandriaFine Arts Department and the Alexandria Clay CoOp.

GEORGE WINSTON: ALWAYS BREAKING ON THROUGH

A modern piano master isn’t slowing down anytime soon and the world is better off for it.  By Steve Houk First, imagine Jim Morrison and his bandmates, especially Ray Manzarek‘s unmistakable keys, powering through a churning Doors’ classic. Next, picture Linus and Lucy bickering over a bouncy Vince Guaraldi composition as they glide in front of a Charles Schultz-induced Peanuts background. Finally, […]

Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Visited Alexandria for Small Business Saturday

  For small business owners, seeing Maria Contreras-Sweet in town is akin to Adele popping in to listen to the church choir. It’s exciting. And so it was this past Saturday in Alexandria.

Can You Volunteer to Visit People in Hospital for The Holiday Project?

The Holiday Project of the National Capital Area is sponsoring visits by volunteers to residents of hospitals, nursing homes, and long term care facilities throughout the holiday season.  According to Robin Wiley, President of The Holiday Project of the National Capital Area, “These visits bring the spirit of a holiday to people who otherwise would […]

Members of Alexandria City Council Issue Statement on Inclusiveness

The members of the Alexandria City Council have issued the following statement: “Alexandria, Virginia, is a city of kindness and compassion. We are a thriving community of engaged residents with strong ideals of peace, community service, and both shared and diverse cultures.

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