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WAR: LIVING UP TO THE NAME

A founding member of one of funk rock’s great bands hangs onto the name and tries to maintain its lasting legacy. By Steve Houk So how does a band end up getting named War? I mean, that’s a helluva moniker to saddle yourself with, and then have to live up to. Not many more direct […]

Cat in a Box August 2017

Monster “This is Monster! He was rescued from a shelter in Akron, OH, but is all about Alexandria, VA. His two favorite days are when an Amazon box arrives, or when we play board games. There is no box too big or small for Monster!” That is what Monster’s owners, Melinda Carnahan & Bryn Varhol […]

Living Legends of Alexandria Mourns the Loss of Two Legendary Alexandrians

This week saw the loss of two individuals previously celebrated as “Living Legends of Alexandria”:   Patsy Ticer, the first woman to serve as Mayor of Alexandria and a four-term Virginia State Senator, was recognized with the designation in 2007; she passed away Monday, August 14. A dedicated volunteer for many years before entering the […]

The Dog Days of August

July has been a hot one for sure! August is here and the heat is on. When it’s dangerously hot outside, just a walk in the early morning or evening can be draining. So, what can you do with your dog to keep them from going stir crazy and getting into things they shouldn’t, when […]

Do You Have Your Silver Service Card?

Card Offers Alexandria Seniors Discounts at Local Businesses By Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria   The Silver Service Card program, sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), the City of Alexandria’s Commission on Aging and At Home in Alexandria (AHA), is connecting seniors with local businesses to foster community development […]

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