Stories for October 2017

Stories for October 2017


Monday, October 30

Commentary: Green Economic Revitalization

Friday, October 27

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

LTA presents comedy about a clan from Bucks County, Pa.

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Volunteer for VolunteerFest

Thursday, October 26

Commentary: Poll Favors Housing

Voters strongly believe that people who work in their community should be able to find a home there.

Editorial: Don’t Stay Home

Your vote counts this round; nation is watching.

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Who Will Help Dreamers and Refugees?

Individuals, religious groups and other organizations share same goal.

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Facing – and Fighting – the Opioid Crisis

Connolly and Bulova host Opioid Crisis Roundtable.

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Shifting Political Battlefield for Virginia General Assembly

Solid blue urban areas separated by political beltway from solid red exurbs.

Northern Virginia has more competitive seats than any other part of the commonwealth, a ring of districts that forms a beltway of sorts separating the inner solid blue in Arlington and Alexandria from the solid red in rural and exurban seats in Loudoun and Prince William. That puts Fairfax County squarely in the driver’s seat this November, when Democrats hope to pick up seats in an election that has balanced local issues like schools and roads with the ongoing reaction to President Donald Trump.

Professionals Prepare Local Nutcracker Dancers

Performances at West Potomac High School.

Nutcracker in Mount Vernon

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Local Author Recounts History of Lost Homes

Author Jay Roberts uncovers 16 historic homes in area that were demolished.

Author Jay Roberts uncovers 16 historic homes in area that were demolished.

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What To Believe? Data or Driving on Parkway?

NPS: Less traffic on George Washington Parkway than in 1991.

GW Parkway

Monday, October 23

Commentary: Four Big Issues No One Is Discussing This Election

Friday, October 20

ASO: Alexandria Symphony To Present Nature-Themed Concert

Led by Conductor James Ross.

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Hope Grows at Rising Hope Gala

Donations still being accepted for matching gift.

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Running Like the Wind in Mount Vernon

Stratford Landing students raise funds for their school.

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Fashion Show in Mount Vernon Benefits Community

Yacht Haven Garden Club hosts annual fundraiser.

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Sports: Junior Umpires Make the Calls for Ft. Hunt Little League

Teens cover nearly 70 percent of umpire slots.

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Walking to End Alzheimer’s

Thursday, October 19

Commentary: What To Do Against the ‘Nightmare Scenario’?

Boosting a Child’s Self-Esteem

A positive self image is a lifelong gift.

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Day School Fall/Winter Children‛s Consignment Sale! Oct 25-27


Day School Fall/Winter Children‛s Consignment Sale!

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Saturday, October 21: Torpedo Factory Art Center 22nd Annual Art Safari


The Torpedo Factory Art Center 22nd Annual Art Safari takes place October 21 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday, October 16

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A Gender-Bending Twist for ‘Hamlet’ in Falls Church

Port City Playhouse performs at Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

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Waynewood Boy, 9, in Light the Night Walk

Michael Erlandson is Honored Hero; MEE Team hopes to raise $100,000.

Friday, October 13

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Alexandria's MetroStage Tackles Langston Hughes

"Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been" is about Joseph McCarthy hearings.

Obituary: Danny E. Simonds

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Fox Fall Baseball Classic

Thursday, October 12

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Inside D.C. Design House

In its 10th year, showcase home raises money for charity.

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House District 40 Shows Republicans Still Competitive in Clinton Districts

Democratic newcomer Donte Tanner faces uphill climb against incumbent Tim Hugo.

Democrats are energized, and they’re targeting Republican-held House districts that Hillary Clinton won last year. But House District 40 shows what an uphill climb this year will be for them.

Culver To Emcee Rising Hope’s Gala

Hope Rising

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Millard: How Will the Students Benefit?

New principal leads Wolverines with 2,650 students and a staff of 280.

Principal Millard

Wednesday, October 11

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Penn Daw Village Stands Tall as Redevelopment Nears

Chin’s Kitchen, Southern Tattoo and other small businesses hang together in Penn Daw Village.

Small Businesses on Route One

Monday, October 9

Friday, October 6

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Notes From The Producer: Timely Lesson from History

Thursday, October 5

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Advocate for Healthy Lifestyles Completes 7th Book

Resident writes “Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease.”

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Mount Vernon Ceremony Honors Slaves

27th annual event hosted by BWUFA and Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

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Supporting Rising Hope

Looking to raise $50,000 to help low-income families, disabled vets, and the homeless.

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Mount Vernon's Wessynton Turns 50

Gala planned for Oct. 14.

Wednesday, October 4

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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar Through Oct. 20

Alexandria entertainment calendar

Tuesday, October 3

Guest Editorial: Challenges Remain for Police Reform

Includes communications and body cameras.

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Senior Talent Performs to Full House

From line dancing to modern dance.

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Senators Meet with Leaders of Industry

In joint appearance, Warner and Kaine talk business in Northern Virginia.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says Gov. Terry McAuliffe should pick one region of the commonwealth to compete for landing a second Amazon headquarters in Virginia instead of trying to cheerlead for three different areas simultaneously. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says the federal government should be allowed to negotiate drug prices through Medicare to bring down the cost of prescriptions. These are some of the revelations that Warner and Kaine dropped on industry leaders this week at a meeting of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

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Alzheimer’s Walk Raises More Than $267,000

Thousands gather to raise money and awareness.

Monday, October 2

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Staying Socially Connected After Retirement

Volunteering and maintaining familial relationships can help seniors stay plugged in.

Commentary: Age in Community

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How to Be Useful, Fit, and Have Fun

Staying busy and remaining productive in the “Golden Years.”

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A Household Re-Forms, and Looks Forward

Sun Design Remodeling's in-law addition complements existing architecture.

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Volunteering Keeps 70-Year-Old Former Hospital CEO Young

Finding the right volunteer opportunity.