Stories for December 2021

Stories for December 2021


Thursday, December 23

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Lidl Groundbreaking at Liberty

Lidl Groundbreaking

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Encore Creativity Resumes In-Person Song

Those over 55 with a passion for music can now practice and perform in person, with precautions.


Take a Hike (On New Year's Day)

Hiking on New Year's Day

Inspiration for Holiday Décor

Ideas for understated designs in non-traditional colors


Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

Thoughtful and original presents for educators

Gift for Teachers

Tuesday, December 21

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‘Bigger Demand Than Usual’ in Mount Vernon

Firefighters continue annual toy drive.

Toy Drive

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Tenants Press for Repairs by Next Owner of Harmony Place Mobile Home Park

Mobile home park

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Shopping Cart Killer Suspect Is in Custody

Four murder cases of spanned Richmond Highway to Harrisonburg, where other bodies found.

Murders in Mount Vernon, Harrisonburg

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Huntley Meadows Wildlife Is Focus of Photo Contest

Toad, bird and a praying mantis top the list of winners this year.

Photo Contest

Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Mount Vernon


2022 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Forecast

Single-family homes in Arlington are still the hottest real estate ticket in town.

Realtors Forecast

Thursday, December 16

Children's & Teens' Connection 2021 Riverside Elementary in Mount Vernon

Riverside Elementary in Mount Vernon

Children's & Teens' Connection 2021 Alexandria

Still life pictures from GW Middle School

Still life pictures

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Children's & Teens' Connection 2021 Browne Academy

Browne Academy

Dyke Marsh Cleanup in Mount Vernon

Dyke Marsh

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Fairchild Park: Supervisors Approve a New Park near U.S. 1

Park approval

Column: Shelter at Beacon Hill in Mount Vernon


Letter: Save the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria

Torpedo Factory

Tuesday, December 14

Column: Not-So-Affordable Housing In Virginia

Affordable Housing

Free Sober Rides Offered for the Holidays

WRAP SoberRide

2021 Children’s and Teens’ Connection

2021 Children's Edition

Thursday, December 9

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No Online Shopping This Year? No Worries, the Shelves Are Stocked.

Mount Vernon Gift Guide Part II

Mount Vernon Gift Guide 2

Tuesday, December 7

Column: The Most Important Thing We Do


Challenged Books, Ballooning Waitlists for Mental Health, ADA Playgrounds

What you might have missed at the Dec. 2 School Board meeting.

School Board

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Inside the Home of an Interior Designer

Local tastemakers offer a glimpse of their personal style

Interior design

Thursday, December 2

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Speed Limit Study About to get Underway

Traffic engineers looking at a speed limit change on Richmond Highway

Speed Study

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LA Musician Got Her Start in Mount Vernon

Fort Hunt alumni Julie Gigante started playing the violin at age 5 and now is featured on an 11,000-square-foot mural in Los Angeles.

LA Musician from Mount Vernon

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Teen Film Makes It to the Alexandria Film Festival

A story about friendship, schoolwork and assumptions was shot in Old Town.

Teen Film in Festival