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favicon alextimes.com —  1+ day, 30+ min ago

Resident Spotlight: Finding safety and security in yoga

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...Masuda Mohamadi is an accomplished business owner, yoga instructor and now an author.... ...Mohamadi went on to earn her undergraduate degree in philosophy from George Mason University. Her first job out of college was at Hemlock Overlook Center for Outdoor Education, which is jointly operated by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority....

favicon alextimes.com —  23+ hour, 59+ min ago

Out of the Attic: Robert Prettyman and Friendship Firehouse's hose carriage

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...Prettyman has just finished at his factory on Pitt Street, a new hose carriage for the Friendship Fire Company of this City which for the beauty of design and substantial workmanship cannot be surpassed in the country."... ...He was an officer in the Mount Vernon Guards and a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows fraternal and service organization. He was one of the managers of the annual Birth Night Ball celebrating George Washington's birthday....

favicon alextimes.com —  20+ hour, 13+ min ago

Your Views: Lets be loud about climate change

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...I was disappointed to find that the city was congratulating itself on always having understood the threats presented by climate change. The email cited the proclamation of Alexandria as an "Eco City" in 2008.... ...Andrew Macdonald wrote about stream restoration last week, so I"ll just mention it as a problem we must face. There's also the new delay in construction of the Potomac Yard Metro that's directly attributable to a City Council choice to infill a wetland and build there....

favicon alextimes.com —  20+ hour, 6+ min ago

About Alexandria: The development test

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...A former City Councilor defined a test of a proposed development this way: When council makes a land use decision -- consequential or less so -- we should always ask ourselves one simple question: 20 years from now,. when we're not around to explain/defend this decision, will someone... ...The pandemic-driven reduction in physically present office work may mean that the BRAC building faces an unexpected future. • Alexandria could have, and probably should have, promoted denser development around other Metro stations, particularly Huntington, Van Dorn and Braddock Road. ...

favicon alextimes.com —  20+ hour, 17+ min ago

Your Views: Volunteer for Alexandria's Boards and Commissions

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...Ever considered adding your voice and expertise to help set policies for the City of Alexandria? All city residents with the time and inclination should consider the rewards of service on one of the city's boards and commissions.... ...I've served for two years on the Social Services Advisory Board and have found it to be a rewarding experience....

favicon alextimes.com —  1+ day ago

Potomac Yard Metro delayed until 2023

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...The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently announced that it would be extending the closure of six stations south of Reagan National Airport due to unexpected structural site conditions. The opening of the Potomac Yard Station will now be delayed until 2023.... ...Mayor Justin Wilson expressed disappointment in the continued delays, as the station was originally scheduled to open in April 2022. "The numerous delays to the Potomac Yard construction project are unacceptable....

favicon alextimes.com —  1+ day, 51+ min ago

Community reacts to Gov. Youngkin's transgender policy

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...Known by the Virginia Department of Education as the Privacy, Dignity and Respect policies, the proposal has sparked debate not just in Alexandria City Public Schools, but all across Virginia regarding the protection of transgender students in a classroom environment.... ...Alexandria City Public Schools did not have a student-led walkout, according to Julia Burgos, ACPS" chief of school and community relations....

favicon alextimes.com —  21+ hour, 28+ min ago

Wine Gallery 108 holds reopening

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...There was also a VIP tasting and ribbon cutting event that included owner Lisa Katic and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce President Joe Haggerty.... ...The post Wine Gallery 108 holds reopening appeared first on Alexandria Times....



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