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Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing for all students at the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, August 31. Christ Church, 118 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA.

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Alexandria to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of 1939 Library Sit-In

Alexandria to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of 1939 Library Sit-In

Speakers: Frank Smith, director, African American Civil War Museum, Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Commissioner, US Commission on Civil Rights.
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'WOW' Houses: Equestrian Estates, Golf Course Views, Private Boat Docks + Historic Charm

'WOW' Houses: Equestrian Estates, Golf Course Views, Private Boat Docks + Historic Charm

Take a peek at some of the most exclusive properties currently for sale in Northern Virginia and DC, recently featured on Patch.
Annual Doggie Day Swim is Saturday, Sept. 20 in Alexandria

Annual Doggie Day Swim is Saturday, Sept. 20 in Alexandria

You must register online in advance if you plan to participate; event takes place at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.
Toddler Killed, Same-Sex Marriage, Fire Truck Wreck, Principal's Fake Resume and the Fastest Internet

Toddler Killed, Same-Sex Marriage, Fire Truck Wreck, Principal's Fake Resume and the Fastest Internet

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Nominate Your Favorite Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Nominate Your Favorite Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Just 24 hours left to nominate your everyday hero -- perhaps a coach or mentor -- for a prize package. Tell us how they made a difference.
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Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

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Sobriety Checkpoint, Motorcycle Death, Restaurant Week and Lemonade Stand Robbed

Sobriety Checkpoint, Motorcycle Death, Restaurant Week and Lemonade Stand Robbed

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New Voter ID Requirements in Virginia: Free ID Cards Available

New Voter ID Requirements in Virginia: Free ID Cards Available

Election for U.S. Senate and 7th congressional district race Nov. 4.
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Alexandria's Summer Restaurant Week 2014 Starts Today

Event continues for two weekends, through Aug. 24.
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