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Outstanding Teacher Awards, Hybrid Buses and Trolleys and Helping Alexandrians: This Week's Latest ACTion

12/12/2011 by Kevin Dauray
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Education, Environment ACPS, ahra, hybrid busses, hybrid trolleys, outstanding teacher awards, shanelle gayden

Tree Sale Benefits APYC, Domestic Violence Program Requests Gifts and Winter Activities: This Week's Latest ACTion

12/05/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • Today marks the start of a Christmas tree sale to support the Alexandria Police Youth Camp.  All proceeds from the sale, which takes place Monday through Friday 5 PM to 8 PM and weekends from 10 AM to 8 PM, help to ensure that each child in Alexandria has the opportunity to attend a summer camp.  So purchase your tree at More...
    Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter APYC, Christmas tree sale, domestic violence program, holiday party, winter activities

2011 Holiday Sharing Program, Alexandria Honored By Alliance and Runaway Prevention Month: This Week's Latest ACTion

10/31/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • With the holiday season fast approaching the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services is asking for help from residents.  You can assist them by participating in the 2011 Holiday Sharing Program, which provides gifts for those with disabilities, the elderly and low-income families.  This year has seen an increase-especially in the number of families signing up for the program-because of the dire economic situation.  For more information on how you can bring the light of the season into someone else's life, please visit the Holiday Sharing Program's website.
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Neighborhoods america's promise alliance, best cities for youth, holiday sharing program, national runaway switchboard, runaway prevention

Fall Recreation Classes, Avoid Holmes Run, Assist City Council: This Week's Latest ACTion

10/10/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • Check out this video showcasing the many fall recreation programs sponsored by the City.   Classes include yoga, dance and martial arts.  Youth, adults and senior citizens are welcome to participate!  
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Health, Neighborhoods City Council public hearing, fall recreation classes, fiscal budget 2013, holmes run

Breast Cancer Walk Fund, Art on the Avenue Baking Contest, Join Jefferson Houston Planning: This Week's Latest ACTion

09/26/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Support the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund by purchasing a t-shirt, available from Alexandria Fire & Rescue.  All proceeds will go directly to the Fund!
  • Art on the Avenue will take place on Saturday, October 1s
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Arts & Culture, Education alexandria breast cancer walk fund, Art on the Avenue, breast cancer awareness month, jefferson houston school, planning, stop child abuse now

Del Ray Patch Seeks Contributors, Green Roof for City Hall, Housing Lists Open: This Week's Latest ACTion

08/15/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • With the weak economy, so many people in the area have fallen on hard times.  Drew Hansen of the Del Ray Patch believes that because of the economic crisis the single "American Dream" no longer exists.  He argues that there are now many.  For a new feature call
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Neighborhoods alexandria redevelopment and housing authority, American Dream, City Hall green roof, Del Patch, Dispatches, housing lists

Nonprofit Preschool Needs Funds, Ruby Tucker Center Art Project and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

08/08/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • A new preschool called Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) needs your help.  Designed to accommodate students whose families "live at or below 185 percent of poverty," the CFNC is given minimal support by the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and the USDA.  But the school
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Arts & Culture, Education 28th Annual National Night Out, Art on the Avenue, Child and Family Network Centers, Ruby Tucker Family Center

Staying Cool This Summer, West Nile Virus Alert and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

08/01/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • With hot temperatures holding steady in and around Alexandria, this article entitled "Keeping Cool in Alexandria" will give you plenty of ideas for relief.  The article provides a small listing of air-conditioned facilities, and gives actual tips on how to prevent yourself and your pets from becoming overheated.
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Health, Neighborhoods avoiding summer heat, keeping cool, misquito bite prevention, Nannie J Lee Center, national night out 2011, old town, west nile virus

Local Church Helps Relieve Hunger, Donating School Supplies and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

07/25/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • Recently 120 parishoners of Downtown Baptist Church aided the nonprofit organization, Stop the Hunger, in their effort to end starvation around the world.  10,000 meals made up of dried vegetables and rice were packaged by volunteers, then were shipped to various c
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Education, Neighborhoods Alexandria Animal Welfare League, alexandria city public schools, dogs in hot cars, donate school supplies, dosomething.org, down baptist church, MOMS Club of Alexandria, neediest kids, staples, stop the hunger

Community Youth Mapping, Camp SEED and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

07/18/2011 by Kevin Dauray
  • Wednesday saw the beginning of the second Community Youth Mapping project, which will highlight needs and services available for City youth in the East End.  For a six-week period, 20 teens under adult supervision, will talk with business managers, nonprofit representatives and others about
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Education, Environment camp seed, community youth mapping, free summer play days, metro trackwork
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