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‘Courage in Journalism’

Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.

Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.

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On Hallowed Ground: Biden, Harris Mark Memorial Day in Arlington

President Joe Biden honored the nation’s fallen military during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery May 31, marking Memorial Day by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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‘Thank You for Your Service’

Celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Spouses of active duty servicemembers gathered May 7 at the Starbucks Military Family Store at Penrose Square-Columbia Pike to be celebrated on Military Spouse Appreciation Day as part of Military Appreciation Month.

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Journey to Freedom

Holocaust survivor recalls flight from ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ and occupied Poland

Sam Ponczak was just shy of two years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.

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Pawsitive Partners in Arlandria

Volunteers care for feral cat colony

Ever since Devon Cain was a young girl, she has loved cats.

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Mourning Amid COVID-19 in Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery restricts Memorial Day observances.

Masks were worn. Distances were kept. At Arlington National Cemetery, only those with family passes were allowed to enter the hallowed grounds May 25 to observe Memorial Day and pay tribute to fallen veterans.

Obituary: William ‘Smokey’ Stover

Former Arlington Chief of Police dies at 89.

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‘Easy Women’ Goes Virtual

Sold-out Signature Theatre show now available for digital streaming.

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Wreaths Across America at Arlington

Volunteers honor America’s veterans.

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Going the Distance in Arlington

Arlingtonian Michael Wardian wins inaugural MCM 50K.

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Rolling Thunder

Record crowds gather for 32nd and final rally.

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Remembering The Fallen in Arlington

Pence pays tribute on Memorial Day.

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Recalling Dr. Lawrence Singer

Local dentist dies at 50.

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Families of the Fallen

T.A.P.S. marks 25 years of support for survivors.

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‘Primed for Business’ at the Consumer Electronics Show

Arlington sets the stage at CES 2019.

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Wreaths Across America

Thousands gather to pay tribute to fallen veterans.

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‘The Pentagon’s Finest Hour’

Pence, Mattis mark 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

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Painting the Town Red

Caps, fans celebrate Stanley Cup win.

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‘On Sacred Soil’ in Arlington

Thousands gather to remember the fallen.

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Viva Las Vegas

Titans of Tech flock to CES 2018.

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Wreaths Across America

Volunteers turn out to honor veterans.

Wreaths Across America

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Wreaths Across America

Thousands turn out to volunteer at annual event.

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Obituary: Fr. Gerard Creedon

Longtime area priest dies at 73.

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Honoring Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

Vice President Pence leads ceremony

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Honoring America’s Veterans in Arlington

Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.

Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.

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‘We Owe You Our Freedom’

Thousands gather in salute to veterans.

Veterans organizations from across the nation joined President Barack Obama for the Presidential Armed Forces wreath-laying ceremony and Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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And Then There Was One

Arlington resident last MCM “Groundpounder.”

“I’ve been very, very fortunate to never have a serious injury.” — Arlington’s Al Richmond on completing his 41st Marine Corps Marathon

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Arlington: Marine Corps Marathon Celebrates 40 Years

The Few. The Proud.

It was a cold and stormy night in 2013 when Stan and Melinda Crais were told that their son Jonathan would not survive the hours following a car crash that nearly took his life.

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Rosslyn Unveils Marine Corps Marathon Drive

Local “groundpounder” readies for 40th MCM.

It is known as “The People’s Marathon” and 40 years ago, Arlington resident Al Richmond was one of 2,655 people lining up to participate in the first Marine Corps Marathon.

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Glory Days in Alexandria

ASC celebrates Old Oaken Bucket rivalry.

From George Washington High School’s opening in 1935 until 1968, Thanksgiving mornings were synonymous with the pinnacle matchup of Virginia high school football. Residents and visitors braved plummeting temperatures and postponed culinary preparations to attend the grand spectacle of talent and grit known as the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry between GW and Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School.

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Arlington Strong

Wardian leads local runners in 39th Marine Corps Marathon.

It’s been a busy month for Michael Wardian. The 40-year-old Arlington resident took to the starting line of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon to run his third marathon in 21 days with a 50-mile race added to the mix.

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License to Chill

March came in like a lion, with Mother Nature dumping several inches of snow on the region March 3 as city governments and local schools closed in the wake of yet another storm that brought life across Alexandria to a crawl. “I am not a fan of this weather but thought I would try and get some enjoyment out of this last storm,” said @Home Real Estate and Design Center Realtor Christine Sennott. “My boyfriend and I packed on our winter gear and went for a walk about town. The streets were desolate with random residents shoveling walk ways and an occasional barking dog the only sound to be heard.” With snow totals ranging from 2.5 to 8 inches, the latest round of winter weather brought icy conditions and subfreezing temperatures to Alexandria just days after sunshine bathed the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

Obituary: Peter C. Williams

Peter Carrington Williams, a prominent attorney and director of community service projects for the Alexandria Rotary Club, died suddenly Feb. 13 while helping a neighbor clear snow from a driveway on Collingwood Road. He was 67.

Obituary: Caroline Stackhouse Weiner

Caroline Stackhouse Weiner, the school counselor at St. Bernadette School in Springfield, died unexpectedly on Feb. 4 at her home in Alexandria. She was 32 years old and wife to Justin Matthew Weiner and the mother of sons Brock, 5 and Cullen, 2; and 3-week-old daughter Caroline.

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Wreathlaying Marks Reagan's Birthday

Passengers traveling through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Feb. 6 joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to commemorate the 103rd birthday of President Ronald W. Reagan during a wreath presentation ceremony at the airport's statue of the former president.

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Circle of Stars

USO honors top corporate donors.

The USO of Metropolitan Washington honored its top corporate sponsors Oct. 4 at the 10th Annual Stars and Stripes Night gala, naming 37 corporate donors to its 2013 Circle of the Stars.

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Review: ‘Come Blow Your Horn’

The American Century Theater dazzles with Neil Simon classic.

It’s been more than half a century since Neil Simon’s “Come Blow Your Horn” made its Broadway debut, launching one of the most successful playwriting careers in the history of the American stage. Filled with what would become Simon’s trademark wisecracking repartee, the autobiographical portrait of a young man leaving home to experience the swinging single lifestyle of the ’60s is performed to perfection by The American Century Theater at Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two in Arlington.

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TACT Celebrates Traditional and Same-Sex Marriage in 'I Do, I Do'

The times they are a-changin’. When "I Do! I Do!" first opened on Broadway in 1966, the musical by the “Fantasticks” duo Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt was a hit. Based on Jan de Hartog’s popular 1951 play "The Fourposter,” the show chronicles a half-century in the life of a successful marriage.

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Signature revives classic Sondheim

For Bobby, the word marriage is actually a sentence — a jail sentence. A perpetual bachelor, he is turning 35 and surrounded by five married couples who all have an opinion about his lifestyle in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” now playing at Signature Theatre.

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‘All For One and One For All’

Synetic sizzles with “The Three Musketeers.”

The mantra “All for one and one for all” springs onto the stage as Synetic Theater brings to life the fiery, bombastic ensemble of lovers and fighters in the Alexandre Dumas classic “The Three Musketeers.”

And the Winner Is….

MetroStage Receives three Helen Hayes Awards for ‘Jacques Brel’ production.

It’s billed as the largest cast party in town and on Monday, April 8, no one was celebrating more than Carolyn Griffin and the cast, crew and supporters of Alexandria’s MetroStage Theatre, which won three Helen Hayes Awards for last year’s production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.”

‘The Last Five Years’

From first date to final goodbye, Jason Robert Brown chronicles the emotional highs and lows of a young couple’s failed marriage in the award winning musical “The Last Five Years,” now playing at Shirlington’s Signature Theatre.

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