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Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations

Natalie Kalin | Posted 08.12.2016 | Science
Natalie Kalin

The patent process is a nightmare for an adult, let alone younger patrons. Fortunately FIRST--an organization dedicated to bringing STEM programs and activities to young students--is giving middle schoolers an opportunity to invent and patent their own designs without any of these obstacles.

Top 25 Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

It's almost 1 a.m. on a Thursday night in March and Sally Struthers has us all in stitches. She's midway through an eight week stint in the musical 9 To 5 at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and if this evening is any indication,

Petey Jones, Immortalized In ‘Remember The Titans,' Still Works At T.C. Williams High School

The Washington Post | Alex Prewitt | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices

The golf cart swung onto the sidewalk and out stepped a man, 61 years old with salty hair and bad knees. “Alexandria City Public Schools,” read th...

When Downsizing Your Home Could Be an Upgrade to Your Life

Hulya Aksu | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC
Hulya Aksu

I don't want more. We don't need it. In fact, I want less. Less is so much lighter. Less is so much easier. Less is so much more affordable. Less is more elegant, more fun. Less is just so much more.

Artist MG Stout Paints a Bridge Between Home and Combat Zone

John Gascot | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
John Gascot

After the Parade illustrates a soldier's transition back into civilian life: a long, hard road that has been traveled for generations. This exhibit opens the door for hope and healing.

GOP Senator Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia for driving under the influence. According to Del Ray, VA Patch, C...

Ghost And Graveyard Walk Tour In Alexandria, Va.

Marlene Hall | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC
Marlene Hall

Friday night, on the last night of summer, I grabbed six friends to walk the northern loop of the Ghost and Graveyard Walk Tour in Alexandria, Va. I've lived in Northern Virginia most of my life and had never done this tour, so I was giddy with excitement!

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

D.C. Celebrates 222-Year Milestone

Posted 07.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Happy Residence Act Day! Celebrate the creation of our nation's capital (and our hometown) with a visit to the newly reopened Jones Poin...

PHOTOS: Virginia's Shrinking Dyke Marsh

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.22.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On a recent Sunday morning, Christine Hoskins and George Vargas were among the many people going for a walk along the nature trail ...

LOOK: Where Are Alexandria's Female Ducks?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- If you're down on the Old Town waterfront these days, you may wonder why there are so many ducks hanging out. Specifically, male du...

Goodbye, Old Town Theater (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- While the news that the Old Town Theater is closing this weekend took many by surprise, the surprising thing might be that this old...

Old Town Alexandria, VA: Recession Drives Women To Direct Sales | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

"Now I really don't have that fear of losing my job, because I control what I do."...

First Lady's Potomac Yard Target Trip Sparks Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's incognito shopping trip by first lady Michelle Obama to the Potomac Yard Target across the river in Alexandria has attracted ...

Next Dock Stop For Capital Bikeshare: Alexandria?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The shiny red bikes that are now so common on the streets of the District of Columbia could be coming to King Street as soon as 201...

PHOTOS: Alexandria During the Civil War

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On Oct. 5, Lyceum will host "A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria," a lecture by Wally Owen, assistant director of Fort Ward Museu...

Defense Dept's $600k Fairy Sculpture

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

Department of Defense (DOD) employees moving into a new building this fall may start their days walking past a sculpture of a toad with a ten-foot fai...

Watching the Inauguration from a Former Slave Market

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

This afternoon, the descendants of slaves bore witness to an event their forebears could not have imagined: the inauguration of an African American as President of the United States.

John "McNasty" McCain Revisits His Former High School

ABC News | ED O'KEEFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is a punk. At least that's what the editors of his high school yearbook thought. "It was a fateful three years ago that the "Punk" first ...