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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Welcome to The Guide
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   Alexandria and Arlington County can be a little bewildering for newcomers, as well as for people who have lived here a long time. To help you navigate, we are back with another year of The Guide.

Suburbs With a Sense of Place and Purpose
By Brigid Schulte, Page VA03
   Ralph Rosenbaum chose to live in Old Town Alexandria because there was just something about the feel of the place: the narrow streets, the town square, the brick and clapboard rowhouses pleasantly askew with age. And everywhere, there was a sense of history, as if the 18th-century town slept easily with the ghosts of its past.

By the Numbers
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    Arlington
27.81
Percentage of residents
who are foreign-born.

New Resident Checklist
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    Cable TV
Alexandria
Comcast (formerly Jones Communications)

Get Connected
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    City and county residents can receive information updates on a variety of services and activities by signing up for free e-mail subscriptions.

District 45
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    District 45
Marian Van Landingham (D)
General Assembly Building

District 30
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    District 30
Patricia S. Ticer (D)
General Assembly Building

2005-06 School Calendars
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    Alexandria Public Schools
Sept. 6: Classes begin.

Alexandria School Board
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    Alexandria School Board
2000 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria 22311

Arlington School Board
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    Arlington School Board
1426 N. Quincy St.
Arlington 22207

Alexandria Public Schools
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    Alexandria Public Schools
2000 N. Beauregard St.

Arlington County Public Schools
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    Arlington County Public Schools
1426 N. Quincy St.

Fire Departments
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    Fire Departments
Arlington County Fire Department

Fire Departments
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    Fire Departments
Alexandria Fire Department
900 Second St.

Nature Centers
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    Arlington Mill Community Center
4975 Columbia Pike

Nature Centers
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    Charles Barrett Recreation Center
1115 Martha Custis Dr.

Public Transportation
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    Alexandria Transit Co. (DASH)
The DASH bus runs throughout the city of Alexandria. It connects with all local bus systems as well as Metrobus, Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.

Alexandria/Arlington Extra
In Alexandria and Arlington, Food for Every Palate
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   Crystal City has emerged from its underground cocoon as the downtown restaurant area for Arlington and Alexandria.

Dance Company
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    Dance Company
Jane Franklin Dance
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.

Galleries
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    Galleries
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.

Home Sales
Alexandria Home Sales
   The following home sales were recently recorded in Alexandria and supplied to The Washington Post by the Alexandria Department of Real Estate Assessments.


Crime Watch

Crime Report
Alexandria Arlington Crime Watch
   Alexandria
The following incidents were recently reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For more information, call 703-838-4636.

Crime Report
Alexandria Arlington Crime Watch
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    Alexandria
The following incidents were recently reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For more information, call 703-838-4636.


Home Sales

Home Sales
Alexandria Home Sales
   The following home sales were recently recorded in Alexandria and supplied to The Washington Post by the Alexandria Department of Real Estate Assessments.


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