At Shakthi South Asian Cuisine, the heat may vary, but the deliciousness doesn't

Sooner or later, the discussion turns to heat at Shakthi South Asian Cuisine in Alexandria. The negotiations with your server may occasionally feel as intense as those for an international peace agreement, given that one concession ("Sure, I’ll take it spicy") can lead to long-term suffering for those
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5th Annual Crab & Beer Festival

Join us for the 5th ANNUAL Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 50,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!
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Arlington, Alexandria report lowest unemployment rates in Virginia in June

The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's up from 10.4 percent in May and down from 11.9 percent a year ago. The statewide rate for June was 5.4 percent.
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PX's Todd Thrasher mixes it up with Parisian bartender to boost Alexandria tourism

The city of Alexandria has its eye on French tourists, and tourism officials think they've found the perfect way to welcome them — with a cocktail, of course. To that end, Todd Thrasher of Alexandria speakeasy PX got a chance to mix up some of his magic with two bartenders
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From the shelter to the force: Alexandria's new K-9 officer's story

Alexandria Police have a new gal on the force: A K9 named Zara who graduated Wednesday from patrol training. But her journey started in what seems like a world away -- at a nearby shelter. "We're so proud of her," says Abbie Hubbard with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
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Scammers posing as police target Alexandria

Alexandria police say they've received more than 20 calls from residents reporting a phone scam in the area. A similar scam has also been reported in Howard County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia, says Crystal Nosal
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