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Vote for Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship to Receive Conservation Grant

Vote for Alexandria’s 18th century ship to receive a state conservation grant of up to $5,000.  Online voting is open through January 24, and you can vote once each day.

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City Accepting Applications for Academy Program Spring Sessions

Alexandria’s City Academy, Commonwealth’s Attorney Community Academy, Community Fire Academy, Community Police Academy, and Senior Academy are designed to inform, educate and engage the community about local government operations.

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Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week begins January 26 through February 4, and will showcase the inventiveness of local chefs from participating restaurants in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. 

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New Mandatory Short-Term Residential Rental Registry

On January 1, the City launched a mandatory online registry for short-term rental properties, which are commonly advertised on platforms such as Airbnb, craigslist, Expedia, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and VRBO.

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Mentor One Child, Change Two Lives

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership is seeking dedicated, caring and enthusiastic adults to serve Alexandria’s youth. A New Mentor Information Session will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., at The Lyceum.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

The City tracks potential storms 24 hours per day, and clears snow from publicly-owned roadways, sidewalks, paths, parking lots and squares. To learn more about preparedness, plowing priorities and how you can help, visit the City's Snow & Ice Control page.

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Route 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy

This planning effort, focusing on the Route 1 area south of Duke Street, will explore options and tools for preserving the neighborhood’s housing affordability, strengthening the character of the neighborhood, prioritizing safety and accessibility, and creating a more welcoming gateway to the City.

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