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Chris Watson, Old Town's new Chef de Cuisine
Jan 16,2009

Growing up in Fredericksburg, Chris Watson's grandfather taught him how to hunt and fly fish in the backwoods of Stafford County. Other family members showed him how to cook the fruits of my foraging.

Abby Spangler wrangles the gun laws
Jan 12,2009

Abby Spangler was delivering the last speech to a crowd of 100 people at a rally against gun violence on a hot day in August at a District Heights gun store. The rally was met with counter protesters, who oppose stricter gun laws.


Charniele Herrings accidental path to politics
Jan 08,2009

In mid-December, Charniele L. Herring was a successful West End businesswoman, political activist and attorney in private practice. Like most, she was minding her business in a tough economy, attending Rotary meetings, wrapping gifts and preparing for the Holidays.

Maggie O'Neill creates a playground for the eyes
Jan 06,2009

Artist and interior designer Maggie O'Neill barely sits still. After a number of successful showings in 2008, the local artist this week rolls out her artistic handiwork at SEI sushi restaurant and lounge, at 444 7th St. NW in the District, two blocks from the Verizon Center.


The Passion of Nasrine Gross
Dec 30,2008

By Ron Sturman Nasrine Gross, a U.S. citizen whose heritage is rooted in Afghanistan, speaks with great passion about the cause that divides her time between Afghanistan and the U.S. — the human rights of women in Afghanistan.

THE NEW DOMINION/Mark Warner Prepares to Enter the Senate
Dec 30,2008

Mark Warner has always been a "big tent" politician. Borrowing a page from Bill Clinton's play book, he burst onto Virginia's political scene in 1994 with a unique brand of social pragmatism and fiscal restraint that made him the darling of Blue Dog democrats and swing voters.

LOCAL LEADER/Susan Birnie
Dec 25,2008

Alexandria City Public Schools Math Curriculum Specialist Susan Birnie is the newly elected director of the Southern Region of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM),

Meet Derek Radoski, the Snakehead Authority
Dec 22,2008

Derek Radoski may be one of the world's pre-eminent authority on snakeheads. The Alexandria pro shop owner has logged thousands of hours trawling the Potomac and traveling overseas to seek out the funny-looking fish with the flat head and beady eyes.




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