Margaret Summers


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Students Win D.C. 'Civili-Tea' Contest

Vibrant paintings containing magenta, turquoise and violet, along with black and white sketches and photographs, brighten the Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery walls and picture window in Northwest thanks to District students who produced the original art for the High Tea Society-Girls Connected inaugural “Civili-Tea” Citywide Creative Expression contest.

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Beyer Wins Virginia Congressional Seat

Wider name recognition, years of local and national political experience, and more than $2 million in campaign spending were major factors in Don Beyer's victory in the June 10 Virginia Democratic primary race for the 8th congressional district seat.

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Metro Silver Line on Track for Passengers

How do Northern Virginia and Greater Washington area commuters spell relief? S-i-l-v-e-r L-i-n-e.

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Late Activist Acie Byrd Lauded at Memorial

Roughly 450 people gathered Friday at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast to celebrate the life of Acie Byrd, who died May 13 after a long battle with cancer.

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Alexandria Initiates Food Trucks Pilot Program

Many Alexandria residents and tourists never bought a hot dog, snow cone or salad from food trucks in that city. But in six weeks, that will change.

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Victims of Domestic Violence Enjoy Mother’s Day Lunch

The family of a toddler who some call “the youngest domestic violence victim” turned personal tragedy into a vehicle for giving back to domestic violence victims in D.C.

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Activists Back North Carolina Protests

Hundreds of local activists recently packed a meeting room in a popular restaurant and bookstore. They showed up to hear a minister whose protests in North Carolina shined the spotlight on legislative attacks made on the state’s civil rights and social justice programs by its conservative lawmakers.

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Alexandria Passes $638M Budget

The city council in Alexandria, Va., passed a $638.8 million general operating budget for fiscal 2015.

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TransAfrica President Lee Resigns

TransAfrica President Nicole Lee announced Thursday she will step down after eight years in the position.

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Alexandria Seniors Provided Free Home Repairs

Roughly 600 volunteers plastered and painted, reinforced weakening home interiors with drywall and cleaned out 40 houses of low-income Alexandria seniors during National Rebuilding Day on Saturday.

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