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Alexandria Gazette chronicles the creation of city manager position — “It was the summer of 1918, and the old ways of organizing the city’s government were no longer working. Something needed to happen, and so the Alexandria Gazette began a series of articles that eventually led to the creation of a city-manager form of government.” [Alexandria Gazette]

Pandemic-induced shortages create supply chain woes — “The second holiday season impacted by the pandemic is upon us, and while persistent global supply chain issues are starting to show signs of easing, local business owners warn customers that not every shelf will be stocked in time for holiday shopping sprees.” [Alexandria Times]

Where to find Christmas trees in 2021 near greater Alexandria — “Local Christmas tree sales are welcoming families back to their lots this year as the country emerges from the pandemic.” [Patch]

Fairy doors pop up in Alexandria and other localities — “People strolling around Del Ray seem accustomed to the fairy doors…” [Washington Post]