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Council pushes forward with Potomac Yard Metro station

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The progress towards constructing the Potomac Yard Metro station continued June 16, as city council approved the design concept...

Cameron Run Regional Park’s future deferred to fall

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) A proposal that would have linked extending the lease on Cameron Run Regional Park with the purchase of a historic...

Our View: Charter change begs larger question — How should city government operate?

(File photo) This Saturday, city councilors will hear a package of proposals by planning staff about ways to streamline the special use permitting process to...

Signature Theatre pulls out all the stops in ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) A marabou boa-filled extravaganza blew into town with Matthew Gardiner’s “La Cage Aux Folles,” now playing at Signature Theatre. As...

T.C. Williams girls’ soccer falls in state semifinals

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Despite enjoying the majority of possession and creating a litany of chances in both halves, the T.C. Williams girls’ soccer...

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Two 2015 Alexandria Aces stay in the deck

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On July 24, 2015, the Alexandria Aces beat the Bethesda Big Train 3-1 away from home, but the victory was not enough to secure a berth in the Cal Ripken...

T.C. Williams girls’ soccer falls in state semifinals

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Despite enjoying the majority of possession and creating a litany of chances in both halves, the T.C. Williams girls’ soccer team came up just short in its first ever state...

Alexandria Aces power past Gaithersburg Giants in season opener

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) After a relatively slow start, the Alexandria Aces’ bats woke up in the sev- enth inning of their season opener Tuesday night against the Gaithersburg Giants and came on strong...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Foodie: Hosting a summer party? Enjoy these new drinks with your guests

By Brian Hurley While creating the summer drink menu for the Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse this year, I was mindful to create some light and delicate cocktails for those who may not share my...

Foodie: Aunt Marlene’s Peanut Butter Pie

By Denise Dunbar (Photo/Denise Dunbar) Sometimes a recipe is more than a collection of ingredients used to prepare a particular dish. Or perhaps more accurately, the ingredients that make a certain recipe special may be...

Signature Theatre pulls out all the stops in ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) A marabou boa-filled extravaganza blew into town with Matthew Gardiner’s “La Cage Aux Folles,” now playing at Signature Theatre. As glitzy as Las Vegas, chi-chi and its French Riviera setting,...

LETTERS

Your View: Free rides for commuters are not free

By Ellen Latane Tabb, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Why is our city planning to provide free and expanded bus transportation to some commuters during...

Your View: City must spread out low-income housing to stop violence

By Leslie Zupan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Earlier this month, the slaying of Pierre Clark, in broad daylight a block from the new Belle...

Your View: A big thank you to Alexandria

By Terry Hyde, Yelverton, UK (File photo) To the editor: We have just returned to the United Kingdom after a three-week vacation in the United States,...

Your View: Ethics committee was transparent, wide-reaching

By George Foote, former chairman, city ad hoc code of conduct review committee (File photo) To the editor: Thanks to Mark C. Williams for his letter...

Your View: Ethics committee was not transparent in its deliberations

By Mark C. Williams, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I was surprised and disappointed by the letter “Alexandria can aspire to or ‘own’ its ethics...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Commission on Aging presented Excellence in Aging awards

By Bob Eiffert The Alexandria Commission on Aging and Mayor Allison Silberberg presented the 2016 Excellence in Aging Awards last month at City Hall. The Public...

Alexandria in Action: A pat on the back for Alexandria’s nonprofits

By John Porter Does the name Dan Palotta ring a bell? Probably not, but to those of us in the nonprofit world, he’s the standard...

Filling in the Blanks: Success of graduates is a testament to schools’ commitment

By Karen Graf Dear seniors: Can you believe it? This year, T.C. Williams is graduating the Class of 2016 in the 50th year since it...

The Business Plan: Unburden local small businesses

By Bill Reagan Frequently during an election year — at both national and local levels — we hear about the need to reduce burdens for...

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