Monthly Archives: November 2012

Alexandria plans for future civic engagement

By Melissa Quinn City officials have extended the olive branch with a new initiative designed to foster community involvement in big decisions, but whether residents...

Wartime tragedy fuels tale of the high seas

By Derrick Perkins Local author Stephen Hayes’ first novel isn’t strictly a Vietnam War story, but the tale is born from his time serving on...

A show-stopping holiday season

By Jordan Wright What merriment is in store for us at the theater this holiday season? Well a few shows are naughty (R-rated) just as...

‘George Washington Bathed Here!’

This week we continue the story of the Lloyd House at 220 N. Washington St. During the Civil War, Edmund Lloyd served as an...

OpEd: Quick Takes

Thumbs up to the Times’ new cartoonist, Robert Ariail. A distant relative of Times co-owners, the family of the late John Ariail, Robert’s ’toons...

Win or lose, all candidates deserve congratulations

By James Roberts, Alexandria To the editor: As I was collecting the political yard signs recently, I was struck by a thought, one concerning our fellow residents...

The city charter, not elections, needs reforming

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria To the editor: Critics are concerned moving city elections from May to November means federal contests distract voters’ attention from local issues. Meanwhile...

Seeking help on 
a historical dilemma

By David Fritz, Alexandria I am a homeowner of an Old Town house built in 1890. I recently dug out my basement for more living space...

Engagement effort already off on the wrong foot

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria To the editor: The first public meeting to kick off What’s Next Alexandria — the city’s ambitious campaign to encourage a web-based engagement...

OpEd: Cartoon

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