Archive for 'November,2012'

Alexandria’s mom and pop shops mark Black Friday with deals

Alexandria’s mom and pop shops mark Black Friday with deals

By Derrick Perkins Bishop Boutique opened up shop shortly before Black Friday last year, and owner Kelly Ferenc jumped at the chance to join Old Town’s growing celebration of the unofficial shopping holiday. “I was really [...]

Social services only go so far to end hunger

Social services only go so far to end hunger

By Melanie Quillen, George Mason University student To the editor: It really should not be any surprise that food security is becoming a bigger issue with the state of the economy. First lady Michelle Obama has taken [...]

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Thumbs up to Black Friday in Alexandria. Many shops are opening at 6 a.m. with discounts as much as 30 percent off on merchants’ goods. The King Street trolley also will start at 6 a.m. and [...]

With the election over, time to get involved

With the election over, time to get involved

By Jermaine Mincey, Alexandria To the editor: First I want to congratulate the city councilor-elects Allison Silberberg, John Chapman, Justin Wilson, Tim Lovain as well as returning councilors Del Pepper and Paul Smedberg. They ran great campaigns [...]

New city council must keep taxpayers in mind

New city council must keep taxpayers in mind

By Robert Kraus, Alexandria To the editor: Thank you. This election was extremely exciting and I really enjoyed addressing the issues most important to Alexandria’s voters. The people of my campaign worked very hard and I am [...]

Our View: We take time to give thanks

Our View: We take time to give thanks

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends and family, to pilgrims and harvests, and to Thanksgiving dinner. We stuff ourselves, swap stories, watch college football and, hopefully, reflect on those things [...]

Old Town home’s similarities to Gadsby’s Tavern no surprise

Old Town home’s similarities to Gadsby’s Tavern no surprise

One of Alexandria’s great 18th century “mansions” is the Lloyd House at 220 N. Washington St. Shown here in a photograph taken soon after 1900, those intrigued by the city’s significant architectural heritage will note that there [...]

Alexandria police turn to public for help solving jewelry heist

Alexandria police turn to public for help solving jewelry heist

By Derrick Perkins Authorities released new details Tuesday about the brazen daylight robbery of a King Street jewelry shop in September, saying the thieves made off with three Rolex watches worth more than $37,000. The heist [...]

Sequestration worries local lawmakers, economic experts

Sequestration worries local lawmakers, economic experts

By Melissa Quinn While the threat of sequester keeps Washington tied up in knots, experts warn the looming federal spending cuts could have a substantial effect on local cities and counties. Alexandria officials downplayed possible repercussions [...]