Archive for 'December,2012'
By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria To the editor: Pretty much every day since the new Interstate 495 express lanes opened November 17, there has been at least one accident. Near misses and fender benders — luckily no [...]
By Jordan Wright Riddle me this: Do goose bumps get goose bumps? Well, yes, if Nova Payton is singing her pipes out. Payton plays Effie White in Signature Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls” — a career-establishing role [...]
This is the final installment of a three-part series covering the unusual history of the Lloyd House, a building a few of the city’s most prominent dignitaries and characters called home. When California oilman Robert V. [...]
Dear Hobie & Monk, I have a colleague who promised to bake me a pound cake after I did a really big favor for her. She told me how happy she was to bake it because [...]
By Melissa Quinn Despite signs of academic improvement at T.C. Williams, administrators admit the city’s sole public high school remains on rocky ground with federal funding due to end next year. T.C. earned a “persistently lowest [...]
By Derrick Perkins Not quite a month after the election, West End residents Veronica Calzada and Hector Pineda sit at their table and wonder whether affordable housing will become a forgotten issue, discarded on the campaign [...]
By Melissa Quinn Despite opposition from neighbors, plans to rebuild the Jefferson-Houston School received a unanimous go-ahead from the planning commission Tuesday night. Alexandria City Public Schools officials began planning for a new building in 2009 [...]