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La Bella Strada arts festival to raise money for The Del Ray Montessori School

By Chris Teale (Photo/DIY Del Ray) Some sidewalks lining streets in the Del Ray neighborhood are set to be transformed May 14 into a sea...

City councilors support tax hike for infrastructure

By Chris Teale (File photo) A proposed real estate tax rate increase of 3 cents to help pay for capital projects in the city received...

Our View: Centralized preschool is an intriguing, but unfinished idea

(File photo) Disadvantaged children should have the same educational opportunities as their wealthier counterparts. We think virtually everyone in Alexandria supports this egalitarian concept. And yet,...

‘The Mystery of Love and Sex’ skewers 21st-century romance at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) As a former BBC comedy writer, award-winning playwright and alumna of Showtime’s TV series “Masters of Sex,” Bathsheba “Bash” Doran...

Bishop Ireton softball keeps up the pace as postseason approaches

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On an unseasonably hot day Monday at Luckett Field, the Bishop Ireton softball team’s two pitchers kept cool heads as...

SPORTS

T.C. Williams boys lacrosse continues strong run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With several players unavailable due to illness, conflicting school trips and other requirements, the T.C. Williams boys lacrosse team had to shuffle its players around and make do with fewer...

Bishop Ireton softball keeps up the pace as postseason approaches

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On an unseasonably hot day Monday at Luckett Field, the Bishop Ireton softball team’s two pitchers kept cool heads as the Cardinals defeated Paul VI 6-4 to improve their record...

T.C. Williams girls soccer continue strong start to the season

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With just over five minutes remaining in the game and with the T.C. Williams girls soccer team ahead 4-0 over Falls Church, defender Allison Church played a through-ball into the...

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ARTS & CULTURE

‘The Mystery of Love and Sex’ skewers 21st-century romance at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) As a former BBC comedy writer, award-winning playwright and alumna of Showtime’s TV series “Masters of Sex,” Bathsheba “Bash” Doran can turn a phrase as merrily as she can turn...

‘All The Way’ at Arena Stage examines how the sausage gets made

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Stan Barouh) Robert Schenkkan’s exhilarating play “All the Way,” now playing at Arena Stage, allows us to step into the large Texas boots of our 36th president. Set between November 1963 and...

‘After the War’ examines how controversial conflicts can split families

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Stan Barouh) Israeli playwright Motti Lerner’s world premiere production, “After the War,” is set in the two weeks following the end of the Second Lebanon War, which began in July 30, 2006...

LETTERS

Your View: Our schools need us

By Julie Jakopic, Chairwoman, board of trustees, Hopkins House (File photo) To the editor: As part of its proposed remedy to address classroom overcrowding, Alexandria City...

Your View: Officials should focus on infrastructure needs in budget deliberations

By Steven Bezman, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have been a resident and homeowner in the city of Alexandria since 1975. I am currently...

Your View: Alexandria needs a comprehensive approach to early childhood education

By J. Glenn Hopkins, President and CEO, Hopkins House (File photo) To the editor: I want to go on record favoring a property tax increase to...

Your View: Lower speed limits improve safety on Seminary Road and in town

By Michael Michaelis, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It takes less than a minute. As a Seminary Road resident, I want to thank motorists on Seminary...

Your View: Volunteers are champions in our community

By City Councilor John Taylor Chapman (File photo) To the editor: April 10 through 16 is National Volunteer Week. It is a time to reflect on...
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COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Make your wishes known for National Healthcare Decisions Day

By Jennifer Sarisky When you’re ill and unable to speak for yourself, where would you like to be and with whom? What kind of care...

My View: Decisions on city spending must be a balancing act

By Mayor Allison Silberberg The vote for Alexandria’s budget is around the corner. This is the biggest vote of the year for city council. Our...

Alexandria in Action: Making a difference in neighbors’ lives

By John Porter Want to make a difference? Want to have a larger impact? If you answered, “Yes,” to these questions, we have just the thing...

My View: City must invest to support infrastructure needs

By Vice Mayor Justin Wilson When a business wishes to grow and expand, it musters capital and makes investments in new infrastructure and innovation. The...

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