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Patsy Ticer: Alexandrians remember legacy of service-oriented former mayor, state senator

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos Patsy Ticer, Alexandria’s long-serving, iconic former mayor and state senator, died early Monday at age 82 of complications from...

Meet Alexandria’s mobile beauty mogul

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Rubie Williams and hair stylist Lycia Conner see about eight clients every Thursday at Williams’ small, chic salon located on the...

Former Alexandria Mayor, state senator Patsy Ticer dies

Former Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer has died, Mayor Allison Silberberg announced in her newsletter. Ticer served as a member of Alexandria's city council starting in the...

How Gary Eyler became a custodian for Alexandria’s history

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com Gary Eyler can readily get his hands on pretty much anything in his cramped shop on South Washington Street. Ask him for...

BID debate to reignite this fall

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com As city council’s summer recess winds down, discussions are beginning again on the future of the proposed Old Town business improvement...

SPORTS

Alexandria Aces General Manager Kimmy McCarthy blazes trail for women in baseball

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com The Alexandria Aces’ best-ever season is barely over, but for General Manager Kimmy McCarthy, planning for next year has already begun. “Some people think it’s only a June and July job,” she said,...

State champ Little Leaguers bow out of the Southeast regionals

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com The state champion Alexandria Intermediate All-Stars posted 27 runs over three games in Southeast Regional play, but it wasn’t enough to lift them over strong competition in Kernersville, North Carolina,...

Despite late season dip, Aces reflect on best season yet

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com  After the Alexandria Aces blew an 11-run sixth inning lead in their first and only playoff game, team owner Don Dinan couldn’t help but think of baseball’s other great disappointments. “I haven’t felt...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Foodie: Rethink peppers with this Italian recipe

By Domenica Marchetti Tomatoes get all the glory at this time of year, but in my opinion, peppers are the real stars of the season. The aroma of roasted peppers takes me right back to...

Local high schooler charts course to recognition in rap

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com When George Hughes stepped onstage in front of 1,700 people at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, on March 17, the Alexandria-based rapper got a feeling he never wanted to...

Help ‘clear the shelters’ this month

By Kim Gilliam If you are looking to add a four-legged family member, this is a great time to do so – August is “Clear the Shelters” month. There are many great reasons to consider...

LETTERS

Letter to the editor: City council needs reform

To the editor: It is time to rein in the rampant disregard of the public trust by the Alexandria City Council. Congressman Don Beyer has just...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

By Denise Dunbar Dear Josey: On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had...

Letter to the Editor: Correcting the record on Jefferson-Houston performance

To the Editors, I’m writing to unpack a statement in a letter to the Alexandria Times editors titled “City should spend less money on education.”...

Your View: This Presidents Day, take in the history that is disappearing

By Gebe Johnson, The Queen Street Coalition (File photo) There is a reason the upcoming Presidents’ Day parade in Alexandria includes a picturesque stretch along...

COLUMNS

Foodie: Rethink peppers with this Italian recipe

By Domenica Marchetti Tomatoes get all the glory at this time of year, but in my opinion, peppers are the real stars of the season....

Foodie: Lagers, pilsners swell in popularity

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  As summer reaches its midway point, craft beer fans are seeking out lighter, more refreshing beer options. It should come as...

Alexandria in Action: What would George and Ben think?

As we celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday and our city’s 268th, I think back to a column I wrote in 2014 about two of...

The Business Plan: Why small businesses fail

By Bill Reagan It’s widely held that small businesses often fail. SBA’s metrics show two-thirds survive at least two years, but only half make it...
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