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Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a young girl, local author Leslie Pietrzyk always walked to school with her face in her book. She loved to hear her teacher read aloud. In junior high, [...]

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man accused in the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents was ordered last week to undergo a more in-depth mental health evaluation after he refused to speak with a court-appointed [...]

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria City School Board members wrestled their way through first of several FY 2016 budget work sessions last week at George Washington Middle School. In preparation for a vote [...]

‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) Sherlock Holmes portrayer William Gillette (John Henderson) lives with his dowager mother Martha (Patricia Spencer Smith) in his newly acquired mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Conn. He is [...]

Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) These are exciting times to be in and around the T.C. Williams boys basketball team. Having begun the year 1-4 under new head coach Bryan Hill, the Titans have been on [...]

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million [...]

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Around 3:14 p.m. last Tuesday, their Yellow Line train came to a stop in the tunnel between the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station and the bridge over the Potomac River. The [...]

Crawley proposes $260.5 million schools budget

Crawley proposes $260.5 million schools budget

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley presented a $260.5 million fiscal 2016 budget to the city school board last week, a 2.5 percent increase from 2015’s $252.8 million approved [...]

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Inspiration comes in many forms, and for local artist John Gosling, the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria serve as muses. Gosling is a member of local art workshop and gallery [...]

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city board of architectural review praised the latest tweaks to plans for redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North at a work session last week, but some residents [...]