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Torpedo Factory officials seek support for renovation efforts

Torpedo Factory officials seek support for renovation efforts

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Though city councilors dealt the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s planned renovations a setback late last month, the organization’s CEO says the nonprofit’s supporters remain undeterred. When Eric Wallner, who took the [...]

Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

Boat club membership agrees to swap land with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) After three days of voting, members of the Old Dominion Boat Club ratified a deal with City Hall to trade their waterfront clubhouse for the nearby Beachcomber property. According to the [...]

An acrobatic ode to women in ‘Amaluna’

An acrobatic ode to women in ‘Amaluna’

By Jordan Wright (Courtesy photo) In a few weeks, National Harbor will host Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna,” a production loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which [...]

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

Hotel Indigo will rise up along the waterfront

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) As expected, Carr City Centers’ waterfront lodging house will be a Hotel Indigo. Representatives of the firm, better known as the Washington-based Carr Hospitality, let the cat out of the bag [...]

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Dozens of players from the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League are drafted each year by Major League Baseball teams, including former Aces pitcher Kyle Zimmer, a first-round pick for the Kansas [...]

Hobie & Monk: Learning to appreciate the simpler things in life

Hobie & Monk: Learning to appreciate the simpler things in life

Dear Hobie & Monk, My wife and I did not travel much when we were growing up, and one thing we’ve really enjoyed is giving our daughters the opportunity to see more of the world during [...]

City-led mental first aid classes raise awareness, promote early intervention

City-led mental first aid classes raise awareness, promote early intervention

By Katie Callahan (File photo) Alexandria’s latest mental health first aid class started with a pointed question. “What are the terms heard in the community negatively associated with mental illness?” asked Alia Fulwood, special projects and [...]

Virginia’s newest laws are now on the books

Virginia’s newest laws are now on the books

By Katie Callahan (File photo) A slew of new laws went into effect earlier this month, including a major overhaul of the state’s mental health system. Following the suicide of state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds’ (D-25) [...]

Officials scramble to sway Dominion Virginia’s transmission line plans

Officials scramble to sway Dominion Virginia’s transmission line plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials are scrambling for ways to prevent construction of a major electricity transmission line from disrupting residents and inconveniencing businesses. Representatives of Dominion Virginia Power revealed their hopes of running [...]

Officer sues police department for gender discrimination

Officer sues police department for gender discrimination

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A city police officer is suing the Alexandria Police Department, claiming she suffered retaliation for a decade because she reported instances of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Officer Julie Goble brought [...]