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Gadsby’s Tavern suffers major water damage

Gadsby’s Tavern suffers major water damage

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum suffered major water damage due to a ruptured sprinkler joint in the third floor attic dormer last week. Frigid temperatures in the region last [...]

Mixing strings with rock ‘n’ roll

Mixing strings with rock ‘n’ roll

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) With skin-tight black pants, a fitted silk shirt and brown hair down to his shoulders, the enigmatic Mark Wood delivered a dose of rock ‘n’ roll to 370 Alexandria [...]

Local cartoonist reflects on Charlie Hebdo killings

Local cartoonist reflects on Charlie Hebdo killings

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One could say that ink runs in Alexandria resident Steve Artley’s blood. The son of an editorial cartoonist in Des Moines, Iowa, Artley, former Alexandria Times cartoonist, said he was [...]

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The new session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes next week, and could be one of the more contentious in recent memory. Gun control, education and tax reform legislation are [...]

Saints boys basketball return to winning ways

Saints boys basketball return to winning ways

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The road-weary St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys basketball team returned to the friendly confines of their home gym Monday night, having lost three straight games on their travels and desperate [...]

Now-local dogs go from Seoul to soul mate

Now-local dogs go from Seoul to soul mate

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Somewhere on a farm just outside of Seoul, South Korea there is a dog meat farmer who gave up his trade to grow blueberries. After compensating the farmer to [...]

Local civil rights leader Ferdinand Day dead at 96

Local civil rights leader Ferdinand Day dead at 96

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Ferdinand Day, local civil rights leader and the first black school board chairman in Virginia, died last Friday at the age of 96. An Alexandria trailblazer, Day guided Alexandria City Public [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Co. put together electrifying production of ‘The Tempest’

Shakespeare Theatre Co. put together electrifying production of ‘The Tempest’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Sometimes it’s good for a play to remind you the medium has technological constraints, rather than futilely try to mask them. Thankfully, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production of “The Tempest” [...]

Titans split varsity basketball games at Edison High

Titans split varsity basketball games at Edison High

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With the Christmas break looming, the T.C. Williams girls and boys basketball teams made the short trip to Edison High School looking to avenge losses against the same opponents last year. [...]

Maury parents call for new playground

Maury parents call for new playground

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Maury Elementary School second grader Jack Estabrook, dressed in a suit and tie, hair combed neatly to the side, climbed onto a chair, placed behind the podium just for [...]