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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 [...]

City council examines borrowing policies

City council examines borrowing policies

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City staff urged city councilors to reduce the amount of money Alexandria pays up front for capital projects to help deal with a projected $16 million budget deficit. City budget director [...]

Hammond boat-building class draws national interest

Hammond boat-building class draws national interest

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Sixth graders in Matt Cupple’s Introduction to Technology class at Francis C. Hammond Middle School got a surprise visit from Aneesh Chopra, President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer last [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk With the holidays quickly approaching, who has time to figure out what to do for fun at this time of year? If you’re in need of some ideas, here are a few places [...]

Changes afoot in grant funding process

Changes afoot in grant funding process

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Organizations making funding requests from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services will notice a few changes next month when they prepare to write their grant proposals. Kate Garvey, director of [...]