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Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

Our View: Addressing our complicated history, one step at a time

(Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria may be just a river’s width away from Washington, but like many cities farther south, the city has a very complex history when it comes to race, slavery and the Civil War. In [...]

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Calling all romantics: “Once,” the show that won eight Tony Awards in 2012, is a poignant love story set in Dublin where Girl (Dani de Waal) meets Guy (Stuart Ward) on [...]

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

Alexandria Aces look to push forward after truncated first half of season

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The all-star break beckoned Sunday for the Alexandria Aces as they began their doubleheader against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts after a first half of the season interrupted by frequent rain and [...]

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

Starbucks show commitment to armed forces with new Richmond Highway store

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Fort Belvoir on U.S. Route 1 and around 12 miles south of the Pentagon, one of the newest Starbucks locations in the area has a distinctly military feel. The Seattle-based coffee [...]

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

New Hunting Point clubhouse approved by planning commission

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed new clubhouse at the Hunting Point on the Potomac apartment complex — recently rebranded as Bridgeyard Old Town — was approved unanimously by the planning commission, but not before [...]

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) North Old Town swelled to the sound of accordions last week as the American Accordionists Association’s annual festival hosted four days of workshops, concerts and seminars. It was the first time [...]

Shots fired calls in Alexandria down from last year according to Times information request

Shots fired calls in Alexandria down from last year according to Times information request

By Chris Teale (File photo) At last week’s community meeting at the Charles Houston Recreation Center after the homicide of Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs on July 2, Alexandria Deputy Police Chief David Huchler told those present that while [...]

Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) As one of the biggest state-sanctioned reminders of the U.S. Civil War — the Confederate battle flag — was removed from the grounds of South Carolina’s capitol last week, the debate [...]

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

(Photo/Jennifer Powell) City council’s recent decision to allow longer hours at parking meters in West Old Town is good news for patrons and proprietors of businesses in that part of Alexandria. The change, which allows motorists [...]

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jeremy Daniel) “Do you believe in fairies?” In response, the audience, primed for a night of wonder and magic, seized on the age-old question with resounding approval. Author J. M. Barrie would have [...]