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A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/C. Stanley Photography) Earth, wind and fire blew into town for the world premiere of “The Blood Quilt,” now playing at Arena Stage. Written by Katori Hall, who based the story on the [...]

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

Ireton triumphs over Saints in VISAA girls lacrosse final

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) ASHLAND, Va. — At the conclusion of Bishop Ireton’s 12-10 win over St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in the final of the girls lacrosse Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association competition Saturday, [...]

T.C. boys soccer team prepares for playoff run

T.C. boys soccer team prepares for playoff run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At one stage in their final game of the regular season, things did not look good for the T.C. Williams boys soccer team, playing away against rivals West Potomac High School. [...]

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a special meeting of Alexandria City Council on May 7, City Manager Mark Jinks recalled that in December 2014, the city faced a $31 million deficit based on then-proposed budgets [...]

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former Mayor Kerry Donley may seem like all business on the campaign trail, throwing around statistics and proposals for future development in Alexandria, but he stressed some of the best parts [...]

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) For a veteran, being buried at Arlington National Cemetery is considered a great honor. But for the family of longtime Alexandria resident and World War II veteran Navy Cmdr. [...]

Editorial: Election season and new budget process produce sound budget decisions

Editorial: Election season and new budget process produce sound budget decisions

(File photo) When budget season rolls around, we always talk about the difficulties of balancing competing priorities, interests and causes in an effort to balance the city’s ledger. In Alexandria, there is always a cavalcade of [...]

Episcopal softball celebrate first regular season league title since 2008

Episcopal softball celebrate first regular season league title since 2008

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) When their five current seniors arrived in the program as freshmen four years ago, Episcopal’s softball team was in a phase of transition with just two upperclassmen on the roster. Since [...]

City leaders honor first responders

City leaders honor first responders

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the heroics of local first responders at the 29th annual Public Safety Valor Awards last week at First Baptist Church on King Street. [...]

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Local educator Kate Fitzpatrick has been touching the lives of at-risk children for years, teaching students at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Last week she was honored for [...]