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Alexandrian works behind the scenes in the fight against Ebola

Alexandrian works behind the scenes in the fight against Ebola

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a child, Alexandrian Wendy Taylor spent her summers counting bees in the Kansas heat and cross-pollinating flowers in the mountains of Colorado. Now she is searching the globe [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk Alexandria has a lot to offer in terms of social life. With so many choices, sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do for fun. If you are in need [...]

A look at our ancestors’ meals in ‘The American Plate’

A look at our ancestors’ meals in ‘The American Plate’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Image/Sourcebooks) Everything looks so delicious. It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The meat is done just right, potatoes are mashed to perfection, the biscuits are to [...]

Studio Theatre’s ‘Bad Jews’ is funny, thought provoking

Studio Theatre’s ‘Bad Jews’ is funny, thought provoking

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teddy Wolff)  If you find the title “Bad Jews” off-putting, that’s precisely what Playwright Joshua Harmon is aiming for. Go ahead. Feel uncomfortable. But you’ll laugh your head off while you’re squirming in [...]

Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Despite losing five players from last year’s roster prior to their senior year, the girls basketball team at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes entered its new season with cautious optimism. The [...]

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Representatives with Dominion Virginia Power broke their silence about which routes they are most closely considering for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Arlington County through Alexandria. Since announcing the proposal, [...]

Social media helps return food truck to local owner

Social media helps return food truck to local owner

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Rich Arslan, owner of the local food truck business Popped! Republic, feared the worst when he realized his food truck, customized for selling gourmet popcorn, had been stolen last Friday. “I’m [...]

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over. This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies [...]

A likeable adaptation of a theater classic

A likeable adaptation of a theater classic

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Director Michael Attenborough has brought an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless “As You Like It” to the Lansburgh Theatre. The play is so timeless that the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production [...]

Editorial: City budget faces double crunch

Editorial: City budget faces double crunch

File photo Alexandria’s fiscal 2016 budget is being squeezed locally by a projected $16 million deficit and by unfunded mandates from the Virginia legislature. Guess what that means, Port City residents? Your property tax rate likely [...]