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Bishop Ireton boys basketball nearly upsets H.D. Woodson

Bishop Ireton boys basketball nearly upsets H.D. Woodson

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) For four quarters and one period of overtime on January 2, the Bishop Ireton boys basketball team stayed well within striking distance of the undefeated and highly regarded D.C. powerhouse H.D. [...]

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set [...]

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Allison Silberberg wasted no time before setting her agenda for Alexandria following her swearing in Monday night, announcing a plan to strengthen ethics rules governing local elected officials. In her [...]

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) There was a distinct sense of the new replacing the old Monday night in the auditorium of T.C. Williams High School as the new city council was officially installed, to be [...]

‘Bright Star’ brightens the Old South

‘Bright Star’ brightens the Old South

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Like a series of Kodak snapshots or tinted travel postcards, “Bright Star” gives us a carefully crafted version of the Old South, specifically Asheville, N.C., where the musical is set. The [...]

Retracing Jefferson’s footsteps at the Anthenaeum

Retracing Jefferson’s footsteps at the Anthenaeum

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Jennifer Powell) The beautiful starkness of the Anthenaeum may be the perfect place to view Suzanne Stryk’s two-years-in-the-making artistic and historical exhibit, “Notes on the State of Virginia.” Stryk’s personal take on Thomas [...]

Our View: Closing of three local establishments is a loss to the city

Our View: Closing of three local establishments is a loss to the city

(File photo) They say things come in threes, such as hiccups and celebrity deaths. So perhaps it is no surprise that Alexandria is losing not one or two, but three iconic businesses in late 2015: Mancini’s [...]

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

Morrison House to close temporarily for renovations

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Built in 1986 in the style of a Federalist mansion, the Morrison House has been awarded four diamonds by AAA’s hotel ratings classifications 29 years in a row, marking it as [...]

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

Del Ray luminaries honored for years of community service

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It has been quite the year for Del Ray, and it was capped Monday by the Del Ray Business Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Presentation of Star Awards, a ceremony that [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]