Archive for 'Community'

West Potomac’s Colin O’Grady falls short in ‘Jeopardy!’ semi-finals

West Potomac’s Colin O’Grady falls short in ‘Jeopardy!’ semi-finals

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) West Potomac High School has earned more national acclaim over the past two weeks, but in a slightly different way than normal, as 10th and 12th grade English teacher Colin O’Grady [...]

Astronaut encourages Jefferson-Houston students to reach for the stars

Astronaut encourages Jefferson-Houston students to reach for the stars

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Astronaut Charles Bolden visited more than 400 enthusiastic students and guests last week in the Jefferson-Houston School gymnasium. Sharing his experiences working for NASA as an astronaut and administrator, [...]

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

Local Dems line up to challenge mayor

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Rumors are flying around the Port City about the mayoral and city council races like toilet paper off the shelves before a winter storm. Mayor Bill Euille [...]

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Beer connoisseurs will be licking the froth from their lips when they hear that plans for a beer garden are underway across from the King Street Metrorail station. Brew enthusiasts [...]

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

Planning commission approves controversial assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Several dozen residents addressed the Alexandria Planning Commission last week to oppose a plan to rezone and grant a development special use permit for a 75,000 square foot three-story [...]

T.C. Williams principal to retire

T.C. Williams principal to retire

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) “It’s the quiet moments that bring me to tears,” said T.C. Williams principal Suzanne Maxey. He was a difficult student from last year. She was his mentor. He always [...]

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

Outgoing city manager reflects on his tenure in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former City Manager Rashad Young said he will always look fondly on his time in Alexandria, where he was often the face of difficult changes, both in city government and for [...]

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

Fears surround Fort Ward plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) City councilors unanimously passed a plan for the preservation of Fort Ward Park last month, over the objections of residents and descendants in the storied West End community. The document [...]

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

Glover family files lawsuit against Metro

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The sons of the Alexandria woman who died near the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station during an electrical failure last month filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against the [...]

Old Town Theater could become retail space

Old Town Theater could become retail space

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Einstein apocryphally said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. And after three attempts to run a theater have failed in [...]