Archive for 'Columns'

Alexandria in Action: Local businesses and nonprofits need our support

Alexandria in Action: Local businesses and nonprofits need our support

By John Porter Yes, they are back and not a moment too soon. “They who,” you ask? Don, Mike, Way, Pham and Lan — the barbers at the Bradlee Barber Shop. And I’m excited they’re back [...]

My View: Ethics resolution is a good first step

My View: Ethics resolution is a good first step

By Mayor Allison Silberberg Two quick updates. First, we had a little snowstorm recently. Okay, not so little since we got 22 inches of snow in about 36 hours, but who’s counting? It was in fact [...]

Filling in the blanks: Proposed schools budget addresses key needs

Filling in the blanks: Proposed schools budget addresses key needs

By Karen Graf As we return to school after a historic snowstorm, the Alexandria City School Board will begin to convene work sessions to review Superintendent Alvin Crawley’s proposed budget for fiscal 2017. Alexandria City Public [...]

The Business Plan: Supporting long-term Alexandria business success

The Business Plan: Supporting long-term Alexandria business success

By Bill Reagan You may have read recent articles about store closings at the start of the new year. Several of the notable closings were due to retirements, and we should celebrate their long and successful [...]

Senior Corner: Consider the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher program

Senior Corner: Consider the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher program

By Debbie Ludington Are you caring for someone in your home with a disability? If so, you may qualify for the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program. This program was created to provide reimbursement vouchers to home-based [...]

Filling in the blanks: Thinking outside the box to achieve T.C. Williams stadium upgrade

Filling in the blanks: Thinking outside the box to achieve T.C. Williams stadium upgrade

By Karen Graf One of the key goals of the Alexandria City School Board and the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan is to provide the best learning environment, opportunities and resources for our students to succeed. Alexandria [...]

My View: A new shared sense of purpose

My View: A new shared sense of purpose

By Mayor Allison Silberberg I want to thank you, residents of Alexandria, for this great honor of serving as your mayor. This is a time for a new, shared sense of purpose, to paraphrase former U.S. [...]

Senior Corner: The battle against senior neglect

Senior Corner: The battle against senior neglect

By Velda Weathers “Tis the season to be jolly” is the age old saying during this time of year. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some of our seniors in Alexandria. Some of the seniors [...]

Alexandria in Action: Still trying to figure out what to get?

Alexandria in Action: Still trying to figure out what to get?

By John Porter and Aline Newman “’Tis the season” and time to figure out what to get your loved ones and friends to let them know you care and are thinking about them. The choices are [...]

My View: An appropriated column

My View: An appropriated column

By Denise Dunbar Maybe you’re as confused as I am. I fully embraced multiculturalism, defined as the coexistence of different cultures, long ago. But it appears multiculturalism has been overtaken by something new: the cultural appropriation [...]