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Liz Dunning runs marathon in memory of slain mother

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) The last mile of last Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in D.C. was the hardest for Liz Dunning. The first 25.2...

Parents, students mobilize at city budget hearing

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) Ariya Harrington has trouble focusing in leaky classrooms. The 8-year-old student at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School also says that her...

Council advertises additional max tax increase

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors voted 6-1 to advertise a maximum property tax rate increase of 5.7 cents per $100 of assessed value...

‘Key for Two’ is another madcap romp from The Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) What’s more fun than a British farce by the Little Theatre of Alexandria? It’s the troupe’s stock-in-trade and each season...

Bishop Ireton cheerleaders win national championship

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Bishop Ireton swept the Christian Cheerleading Association’s 2017 national championships in Fayetteville, N.C. on Saturday. It was their second national...

SPORTS

Bishop Ireton cheerleaders win national championship

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Bishop Ireton swept the Christian Cheerleading Association’s 2017 national championships in Fayetteville, N.C. on Saturday. It was their second national title in as many years. The Cardinals earned a combined score...

Lady Titans fall to Oakton in regional quarterfinals

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) The T.C. Williams girls basketball season came to a bitter end on February 22, as the Oakton Cougars handed the Titans a 50-44 defeat in the quarterfinals of the 6A...

Six Titans inducted into athletic hall of fame

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Ahead of the ceremony to induct the latest round of honorees at the T.C. Williams athletic hall of fame, former head football coach Herman Boone sent a letter to recognize...

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‘Key for Two’ is another madcap romp from The Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) What’s more fun than a British farce by the Little Theatre of Alexandria? It’s the troupe’s stock-in-trade and each season they get more masterful at this vehicle, most recently with...

The bard’s tale, untamed at Synetic Theater

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Some of Synetic Theater’s “Silent Shakespeare” series productions are of the more classical variety: knights in leather armor and ladies in diaphanous gowns, kings with proper crowns and gallant, swaggering...

Card game forces pair to deal with emotions in ‘The Gin Game’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) At first blush, “The Gin Game” appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the dilapidated Bentley Nursing Home where they have gone to live...

LETTERS

Your View: This Presidents Day, take in the history that is disappearing

By Gebe Johnson, The Queen Street Coalition (File photo) There is a reason the upcoming Presidents’ Day parade in Alexandria includes a picturesque stretch along...

Your View: We must convert anti-hate protests into votes

By Paul A. Friedman, Alexandria (File photo) On Sunday afternoon, I gathered with members of Grassroots Alexandria, Delegate Mark Levine (D-45) and other activists to...

Your View: Redistricting failed to reduce strain on Jefferson-Houston

By Charles Conway, Alexandria (File photo) “This is about our neighborhood, and an opportunity to say to anyone new to the area, whether you are...

Your View: Lights at T.C. would be latest infringement on local black enclave

By Frances Colbert Terrell, President, Seminary Civic Association (File photo) To the editor: A hot issue for the past several years has been centered on T.C....

Your View: It’s time to organize and make your voice heard

By Erin Andrew, Sabrina Corlette, Heather Jelks, Jane Marcus, Abhisek Mitra, M. Williams Sermons, June Shih, Patrick Smith,Frank Woodruff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Many...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Promoting healthy aging

By Mary Belanich Many of Virginia Hospital Center’s programs and services exemplify its mission, “to be the best health system,” including the offerings of the...

Alexandria in Action: Come together right now

By John Porter We aging baby boomers tend to refer back to events and times in our lives which had major impacts on us —...

Filling in the blanks: The role of space in ACPS’ capital budget

By Ramee Gentry Last week, the Alexandria City School Board completed a redistricting process, which began nearly two years ago, with the adoption of revised...

The Business Plan: The imperative to stay current

By Bill Reagan Over the past year, there was considerable discussion about the impact of online competition on Alexandria small businesses. To be sure, Amazon...
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