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Penny Post to host grand opening in Old Town

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Penny Post, a King Street store devoted to stationery and paper goods, will host a grand opening this weekend. The store,...

Two robberies in Alexandria over the weekend

Police reported two robberies over the weekend in Alexandria. The first robbery occurred near the King Street Metro on the 1600 block of King Street...

City council approves 138-unit Potomac Yard development

City council approved at its public hearing a new 138-unit condo development at 2551 Main Line Blvd. in Potomac Yard that has attracted controversy...

Del Ray’s Evening Star to celebrate 20 years in business

Popular Del Ray restaurant Evening Star Cafe is celebrating two decades in business this weekend. The longtime restaurant, which opened in 1997, will celebrate with...

Local soccer star earns national award

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Walking around the field at T.C. Williams High School, Claire Constant is at home – she waves to almost everyone...

Alexandria Sports Roundup: Week of October 12

The Alexandria Times’ sports roundup includes records and game results for the prior week in two sports per season for Alexandria’s four local high schools: Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School...

Local soccer star earns national award

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Walking around the field at T.C. Williams High School, Claire Constant is at home – she waves to almost everyone she passes, casually points out the Titans’ starting quarterback and...

Titans best rival West Potomac 14-8

By Jeff McQuilkin Fumbling and losing the ball on the opening kickoff is often a sign that you’re in for a bad day. But that was not the case for T.C. Williams High School on...

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Shawn Colvin: A Few (more) Small Repairs

By Denise Dunbar When singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin released her fourth studio album, “A Few Small Repairs,” 20 years ago, she was a relatively unknown folk singer. The Grammy-winning hit “Sunny Came Home” changed that, turning...

Review: ‘Are you now, or have you ever been…’

By Jordan Wright The investigation and inquisition of Langston Hughes by the House Un-American Activities Committee is a deeply moving, profoundly disturbing probe into the mind of a successful black American poet. Under the guidance...

Foodie: Turning farmers’ market honeycrisps into apple pie granola

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com When my daughter, Josey, came home from college last Saturday for fall break, we decided to use some of the apples I had bought at the Old Town Farmers’ Market...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Alexandria Times for raising relevant issues

To the editor:  It feels good to write and thank the editors of the Alexandria Times for publishing balanced and thoughtful editorials on critical issues...

Letter to the Editor: Government ethics is about institutional integrity

To the editor: I am writing to thank and commend you for your editorial, “An amended call for an ombudsman,” following up on your call...

Letter to the Editor: Alzheimer’s crisis needs new governor’s attention

Since the start of the gubernatorial election many issues important to the people of Virginia have taken center stage, but one deserves more attention from...

Letter to the Editor: Conflict of interest and accountability

Your editorial addressing the rogue actions of the Alexandria Planning Commission (“Planning commission goes rogue” in the Sept. 21 Alexandria Times) when paired with...

Letter to the Editor: Planning commission’s BI recommendation fell within its purview

To the editor: Speaking as an individual member of the Alexandria Planning Commission, I would like to respond to the Times’ recent coverage of land...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What goes into a use-of-force review

This past June, Alexandria joined the unfortunately growing list of cities that have suffered the psychological trauma of an active shooter incident. A lone gunman, angry over...

Alexandria in Action: Once a Titan, Always a Titan

During my life, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. From students I taught to those for whom I served as principal...

Filling in the Blanks: New West End school first in 17 years – now...

It has been seventeen years since our city opened an entirely new school. The last school to open was Samuel Tucker Elementary in 2000. Much...

The Business Plan: What precautions are you taking for the next catastrophe?

By Bill Reagan Lately, our television screens have been filled with scenes of hurricanes and earthquakes, and people struggling to recover their lives – and...
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