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Alexandria County Day School founder Joan C. Barton dies at 88

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Joan C. Barton died Sept. 3 at Fairfax Inova Hospital following a stroke. She was 88. Best known for helping found Alexandria Country...

Tall ship ‘Providence’ proposed to Waterfront Commission

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com During Tuesday morning's Waterfront Commission meeting, Alexandria Restaurant Partners principal Scott Shaw presented a plan to permanently dock the tall...

Alexandria hit-and-run leads to series of crashes, a carjacking

A hit-and-run in Alexandria led to a domino effect of crashes in Northern Virginia on Monday evening, according to a Virginia State Police news...

Bomb threat in Old Town given ‘all clear’

A bomb threat made against an office building on the 600 block of Prince Street on Sunday was given the "all clear," Alexandria police...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

Episcopal seeks third straight conference title

By Jeff McQuilkin On a hot and humid afternoon in late August, head coach Panos Voulgaris and the Episcopal High School varsity football team held their first practice of the season and began their quest for a...

T.C. Williams football trounces second opponent in a row

By Jeff McQuilkin The T.C. Williams High School varsity football team improved to 2-0 on the season with its second resounding victory in as many weeks. Following a 62-14 triumph at Park View to open...

T.C. Williams alum breaks into minor league baseball

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Like thousands of Alexandria athletes before him, Tyler Ratliff played Little League baseball, while dreaming of someday making the pros. Unlike most players, though, Ratliff’s aspiration was realized in June when the...

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Slideshow: See what young artists created at the King Street Art Festival

During last weekend's King Street Art Festival, the Alexandria Times booth invited children to create art of their own. Featured on the slideshow below are the best pieces of artwork from children aged 4 to...

Folk artist John McCutcheon to revisit The Birchmere

­­­By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  John McCutcheon came of age in the golden era of folk music listening to the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Taking songwriting cues from Guthrie and performance cues from...

Planning for the worst is what’s best for your pet

By Kim Gilliam Responsible owners focus on the day-to-day needs of their pets: ensuring they are happy and healthy with the right food, exercise, medical care, grooming and attention. But it can be hard to plan...

Letter to the Editor: Methodology used to examine SOL performance was confusing

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the August 24 article and editorial pieces that attempt summaries of the changes in SOL test performance...

My View: Parking reduction proposals are unfair

By Rod Kuckro Alexandria residents should be very wary of a proposal working its way through city hall that would deny neighborhoods the ability to...

My View: Task force looks to ‘right size’ city parking

By Nathan M. Macek Thank you for your recent coverage – “Where to park?” and “Can’t we ‘put up a parking lot?’” in the August...

Letter to the editor: City council needs reform

To the editor: It is time to rein in the rampant disregard of the public trust by the Alexandria City Council. Congressman Don Beyer has just...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

Justice Matters: What is a Commonwealth’s Attorney?

My name is Bryan Porter, and I have the privilege of serving as Alexandria’s elected commonwealth’s attorney. “Great,” the average resident might say. “But what’s the...

Filling in the Blanks: SOLs are just one way of measuring performance

The beginning of a school year always coincides with receiving the results of testing conducted in the previous school year. Tests such as the...

The Business Plan: It’s not too early to begin holiday planning

By Bill Reagan Holidays are a wonderful time in Alexandria. The area is especially beautiful and festive from Halloween through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years...

Foodie: Rethink peppers with this Italian recipe

By Domenica Marchetti Tomatoes get all the glory at this time of year, but in my opinion, peppers are the real stars of the season....
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