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Residents seek answers on airplane noise

By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria residents working with federal and airline officials said they have come up with some ideas to reduce the...

The Campagna Center explores building sale

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Officials with The Campagna Center are in the early stages of considering selling its headquarters, with a request for proposals...

City considers stormwater management fee

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Residents and businesses in the city may be required to pay a new stormwater management fee, officials with the department...

City council approves Jefferson Davis Highway name change

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) City councilors voted unanimously Saturday to change the name of Jefferson Davis High- way within city limits, and will ask...

Foodie: Okra is one of the most versatile vegetables

By Elizabeth Markley Holm There is an abundance of okra in farmer’s markets at this time of year. Those green pods look intriguing, but also...

SPORTS

Episcopal football cruises to victory in season opener

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It took just six plays for the Episcopal football team’s fast-paced offense to have an impact last Friday night. Away against Paul VI in the Maroon’s season opener, the visitors quickly...

T.C. Williams football keeps its cool in home opener

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With less than 10 minutes remaining in T.C. Williams’ game against Oakton last Saturday, Titans running back Akiti Taylor found a hole in the defense and powered to a 47-yard...

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes senior Chance LeGrand flourishes in first varsity football game

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As a sophomore, running back Chance LeGrand’s season with the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football team was over before it began following a season-ending concussion that left him with...

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ARTS & CULTURE

‘Blackberry Daze’ at MetroStage leaves you dizzy

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Director, choreographer and lyricist Thomas W. Jones II and musical director William Knowles are the collaborators on a world premiere musical now playing at MetroStage, “Blackberry Daze.” Adapted from the murder...

Little Theatre of Alexandria performs well-acted remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Misty Angel) Most of you likely recall the 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias.” You know the one, with Julia Roberts as Shelby, the bride-to-be who suffers from diabetes, and Sally Field as her...

Foodie: Okra is one of the most versatile vegetables

By Elizabeth Markley Holm There is an abundance of okra in farmer’s markets at this time of year. Those green pods look intriguing, but also intimidating. What do you do with them? I grew up in...

LETTERS

Your View: Changing street names would desecrate Alexandria’s history

By Greg Paspatis, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am writing to comment on your recent editorial concerning the findings of the ad hoc advisory...

Your View: ‘Appomattox’ is a statue of regret, not glory

By Michael Ford, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I see that city council has decided to request the state government approve the relocation of the...

Your View: A closer look at Alexandria’s uninsured

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City Councilor Tim Lovain’s recent letter (“We must help Alexandria’s uninsured with health care costs,” September 8)...

Your View: Funds to retain Port City Brewing Company is money well spent

By Adam Froemming, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In response to Jimm Roberts’ letter to the editor (“Your View: Port City Brewing Company shouldn’t rely...

Your View: Who is watching the school board?

By William Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Alexandria City School Board, except for the newly elected members, are incapable of managing their budget...

COLUMNS

My View: An open letter to Denise Dunbar

By David Speck Dear Denise: Your open letter to the mayor and city council regarding a pay raise was well written and well reasoned (no surprise...

Senior Corner: Improving your outlook on life

By Rhonda L. Williams, LCSW Do you know someone who is generally cheerful and in a good mood, someone who looks on the bright side...

My View: An open letter to Alexandria City Council

By Denise Dunbar Dear Mayor Allison Silberberg and city councilors: I hope you all have had a fun and restful summer. You deserved a break from...

Alexandria in Action: Start early to make a difference

By John Porter They’re back! To school that is. This time of the year is one of great anxiety for teachers and administrators across the...
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