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Our View: West End readies for a Landmark redevelopment

(Photo/Chris Teale) A fresh calendar year is accompanied by a sense of “out with the old, in with the new.” We put our holiday decorations...

New Torpedo Factory exhibit is a celebration of the female form

By Jennifer Powell (Courtesy photo) Throughout my 25 years in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory has been a constant for inspiration and creativity. When in need...

Planning commission approves Duke Street Taco Bell

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The city planning commission approved a new Taco Bell restaurant on Duke Street last week, over the objections of...

Dairy Godmother closes in Del Ray

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) After more than 15 years, Del Ray custard shop The Dairy Godmother will not reopen this spring, owner Liz Davis...

Small Business Development Center celebrates 20th anniversary

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) As the city’s small businesses have grown and solidified their dominant role in Alexandria’s economy, the Small Business Development Center...

SPORTS

Episcopal boys, girls basketball teams secure fifth place at Bullis Holiday Classic

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The Episcopal boys basketball team began Sunday in the auxiliary gym at Bullis, ready for its fifth-place playoff against Sanford but perturbed by a wet and slippery surface. After back-and-forth discussions,...

T.C. Williams girls basketball stays undefeated, led by high-octane defense

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The T.C. Williams girls basketball team began Saturday’s game against Westlake with a 5-0 scoring run, sparked by a high-pressure defense that stole the ball immediately after the first points...

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys basketball falls short in Sleepy Thompson final

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The anticipation rose Saturday night in the Goodwin Gymnasium as the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes boys basketball team began to charge late in the third quarter against Trinity Episcopal. In...

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ARTS & CULTURE

New Torpedo Factory exhibit is a celebration of the female form

By Jennifer Powell (Courtesy photo) Throughout my 25 years in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory has been a constant for inspiration and creativity. When in need of some rejuvenation, a stroll through the floors full of...

Signature Theatre’s ‘Titanic’ uses in-the-round setting to great effect

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) “Titanic,” now playing at Signature Theatre, is a story of man’s inability to predict the ramifications — and limitations — of state-of-the-art technology. It is a tale of an ocean liner...

Synetic Theater’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ adaptation is no snoozer

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shyrock) “Sleeping Beauty” is a rather streamlined presentation of what we’ve come to expect from Synetic Theater’s no-dialogue series. We half-mad aficionados of this famed Georgian troupe have been spoiled by...

LETTERS

Your View: Positive environmental news calls sewer upgrades into question

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation recently announced that its biennial State of the Bay report gave the health...

Your View: Dominion is responsive to customer needs

By Jerri Northedge, Outdoor lighting program manager, Dominion Virginia Power (File photo) To the editor: While we can certainly understand the frustration of streetlight outages, we...

Your View: End of transfers will fix Jefferson-Houston demographics

By Wendy Montes de Oca, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am a parent of a kindergartener and first grader at Jefferson-Houston School. On December...

Your View: Put school construction spending to a referendum

By Jack Sullivan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Last month, the Alexandria City School Board, led by chairwoman Karen Graf, laid a bombshell on the...

Your View: Dominion has neglected its duty on Fort Williams Parkway

By M. T. Monson Jr., Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Comcast, while replacing fiber optic cable on Fort Williams Parkway in early October, damaged an...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Enhancing Alexandria’s age friendliness

By Jane King According to a recent survey of Alexandrians completed by AARP, the majority of residents age 50 and above want to stay in...

My View: A wish for 2017 — Let’s reveal what we have veiled

By Denise Dunbar I have always found long car rides to be great fodder for reflection. We passed countless signs saying “See Rock City” and “South...

Alexandria in Action: A heartfelt thanks

By John Porter During my life, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with many exceptional individuals. I think back fondly to the many caring...

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

By Karen Graf Is the Alexandria City School Board’s capital budget request realistic? Well, the needs of the school division are real. As a community,...
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