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Name-change recommended for Jefferson Davis Highway

By Chris Teale (File photo) The resident group tasked by city council with examining Alexandria’s Confederate memorials and street names recommended the city rename Jefferson...

Foodie: There’s always something to look forward to

By Cathal Armstrong About 25 years ago, I was working at a restaurant that didn’t care about seasonal- ity or the source of its food....

Our View: City schools continue slow march in the right direction

File photo) Yearly state Standards of Learning test results for schools are like annual performance appraisals for workers. Both SOLs and performance reviews provide feedback...

Two local juried exhibits show off the hotter side of functional ceramics

By Jennifer Powell (File photo) When we swung by the Torpedo Factory Arts Center along Alexandria’s waterfront, we fully intended to review The Target Gallery’s...

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football looks to get physical

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) After a grueling first day of practice Monday afternoon in oppressive heat and humidity, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes head football...

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St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes football looks to get physical

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) After a grueling first day of practice Monday afternoon in oppressive heat and humidity, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes head football coach Bernard Joseph gathered his players at midfield and explained...

Bishop Ireton readies for 2016 football season under new head coach

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Despite inheriting a team that reached the state final in each of the last two years, new Bishop Ireton head football coach Kevin Barger refuses to get ahead of himself...

T.C. Williams football looks for turnaround year after 2-8 season in 2015

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In oppressive humidity and with a baking sun peeking out from behind the clouds, T.C. Williams’ 2016 football sea- son officially got underway at Parker-Gray Stadium Monday afternoon. At the center...

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Foodie: There’s always something to look forward to

By Cathal Armstrong About 25 years ago, I was working at a restaurant that didn’t care about seasonal- ity or the source of its food. I was sent to the walk-in freezer to get some...

Two local juried exhibits show off the hotter side of functional ceramics

By Jennifer Powell (File photo) When we swung by the Torpedo Factory Arts Center along Alexandria’s waterfront, we fully intended to review The Target Gallery’s fantastic “Dotted Space” exhibit from visiting artist Wade Kramm, but...

Second Live Music Week takes shape

By Chris Teale (File photo) Preparations are gathering speed ahead of the city’s second Live Music Week, slated to be held at venues across Alexandria from September 30 through October 8. The festival made its debut...

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Your View: Questionable data extends to bike lane decisions

By Louise Welch, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: A recent letter (“Bike- share’s fuzzy math,” July 28) pointed to questionable data city staff is using...

Your View: Change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway

By Richard E. Merritt, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I became intensely interested in the deliberations of the city ad hoc advisory group on Confederate...

Your View: Council and residents must support police

By Bryan Kirkes, Alexandria (File photo) Recently, an Alexandria Police Department officer was denied service at a local restaurant in the city solely because she...

Your View: Making a more business-friendly Alexandria

By Joe Haggerty, President and CEO, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce (File photo) To the editor: At almost every ribbon cutting we attend, we hear from business...

Your View: Lane reduction on King Street is unneeded

By Edward M. Templeman, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Times’ July 21 article “Bike lanes, reduced speeds move up King Street” related city staff’s...

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Senior Corner: Cargivers’ reunion at Adult Day Services Center’s 30th anniversary

By Jackie McCord On September 15, the Alexandria Adult Day Service Center will celebrate 30 years of enriching the lives of Alexandria seniors and their...

Alexandria in Action: Community foundations 101

By John Porter “I’ve heard good things about ACT for Alexandria, but what do you do?” This is the most frequently asked question my community foundation...

Filling in the blanks: Summer time at Alexandria City Public Schools

By Karen Graf As we fan ourselves to stay cool during the dog days of summer, most of us are not yet thinking of school....

My View: Sometimes life really is a highway

By Denise Dunbar In a recent column, I recounted how the drive back from our family vacation at the beach was interrupted by a microburst...
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