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City council adopts 2017 legislative agenda

By Chris Teale (File photo) Councilors approved the city’s legislative agenda for the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session Tuesday, but state legislators expressed reticence on...

City prepared for MGM National Harbor impact

By Chris Teale (File photo) The finishing touches are being applied as the MGM National Harbor casino prepares to open December 8, and Alexandria officials...

Man dies after shooting on Colonial Avenue

Updated 3:30 p.m. December 1 Police announced Thursday afternoon the victim has been identified as Colby McClennon, 41, of San Diego, Calif. By Chris Teale (File...

Mark Eisenhour named new ACPS student activities director

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria City Public Schools announced Monday the appointment of Mark Eisenhour as its new director of student activities as of...

Our View: Giving thanks in the midst of turmoil

File photo Sometimes a particular holiday is especially needed. That is certainly the case as Thanksgiving approaches this year. Our national day of reflection and gratitude...

SPORTS

Jack Mackey makes cross country history for T.C. Williams

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In the three days leading up to his postseason cross country races for T.C. Williams, senior Jack Mackey ate the same dinners, following what his father referred to as the...

Mark Eisenhour named new ACPS student activities director

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria City Public Schools announced Monday the appointment of Mark Eisenhour as its new director of student activities as of January, to succeed the retiring Steve Colantuoni. Currently one of two...

T.C. Williams defeated in first round of football playoffs by West Potomac

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The T.C. Williams football team’s campaign in the Virginia High School League playoffs is over, after a 26-0 defeat at West Potomac last Friday in the first round of the...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Signature Theatre’s production of ‘Freaky Friday’ is fantastic

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) It was a major coup for Signature Theatre to be selected by Disney as the off-off Broadway troupe to debut “Freaky Friday” — its latest film-to-stage production. And we all...

Get into the Halloween mood with ‘A Party to Murder’ at The Little Theatre...

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Doug Olmstead) Oh, how I love it when The Little Theatre of Alexandria does a murder mystery — especially when it’s the time of year when things go bump in the night. And...

Maryland’s capital deserves more than a daytrip

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Although Annapolis is only a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought it would be fun to go beyond the usual daytrip and include some nightlife, wine life and...

LETTERS

Your View: We must fix a pitfall of Medicare Part D

By Annabelle Fisher, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding the Senior Corner article by JoAnn Callender and Cedar Dvorin of Alexandria’s Division on Aging discussing prescription drug...

Your View: If you’re upset at the election result, stay involved

By Joey Hedger, Alexandria To the editor: On November 9, I woke up to a normal rainy day in Alexandria, a gloomy, hopeless day by many...

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro project should wait for new WMATA compact

By Jim Larocco, Alexandria To the editor: Anthony Williams, former D.C. mayor and CEO of the Federal City Council, recently commented that it’s time to “blow...

Your View: Will redistricting lead to results?

By Todd Peterson, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Alexandria City Public Schools redistricting committee’s three redistricting maps currently under consideration directly contradict six of...

Your View: New administration must protect Social Security

By Jane Malik, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Hooray! The 2016 election is over. We have been through a contentious time, and now we can...

COLUMNS

The Business Plan: It’s time to take a deep breath

By Bill Reagan (File photo) Our country has emerged from a bruising political campaign, where emotions were strained and the outcome shocked many people. Half...

My View: Tackling the sewage issue together

By Mayor Allison Silberberg (File photo) I write as a lifelong environmentalist and as the mayor of Alexandria. All of us have a deep and...

Senior Corner: Save on prescription drug costs during open enrollment

By JoAnn Callender (pictured) and Cedar Dvorin During Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 until December 7, Alexandria Medicare insurance counselors will...

Alexandria in Action: It’s time to give thanks

By John Porter Is the election to end all elections finally over? By the time you read this piece, it should be. Or better yet,...
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