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Ivanka Trump visits Alexandria

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, visited the Alexandria Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon to take part in a Sept. 11...

Updated: Suspect charged in North Old Town stabbing that resulted in death, injury

A stabbing that occurred early Thursday morning in North Old Town on the 900 block of North Henry Street resulted in one fatality and...

City drops bid for business improvement district

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Help for Houston: Alexandrians pitch in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, more than 1,100 members of the federal National Disaster Medical System were deployed...

Mia’s Italian Kitchen planned for 100 King St.

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Alexandria Restaurant Partners principal Scott Shaw and business partner Dave Nicholas aren’t afraid of the so-called curse at 100 King...

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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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...

‘Jonny’s Come Home’: Alexandria native Jonathan Edwards to perform at the Birchmere

By Denise Dunbar Saturday night’s concert at the Birchmere is a homecoming of sorts for singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards, whose hit “Sunshine” propelled him to fame in 1971. Edwards grew up in a home on the...

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...
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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....

Foodie: Lagers, pilsners swell in popularity

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  As summer reaches its midway point, craft beer fans are seeking out lighter, more refreshing beer options. It should come as...
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