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Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) The summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean your social life should suffer. If you are looking for some fun new ideas for things to do around Alexandria, [...]

A la scrumptious

A la scrumptious

A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times. A la Lucia is just the sort of restaurant everyone wants to have in their town: reasonably priced Italian cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant setting with a [...]

2015 Best of Alexandria Winners

2015 Best of Alexandria Winners

  The results are finally here. This year there are some long-time favorites and some new winners. See the list below to learn whom your neighbors turn to for everything in their day-to-day needs.     Best Coffee Shop [...]

Experience southern comfort at Magnolia’s

Experience southern comfort at Magnolia’s

A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times. The latest dining establishment on Alexandria’s restaurant scene, Magnolia’s on King, is already a hit just a few weeks after its opening. In the heart of Old Town [...]

Life after emancipation in Alexandria

Life after emancipation in Alexandria

By Derrick Perkins When former President Abraham Lincoln made good on his promise to emancipate slaves in rebel-held territory 150 years ago, the burgeoning population of contrabands in Alexandria likely greeted the news with equal parts [...]

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

By Melissa Quinn Every December a trail of luminaries leaves Mount Vernon Avenue awash in shimmering, soft-white light, which serves as a reminder of the loss of one of the neighborhood’s brightest residents. And as each [...]

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

By Derrick Perkins Mayor Bill Euille chided the Virginia Department of Transportation last week for keeping the potential sale of Hunting Towers under wraps. The mayor, like many residents, learned VDOT had selected a possible buyer [...]

New center streamlines shelter intake for Alexandria’s homeless population

New center streamlines shelter intake for Alexandria’s homeless population

A new initiative at Carpenter’s Shelter will give Alexandria’s homeless a roof over their heads and a warm bed while staff help temporary residents rise out of destitution. The Homeless Services Assessment Center, which opened September [...]

Local couple on front lines of Stolen Valor law

Local couple on front lines of Stolen Valor law

Doug and Pam Sterner don’t want the notoriety that comes with exposing people posing as military heroes, but with the Supreme Court weighing the Stolen Valor Act’s constitutionality, the national spotlight seems inescapable. Reporters from across [...]

Titans, Lady Titans bounced from regional tournament

Titans, Lady Titans bounced from regional tournament

A disastrous fourth quarter Wednesday night spelled the end of T.C. William’s postseason aspirations, despite an early lead against Westfield. T.C. enjoyed a single point advantage against the Bulldogs heading into the second quarter of action [...]