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Iconic Old Town Theater to shut its doors for good

Iconic Old Town Theater to shut its doors for good

The marquee is coming down and the curtains at Old Town Theater are drawing to a permanent close after this weekend, ending Roger Fons’s nine-year stint as the film house’s owner. Fons said a year of [...]

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Local chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong hopes foodies far and wide will eat up his new wine bar and market, a marriage of American fare and European style, at 277 S. Washington Street. When patrons begin [...]

With relocation to Del Ray, VeloCity bike co-op to remain in Alexandria

With relocation to Del Ray, VeloCity bike co-op to remain in Alexandria

Fears that Alexandria’s nonprofit, do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop, VeloCity, would roll out of town have proven unfounded. The waterfront institution will take up new digs in Del Ray later this year. Christian Myers, one of the [...]

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As vote on waterfront plan looms, supporters look to dispel myths of City Hall’s blueprint

As the city’s contentious vision for the Potomac shoreline heads into the home stretch, a resident group has scheduled meetings designed to drum up support for the plan and dispel “misinformation.” Waterfront For All, a group [...]

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

All eyes will be on the George Washington Masonic Memorial Saturday night as 6,000 balls drop on revelers heralding the arrival of 2012 in Alexandria. At the exact moment the ball drops in New York City’s [...]

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

Editorial: On the waterfront, knee-jerk reactions are not solutions

The waterfront plan work group hadn’t yet released its long-awaited, 142-page dossier of recommendations for improving the city’s blueprint for the Potomac shoreline before critics were rallying, once more, against anything and everything connected to City [...]

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

George Washington Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Gage held an iPad 2 up to a video camera Tuesday morning, showing her virtual pen pals in Afghanistan the kind of technology her classmates regularly use at school. Her [...]

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

Citing ethics, city attorney denies legal advice to waterfront opponent

City Attorney Jim Banks says threats of a lawsuit against the city’s proposed waterfront plan kept him from advising former Vice Mayor Andrew Macdonald on how to block rezoning of the Potomac shoreline. Macdonald, co-founder of [...]

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson, a Democrat, announces 2012 run

Former Alexandria City Councilman Justin Wilson will try to rejoin his former colleagues at City Hall next year, the Del Ray resident announced Monday. Wilson, a Democrat, became the youngest member of council when he was [...]

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

UPDATED: Waterfront opponents fire back at City Hall

Members of Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan shot back at City Hall Tuesday, calling officials “uncompromising” about a week after city staff released a largely negative review of the group’s competing blueprint. “We seem [...]