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The holidays at Mount Vernon

The holidays are right around the corner and with them, Mount Vernon’s annual holiday events.  Kick-off the season with the Christmas Illuminations fireworks display, December 16 & 17.  See the historic area lit up in wintry...

Alexandria Film Festival Reviews: ‘Guest House’ is about hope and second chances

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] “Guest House,” by filmmakers Hannah Dweck and Yael Luttwak, opens by following Maddison, a recovering addict who was recently released from...

City Council approves athletic field lights

By Olivia Anderson During its public hearing on Saturday, City Council approved the installation of lights on several athletic fields: Francis C. Hammond Middle School,...

‘Thank You For Your Service’ is a chilling call to action

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] “Thank You For Your Service,” a war documentary directed by Tom Donahue and produced by Ilan Arboleda, is a tragic...

‘Aaron with 2 A’s’ encourages living authentically

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] “What is the shelf life for this kind of career at your age?” a rather abrasive man asks at a fancy...

Honoring female founders

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] The “Alexandria Hospital: Women Mobilize the Community” exhibit opened Oct. 27 at the Lyceum. The exhibit was created to commemorate the...

Your Views: Census shows Alexandria more dense than L.A., Chicago, Queens

To the editor: In Alexandria, homeowners are a juicy political target. Former City Councilor and Delegate Rob Krupicka recently said on social media that homeowners,...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: A spring break to remember

An important decision in a college junior’s life is where and with whom to spend spring break. In the days before “college kids gone...

Our View: Giving thanks in Alexandria

Thanksgiving week is an opportunity for all of us to step off our wheels of busyness, spend time with loved ones, consume that most...

Ghost scooter placed in honor of victim

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Residents who have recently driven on North Beauregard Street or Sanger Avenue might notice something different about the intersection. On...

Alexandria holds Plaid Friday

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] Shoppers who seek to jump-start their holiday gift buying will have the opportunity this week with Plaid Friday, Alexandria’s own...

Alexandria Senators at bat

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] The Alexandria Senators, a youth baseball team for players 12 and under, competed in the world’s largest 12U tournament last week. The tournament was held in Cooperstown, New York – home...

Alexandria Aces win their first Cal Ripken League championship

Olivia Anderson | [email protected] This past weekend was a momentous one for the Alexandria Aces, who won the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League title for the first time in the team’s 14-year history. The Aces, a...

Aces head into playoffs: Team secures 10-4 win over Giants, second place standing in...

By Liana Hardy | [email protected] The Alexandria Aces defeated the Gaithersburg Giants 10-4 at the city’s Frank Mann Field on Saturday, ending their three-game losing streak and helping them clinch a spot in the upcoming...

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EDITORIALS

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‘Vagabond’ is a multidimensional mystery

By Ariana Wilson | [email protected] "Vagabond” is a psychological thriller written and directed by JC Andreu, a short film showcased at the Alexandria Film Festival. Andreu was inspired by urban legend, The Tale of the Man...

The power of poetry

By Zeina Azzam For millennia, poetry has provided a powerful way to capture society’s imagination. Poetry has served as a recorder of history, a source of pride of civilization, a unifying cultural story, a way...

Alexandria Film Festival Reviews: ‘This Vast and Mysterious Ocean’ details a broken relationship and...

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected]  “This Vast and Mysterious Ocean,” an eerie short film, opens with Jason, the protagonist, still on his way home from making a long journey. He calls in to check on his...

Your Views: Census shows Alexandria more dense than L.A., Chicago, Queens

To the editor: In Alexandria, homeowners are a juicy political target. Former City Councilor and Delegate Rob Krupicka recently said on social media that homeowners,...

Your Views: Don’t eliminate history

To the editor: As a George Washington High School alumnus, I was very pleased to read about the belated induction of former extraordinary GWHS athletes...

Your Views: Bring back the signs

To the editor: Every year as elections approach I am impressed when I am in Arlington. The streetscape is abloom with the flowers of democracy:...

Your views: ARISE program is flawed

To the editor: I was stunned to read about the city’s new ARISE pilot program, from “City to launch guaranteed income pilot” in the Oct....

Your Views: Who’s responsible for the Potomac Yard Metro delay?

To the editor: Katy Cannady’s letter pinned the responsibility for the delay in opening the new Potomac Yard metro station squarely on city hall’s decision...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: A spring break to remember

An important decision in a college junior’s life is where and with whom to spend spring break. In the days before “college kids gone...

Out of the Attic: The return of cider

In this century, after decades of being overlooked in favor of other fermented drinks, cider is making a comeback in the United States. To...

City Hall Watch: Whose priorities are these?

By Bill Rossello After their spring retreat, City Council announced its six priorities for their current term. Why is it not surprising that the list doesn’t...

Out of the Attic: “Sister” Elizabeth Kenny: Veteran, bush nurse, pioneer

On Nov. 11, 1946, Sister Elizabeth Kenny placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier in the cemetery of the Old...
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