Chamber celebrates a year of innovation

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of Business meeting on Tuesday morning to recap major 2018 events,...

Council approves 2019 General Assembly goals

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council voted unanimously to accept the city’s proposed legislative package for the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session at its...

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Old Town

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com An Alexandria Police officer shot and wounded a suspect after responding to multiples calls for shots fired on Sunday afternoon,...

Events: Alexandria kicks off the holiday season with a weekend of festivities

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The start of December is bringing with it a flurry of festivities in Alexandria. From the tree lighting in Del...

Decision nears on name for park at the foot of King Street

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The months-long debate over naming the park at the foot of King Street is slated for resolution in December. After an...

Holiday Gift Guide: Ways to make holiday gatherings special and painless

By Louise Krafft With Christmas and Hanukkah come gatherings of friends, family and co-workers. They’re fun to attend, but can be challenging to plan and...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...

Letter to the Editor: Name the new park at the waterfront for Alexandria’s children

To the editor: I read with interest the process on naming the new park on Alexandria’s waterfront, “Decision nears on park name,” in the Nov....

My View: Remembering George H.W. Bush

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com I met then-Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1987 in the Rose Garden. The Indiana University men’s basketball team...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: What does HQ2 mean for small businesses?

For several weeks, Arlington and Alexandria have justifiably basked in the glow of the win of Amazon HQ2 over 238 contenders nationwide. Alexandria also...

Basketball coach Kesha Walton bounces from T.C. to B.I.

By Michael Barnes Incoming Bishop Ireton girls’ basketball head coach Kesha Walton is no stranger to success. Walton, during her 12 years coaching girls’ basketball at T.C. Williams High School, transformed the Titans’ varsity program into...

Athletes from past six decades inducted into ACPS Hall of Fame

Alexandria City Public Schools inducted seven athletes representing 60 years of outstanding athletic performance at the high school level into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 2. At the ceremony, ACPS also honored Steve Osisek,...

Bishop Ireton appoints longtime wrestling coach as head coach

After a number of appointments in the last few months, Bishop Ireton has promoted its assistant wrestling coach to the top spot. Kevin Spivey, a long-serving assistant coach with the wrestling team, is the new...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Ways to make holiday gatherings special and painless

By Louise Krafft With Christmas and Hanukkah come gatherings of friends, family and co-workers. They’re fun to attend, but can be challenging to plan and execute. Fortunately, Alexandria has interesting and historic venues for holding an...

Marian Van Landingham serves city in arts, politics for more than 40 years

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Marian Van Landingham always returns to painting and politics. Van Landingham, who led the effort to establish the Torpedo Factory Art Center in 1974, also spent nearly two-and-a-half decades representing Alexandria...

Events: Alexandria kicks off the holiday season with a weekend of festivities

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The start of December is bringing with it a flurry of festivities in Alexandria. From the tree lighting in Del Ray to the legendary Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...

Letter to the Editor: Name the new park at the waterfront for Alexandria’s children

To the editor: I read with interest the process on naming the new park on Alexandria’s waterfront, “Decision nears on park name,” in the Nov....

My View: Remembering George H.W. Bush

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com I met then-Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1987 in the Rose Garden. The Indiana University men’s basketball team...

Letter to the Editor: City staff monopolizes scarce on-street parking

To the editor: On any given morning, if I park my car next to the Dolci Gelati coffee shop on the 100 block of N....

Letter to the Editor: Name the waterfront park for Patsy Ticer

To the editor: A subtle turn of phrase in the letter “Keep Fitzgerald’s name on waterfront park” in the Nov. 8 Alexandria Times illustrates the...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: What does HQ2 mean for small businesses?

For several weeks, Arlington and Alexandria have justifiably basked in the glow of the win of Amazon HQ2 over 238 contenders nationwide. Alexandria also...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: How prosecutors handle their ‘gremlins’

In criminal cases, prosecutors do not get to choose their evidence. Every prosecutor would enjoy always having compelling forensic evidence and unimpeachable witnesses, particularly...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Unlocking the equation of student success

We frequently talk about the vision of Alexandria City Public Schools – that every student will succeed. But what does that really mean? And...

My View: Musings as we commemorate the ‘Great War’

When I was a small child in the early 1960s, the impact of World War II was still being felt. My parents were children...
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