Listing: 80 Holly Hill Court

Address: 80 Holly Hill Court Neighborhood: Sleepy Creek Farms Listed: $499,000 New Construction. Adena Design values the importance of being connected to nature and the ability to provide that experience...

Alexandria cat survives 15-story fall

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] Cats always land on their feet, right? That statement definitely rings true for Meagan Wilson’s 8-year-old cat, Sasha Fierce. On July 21,...

To dig or not to dig

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] For the past 10 years, Tom Leveille has dedicated his career and field work to privy digs in Alexandria on the...

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...

Chief of Human Resources Melanie Kay-Wyatt to serve as interim superintendent

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria School Board appointed Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ph.D. as the interim superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools at its July...

Historic marker placed at GW

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Last Saturday, the George Washington High School Alumni Association dedicated a Virginia Historic Marker on the front campus of George...

Out Of The Attic: Making archaeology accessible

Alexandria Archaeology, a division of the Office of Historic Alexandria, holds nearly three million artifacts from 250 registered archaeological sites in the public trust...

Assistance available for first-time homebuyers

By Liana Hardy | [email protected] Alexandria’s Office of Housing will provide an equity loan of up to $75,000 for first-time homebuyers looking to purchase 4862...

Filling in the Blanks: Forever a Titan

By Gregory C. Hutchings, ED.D.  We all face crossroads as we navigate through life. Some take us away from where we are only to bring...

A looming environmental injustice

By Allison Silberberg Imagine you live in a small, historic community with about 10,000 residents. Now imagine a mega-landfill the size of more than 900...

Your Views: Monkeypox is in this region

To the editor: I recently evaluated a patient with Monkeypox without wearing personal protective equipment. This has made me want to share information about the...

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

Donnell Rawlings: From aspiring cop to stand-up comedian

By Kassidy McDonald │ [email protected]  Donnell Rawlings thought he wanted to be a cop. It wasn’t until he started heckling comedians at stand-up shows that he realized that he could be a great comedian. The...

What is a Poet Laureate?

    By Zeina Azzam This is the question that I hear most often when people learn of my new position as Poet Laureate of the City of Alexandria. I am sure that previous poets laureate encountered...

The Zappa Band plays The Birchmere

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] One word to describe the late musician Frank Zappa is eccentric. Another might be irreverent, avant-garde or even kooky. But Zappa was also hailed as a highly esteemed pioneer in...

Your Views: Monkeypox is in this region

To the editor: I recently evaluated a patient with Monkeypox without wearing personal protective equipment. This has made me want to share information about the...

Your Views: Civic engagement needed on housing policy

To the editor: City hall expects development projects to get through the process expeditiously, even if it means cutting corners, such as with the Eisenhower...

Another flaw in GW historical marker

To the editor: The article reporting on the dedication of the state historical marker recently placed outside the George Washington High School addresses the dispute...

Your Views: More history on GW High School

To the editor: As a GWHS alumnus, the Out of the Attic article in the July 21 Alexandria Times, “GW High School: Now a state...

Your Views: A loss of trust

To the editor:  As a member of the Stakeholders Committee to help select the new city manager, I was impressed by the breadth of substantive...

Out Of The Attic: Making archaeology accessible

Alexandria Archaeology, a division of the Office of Historic Alexandria, holds nearly three million artifacts from 250 registered archaeological sites in the public trust...

Filling in the Blanks: Forever a Titan

By Gregory C. Hutchings, ED.D.  We all face crossroads as we navigate through life. Some take us away from where we are only to bring...

A looming environmental injustice

By Allison Silberberg Imagine you live in a small, historic community with about 10,000 residents. Now imagine a mega-landfill the size of more than 900...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria’s suction pumper fire engine

The Friendship Fire Company was Alexandria’s first fire company, founded in 1774. Friendship’s early firefighting was typical of that time. Buckets of water were...