Code Ninjas combines gaming and education at new King Street location

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Come Saturday, there’s a new game in town. Code Ninjas, a franchise of education centers that teach young students coding, is...

City considers closing Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center, a 70-bed youth correctional facility located near Landmark Mall, could potentially close. The center serves...

Council to discuss school swing space at public hearing

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council will discuss various items at its public hearing on Saturday, including the Patrick Henry School swing space, The Mill...

13th Alexandria Film Festival brings record numbers

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] More than 1,000 cinephiles flocked to the Charles Beatley Library and AMC Hoffman Center 22 for the 13th annual Alexandria...

In good spirits: Bourbon and the Commonwealth of Virginia

By Tom Gale Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” How true this statement is...

Dementia Friendly Alexandria strives to educate the community

By Jane King Dementia can be a mystery to people who may not know how to react when they encounter someone with the disease. This...

Online dashboard tracks performance of city departments

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] Residents can now track the performance and effectiveness of various city departments through a new feature on the City of Alexandria...

RUN! GEEK! RUN! donates record-breaking proceeds

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] On Nov. 12, the RUN! GEEK! RUN! team presented National Industries for the Blind with a check for $20,000 –...

Your Views: The Trump economy benefits Latinos

To the editor: The Democrats had better be ready for a tough fight in 2020, because Latinos in Virginia and other battleground states are working...

Your Views: Admit that refugees come with costs

To the editor: A thousand Alexandria voters supported Trump in the March 2016 Republican Presidential Primary. Are they all blue-collar folks too tired after a...

T.C. football wins first playoff game in 29 years

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] T.C. Williams’ varsity football team won its first playoff game in almost 30 years last Friday night, defeating West Springfield 21-20 and advancing to the district semifinals. While the Titans have...

Quarterback Robert Longerbeam leads T.C. to playoffs

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] You could say T.C. Williams High School senior Robert Longerbeam has had a good fall. As quarterback of T.C’s football team, he has led the Titans to the state playoffs,...

T.C. Williams ice hockey kicks off 2019-2020 season

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] T.C. Williams High School’s varsity ice hockey team began its 2019-2020 season with a 13-2 win against Centreville High School on Oct. 25. After a narrow 4-3 loss against Washington-Liberty High...

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Dementia Friendly Alexandria strives to educate the community

By Jane King Dementia can be a mystery to people who may not know how to react when they encounter someone with the disease. This can be the case even for those who have had...

Local crowdfunded indie film, “The Legacy Sessions,” bridges generation gap

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The film industry has ballooned into something ungainly and unsustainable for filmmakers who are trying to create a project without a cape-wearing hero. Streaming has made the theater-going experience less enticing,...

Chef Sebastien Rondier’s roasted duck

A native of southwest France, Chef Sebastien Rondier grew up eating Roasted Duck à l'Orange in place of the American holiday turkey. Rondier’s interpretation of this “grand classique” in French cuisine evokes the flavors of...

Your Views: The Trump economy benefits Latinos

To the editor: The Democrats had better be ready for a tough fight in 2020, because Latinos in Virginia and other battleground states are working...

Your Views: Admit that refugees come with costs

To the editor: A thousand Alexandria voters supported Trump in the March 2016 Republican Presidential Primary. Are they all blue-collar folks too tired after a...

Your Views: Seminary debacle is Wilson’s fault

To the editor: Every now and then, a politician becomes forever known for one unfortunate statement. For George H.W. Bush, it was “Read my lips: No...

Your Views: One-party rule leads to unresponsive government

To the editor: Two articles that appeared in the Nov. 7 Alexandria Times concern me. The first is Our View’s commentary on moving Alexandria’s local...

Your Views: Magical thinking on growth

To the editor: I am writing in response to the editorial, “Supporting smart development in the West End,” in the Oct. 24 Alexandria Times. While...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Academic return on investment

One of the key roles of any superintendent is to ensure school division funding is sufficient to implement the initiatives needed to achieve its...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: The exciting times are just...

These are exciting times for Alexandria City Public Schools. In the past two weeks, we announced that all schools within ACPS are fully accredited...