Chet Avery dies at 85

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] Chester “Chet” Pike Avery Jr., a Living Legend of Alexandria and an advocate for people with disabilities, died on Sept. 8....

School Board approves 2022-2023 areas of focus

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] One month into the 2022- 23 school year, the Alexandria School Board approved its areas of focus for the current year...

Mayor discusses fall legislative priorities

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council held its first 2022-2023 legislative meeting on Tuesday evening, in which a discussion took place about the General...

Streaming towards change

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] On Saturday, the city held the first Consensus Building Group meeting to discuss possible future design plans and outcomes for Taylor...

City hosts second annual centenarian celebration

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] As a young boy, Walter Hammersley delivered newspapers across the City of Alexandria. He would ride his bike up and...

Out of the Attic: Hope and remembrance in Alexandria

The poem and hymn known as the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” originated in 1900, when a group of young men...

Fall into spring: How to prepare your garden for next year

By Kim Davis | [email protected] “It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in...

City Council proceeds with Polk Avenue sidewalk, parking elimination

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council held its first public hearing of the 2022- 2023 year on Saturday, with a large portion of the...

NOVA Parks’ Winkler plans include adding summer camps, more parking spaces

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Winkler Botanical Preserve and Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority recently announced an ownership transfer of the nearly 45-acre preserve...

Command this!

By Rob Whittle The Washington Commanders not only ruined my Sunday, but, worse, they ruined this column. I was all set, after they went 2-0, to...

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

The Other Alexandria: ‘We Are the Mighty, Mighty Houston’

By Char McCargo Bah It was 1962 when Lawrence “Lucky” Elliott, who wore basketball jersey number 11, graduated from Parker-Gray High School. He enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College to study Parks and Recreation Management. In...

Alexandria Harmonizers present fall concert

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria Harmonizers, a barbershop chorus in the city, will present their upcoming fall showcase, “A Beautiful Morning,” on Saturday at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. Dedicated to the front-line...

Classical songs, modern meanings

By Liana Hardy | [email protected] One year ago, conductor Negin Khwalpak and her husband Hamid Habib Zada fled Afghanistan for the United States with only the clothes on their back. This November, Khwalpak and Zada...

Your Views: Reform the School Board

To the editor: A few weeks ago, my friend, Matt Harris, wrote to the Times, with his opinion on the new superintendent. But I disagree...

Your Views: A shoutout for our Constitution

To the editor: Saturday is Constitution Day. In 1787, the states ratified the U.S. Constitution, establishing a democratic republic. Throughout our history, the Constitution through...

Your Views: Defending our teachers

To the editor: In the Alexandria Times story “School Board ponders grading changes,” Sept. 1, 2022, Meagan Alderton, the School Board chair, labels teachers as...

Your Views: Rethink stream restorations

To the editor: According to Mayor Justin Wilson, streams like Taylor Run, Strawberry Run and Lucky Run – which carry stormwater off city streets, parking...

Your Views: We need rapid bus lanes

To the editor: The Times has stated that Duke Street is not the place for “rapid speed public buses” because it is “gridlocked.” The Times reveals...

Out of the Attic: Hope and remembrance in Alexandria

The poem and hymn known as the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” originated in 1900, when a group of young men...

Command this!

By Rob Whittle The Washington Commanders not only ruined my Sunday, but, worse, they ruined this column. I was all set, after they went 2-0, to...

Our View: Aloud in unison

There’s something wonderfully powerful about reading out loud. Studies have shown that small children start school with a learning advantage if their parents or caregivers...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria and the Constitution

Sept. 17 is the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia in 1787, but an event...