Alexandria Harmonizers head to Scotland

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  The Alexandria Harmonizers, an Alexandria-based men’s barbershop chorus, are touring in the United Kingdom until Aug. 12. The tour includes...

Lower King Street could become a pedestrian-only zone

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com From the historic Trafalgar Square in London to the eight-block-long pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, it’s not unusual for cities to...

Power Nectar Yoga brings the heat to Potomac Yard

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com Power Nectar Yoga, a new hot yoga studio, opened at 2708 Richmond Highway in July. It is the second studio owned by...

Animal rights coalition protests local McDonald’s

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com More than 140 people assembled outside the McDonald’s at 3646 King St. on Sunday to protest the fast food giant’s...

New tattoo spa “inq”s up Old Town

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com King Street, with its historic character and charming streets, doesn’t seem like an obvious location to open a tattoo parlor....

Seniors: Empowering people with disabilities to live independently

By Elizabeth Kumar The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia is a community resource and advocacy center for people with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to end...

WMATA provides final month Metro platform project update

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com With four weeks left in the city’s summer-long, $200 million Metro platform reconstruction project, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority has...

Tall Ship Providence sails to Norfolk for electrical work

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Revolutionary War era replica Tall Ship Providence, which has been anchored on the Alexandria Waterfront since July 1, is...

ACPS’ SOL scores rise in math, decrease in other subjects

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Virginia Department of Education released the results for statewide Standards of Learning tests for the 2018-2019 school year on...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The mental health aspect of violence

Last month, I lamented the Virginia General Assembly’s inability to act on necessary gun-related legislation. Since that column went to press, our nation has...

T.C. football readies for unusual season

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The T.C. Williams varsity football team is gearing up for its 2019 season, when, for the first time in decades, the team will play all five of its home games...

Bishop Ireton names new hires

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  Three new coaches and an interim athletic director are joining the Bishop Ireton athletic department, according to a July 22 news release. Bill Simmons, former B.I. athletic director of 11 years,...

Judge postpones decision on T.C. lights lawsuits

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Judge Thomas Horne ruled on Tuesday that two of the cases related to lighting the T.C. Williams High School football field must refile their pleadings before it is determined whether...

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Seniors: Empowering people with disabilities to live independently

By Elizabeth Kumar The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia is a community resource and advocacy center for people with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to end dependence by empowering people with disabilities to live independently. ECNV is...

Winter Village to open in Cameron Run

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com  Ice & Lights, a new “Winter Village” with ice skating and other wintry festivities, will open at Cameron Run Regional Park in mid-November. Cameron Run Regional Park is the site of...

Emerging Writers Festival takes place this weekend

By Heather Hartzell | hhartzell@alextimes.com The Emerging Writers Festival will take place Aug. 16 to 18 in Old Town. The festival seeks to inspire young writers through free and low-cost programming, according to a news...

Your Views: City lacks transparency on Seminary Road

To the editor: On June 24, 2019, the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board held a public hearing on the misguided proposal to reduce road capacity...

My View: Lynchings in Alexandria

On any Saturday morning, Alexandria residents and visitors enjoy the famous farmers’ market in front of city hall. They may not realize they are...

Your Views: Gun safety is critical to reducing gun violence

To the editor: In commenting on the aborted Virginia legislative special session on gun control, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said: “That was a laughable...

Your Views: A Torpedo Factory artist’s rebuttal

To the editor: The letter by former Torpedo Factory CEO Eric Wallner, “Misguided TFAA threatens Torpedo Factory’s future,” in the July 18 Alexandria Times is...

Your Views: Silence makes us complicit with ICE actions

To the editor: ICE threatens massive raids targeting families. Alexandria immigrant communities live in fear even when massive raids haven’t happened yet. The rhetoric of...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The mental health aspect of violence

Last month, I lamented the Virginia General Assembly’s inability to act on necessary gun-related legislation. Since that column went to press, our nation has...

My View: Lynchings in Alexandria

On any Saturday morning, Alexandria residents and visitors enjoy the famous farmers’ market in front of city hall. They may not realize they are...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Intentional efforts raise achievement

At Alexandria City Public Schools we believe that only the best preparation leads to the results we want to see. Success is not something...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Finding your passion

Relatively few adults approach their career choices methodically. Too often we pursue job titles, mimic a friend’s or relative’s career path or, in the...