Basilica School of Saint Mary celebrates 150 years

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com On the first Friday of each month, a crowd of uniform-clad school children parades through the southeast quadrant of Old...

Mount Purrnon, Alexandria’s first cat cafe, pounces into Old Town

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com A dozen or so new tenants are coming to 109 S. Alfred St. this spring, and they’re ready to cuddle. Mount...

Police investigate second homicide of 2019

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place the night of Oct. 9, according to a news...

Former CIA analyst starts family history business

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lisa Maddox, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, has big plans to give ancestry.com a run for its money. With a...

Tom Paxton reflects on songwriting and a decades-spanning career

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com When he was 15 years old, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton pulled a guitar out of his aunt’s closet in...

Defense Intelligence Agency employee indicted for disclosing classified info

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Henry Frese, 30, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, was arrested and charged on Oct. 9 for disclosing classified...

Torpedo Factory embarks on 24th annual Art Safari

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Torpedo Factory Art Center will host children and their families during its 24th annual Art Safari on Saturday, according...

Cupcake and ice cream shop to open in Del Ray

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com SmallCakes, an ice cream and cupcake chain, is opening a location at 1506 Mount Vernon Ave. Founded by Jeff Martin, known...

Pamela Sue Fitzgerald dies at 51

Pamela Sue Fitzgerald (Pam) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at her home in Alexandria, VA on September 7th, 2019 at the...

Foodie: The perfect chicken wing dip recipe

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com For some people, fall means pumpkin patches, apple picking and changing leaves. In my family, it means football season and...

Bishop Ireton volleyball bumps toward playoffs

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com With only four games left in the regular season, Bishop Ireton High School’s varsity volleyball team is nearing the end of a successful season with an overall 14-8 record. The Cardinals...

Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace attends National Miracle League All-Star games

By Mac Slover Ryan Wallace, youth player in the Miracle League of Alexandria, represented the city at the 2019 National Miracle League All-Star games in Sioux City, Iowa Sept. 6 through 8. Wallace was one...

SSSAS football starts the 2019-2020 season with promise

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School’s varsity football team kicked off the 2019-2020 season with a clean 32-0 sweep of Paul VI Catholic High School on Aug. 30, before falling...

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Plans solidify for new waterfront restaurants

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The specific designs for two new waterfront restaurants have come into focus since preliminary plans were approved in March. The restaurants are a bit off the beaten path from the King...

Foodie: The perfect chicken wing dip recipe

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com For some people, fall means pumpkin patches, apple picking and changing leaves. In my family, it means football season and chicken wing dip. Granted, we eat chicken wing dip at family...

Former CIA analyst starts family history business

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lisa Maddox, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, has big plans to give ancestry.com a run for its money. With a passion for genealogy and a background in intel, Maddox established...

Your Views: Scooters are a recipe for disaster

To the editor: It seems that the Capitol Hill Police have sent warning letters to the eight dockless commercial scooter companies operating in the District...

Your Views: A different perspective on scooters

To the editor: As someone who relies on their e-scooter regularly to get to and from the Metro – I’m the one with the pink...

Your Views: Fair redistricting needed

To the editor: In his article in the Sept. 26 Alexandria Times, “Residents unite for an open discussion on racism,” Luke Anderson highlights the new...

Your Views: A stereotype of cyclists

To the editor: After only a few years in Alexandria, I am old enough to know that the Seminary Road road diet decision is not...

Your Views: Support for Indigenous People’s Day

To the editor: I must debate my friend Dino Drudi and his understanding of the conquest of the New World, expressed in his letter, “The...

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...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Celebrating fall and the holiday season

While some grouse about the end of summer, many of us look forward to fall and the approaching holiday season, and feel they showcase...

Finance: Now is a good time to take out a business loan

By R. Bruce Gemmill Last month the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates .25 basis points. Usually the FED lowers rates to bolster an uncertain or...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Big things are afoot in...

There is nothing quite like the first day of school to inspire us as educators. Visiting every school and seeing smiling faces and excited...