Meet Alexandria’s 9-year-old braille champion

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Noa Hottin’s life is far from ordinary. Hottin, at 9 years old, has already lived in three countries and speaks...

Alfred Street Baptist Church rises above bomb threat

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Alfred Street Baptist Church didn’t cancel its first Sunday service – or the next one, or its last one –...

Democrats sweep the city council race, while newcomers, incumbents elected to school board

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Alexandria voted to elect all six Democratic city council candidates during Tuesday’s general election, with a record number of city...

Live results: General Election 2018 in Alexandria

By Alexandria Times staff With 100 percent of results in, Mayor-Elect Justin Wilson won 92.73 percent of the vote.  The final totals of council candidates, from...

Asana becomes a lead partner in King Street Corridor Initiative

Asana Partners, which has entered into the King Street real estate market in a major way over the past two years, has become a...

Tackling canine obesity

By Kim Gilliam Heading into the winter months, many of us start thinking about how to avoid weight gain, with cold weather threatening to limit...

The threads that bind

By Louise Krafft “Connecting Threads,” an exhibit celebrating how fiber connects us, opened Nov. 2 in the Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the Nicholas A....

The impact of hoarding on older adults

By Bennie Blackley Hoarding is generally defined as the excessive acquisition of large quantities of objects and items that obstruct the living spaces in a...

Mature moves: Preparing to sell your long-time home

By Peter B. Crouch It can be a bit daunting to make a move after many years in your home.  Once you have made the...

Our View: What’s the rush

Two important decisions with significant long-term implications for Alexandria are being rammed through the city approval process with minimal public input and arbitrary timelines. The...

Athletes from past six decades inducted into ACPS Hall of Fame

Alexandria City Public Schools inducted seven athletes representing 60 years of outstanding athletic performance at the high school level into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 2. At the ceremony, ACPS also honored Steve Osisek,...

Bishop Ireton appoints longtime wrestling coach as head coach

After a number of appointments in the last few months, Bishop Ireton has promoted its assistant wrestling coach to the top spot. Kevin Spivey, a long-serving assistant coach with the wrestling team, is the new...

Bishop Ireton Girls Cross County wins state championship

Bishop Ireton’s Girls Varsity Cross Country has won its first state championship in nearly two decades. The Cardinals won the championship on Wednesday, the school announced in a press release. “Wednesday’s race was the culmination of...

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Tackling canine obesity

By Kim Gilliam Heading into the winter months, many of us start thinking about how to avoid weight gain, with cold weather threatening to limit outdoor activity and the prospect of holiday food indulgences. It’s...

Foodie: Gorgeous, delicious and nutritious pumpkin

By Elizabeth Holm This time of year, we are constantly reminded of pumpkins. Jack-O-lanterns at Halloween and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving are traditions that many of us would never miss. There is nothing easier than...

Garden Club of Alexandria starts renovation of Ramsay House garden

The Garden Club of Alexandria officially kicked off a renovation of the Ramsay House garden at the Alexandria Visitor Center on Oct. 24. The renovation will bring a new garden design by Joan Honeyman of Jordan...

Letter to the Editor: Faith wins out over religious hate

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article written by you in the Nov. 8 Alexandria Times, “Alfred Street Baptist...

Letter to the Editor: Bennett-Parker for city council

To the editor: I am a proud Alexandrian who lives on the West End, but I work three jobs to afford to live here –...

Letter to the Editor: Election Day must be our Independents Day

To the editor: I fully support Independent candidate Mark Shiffer for city council. Shiffer deserves your vote. Take an extra two seconds to scan to...

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Lorber to the school board

To the editor: Three years ago, I wrote to this paper to endorse Margaret Lorber as a first-time candidate for the Alexandria City School Board...

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Nolan to the school board

To the editor: I write in support of Veronica Nolan’s candidacy for reelection to a seat on the Alexandria City School Board as a representative...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Unlocking the equation of student success

We frequently talk about the vision of Alexandria City Public Schools – that every student will succeed. But what does that really mean? And...

My View: Musings as we commemorate the ‘Great War’

When I was a small child in the early 1960s, the impact of World War II was still being felt. My parents were children...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Becoming conversant with your financials

Many of us are not fiscally or numbers oriented, and some business owners struggle when it comes to managing their cash, grasping their financials...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Knowing your rights

Last Saturday, Alfred Street Baptist Church hosted a public forum entitled, “Know Your Rights.” The forum featured a three-person panel of lawyers discussing the...

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