Tag: community

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.

By Dr. Gregory Hutchings Sixty days can either seem like a long time or like no time at all. In some ways, my first sixty...

Our View: Local events highlight the fall busy season

Labor Day didn’t just mark the end of summer – it also represented the start of our region’s busy season. Those who drove on the...

My View: New Americans make big contributions

By Heather Peeler This summer, ACT for Alexandria engaged residents, donors and nonprofit leaders to understand their vision for Alexandria and the ways in which...

AlexRenew names outfalls remediation effort, plans community meetings

AlexRenew, which is working with the city to meet the state mandate to remediate its four outfalls by mid-2025, has named this effort RiverRenew. ...

ACPS plans to address high school capacity crunch

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com With a rapidly growing student population and facilities that can’t keep up, Alexandria City Public Schools has taken the first...

Our view: National Night Out helps build community

Two significant numbers this week in Alexandria are 35 and 36. Tuesday was the 35th annual National Night Out, which is a nationwide crime and...

Free program helps city children score

By Mae Hunt | mhunt@alextimes.com Alexandria Soccer Association Executive Director Tommy Park believes there’s power in playing soccer at a young age. Park, through a collaboration...

Seniors: AARP approves Alexandria’s age-friendly plan

By Jane King As we grow older, our focus turns to assuring that high-quality, affordable health care is available where we live. What we may overlook...

Alexandria Pastry Shop marks 30 years at Bradlee Shopping Center

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com As Joan Leko walked into Alexandria Pastry Shop on a late Friday morning, she was greeted by familiar faces and...

Letter to the community: An apology for the Potomac Yard Metro...

To the Alexandria Community: Since the 1970s, the city has worked closely with residents and businesses toward the vision of a new Potomac Yard Metro...
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