Tag: community

Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 25th anniversary

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria first fair trade retailer, Ten Thousand Villages, officially celebrated its 25th anniversary on Oct. 25, according to a news...

Renovated Francis C. Hammond Middle School hockey rink re-opens

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The renovated hockey rink at Francis C. Hammond Middle School officially re-opened on Oct. 30, according to an Alexandria City...

My View | Heather Peeler: How to help local nonprofits excel

To the editor: Was there a time when someone helped you achieve your goals? Perhaps it was a teacher, mentor or friend who helped you...

The history of Halloween on South Lee Street

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] If you ask any Alexandria resident where the best trick-or-treating in the city is, most will have the same answer:...

Your Views: Wonderful care from city responders

To the editor: There was a sad incident recently on our block. An elderly resident, who had been released from Alexandria Hospital two days before,...

Lower King Street could become a pedestrian-only zone

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] From the historic Trafalgar Square in London to the eight-block-long pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, it’s not unusual for cities to...

Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults

By Cele Garrett In January 2018, the British government announced the creation of its first Minister of Loneliness. Many people wondered if that was a...

What is Spring2ACTion?

By Brandi Yee Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s annual giving day, takes place April 10. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s biggest fundraising event. Since its...

Renée Adams celebrates 10 years of her Del Ray poetry fence

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] To know Renée Adams is to know her love of poetry, and in Del Ray, her name is inextricably linked...

Our View: Allison Silberberg’s legacy as mayor

When Allison Silberberg was sworn in as Alexandria’s new mayor in January 2016, it was the culmination of a whirlwind three years. In her first...