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Alexandria Celebrates Women: The history of America’s “deputy husbands”

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller During most winters of the Revolutionary War, Martha Washington would be at her husband’s side. She would endure the...

Port City Flavor: Festive feasts

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The spooky sights and after dark delights of Halloween are firmly in the rear view, and Thanksgiving is just around...

City expands virtual historic offerings

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Historic Alexandria has had to pivot to largely virtual offerings. At City Council’s...

Home profile: A preserved relic

By Margo Wagner | [email protected] Early American history emanates up from the floor boards and echoes through the walls in Nancy and Danny Smith’s three-story...

City creatives: Patrick Kirwin

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] It takes a skilled artist to create art that tricks the eye. It takes an especially skilled artist to do...

Businesses honoring veterans

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] A number of local and national businesses are honoring military veterans on Veterans Day by providing free or discounted food,...

The mystery of the Female Stranger

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Every fall, Alexandria’s rich history takes on a distinctly spooky tone, the hard facts of the historical record giving way...

Unearthing the feminine side of tavern life

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A dimly lit room full of men, their feet up on tables as they guzzle beer and liquor – this...

Public art takes flight in Alexandria neighborhoods

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] From decorated traffic boxes on Duke Street to a climbable sculpture in Del Ray, from a light installation in a...

George Washington Middle School to reopen Friday

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] After being closed for three days due to a burst water pipe, George Washington Middle School will reopen on Friday. The...