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Your Views: Yes, Old Town is for everyone

To the editor: In reply to Nathan Macek's letter in the Feb. 6 Alexandria Times, “Old Town is for everyone,” I would like to point...

George Washington Birthday Parade returns

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Celebrate Presidents Day at the George Washington Birthday Parade on Monday. The annual parade is held on the third Monday...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

78th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour to feature three McVeigh houses

By Alexa Epitropoulos | alexa.epitropoulos@gmail.com The Historic Alexandria Homes Tour will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what it’s like inside the...

Events: Alexandria celebrates George Washington’s birthday

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com Starting tomorrow, Alexandria is celebrating the 287th anniversary of George Washington’s birth with a week’s worth of special events. Washington, who...

Mount Vernon on list of 11 most endangered historic sites

By Noah Abbe George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is included on a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America, it was announced...

City names permanent city archaeologist

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks has made acting city archaeologist Eleanor Breen's role permanent, the city announced Monday. Breen joined the city...

Our View: One week, two special days in Alexandria

Two significant events take place in Alexandria this week and they are both historic and philanthropic. Each helps reveal the nature of our city...

Archaeology Update: Washington’s former townhome featured by C-SPAN

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The house George Washington and his family built at 123 S. Pitt St. continues to deliver timeless treasures and draw...

Our View: A quintessentially Alexandria weekend

History, tourism, culture and community are important elements of life in Alexandria. Facets of each were on display last weekend during the official celebration...