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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...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...

MVCS deals with mold, leaky roof

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At 95 years old, Mount Vernon Community School is the eldest of ACPS’ 17 schools, and after months of heavy...

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...

Historic Garden Week arrives in Old Town this weekend

The Garden Club of Virginia's 85th Historic Garden Week kicks off on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a tour of five...

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...

Photos: The sights of the 2018 George Washington Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returned to Old Town on Monday, bringing with it music, patriotic displays, energetic dance and even ponies. This year's event...

Excavating a George Washington landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walking into Rick Garcia’s living room feels more like stumbling upon a cozy, hole-in-the-wall museum than it does stepping foot...