Tag: old town

Your Views: Magical thinking on growth

To the editor: I am writing in response to the editorial, “Supporting smart development in the West End,” in the Oct. 24 Alexandria Times. While...

City proposes residential parking permit changes

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Changes to the city’s residential parking permit program are underway and both residents and businesses are concerned about what the...

Your Views: A solution to idling tour buses

To the editor: The Alexandria Old and Historic District is experiencing a tour bus crisis on its old and narrow streets. These massive 45- to...

Our View: A special celebration of Halloween

Some events are quintessentially Alexandria. Two that come quickly to mind are the Scottish Christmas Walk in December that celebrates the heritage of many of...

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:...

Sassy Boutique opens in Crilley Warehouse

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] When Sarah Bryen and Abigail Wolverton realized they’d been dating the same guy, neither could have imagined they’d be signing...

Your Views: Taxation without representation

To the editor: In the next several weeks, we will see the Alexandria City Council approve a new scooter pilot program for the year 2020. Undoubtedly,...

Your Views: No scooters on Alexandria’s sidewalks

To the editor: I feel very strongly that scooters should be banned from sidewalks in all of Alexandria. If you only ban them from sidewalks...

Our View: Flooding in our parched city

Were we the only ones shocked to see flooding on lower King Street this week after weeks with no appreciable rain? Lawns are brown,...

Basilica School of Saint Mary celebrates 150 years

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] On the first Friday of each month, a crowd of uniform-clad school children parades through the southeast quadrant of Old...