Tag: old town

The evolution of outdoor dining in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com When it’s not 90 degrees with 75 percent humidity and when people aren’t sprinting for cover in an impromptu thunderstorm,...

Flash flooding hits Alexandria, city continues to assess damage

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria and the larger DMV area faced a flash flood emergency on Monday, as four inches of rain fell in...

Your Views: Free visitor parking harms the environment

To the editor: If Alexandria’s leaders are really interested in improving the environment and lowering the carbon footprint they should get rid of free visitor...

Your Views: Retain Old Town’s sense of place

To the editor: Few things in Alexandria come across with such clarity as the unfortunate demise of the Old and Historic District on June 19...

Your Views: Alexandria has a problem with electronic scooters

To the editor: I imagine that you have received dozens of letters about the scooters in Old Town, but I thought I’d add my voice...

Our View: E-scooters and safety are contradictions

The kindest phrase we can find to describe the city’s transportation philosophy – which purportedly prioritizes safety – is “wildly contradictory.” The schizophrenic approach to...

Events: Celebrate summer in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, summer is coming in hot. Each year, summer in Alexandria brings a collection...

Your Views: Scooters, lack of parking are ruining Old Town

To the editor: The condition of Old Town is deteriorating. With lots of empty storefronts, you’d think those in city hall would have concluded that...

Your Views: Old Town has reached its bursting point

To the editor: A recent Washington Post article reporting on development along the Alexandria waterfront had an interesting quote that also was in the article’s...

Home Profile: Art and light transform Old Town rowhouse

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Ashley and Peter Spencer have spent 30 years infusing art, light and personality into a historic rowhouse in Old Town. Ashley,...