Tag: our view

Our View: Let’s talk

There has seldom been a greater disconnect between two items in a single issue of the Alexandria Times than between this week’s page 1...

Our View: Giving thanks in Alexandria

Thanksgiving week is an opportunity for all of us to step off our wheels of busyness, spend time with loved ones, consume that most...

Our View: Aloud in unison

There’s something wonderfully powerful about reading out loud. Studies have shown that small children start school with a learning advantage if their parents or caregivers...

Our View: A little late

It was startling to learn at the Sept. 8 School Board meeting that Alexandria City Public Schools had not yet decided on its areas...

Our View: Dog days

Virginia may be for lovers, but Alexandria is definitely for dog lovers. Our city’s love affair with canines is on display daily in Alexandria’s parks,...

Our View: Don’t strangle Duke Street

Putting pressure on something that’s already bursting at the seams usually doesn’t end well. That could mean squeezing into an already tight shirt after visiting...

Our View: About time

Kudos to the city for taking concrete action to mitigate the flash floods that have been plaguing parts of Alexandria, particularly Del Ray, in...

Our View: Hire carefully

It’s been a seller’s market for more than a year, both in real estate and in the realm of employment. Buyers in hot real estate...

Our View: Choose the right path

Some things are more important than money. That concept is perhaps an easier sell to individuals when appealing to their personal morality than it is...

Our View: ‘Mask’ is not a bad four-letter word

In this hyper-partisan era, during this increasingly nasty election year, it seems that every action is a political statement. With 130,000 deaths and counting in...