Tag: thanksgiving

My View with John Porter: A time to give thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year – a time for family, food and fun. It is also a time to...

Our View: Giving thanks

Thanksgiving is the holiday that, from an attention perspective, seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas. Maybe that’s because it’s less fun for children...

Alexandria Shop Small Week launches on Black Friday

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] For 10 days, nearly 50 independent retailers in Alexandria will participate in Alexandria Shop Small Week, a new promotion organized...

Our View: Thankfulness in 2020

This will surely go down as one of the strangest years on record, largely due to the coronavirus. At least 1.3 million people have died...

City announces schedule of services for Thanksgiving week

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] All government offices in Alexandria will be closed on Thursday and Friday and other city services have been adjusted due...

Jack Taylor named Turkey Trot grand marshal

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Local businessman and philanthropist Jack Taylor will serve as grand marshal of the 44th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot, according to...

Our View: We need more Thanksgiving, not less

Holiday hoopla seems to skip right from Halloween to Christmas these days, with Thanksgiving somewhat lost in the transition. A case in point is...

Chef Sebastien Rondier’s roasted duck

A native of southwest France, Chef Sebastien Rondier grew up eating Roasted Duck à l'Orange in place of the American holiday turkey. Rondier’s interpretation of...

Our View: We have much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving always seems to come just in time. During election years – and in Virginia we vote on something most years – it comes just...

From Alexandria to Nashville and back: Charles Esten returns to his...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The few times a year Charles Esten returns to Alexandria to visit friends or spend holidays with family, his first...