Tag: thanksgiving

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...

Foodie: Gorgeous, delicious and nutritious pumpkin

By Elizabeth Holm This time of year, we are constantly reminded of pumpkins. Jack-O-lanterns at Halloween and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving are traditions that many...

Alexandria resident dies in crash on Thanksgiving

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] An Alexandria resident died in a Fairfax County crash in the early hours of Thanksgiving morning, the Virginia State Police announced...

Our View: What we’re thankful for this year

Practiced gratitude is a psychological approach that has been shown to increase happiness. We feel better when we focus on positive things, for which...

Handling a Vegetarian on Thanksgiving

There is a great deal of confusion and a lack of knowledge surrounding what to do with a vegetarian at mealtime. Holidays like Thanksgiving are often stressful for the guest and the host. My advice? Stop worrying!