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Redevelopment plan goes to Council Feb. 20
By unanimous 7-0 vote, the Planning Commission approved The Heritage of Old Town project, a 750-unit development in the Southwest quadrant of the Historic District of Old Town.
Residents enjoy first snow of the season
It wasn’t Snowmageddon, but when snow fell on the area Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, it was the most snow the region has seen since 2018.
Funeral home scion dies at 89
The Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home is one of the oldest businesses in Alexandria, dating back to 1849, when Benjamin Wheatley opened for business on the waterfront.
Red Kettle Campaign runs through Dec. 24
The familiar sound of holiday bells can be heard across the region as the Salvation Army continues its annual Red Kettle Campaign with new safety measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board of Lady Managers raises $30k for Inova Alexandria
The runway was dark this year as the Board of Lady Managers, known for its annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction, instead held what it billed as a “non-event,” raising $30,000 as part of an ongoing financial pledge to Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Holiday promotion supports local businesses.
Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.
For more than 100 years, America has been honoring its veterans on November 11, marking the date in 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect as the sound of artillery went silent along the Western Front in France.
Fundraiser goes virtual to support local nonprofits
The Rotary Club of Alexandria’s Taste For Giving, an annual fundraiser that supports dozens of local charities providing crucial services throughout the city, will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on large social gatherings.
INOVA Alexandria tops 2020 honorees
Campagna Center president and CEO Tammy Mann was honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the Business Leader of the Year at the Oct. 1, 2020 Best in Business Awards.
Mary Moran, a longtime Alexandria resident who relocated in recent years to Leonardtown, Md., died Oct. 1 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hosts 27th annual charity fundraiser
The corner of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane is once again ablaze in a sea of orange as Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hosts its 27th annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for charity.
Open carry hike held in wake of new gun ordinance
A group of Fairfax County residents gathered Sept. 19 at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for what was billed as an open carry hike along the Mount Vernon Trail in protest of the recent Board of Supervisors vote to ban guns on public property.
Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.
Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.
New exhibit frames 300 years of African American history.
Following delays of several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city has formally opened its newest public art installation at the Alexandria waterfront.
Controversial statue relocated to an undisclosed location.
For 131 years, the lone figure stood at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Old Town.
Gary Powers Jr. details U-2 incident.
Students, organizations stay connected while staying safe.
CARES Act, SBA loans aim to save small businesses.
Local businesses struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge Moore steps down after 22 years.