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Knock Your Stalks Off in Alexandria
Community gardens grow in popularity.
With warmer temperatures settling in across the region, gardeners have taken to the outdoors, with community gardens growing in popularity across the city.
Alexandria City Council Approves Police Review Board
Civilian oversight group to begin July 1
At its public hearing on April 17, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance establishing a Community Policing Review Board, which will go into effect July 1.
Journey to Freedom
Holocaust survivor recalls flight from ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ and occupied Poland
Sam Ponczak was just shy of two years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.
T.C., Maury Schools Renamed
ACPS opens student contest to design new Titan logo
The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.
Biden Visits Alexandria Vaccination Site
Announces April 19 for expanded eligibility for all
President Joe Biden made a visit April 6 to a Neighborhood Health vaccination clinic at Virginia Theological Seminary, using the occasion to announce the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.
Obituary: Charles R. Hooff III
Real Estate developer dies at 80
Alexandria native and real estate magnate Charles Hooff III, principal broker of the firm that bears his name, died Feb. 1 at the age of 80.
Alexandria Planning Commission Approves Heritage of Old Town
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.
License to Chill in Alexandria
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.
Obituary: Julian Wilson Everly Sr.
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.
For Whom the Bell Tolls in Alexandria
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.
‘A Hard Year for Fundraising’ in Alexandria
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.
Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6
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.
A Salute to Veterans in Alexandria
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.
Taste For Giving Set for Nov. 14
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.
Best in Business in Alexandria
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 Dies at 65
Mary Moran, a longtime Alexandria resident who relocated in recent years to Leonardtown, Md., died Oct. 1 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
The Great Pumpkin Patch in Alexandria
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.
Residents Protest Fairfax County Gun Ban
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.
Obituary: James Breeding
Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.
Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.
Public Art Installation Opens in Waterfront Park in Alexandria
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.