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Alexandria: Burke Named Business Leader of the Year

Chamber to honor local organizations Oct. 19.

When E. Hunt Burke walks the streets of Old Town, he commands attention sporting the same iconic mustache that was the trademark of his father, the late Taylor Burke Jr. As chairman and CEO of Burke and Herbert Bank, Burke has spent his career in the family business and on Oct. 19 will again follow in his father’s footsteps when he is honored as the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.

Eva Shea to Lead Alexandria Sportsman’s Club

First female president in Sportsman’s Club history.

Eva Shea, a two-time All American and two-time All New England Lacrosse player, has been elected as the 2020-2021 president of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

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2017 Best in Business Awards in Alexandria

Chamber honors local businesses.

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Some Gave All: Police Memorial in Alexandria Dedicated to Fallen Officers

Police memorial dedicated to fallen officers.

Judy Birney was just 12 years old when her father, youth detective Conrad Birney, was killed responding to a bank robbery in 1972. She went on to follow in her father’s footsteps, serving as an Alexandria police officer until 1999. On March 28, she joined more than 350 people for the dedication of the Alexandria Fallen Officers Memorial honoring the sacrifice of her father and 17 others who died in the line of duty.

Obituary: Ray Cobean

Longtime ODBC, ASC member dies at 90

Ray Bell Cobean, a longtime member of the Old Dominion Boat Club and the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club, died Dec. 18, 2020, at the age of 90.

Obituary: Dr. Nancy Durant Edmonds

Daughter of Dr. Oswald Durant dies at 92

Dr. Nancy Durant Edmonds, daughter of noted Alexandria doctor Oswald Durant, died unexpectedly at her home in Plainfield, N.J. at the age of 92.

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Celebrating the Class of 2021 at T.C. Williams

Final commencement for T.C. Williams High School

It was a day of celebration as the T.C. Williams High School class of 2021 bid farewell to a year of quarantines, remote learning and canceled social and athletic events during the June 12 commencement ceremony at Chinquapin Park.

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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.

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Candyland: Rocket Fizz Opens in Fairlington Centre

The phrase “excited as a kid in a candy store” took on new meaning as Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop opened its doors Dec. 11 among the shops in Fairlington Centre.

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New Kids on the Block

Retail shops open on Cameron, S. Union.

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‘Where The Past Is Your Present’ in Alexandria

The Old Town Shop celebrates second anniversary.


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Bidding Adieu to The Winery

Local wine shop to close Sept. 15.

The Winery, a fine wine and gourmet food shop known for the personal touch of owner Jane Cahill, will be closing its doors Sept. 15 after more than a decade of serving the Alexandria community.

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Sleighing the Holidays in Alexandria

A survival guide for local gifts.

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Shop 'Til You Drop

Score Black Friday steals and deals locally.

Coordinated by the Shop Local Alexandria project and the Old Town Boutique District, more than 50 of Alexandria's independently owned shops will be participating in this year's Black Friday promotion.

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For Those Who Serve: Groundbreaking for Alexandria Memorial

Alexandria Police Foundation breaks ground on Fallen Officers Memorial.

Alexandria police officer Eugene Yoakum was 31 years old when he was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 27, 1964. On the 50th anniversary of his death, his daughter Sharon joined other family members of slain officers at Police Department headquarters for the groundbreaking of the Alexandria Fallen Officers Memorial.

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Sleighing the Holidays in Alexandria

Last-minute gifts; pilot delivery program for local shoppers.


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Banana Tree 'Pops Up' in Del Ray

Former Old Town retailer joins online trend.

For 25 years, Monique Bergin ran the Banana Tree retail shop on King Street in Old Town. But last year, she closed the shop and converted to an online-only business.

Serving Up Leadership

Armstrong to be honored as Business Leader of the Year.

He is a native Dubliner but for decades, chef Cathal Armstrong has made Alexandria his home, opening his signature Restaurant Eve in 2004 and creating The Eat Good Food Group with his wife Meschelle. On Nov. 13, Armstrong will be honored as the 2012 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year at a reception to be held at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center.

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Visionary Veterans Exhibit in Alexandria

New exhibit honors Navy inventors.

On the surface, they have little in common. Lewis Latimer was the child of escaped slaves while Maxime Faget dreamed of life beyond the stars nearly a century later.

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Alexandria: Beauticians, Barbers and Books

Literacy initiative targets youths on summer break.

Local barber shops and beauty salons across the city have united to promote Beauticians, Barbers and Books, a new literacy initiative to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer.