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Trailblazer broke the color barrier of the NBA
Under the glare of a national spotlight, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for Major League Baseball in 1947.
Dolce & Bean presented with 2021 award
The Del Ray Business Association presented Dolce & Bean with the 2021 "Heart of Del Award" on Feb. 12.
2021 awards to honor women on front lines of pandemic
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Alexandria Celebrates Women Awards.
Food and clothing drive supports local charities
More than 50 people braved the ice and freezing temperatures Feb. 13 to participate in the 13th annual Alexandrians Have Heart clothing and food drive sponsored by former City Councilman Frank Fannon.
Limited locations to begin Feb. 11
Beginning Feb. 11, Virginians will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at select CVS locations across the state.
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.
Nonprofits adapt during pandemic with virtual events and services, PPP loans, and ingenuity.
In the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, nonprofits have provided a lifeline to Alexandrians across the city.
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.
Museum’s Moss Kendrix collection one of Top 10 Endangered Artifacts
Moss Kendrix was known as the father of Black Public Relations, a prominent figure who founded the Moss H. Kendrix Organization in Washington, D.C. in 1948 to promote diversity in advertising.
Local residents win cars for community work
Two Alexandria women were presented with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition sportscar Dec. 15, 2020, as part of the Mazda Heroes: Honoring the Human Spirit program.
American Legion to host virtual 24-mile challenge
With the city’s annual George Washington Birthday Parade on hold for this year, Alexandria’s American Legion Post 24 is hosting a commemorative virtual event to honor the nation’s first commander-in-chief.
School board votes to change names of T.C., Maury schools
Following months of heated debate, the Alexandria School Board voted Nov. 23 to rename two city schools, including T.C. Williams High School of “Remember the Titans” film fame.
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.
American Legion marks Veterans Day, celebrates virtual challenge
Members of American Legion Post 24 gathered Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day and celebrate the completion of the 100 Miles for Hope challenge, a virtual 100-mile walk/run/ride that began Aug. 3 and ran through Veterans Day.
Race continues to support ALIVE!
The 45th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that draws more than 6,000 runners to the streets of Del Ray, is moving to a virtual format for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Memorial Walkway celebrates legacy of Parker-Gray School.
The 100th anniversary of the founding of Parker-Gray School, for decades the lone place of education for Alexandria’s African American community, was celebrated Oct. 24 with the dedication of a brick Memorial Walkway on the grounds of its original site at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.
Ghouls still want some fun on Halloween.
Halloween will look different this year, with COVID-19 safety a priority as children and adults look for alternative ways to celebrate the ghoulish holiday.
“Mr. Parade,” volunteer organizer dies at 67
No name is more synonymous with Alexandria’s signature events than Joe Shumard.
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.