Sportsman’s Club to host Nats VP Jan. 26
Damon Jones, of the the Washington Nationals, will be the guest speaker at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Jan. 26 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Local celebrated as Trump’s press secretary
Newly minted White House press secretary Sean Spicer
Locals celebrate Trump inauguration.
The Alexandria Republican City Committee celebrated the inauguration of President Donald Trump with a gala held Jan. 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Local officers provide security for inaugural events.
More than 100 officers from Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria reported for duty during the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 20 to help provide security during Inauguration Day activities in Washington, D.C.
Experts to discuss impact of local election changes.
When Democrats Justin Wilson and Tim Lovain lost their City Council seats to Republicans Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes in 2009, they put forth the proposal to move local elections from May to November, an initiative that passed the majority Democratic council in June of that same year.
David Speck, former Alexandria City Councilman and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, has been appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve in the McAuliffe administration as a board member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
First Night events draw thousands.
Revelers from around the world descended on Alexandria to ring in the new year as a midnight fireworks show ushered in 2017 and concluded the 22nd annual First Night Alexandria celebration.
ODBC hosts party for city children.
Santa Claus and his chief elf were on hand Dec. 15 as the Old Dominion Boat Club hosted its annual Christmas party for special education children from across the city.
Frank to lead search for Kluge successor.
Paul A. Frank, founding principal of Paul A. Frank Consulting, has been named the new executive director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.
Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.
Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.
To the Rescue
Christmas arrived early for more than 250 children from local Head Start programs as they picked out toys and visited with Santa during the annual Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy drive distribution day Dec. 11 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.
‘Dawn of Infamy’
Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam gathered at American Legion Post 24 for a viewing of the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission Tribute to Veterans ceremony Dec. 8, marking the 75th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II.
Sons honored in Alexandria Sportsman's Club scholarship drive.
Rick Moon enjoyed country music, boating and being on the water.
46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade
Crowds lined the streets of Old Town December 3 for Alexandria’s 46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade.
Holiday Boat Parade lights up the Potomac
The competition was fierce as more than 45 boats lined up along the Alexandria waterfront Dec. 3 to participate in the 17th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.
Del Ray to host fundraiser for Cruz family.
The Del Ray Business Association will host a “Rally for Rose” fundraiser Dec. 13 for the family of Rosemarie Cruz, who died Dec. 4 from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Mount Vernon Avenue at W. Glebe Road.
Survivor recalls Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary.
They said it couldn’t be done. There had never been anything like it in the history of warfare but with unmistakable red spheres visible on every wing, 353 Japanese planes descended undetected over the islands of Hawaii on a sleepy Sunday morning.
Turkey Trot raises $5,000 for ALIVE!
More than 5,200 runners took to the streets of Del Ray Nov. 24 for the 41st annual Thanksgiving Day Alexandria Turkey Trot.
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.
Score local gifts on Small Business Saturday.
You’ve made your list and checked it twice.
It is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with more than 53 million Americans being affected by some form of arthritis.
Chamber honors veterans in business.
Charlie Euripides, a Korean War veteran and longtime owner of the Royal Restaurant, received a standing ovation as he was presented with the 2016 Distinguished Patriot Award at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Salute to Veterans reception Nov. 10 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
Senior Services of Alexandria honors program volunteers
Senior Services of Alexandria honored individuals who have made a significant contribution to various SSA programs at its annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon Nov. 3 at the Durant Arts Center.
Thousands gather in salute to veterans.
Veterans organizations from across the nation joined President Barack Obama for the Presidential Armed Forces wreath-laying ceremony and Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ceremony to honor local veterans.
The Friends of Rocky Versace will host the city’s 15th Annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center.
Chamber honors best of local business.
It was the Academy Awards for local businesses as the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Business Awards Oct. 19, with Burke and Herbert Chairman and CEO E. Hunt Burke honored as the 2016 Business Leader of the Year.
Euripides to receive Distinguished Patriot Award Nov. 10.
Charlie Euripides, a Korean War Veteran and longtime owner of the Royal Restaurant, will be presented with the Distinguished Patriot Award.
Coats, books distributed to local families.
Families from across the city came to Charles Houston Recreation Center Oct. 29 to pick out new coats and books.
Firefighters distribute coats, books to local charities.
“We believe a new winter coat gives children the freedom and confidence to play more, learn more and do more.” — Firefighters and Friends founder Capt. Will Bailey
The 41st Marine Corps Marathon.
For Brooke Sydnor Curran, running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon was a milestone: her 100th marathon for charity since founding the nonprofit RunningBrooke Fund. For Grace Episcopal kindergarten teacher Cara Donley, the Oct. 30 race represented a different milestone.
Arlington resident last MCM “Groundpounder.”
“I’ve been very, very fortunate to never have a serious injury.” — Arlington’s Al Richmond on completing his 41st Marine Corps Marathon
Ivy Hill ceremony honors fire and EMS personnel.
Alexandria’s fallen firefighters and EMS personnel were remembered by members of the city’s first responder and law enforcement agencies at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony Oct. 14 at Ivy Hill Cemetery as part of the annual National Fire Prevention Week ceremonies.
Donley, volunteers to be honored Oct. 26.
Former Mayor Kerry Donley will be among those honored for their service to the community at the 22nd annual Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria awards ceremony Oct. 26 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Fourth generation Alexandrian dies at 82.
Since 1846, the Fannon name has been virtually synonymous with Alexandria and no one was prouder of that than Frank Fannon III.
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.
Rainy skies did not deter tens of thousands from flocking to Mount Vernon Avenue Oct. 1 for the 21st annual Art on the Avenue festival in Del Ray.
Civil liberties advocate dies at 87.
Stew Dunn was known for many things, primarily his commitment to civil liberties and a passion for the City of Alexandria. But not long ago he made a revelation that took even his son Chris by surprise.
$50,000 raised for low-income residents.
More than 160 people turned out Sept. 22 for Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s Raise the Roof fundraiser at Port City Brewery, raising more than $50,000 to help low-income residents in the city.
Gala to raise funds for antique equipment restoration.
In 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was established as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. George Washington was a member of the company and purchased the city its first fire engine in 1775. But it wasn’t until 1866 when Joseph Young, at a rate of $70 per month, became the city’s first paid firefighter thus marking the birth of the Alexandria Fire Department.
Benefit raises funds for Inova Alexandria hospital.
More than 225 people turned out Sept. 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour at the Diamond Jubilee Party held at Jack Taylor’s Toyota.
Waterfront event showcases maritime history.
Handmade wooden boats, and an “anything that floats” race on the Potomac River and a 12-foot white skiff that served as a blank canvas for children were all part of the festivities as the Alexandria Seaport Foundation hosted its annual Seaport Day Sept. 17 at Waterfront Park.
Breast cancer walk among things to do this fall.
While Sept. 22 signaled the first official day of autumn, it is the month of October when sweater weather moves in and a canvas of colorful leaves begins to blanket the city.
Historic Homes Tour celebrates 75 years.
The Dr. William Brown House, considered one of Old Town’s most prominent and historic homes, will be one of six homes featured Sept. 24 in the 75th annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour benefitting the Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.
RunningBrooke spearheads park cleanup.
The wheels were set in motion back in April, when Brooke Curran solicited 400 donors to participate in Spring2Action to help fund the revitalization of Taney Avenue Park.
Ray Deakins protests Sept. 21 the decision of Alexandria City Council to petition the Virginia General Assembly for permission to remove the Appomattox Statue from the intersection of Prince and Washington streets.
“Rocky” Versace among six Vietnam veterans still considered MIA.
The strains of “God Bless America” were the last words anyone would hear from Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace before he was executed Sept. 26, 1963, while a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Versace, whose remains have never been found, is one of six Alexandrians listed as Missing in Action from the Vietnam War.
Longerbeam, Barger to talk about upcoming season.
As T.C. Williams’ head football coach, Jimmy Longerbeam is the new kid in town and will talk about the upcoming season at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club annual High School Football Coaches Night Sept. 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Belle Haven tournament raises funds.
The third annual Patriots Day Golf Classic was held Sept. 9 at Belle Haven Country Club, raising funds for local veterans organizations in remembrance of those who perished in the 9-11 terrorist attacks as well as to honor those serving their country and working as first responders and emergency rescue personnel.
City to mark 15th anniversary of 9-11 attacks.
It was an unimaginable act of terrorism that took the lives of 13 Alexandria residents on Sept. 11, 2001. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the City of Alexandria will hold a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of what remains the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
WWII veterans gather for V-J Day celebration.
At 91-years-old, Air Force Col. Kim Ching (ret.) was the youngster among World War II veterans who gathered Aug. 20 at American Legion Post 24 in Old Town to commemorate Victory Over Japan Day, otherwise known as V-J Day.