SSA honors community service.
A record crowd gathered March 4 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center as Senior Services of Alexandria held its 2017 Generation to Generation Gala to recognize two Alexandria families for their long-term commitment to giving back to the Alexandria community.
ASO executive director Paul Frank dies at 76.
A conductor’s podium was as much an office for Paul Frank as was the traditional CEO corner suite.
ASF apprentice builds for the future.
For nine months, Jay Helinksi worked as an apprentice with the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.
To many, Bob Michel will be remembered as the longtime Illinois congressman and skilled politician who served for 38 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Donley, Euille among 2017 honorees.
Former Alexandria mayors Kerry Donley and Bill Euille are among the Class of 2017 Living Legends of Alexandria who will be honored at the organization’s 10th anniversary Meet the Legends reception March 16 at the George Washington Masonic Memorial.
Ballyshaners host 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
St. Patrick's Day parade in Old Town, Alexandria
Raising funds to fight child abuse
Alexandria West Rotary Club donates books
Tilelli honors service of Washington, first responders.
Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association
University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”
Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.
George Washington Birthday parade returns after two-year absence.
Wearing t-shirts and shorts, a crowd of thousands turned out for the City of Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade, which made its return after a two-year absence due to extreme weather conditions.
SSA gala to honor family community service.
The proverb “charity begins at home” describes the family of 100-year-old William Charity and the decades of community service inspired by the patriarch’s example of service to others.
Gala to honor ACT, Sengel.
ACT, the city’s primary resource for the prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse.
Civil War nursing subject of Agenda:Alexandria.
Civil War nursing
Records set in premier rowing competition.
Athletes from Alexandria Community Rowing were among those setting records at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints held Feb. 4 at T.C. Williams High School.
Washington Post sports columnist Dan Steinberg will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.
Event Kicks off the George Washington Celebration
Gen. John H. Tilelli (ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 20 Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association annual breakfast.
Guitar Center opens in Alexandria.
Wedding Showcase to feature “Say Yes to the Dress” host Durham.
Monte Durham, co-host and fashion director of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” will be the featured guest at the first annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase Feb. 19 at The Westin Alexandria.
Dennis Belmont, a resident and small business owner in the Del Ray community, was elected president of the Del Ray Business Association at the organization’s Jan. 16 meeting.
Benefit to be held February 10
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will be among those honored Feb. 10 at this year’s Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys and Girls Club annual fundraiser.
Local officers provide security for inaugural events.
More than 100 officers from the Fairfax County Police Department assisted in security during Inauguration Day activities Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. as Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th President of the United States.
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.