Back to profile

Louise Krafft

Stories by Louise

Tease photo

Thanksgiving at the Alexandria Elks Lodge

Thanksgiving dinner were served to senior citizens on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3.

Del Ray Delivers on Halloween

Costumes filled the racks in the community room at the Mount Vernon Community Center on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27.

Tease photo

Nightmare on Alfred Street

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority hosted a Halloween haunting in the greens and alleyway in the 800 block of N. Alfred Street on Oct. 31.

Tease photo

Christ House Gets Face Lift

Christ House, a transitional shelter for homeless men received a long overdue face lift last month.

Tease photo

Church Hosts Annual Soup & Pie Bazaar

The White Elephant was set up on the lawn outside the Arlington Church of the Brethren as shoppers culled over the household goods and games on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Season for Crafts

Twelve local and regional artisans showcased their work on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Dominion Hills Community House on Wilson Boulevard.

Tease photo

Toast for a Cure

An evening at historic River Farm on Oct. 25 supported Inova Breast Care Institute at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and the new Patient Tower Campaign.

Tease photo

Dressed up for Halloween

Del Ray cancelled its 16th annual Halloween Parade but held the haunted house decorating contest this past weekend.

Tease photo

3rd Annual Falloween in Clarendon

Snapshots from Falloween

Tease photo

Viva la Diva

The 29th Annual Yacht Haven Garden Club Fashion Show, Luncheon & Silent Auction was held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club.

Cleanup at Little Hunting Creek

Volunteers started work on Friday, Oct. 19 removing shopping carts from Little Hunting Creek off Janna Lee Avenue.

Tease photo

Fall Rummage and Craft Fair

Tables filled the east parking lot at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday, Oct. 20, for the annual fall rummage sale.

Tease photo

Church Hosts Walk for the Homeless

Friends and parishioners of the Church of the Ascension gathered at Lyon Park for the 3rd annual Fall Fest and Walk for the Homeless on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20.

Tease photo

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Clifford, the Big Red Dog, was out on the playground at Patrick Henry Elementary School greeting the children as they arrived for the community reading festival on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29.

Tease photo

Playground: Done in a Day

Designed by youths, built by volunteers.

Activities started early in the courtyard at Hopkins-Tancil in Old Town on Thursday morning, Sept. 13. More than 200 volunteers sporting red Washington Capital’s hockey t-shirts swarmed the playground preparing it for the day’s work.

Tease photo

Firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ To fight Muscular Dystrophy

The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign began last weekend on Thursday, Aug. 30 and ran through Sunday, Sept. 2.

Tease photo

At Alexandria Art Market

The market features original work for sale for painters, watercolorists, jewelry designers, potters, glassworkers and more.

Scuba for Wounded Warriors

Patriot Scuba instructors offered recreational scuba diving lessons to a number of military veterans in the pool at the Holiday Inn at Eisenhower Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Tease photo

Dance Class at Hollin Hall Senior Center

Seniors enjoy their dance class.

Tease photo

Riverside Estates Median Clean-up

Residents of Riverside Estates volunteered on May 4 to do a little clean-up on the median strips bordering the residential community off Old Mount Vernon Road. Throughout the morning volunteers cleared weeds and trash in the flower beds and added mulch to the shrubs and bushes along the roadside.

Tease photo

Making Ice Cream, Colonial-Style

As the temperature and humidity raced toward 90 on Aug. 4, chocolate ice cream was being made in the green house at the Mount Vernon Estate.

Tease photo

Senior Flash Mob at County Fair

The annual Arlington County Fair was just gearing up on Friday, Aug. 10 for the evening crowd as 60 or more senior citizens walked and then began dancing on the new turf playing field.

Tease photo

Friendship Firehouse Marks 238th Birthday

The 100 block of S. Alfred Street was blocked off on Saturday, Aug. 5 for the annual Friendship Firehouse birthday celebration.

Tease photo

Signature Theatre Hosts Open House

The music started at noon on stage in the MAX, a Signature Theatre highlights concert — looking ahead to the new season, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Hello Dolly!,” and “Company.”

Marathon ’33 Goes into Final Stage Rehearsals

Early last week, the cast and crew of the American Century Theater’s upcoming summer play went into rehearsals on site in Theatre II in the Gunston Arts Center.

Tease photo

Alexandria Citizens Band Celebrates 100 Years

The Alexandria Citizens’ Swing Band took the stage and performed at Market Square on Friday, July 13.

New Arrivals at Orchard County Produce

Produce and baked goods from Orchard Country farm are available for sale in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Tease photo

Stained Glass Window Designer Celebrated at St. Paul’s

On Sunday, July 25, after the 10 a.m. service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on South Pitt Street, a reception was held honoring renowned executor of stained glass windows, Rowan LeCompte.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society Celebrates 20 Years

The members of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society hosted an ice cream social on June 24 in the assembly room at the tavern museum before adjourning to the ballroom for the annual meeting and election of new board members.

Tease photo

Mount Olivet Relives War between States

Reenactors from both the North and the South camped out in the small park beyond the entrance to Mount Olivet’s Church on North 16th Street in Arlington on Sunday, July 15. Members of the Confederate troops of the Army of Northern Virginia set up camp along with Union troops.

Tease photo

2012 Alexandria Historical Society Awards Ceremony

Bill Dickinson, president of the Alexandria Historical Society welcomed and introduced members and guests to the annual awards ceremony last Wednesday evening at the Lyceum.

Tease photo

Remembering Gilbert S. McCutcheon

Family, friends and neighbors of Gil McCutcheon gathered on the hilltop of Lamond Community Park on Saturday, May 12 for a ceremony to rename the park for the late Gilbert S. McCutcheon. McCutcheon was a key player in negotiations and acquisition of the 18-acre site off Fort Hunt Road. He also ensured that the home on the property would be preserved.

Tease photo

Campagna Center Hosts Belles and Bowties

Belles and Bowties at Collingwood on the River

The Belles and Bowties Derby Party occurred on May 5.

Tease photo

4th Annual Red Day at Jefferson Houston

The staff and associates of Keller Williams Realty in Old Town spent Thursday, May 10 painting, gardening and cleaning the exterior of Jefferson Houston Elementary School.

Tease photo

Community Yard Sale

The lower parking lot at Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center was trimmed with tables laden with goods for sale on Saturday, May 12.

Tease photo

Princess for a Night at West Potomac

The line was already out the door when the girl’s locker room opened on Saturday, May 12 for first pick on the new and slightly used prom dresses and accessories.

Tease photo

Women’s Club Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Members of the Women’s Club of Arlington gathered Saturday, April 28 at their clubhouse on S. Buchanan Street for a celebration of 80 years of community service.

Sharing Joys of Reading

The Reading Connection holds festival at the Quincy Library

The Reading Connection held a community reading festival at the Quincy Library on Saturday, May 12.

Tease photo

Ballston Opens Arts & Craft Market

Saturday afternoon, The Ballston Arts & Craft Market opened for the season in the park at Wellburn Square on Saturday, May 12.

Tease photo

Presidential Visit to Washington-Lee

President Barack Obama made his first visit to Washington-Lee High School on Friday, May 4.

Tease photo

History Awards

Six individuals were honored April 25 who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of Alexandria.

Tease photo

Yorktown Band Hosts Chili Cook Off and Spring Sale

A dozen plus pots filled with chili filled the tables in the cafeteria for the Chili Cook-Off and spring sale on Saturday, May 5.

Tease photo

Canstruction Returns

On display through April 28 are eight canstructions, made of canned and/or packaged foods, built by local architectural teams. This

Tease photo

‘A Delicious Bite of Knowledge’

More than 2,750 cupcakes made up the H-B Woodlawn eighth graders’ map of the world.

Tease photo

Celebrating Opening Day for Alexandria Little League

Twenty-five teams took the field at Simpson Field for the annual Alexandria Little League opening day ceremony Saturday morning, April 14. League president Bill Gehrig introduced the teams as they paraded onto the field. Majors commissioner Rusty Rhodes and his two sons led the players in reciting the Little League Pledge.

Tease photo

A Tax Day Protest at Springfield Metro

Half dozen Northern Virginia activists handed out literature to riders on the Springfield Metro on Tax Day, April 17.

Tease photo

"Flight 905 Heavy"

The Space Shuttle Discovery, atop its Boeing 747 carrier, flies over Windmill Hill Park on Tuesday, April 17. The shuttle will become part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. The flight was referred to as “flight 905 heavy” on the air traffic control channel.

Tease photo

Dominion Power Hosts Radio Disney

The Arlington Science Focus School second grade students participated in the Radio Disney high-energy Tree Trivia Assembly Thursday afternoon, April 12.

Tease photo

A ‘Shoebox Event’

Catholic Charities held a community-wide "Shoebox Event" at St. Thomas More Cathedral on Saturday, April 14 in which volunteer participants decorated and packed hundreds of shoeboxes for low-income seniors, the homeless, the hungry and those who rely on the food pantries Catholic Charities operates and supports

Tease photo

Student-Directed One Acts

Students in the Yorktown High School theatre arts program performed and directed a series of four one act plays March 22-24.