Shiloh Baptist Church honors MLK legacy.
Volunteering on MLK Day
Firefighters mark 25 years of toy donations.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year.” — Longtime toy drive supporter Bruce Witucki
Ddedication of the Davis and McDaniel Veterans Care Center Dec. 12 in Roanoke. Davis and McDaniel, both Alexandria residents, are highly decorated Vietnam War veterans.
Virginia Veterans Care Center to be renamed for Davis and McDaniel.
Two of Alexandria’s most decorated Vietnam veterans will be honored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as Gov. Glenn Youngkin renames the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke in honor of Army Col. Paris Davis and Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel.
McDaniel awakens to Veterans Day tribute.
Del Ray Café hosts kickoff for Oct. 15 Walk.
Reception to honor local legends to be held Oct. 18.
Photos by Steven Halperson/Tisara Studio
Alumni Hoda Kotb returns for FHHS 60th reunion.
Firefighters, volunteers provide backpacks for kids.
Back to school
Mount Vernon At Home marks 14 years.
Aldersgate Church Community Theater comedy runs July 7-23.
Paris Davis honored by local community.
Medal of Honor
ACHS students partner with Charles Barrett.
Read Across America
Aldersgate youth cast shines in award-winning musical.
Building renamed for renowned housing advocate.
Tuskegee Airmen author inspires students at Ferdinand Day.
Ferdinand day book
Thousands of new coats distributed to children in need.
300 new shoes distributed at Gum Springs.
Firefighters and volunteers from across the county gathered June 2 to distribute more than 300 pair...
Rappellers raise funds for New Hope Housing.
Excitement was mixed with tinges of fear as more than 80 volunteers rappelled down the 14-story Crystal City Hilton as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser for New Hope Housing.
MVHS students win Letter to the Editor contest.
Signature Theatre’s Rom-Com of musicals.
American Legion honors POW, Vietnam veterans.
West Potomac junior advances to District 17 competition.
Firefighters continue annual toy drive.
Senior Villages ease aging in place.
Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.
Kemal Kurspahic dies at 74.
‘Flags for Heroes’ on display at Cedar Knoll
The strains of Amazing Grace filled the air as a lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags overlooking the Potomac River as part of the 4th annual Flags for Heroes display June 27 on the grounds of Cedar Knoll Restaurant.
Twig donates $150,000 to Inova Alexandria
The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, presented a check for $150,000 to hospital president Dr. Rina Bansal and Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation Board Chair Donald Simpson Jr. during the organization’s annual luncheon June 15 at the Potomac Riverfront home of philanthropist Joe Viar.
For years, the nation’s first couple, George and Martha Washington, pursued Ona Judge, a young woman who in 1796 escaped a life of slavery in the Washington household to live in freedom in New England.
Noted architect, community leader dies at 70
Steve Gresham was known for many things: his intellect, his wit, his love of classic rock and the vast collection of his trademark bow ties.
Inova expands women’s health, sexual assault and trafficking services.
Elected officials from throughout the region gathered in Alexandria’s West End May 8 to celebrate the opening of two new Inova Health System community health clinics that will focus on women’s health and medical evaluations for sexual assault and human trafficking survivors.
High-capacity Covid-19 vaccination site to open in Alexandria as the one-year mark in the pandemic passes
A large-scale vaccination center for Northern Virginia is slated to open by the end of March at the long-vacant Victory Center, with the ability to provide upwards of 6,000 doses per day of the Covid-19 vaccine.
For most people, the cursory greeting “How are you?” elicits a cursory “Fine, and you?” But for Roy Gravatte, it was a chance to show his gratitude in life with his signature response to anyone who asked: “Better than I deserve.”
ASC to host David Knight Feb. 17.
David Knight, a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School who went on to play wide receiver for the New York Jets in the National Football League, will be the featured speaker via Zoom at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.
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.
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.
Assistant GM to preview upcoming season
Mark Scialabba, Assistant General Manager, Player Development for the Washington Nationals, will be the featured speaker during a webinar presentation for the Jan. 20 Alexandria Sportsman’s Club meeting.
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.
Firefighters and Friends continue annual toy drive
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, in partnership with Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue, continued its annual toy drive with a scaled-down distribution day Dec. 15 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.
Firefighters and Friends give away 3,000 new coats
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler joined volunteers at Penn Daw Fire Station 11 Oct. 29 to organize and distribute thousands of new winter coats for children in need as part of the Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue annual coat drive.
Open carry hike held in wake of new gun ordinance
A group of Fairfax County residents gathered Sept. 19 at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for what was billed as an open carry hike along the Mount Vernon Trail in protest of the recent Board of Supervisors vote to ban guns on public property.
Backpacks, school supplies distributed to families in need.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler was among the volunteers at Penn Daw Fire Station 11 Aug. 31 to distribute more than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need throughout the county.
Bugler honors lives lost to COVID-19.
It was a simple enough request.
Rotary project raises $16k for local nonprofits.
The Rotary Club of Alexandria raised $16,000 for local nonprofits through its third annual Flags for Heroes program, a display of 200 flags along the George Washington Parkway at Cedar Knoll Restaurant.
#CAREavanChallenge visits assisted living facilities.
The gauntlet was thrown. ElderTree Care Management Services challenged care providers to get creative and show appreciation for health care aides at local assisted living facilities.
Hundreds of flags on display through July 11.
A lone bagpiper stood among hundreds of American flags as the strains of Amazing Grace wafted through the air during the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Flags for Heroes display June 28 at Cedar Knoll Restaurant along the George Washington Parkway.
Students, organizations stay connected while staying safe.