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Paving the Way in Alexandria

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.

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The Other Alexandria: The Cigar Man Made a Better Life – James Thomas Ford

In 1930, James Thomas Ford was a 17-year-old who lived with his mother and siblings in a rural community in Victoria, Lunenburg, Virginia.

This Week Is Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week in Alexandria

Alexandria City Council issued a Proclamation on Oct. 13, 2020

In recognition of the facts that:

Alexandria Film Festival Unveils 2020 Program

45 films to be screened virtually, including 18 premieres

The Alexandria Film Festival, which will debut virtually this year Nov. 12-15, announced on Tuesday its 2020 programming of 45 short and feature length fiction and nonfiction films, representing every genre.

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Witchful Thinking in Alexandria

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.