Alexandria Gazette Packet

More Stories

Tease photo

Beagles on the Hunt for Homes

Area shelters and rescues assist in placement of research-bred beagles.

Sniffing out the prospects of finding love connections, Beagles formerly destined for lives as research or testing subjects, are now putting enthusiastic noses to the search for much easier and pain-free lives as beloved family companions...

Tease photo

‘A Special Place’

Principle Gallery debuts new Torpedo Factory artists.

The Principle Gallery on King Street, in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center, hosted an opening reception for an exhibit showcasing artwork by recently juried artists selected to be a part of Torpedo Factory Art Center...

Tease photo

All Fired Up

Friendship Firehouse celebrates 248 years.

The Friendship Firehouse Festival celebrated the 248th anniversary of the founding of the city’s first fire company Aug. 6 at the historic Friendship Firehouse Museum on South Alfred Street.

Tease photo

Reston Association Chooses New CEO

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

Tease photo

Financing the Rampage

Economic toll of gun violence is more than $14 billion a year for Virginia.

All those school security measures to harden your local elementary school add up. So do trips to the emergency room and the multiple surgeries needed to address gunshot wounds. While the human tragedy of gun violence often grabs headlines, the economic toll continues to mount with each mass shooting. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, the annual cost to Virginia is more than $14 billion a year.