Alexandria Gazette Packet





More Stories

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.