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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Alexandria

Spreading the joy of celebrating our mothers

Anna Jarvis was a well-known social activist and community organizer in Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

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‘Hanged by a Mob’

City remembers 1897 lynching victim Joseph McCoy

It was April 23, 1897, and the front page of newspapers across the region carried the news of the latest lynching in the area – the slaying of 18-year-old Joseph McCoy, who had been accused of assaulting the 9-year-old daughter of his employer.

Second Chances Benefit the Whole Community

Toby Pendergrass opens the 13th Second Chance virtual fundraising breakfast on Thursday, April 22.

The Final Countdown in Alexandria

Spring2Action online giving day set for April 28

Spring2Action, Alexandria’s annual online day of giving, officially begins April 28 and will run for 24 hours to raise funds for nonprofits across the city.

The Other Alexandria: He Had Their Backs: Harold Bell ‘Inside Sports’

Harold Bell was the first African American to host and produce his own Sports Talk Radio show, “Inside Sports,” in Washington, D.C. from 1972 through the 1990s.

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Giving Alexandria’s Wildlife a Second Chance

This is National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week.

It’s the time of year when Alexandria’s wildlife comes to life — foraging, making nests and raising their young.

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Earl Lloyd Statue Unveiled

Trailblazer broke the color barrier of the NBA

Under the glare of a national spotlight, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for Major League Baseball in 1947.

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Appetite: ESP Tea and Coffee Brings New Faces and Focus to King Street in Alexandria

About two months ago, King Street saw the rebirth of a familiar coffee shop with a renewed name, all set to rise from the ashes.

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The Other Alexandria: The Women Who Sparked His Career – Dr. Michael D. Casey

There is a common saying that a woman is always behind a successful man.

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Stones Tribute Band Won’t Leave the Piggy Bank “Shattered, Shattered”

Tribute bands have the look and the sound but not the price.

Stones tribute band

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Ethicist on the Bench

Prosecutor of bad lawyers to take a seat on the Alexandria Circuit Court

Prosecuting unethical lawyers is not a great way to win friends and influence people. Yet somehow Kathleen Uston has been able to figure out a way to trade her job as assistant bar counsel at the Virginia State Bar for a seat on the Alexandria Circuit Court. She'll be installed on the court next week, the culmination of a career that has given Uston an inside look at some of the worst lawyering in Virginia while also giving her a special insight into the role ethics plays in the law. — Yvonne Weight Callahan

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Happy 90th Birthday, Charles Nelson

On March 11, it was official: Charles Nelson became a nonagenarian, celebrating his 90th birthday with family at his home in Alexandria.

The Other Alexandria: Passing The History On – Lois Diggs Davis

Many African American families in Alexandria have family ties back to the pre- and post-Civil War era. One of these families is the Diggs family.

Back in 2014, the City of Alexandria honored the descendants of the Freedmen’s Cemetery, located at Washington and Church Street.

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Inside Guest House in Alexandria

Challenges posed by Covid add to tough road to recovery

Kari Galloway, Executive Director of Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, says “It’s hard. Our clients feel like they just got out of prison and then they come here and get quarantined for two weeks in their room.”

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Appetite: Plant-Based Cottage Bakery Coming to Del Ray

Ah, the smell of pastries – there’s really nothing like it.