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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.

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The Other Alexandria: His Name Lives On – Charles Hamilton Houston

Before 1965, Alexandria, Va. had separate schools for African Americans in the Alexandria school system.

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Pawsitive Partners in Arlandria

Volunteers care for feral cat colony

Ever since Devon Cain was a young girl, she has loved cats.

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Queen Bee’s Priebe Victim of Car Theft in Alexandria

Police investigate incident during gas stop in Old Town

It was Super Bowl Sunday and Allison Priebe had her hands full with things to do.

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Thinking Small in Alexandria

Bill Reagan helps local businesses flourish.

Bill Reagan is not a very good salesman.

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Virtual ‘Stay-at-Home’ Gala

March 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

“Celebrating SSA’s Work for Alexandria’s Older Adults”

Nominations Open to Celebrate Women in Alexandria

2021 awards to honor women on front lines of pandemic

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Alexandria Celebrates Women Awards.

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Alexandrians Have Heart

Food and clothing drive supports local charities

More than 50 people braved the ice and freezing temperatures Feb. 13 to participate in the 13th annual Alexandrians Have Heart clothing and food drive sponsored by former City Councilman Frank Fannon.

The Other Alexandria: A Special Valentine – Karen Hubbard Suggs

Every Valentine’s Day, Karen Hubbard Suggs and her sister, Faye A. Hubbard, would take a moment to remember their parents’ wedding day.

All You Need is Love in Alexandria

Couples share the secret of working together.

It takes a brave soul to go into business with your other half.

Best of the Best in Alexandria

Two TC seniors win full scholarships to attend college

When T.C. Williams High School senior Natnael Asegdew was 6 years old, he moved to the United States from Ethiopia and his parents had one purpose in mind: to ensure their two children received a quality education.

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The Other Alexandria: Dress for Success – Businessman William “Sonny” Duke

On Dec. 22, 2020 at the Inova Hospital in Leesburg, Va., one of Alexandria’s successful African American businessmen succumbed to Covid-19.

Black History Month in Alexandria

Black History Month includes virtual and physically distanced events celebrating Alexandria African American history throughout the month of February.