Alexandria People

Alexandria People


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.

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Appetite: St. Elmo’s Comes to Old Town Alexandria (with Cocktails)

Just in time for a January cold snap, Old Town North has gotten a little bit warmer.

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License to Chill in Alexandria

Residents enjoy first snow of the season

It wasn’t Snowmageddon, but when snow fell on the area Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, it was the most snow the region has seen since 2018.

‘We Are Still Here’

Nonprofits adapt during pandemic with virtual events and services, PPP loans, and ingenuity.

In the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, nonprofits have provided a lifeline to Alexandrians across the city.

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‘We Are Devastated’ in Alexandria

Atlantis Family Restaurant closing after 38 years

Long before celebrity chefs invaded the local culinary scene, there were Bill and Jim Patrianakos, who opened an unassuming restaurant in 1983 in an effort to provide quality food at reasonable prices.

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Vote to Boost Alexandria Black History Museum Project

Museum’s Moss Kendrix collection one of Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Moss Kendrix was known as the father of Black Public Relations, a prominent figure who founded the Moss H. Kendrix Organization in Washington, D.C. in 1948 to promote diversity in advertising.

The Other Alexandria: Highlighting 2020

The Other Alexandria’s column has covered many heartwarming articles during this most difficult year and the end of another decade.

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Alexandria Hometown Heroes

Local residents win cars for community work

Two Alexandria women were presented with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition sportscar Dec. 15, 2020, as part of the Mazda Heroes: Honoring the Human Spirit program.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

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Republican Women in Alexandria Install New Officers for 2021

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club of Alexandria installed its 2021 officers during its December meeting on Zoom.

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

Firefighters and Friends hold West End toy drive, distribute toys to children in need

Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue continued its annual toy drive with a scaled-down distribution day Dec. 19 at My Father’s House Christian Church International.

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The Other Alexandria: ‘40 Plus Years of Giving Scholarships’ – Parker-Gray Alumni

Parker-Gray High School celebrates their 100th Anniversary this year.

The Other Alexandria: Running for the Bull Dogs – Marian Stanfield

The early education of African Americans in Alexandria centered on reading, writing, arithmetic and recreation.