Monday, December 30
Saturday, December 28
Classic tales from Alexandria’s classic restaurants.
Friday, December 27
DRBA presents annual Star Awards.
600 toys collected in annual toy drive.
Tuesday, December 24
4,000 toys collected in annual toy drive.
Saturday, December 21
City often forgives delinquent taxpayers rather than going after them.
In the last decade, Alexandria has written off more than $100,000 in uncollected tax balances. The annual write-off happens every November, just as City Council members are appearing with a giant turkey at City Hall to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Friday, December 20
Awards ceremony at Mount Vernon Country Club ends the chamber’s year.
Thursday, December 19
Local artists say ’tis the season for creativity to give the gift of harmony.
Wednesday, December 18
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Includes Bishop Ireton alumna Kat Radley, who is now a writer on the Daily Show in New York City.
Comedian Kat Radley
Tuesday, December 17
For tens of thousands of families in our area, uncertainty and need; nonprofits face drop in contributions.
Monday, December 16
ALIVE! raises $75,000 for food programs.
Record turnout in Holiday Boat Parade.
Scottish Walk events benefit Campagna Center.
Friday, December 13
Income disparity is highest in Arlandria, which trails the city in median household income.
Taylor Run is about three miles from Arlandria. But it might as well be on the other side of the planet in terms of median household income. Census records show that the leafy suburban Taylor Run neighborhood, which is just behind the George Washington Masonic Memorial, has the highest median household income in Alexandria, more than $180,000 a year. The low-income neighborhood of Latino residents near the border with Arlington, on the other hand, has the lowest, less than $55,000 a year.
Thursday, December 12
Wednesday, December 11
Holiday designs to benefit Children’s National Hospital
Virginia Conservation Network Hosts 2019 General Assembly Preview.
Monday, December 9
Thousands turn out for 44th annual Turkey Trot.
School division focuses on equity amid persistent racial bias.
Friday, December 6
City Council considers extending dockless mobility pilot program.
Alexandria is bitterly divided over scooters, and a recent survey showed that the city is just about evenly split between people who hate the dockless mobility program and people who love it. That’s the backdrop for members of the Alexandria City Council, who are now considering extending the pilot into next year. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled for Dec. 14.
Follows Charles Dickens’ classic transformation of Scrooge during the holidays.
Thursday, December 5
Problems and solutions presented to a Mount Vernon audience.
Wednesday, December 4
Preserving your family’s wellbeing during the holidays.
Tuesday, December 3
Elks and Israel Temple sponsor 37th Thanksgiving Dinner.
Monday, December 2
Tree lighting kicks off holiday season.
Rotarians raise $75k for local nonprofits.
Hundreds turn out for community dinner.
“Howard Thurman was a remarkable character who had a significant impact on the political and social fabric of our country.”
Sunday, December 1
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