Potential property sale stirs controversy.
The historic 415 Wolfe Street home hasn’t been sold yet, but even the possibility of a sale to a developer has some neighbors incensed. The owners of the historic property insist that the home is still on the market, and while a few developers have expressed an interest in the project, nothing is close to being finalized. Yet, some neighbors have already begun expressing concerns that a potential townhouse development could have a serious impact on the neighborhood.
Alexandria tops list of cities for veterans.
The Military Times has named Alexandria as the top mid-size community for veterans in its first Best for Vets: Places to Live feature article.
Parks, play and promising futures.
Summer vacation season is upon us. Vacations are not just fun, but can also be important for our health. We can return from time away with a renewed sense of vigor, fresh perspectives, and increased mental acuity. A break from the daily grind can relieve stress and increase productivity in all of us.
The new accessible playground, named after Ruthanne Lodato, an Alexandria piano and music teacher who was an active supporter of Alexandria’s special needs community, is officially open.
Telling the church’s history.
With her halo of salt and pepper hair and a calm voice, Lillian Stanton Patterson has an air of someone who has seen it all. When it comes to Alexandria history, there’s some truth to that. Patterson is a lifelong resident of Alexandria with a family history in the city dating back to the 1800s. Patterson and co-author Sarah R. Robertson have recently completed their book, “The Shiloh Story, Journey to Jubilee: 150 Years.” The book chronicles the history of Shiloh Church, its Civil War beginnings, its clergy, church officers, community efforts and the many historical events Shiloh encountered over the years.
In May, 2015, 276 Alexandria homes sold between $3,100,000-$95,000.
Alexandria Home Sales: May, 2015
Gary Stephen Hankins, 45, of Arlington, was convicted last month by a jury of six felonies related to the sexual abuse of a minor who had visited Hankins for the purpose of receiving therapy.
Titan girls’ first varsity and varsity lightweight 8 dominate.
The T.C. Williams girls’ first varsity 8 and girls’ varsity lightweight 8 ended the season with two big wins: gold medals at the Canadian Nationals in Ontario, Canada. The girls’ freshman 8 boat also captured a silver medal, and TC sculler Kyra McClary powered down the course to a close fourth-place finish.
Letter to the Editor
As I write this, I have no idea who will win the Democratic mayoral primary.
Two Lives Changed
I have been with my tutor/mentor for six months. Each week, Berkley and I work on writing, reading, and vocabulary.
Harriet and Tom Lankford opened up the gardens and pool house at their home “Clarens” for members and guests of the Historic Alexandria Foundation (HAF) on Sunday afternoon, June 7.
“Poetic Intersections” hopes to connect “pockets of poetry” in the city.
In the second year of her three-year term as the poet laureate of Alexandria, Tori Lane Kovarik is struck by the diversity of what she calls “pockets of poetry” in the city. From spoken word to homegrown punk, Kovarik hears people of all ages engaging in wordplay.
At Food Truck Rodeo, mobile vendors express frustration with city truck policy.
“Food Truck Rodeo” is a bit of a misnomer. The event outside Southern Towers on Seminary Road did have several food trucks, but there were also two clothing boutique trucks, a homemade jewelry store, and a mobile skateboard shop.
Fred Parker and Hard Times Café.
Frederic Goodfellow Parker is recognized for his pioneering spirit and the economic value it contributed to upper King Street and the entire City of Alexandria.
Levine wins 45th District Democratic nomination.
After a tense race with a last minute shift in the polls, current Vice-Mayor Allison Silberberg became the Democratic nominee for mayor.