Alexandria Local


T.C. Williams Boys' Soccer Falls in Conference Semis

Benzina scores lone goal in 2-1 loss to Woodson.

The T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team was the aggressor early in Tuesday’s Conference 7 tournament semifinal match against Woodson, but had nothing to show for it at halftime.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Memorial Day Weekend Fun: May 22-25

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon for Memorial Day weekend.

Alexandria: 'Faces Never Forgotten'

Search continues for photos of Alexandria Vietnam veterans.

The name Humbert R. Versace is inscribed on Panel 01E, Row 033 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. But in his hometown, “Rocky” Versace’s sacrifice and that of 66 other Alexandrians is memorialized in a statue on Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray.

T.C. Girls’ Varsity Light Weight 8 Captures Bronze Medal

Four other Titan boats advance to the finals at Stotesbury

The T.C. Williams crew team proved this weekend that it can compete with the best boats in the country.

Meeting on North Hill Set for May 28

In 1981, the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority purchased a parcel of land off Richmond Highway, north of Dart Drive in the Mount Vernon District. A Federal Community Development Block Grant funded the purchase. Though a portion of the land was developed, 33 acres, called the North Hill property, have sat unimproved through the years.

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Obituary: Mary Ann Ormes, Founding Director of Senior Services of Alexandria

When Mary Ann Ormes followed her childhood sweetheart to Alexandria in 1954, the young bride didn’t waste any time getting involved in her community.

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Volunteers Gather to Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Dozens of volunteers gathered in Ivy Hill Cemetery on Sunday, May 17, to decorate the 661 identified graves of veterans for Memorial Day.

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Alexandria: Exploring Old Town’s Military History

Retired military couple lead local tours.

In 1859, Augustine Washington deposited $200,000 in an Alexandria bank for safe keeping. The funds were planned to go towards restoration of Mount Vernon, but when the Union Army began seizing bank funds, the manager’s wife hid the funds among the clothes in her closet.

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Alexandria: Candidates Debate City Economy

Incumbent Mayor William Euille defended his record of revitalizing Alexandria neighborhoods with new businesses.

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Alexandria: Citizens Irate Over Tax District

In the May 15 public hearing prior to the City Council’s major Potomac Yard Metro decision, residents of the local special tax district spoke out against what they saw as being unfairly targeted.

Alexandria: Council Honors Lowe, Dunning

Parks in Del Ray named in tribute.

As the City Council voted to name two parks in Del Ray after influential citizens from the neighborhood, members of City Council and the community took a moment to reflect on the lives of Judy Lowe and Nancy Dunning.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Girls’ Lacrosse Team Achieves Redemption

Cardinals defeat Saints in second consecutive VISAA state final.

The Bishop Ireton girls' lacrosse team defeated St. Stephen's & St. Agnes 12-10 in the VISAA Division I state championship game on May 16 at Randolph-Macon College.

Alexandria: Remembering Those Who Serve

Wreath-laying ceremony to be held at Alexandria National Cemetery.

It was first known simply as “Soldiers’ Cemetery.” Established in 1862 as one of the original 14 national cemeteries, Alexandria National Cemetery features a historic superintendent’s lodge designed by U.S. Quartermaster Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs and is the final resting place of the four civilians who died in pursuit of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Senior Travel: A Variety of Options

Senior Services of Alexandria

Everyday at Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) the DOT Paratransit Team answers calls from disabled individuals, many of them seniors, who need transportation to get around town. When driving is no longer an option, many seniors struggle to stay independent while “aging in place” without a reliable form of transportation.

Volunteering for Volunteers

Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Last month, we joined Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country for National Rebuilding Day when 10,000 volunteers nationwide provided free home repairs and upgrades to homes and communities. In Alexandria, more than 800 volunteers stepped up on this national day of service to help low-income homeowners with repairs. This giant effort was an important way to show the power of volunteerism in revitalizing a community and changing lives.