Alexandria People

Alexandria People


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Robert ‘Old Folks’ Dawkins

Founder of African American Hall of Fame dies at 83.

“He did so much in furtherance of recognizing others and never took credit for it.” — The Hon. Nolan Dawkins of his brother Robert

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Forever Friends

Lawhorne, Knoernschild honored in Del Ray.

“This community literally would not be what it has become without people like Dana and Tommy.” — Del Ray resident Gayle Reuter

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Neighbors Surprise Vietnam POW

McDaniel awakens to Veterans Day tribute.


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Home of the Brave

Ceremony honors veterans, Gold Star families.

Veteran's Day

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Interfaith Walk for Peace

Community gathers to walk and pray for peace.

“How do we live with war and peace at the same time, with love and hatred at the same time?” — Rabbi Steven Rein

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Living Legends of Alexandria

David Baker honored as 2023 Living Legend.

Living Legend

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Well Heeled

The Shoe Hive celebrates 20 years.

“This was not very thought out – it was all very spontaneous and here we are 20 years later.” — The Shoe Hive owner Elizabeth Todd

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Long-time Resident Publishes First Book

Ann Allman and her husband, Frank Gulino, have lived in our area for forty years.

Meet the Legends

Reception to honor local legends to be held Oct. 18.

Photos by Steven Halperson/Tisara Studio

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Michael Freedman

Mike Freedman, who found respite in radio early on and would become a radio network executive, journalism professor and university administrator, died at home in Alexandria, Va., surrounded by his family, on Sept. 18 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

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Simpson Named Business Leader of the Year

Best in Business reception slated for Oct. 12.

“Our family has always been involved in the community.” — Donald Simpson Jr.

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‘Every Day is Beautiful’

Families celebrate milestone birthdays.

“I have a beautiful family and could not ask for more.” — Norma Safren celebrating her 93rd birthday.

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Crowning Glory in Alexandria

Carpenter’s Shelter girls get new back-to-school styles.

Hair styles

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People at Work

Sit in a Comfortable Chair—You Can’t Put These Books Down

Author in Alexandria

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In the Kitchen

Elaine’s—from Alexandria, Egypt to Alexandria, Virginia