Alexandria People

Alexandria People


Metro Funding: Va. Should Contribute $180 Million

Smart Growth

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Donald Dinan

Alexandria Aces founder dies at 74.

“Don was a walking encyclopedia and a wealth of knowledge.” — Alexandria Aces owner Frank Fannon

Tight Knit Circle of Friends

Women gather each week to create and connect.

The soft click-clack of knitting needles is barely audible over the chatter that fills the library of Margaret Overcash’s McLean home. She and three of her oldest friends have gathered for their weekly knitting session.

Debra Roepke Appointed Executive Director of Alexandria Seaport Foundation

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation Board of Directors has Debra Roepke as Executive Director. A distinguished nonprofit leader and recognized expert in volunteer engagement and management, Roepke will spearhead a transformative journey for the Foundation, leading initiatives to expand the Foundation’s capacity, enhancing the skills-based Apprentice Program, and aligning efforts with the evolving needs and aspirations of the young adults the foundation serves.

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Making Spirits Bright in Alexandria

Hundreds of toys given to families in need.

Hundreds of toys given to families in need.

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Living Legend: Nelson Greene Jr.

A voice against injustice leaves a legacy of service.

Living Legends

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‘Freedom Is Not Free’

Ddedication of the Davis and McDaniel Veterans Care Center Dec. 12 in Roanoke. Davis and McDaniel, both Alexandria residents, are highly decorated Vietnam War veterans.

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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