An additional in-person early voting site for Virginia's general election in November opened in the City of Alexandria on Friday and will remain open through Oct. 30. Virginia voters do not need an excuse to vote early due to 2020 state legislation. The Tuesday, Nov. 2 ballot includes local elections for Alexandria mayor, City Council, sheriff, Alexandria School Board, and Commonwealth's Attorney. Statewide elections include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and House of Delegates.Continue reading "Second Early Voting Site Opens For November Election In Alexandria"
Noah Lyles, a graduate of Alexandria's T.C. Williams High School, is headed to the Olympics in Tokyo after a dominant win in the men's 200m final at trials. Lyles, 23, clocked in at a world-leading time of 19.74 seconds in the 200m final. The 200m is considered his best event, and he will be one of the contenders for a gold medal in Tokyo. According to Team USA, he has only lost one 200m final as a pro. Continue reading "Noah Lyles, An Alexandria Grad, Headed To Olympics"
The city of Alexandria is honoring Juneteenth in a number of ways, from in-person and virtual concerts to historical tours of the city. Juneteenth refers to June 19, 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation made it to the slave-holding state of Texas. Continue reading "Alexandria Honored Juneteenth With In-Person, Virtual Events"
In Alexandria, this year’s Historic Garden Week, which takes place on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be different because of COVID-19. The event will consist only of exteriors. Participants will be given maps and directions for a self-guided walking circuit of more than a dozen homes. Called “A Springtime Stroll: Doorways of Our Past and Future,” the tour features a variety of floral arrangements and outdoor installations along the route. Continue reading "Alexandria To Host Historic Garden Week Tour"
The superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia has recommended new names for a pair of schools, including T.C. Williams High School. Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Hutchings suggested that school board members take up Alexandria High School to replace the name of T.C. Williams, the city’s only high school and that Matthew Maury Elementary School be renamed Naomi Brooks Elementary School for a former teacher who died in 2020. Continue reading "TC Williams, Maury Schools Names To Be Changed"
Moss Kendrix was known as the father of Black Public Relations, a prominent figure who founded the Moss H. Kendrix Organization in Washington, D.C. in 1948 to promote diversity in advertising. An archive of over 900 photographs detailing Kendrix’s life’s work and contributions to society is maintained by the Alexandria Black History Museum. That collection is now part of the Virginia Association of Museum’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts contest. Continue reading "Save Moss Kendrix Collection Of Alexandria Black History Museum"
The Alexandria Harmonizers virtually present “Christmas Coast to Coast” on Dec. 20. While the Alexandria Harmonizers will represent the East Coast, the Seattle-based Northwest Sound will represent the West Coast, hence the “Coast to Coast” moniker. Continue reading "Virtual ‘Christmas Coast to Coast’ Concert Presented By Alexandria Harmonizers"
The Alexandria Film Festival will debut virtually this year Nov. 12-15. It announced on Tuesday its 2020 programming of 45 short and feature-length fiction and nonfiction films, representing every genre. Topics in the films range from family traditions and unsung artists to stories of survival and union organizing. Continue reading "Alexandria Film Festival To Debut Virtually This Year"
The 18th Annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival is here to bring work from renowned artists to Old Town’s streets for the art fans missing the city’s local art scene during the pandemic. Continue reading "18th Annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival Returns"
Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia will start the new school year with virtual classes under a plan adopted by the school board. The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously Friday to adopt the Virtual PLUS+ model, which the school system said is a “comprehensive plan for social, emotional and academic learning and family support.” Continue reading "ACPS To Start New School Year With Virtual Classes"