Alexandria News

Birchmere owner Gary Oelze dies at 80

By Denise Dunbar Gary Oelze, founder and owner of The Birchmere in Alexandria, died Monday, multiple sources have confirmed. He was 80. Oelze was a musician in his own right,…

Equal Justice Initiative essay contest opens

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project announced the launch of the Equal Justice Initiative essay contest on Monday, to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.…

Early childhood care facility debuts in city

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Celebree School, an early childhood care facility that provides preschool, after school care and summer camp programs, is set to open its newest school in…

DPC held new officers ceremony

By Mark Eaton | aboutalexandria@gmail.com Alexandria’s Departmental Progressive Club installed new officers during a ceremony on Jan. 13. In honor of its 96th year, the Black fraternal and community service…

Brawl at AMC Hoffman Center

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com A fight broke out on Sunday evening at the AMC Hoffman Center 22 that involved approximately six individuals. According to OpenMHZ, an Alexandria Police Department…

Shooting near Holmes Run on Sunday

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred near Holmes Run on Sunday. At approximately 5:09 p.m., APD responded to a…

Improvements for independence

By Administration for Community Living Being safe and comfortable at home is a large part of living well. Home modifications and repairs can help everyone, especially older adults and people…

Enthralled by ‘Sister Act’

By Mae Hunt I went in completely blind to The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of “Sister Act,” having never seen the original 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Before the…

From mentorship to friendship

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Sandy Connolly and Ngoc Nguyen have built an unbreakable bond throughout the years, and it began in the most unorthodox of places: the nail salon…

Buckets of new talent

By Gwen Peace Mid-January marks an exciting time of year for high school girls’ athletics, with the basketball season now in full swing. An influx of new talent on the…

Mitigating 2023 health concerns

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com With a new year comes new year’s resolutions, new routines and new … health concerns? The COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage for much of…