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Washington Business Journal Honors Alexandria Resident, Long & Foster Founder

Posted on | December 12, 2017 | No Comments

Wes Foster presented with Lifetime Achievement Award from D.C. business outlet

The Washington Business Journal honored P. Wesley Foster Jr., on Dec. 7, with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor recognizes his contributions to the real estate industry as co-founder of Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent residential real estate brand by sales volume.  Read more

Alexandria Agility Dog Competes in North American Dog Agility Championships By Paul L

Posted on | December 8, 2017 | No Comments


Pam Schiffleger and her 5-year-old rescue Border Collie, Tripp, in the big Ohio competition

Pam Schiffleger and her 5 year-old rescue Border Collie Tripp recently competed in the NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) Championships in Sunbury, OH. Tripp is her third agility dog. She adopted him when he was 6 months old from the Fort Erie, Canada SPC and began his agility career the following month. It was a bit of a crap shoot that Tripp would make a good agility dog but if you ever see him on an agility course you will quickly see how much he loves this game. Read more

In The Dirt by Ray Greenstreet

Posted on | December 8, 2017 | No Comments


How Much Do You Know About the Poinsettia?


It’s hard to imagine Christmas without poinsettias.  This colorful plant decorates homes, businesses and churches across the country…and beyond.  The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a Mexican native.  It was first introduced to the United States back in 1825 by Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, and the poinsettia is named for him. Read more

Sounds and Sights at the Alexandria Tree Lighting

Posted on | December 8, 2017 | No Comments

The official City Christmas tree program at Market Square lit up the town Friday, November 25 and it was a sparkling cavalcade including a joyous welcome by the Town Crier, Dr. Benjamin Fiore-Walker, Mayor Allison Silberberg and other City Officials, a visit by Santa and holiday performances by Santa’s Frosty Follies from The Metropolitan School of the Arts.

Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty

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Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty

Grand Opening of the New Charles Houston Teen Center

Posted on | December 8, 2017 | No Comments

The Charles Houston Recreation Center Teen Center was officially opened with a ribbon cutting that included Platinum Sponsor Jason Yates (Yates Corner), Paul Hamilton (President, Charles Houston Advisory Council), Mayor Allison Silberberg, Platinum Sponsor Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s Katharine Dixon, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, Sheila Whiting (Director, Charles Houston Recreation Center) and the Architect Team – Abbey Oklak (Cooper Carry), Anh Tran (Little) and former Mayor Bill Euille.  Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty

On Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., the Charles Houston Advisory Council (CHAC), in Partnership with the City of Alexandria Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, opened the newly renovated Charles Houston Teen Center. Read more

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