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Set SMART Goals for Success in the New Year

by Jason Linett, BCH, CI Are you ready to set some big goals for 2013? Or are you ready to address the goals you previously...

It’s Time for Sparkling Wine

By Mari Stull, The Vino Vixen ‘Tis the season to enjoy a bit of effervescence and ascending stars in our glasses – in short, ‘tis...

The Civil War: Merry Christmas Mr. Lincoln

By Chuck Hagee Christmas season 1862 was anything but “peace on earth -- goodwill toward men” when it came to the American Civil War. Instead,...

Our Unique National Park

By Glenda C. Booth Few of the harried commuters in the 50,000 to 70,000 vehicles that whiz up and down the George Washington Memorial Parkway...

December 2012 Z-Hot Sauce of the Month

By Mike Sade We are on the brink of winter and the temperature outside is falling.  So why not warm the heart and palate by adding some...

Don’t Fight the Bright

Ginger Rodriguez After the hoopla of the holidays is over, and the decorations are put away, what are we left with? A house that suddenly...

On Watch: American Idol?

By Marcus Fisk I was a baby boomer and grew up in the era of New Frontier idealism, rabid optimism and the calamitous changes of...

Mike Oliver: Alexandria’s Secret Santa

By Sherry Wilson Brown One does not often get to sit down in a chair next to Santa Claus; the usual seat is in his...

Alexandria Sensibility with European Flair

By Holly Burnett It was the mid-1990s. She was an accountant. He was a restaurant manager. She was the daughter of Patsy Ticer, the then Mayor...

Old School to Become New School

Alexandria’s Planning Commission approved a $36-million proposal to rebuild Jefferson-Houston School at Cameron and North West Streets. The project plans a 130,000 square...
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