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On Watch: Happy Trails with Roy and Dale

By Marcus Fisk Nearly everyone has had encounters with notable persons, celebrities, or those of greatness or fame. Over the years I have been fortunate to meet and talk with President Carter, President (then Major) Zia-al-haq of Pakistan who ate dinner at our home, chat with former Cleveland Indian pitcher Bob Feller, with Elizabeth Taylor […]

2015 Living Legend of Alexandria – Fred Parker

by Diane Bechtol Frederic Goodfellow Parker is recognized for his pioneering spirit and the economic value it contributed to upper King Street and the entire City of Alexandria. Prior to 1980, someone with a hankering for a “bowl of red” on upper King Street would have had a hard time of it. There were few […]

George Washington High School Alumni Gather to Celebrate the Class of 1945

By Jessica Mckay On Wednesday, April 29th, nearly 50 alumni from George Washington (GW) High School gathered at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the class of 1945. GW’s 1944-1950 Reunion Committee hosted the event, which welcomed alumni spanning more than 20 years in graduation dates from the class […]


By Kris Gilbertson Meghan Baroody, owner and driving force behind Meggrolls is a native Alexandrian, part of a “giant family” of Lebanese/Irish/English heritage. “My dad was born and raised in Alexandria as well,” she says, “and Mom was born in Southeast DC. She’s the oldest of five; Dad is youngest boy of eight; I am […]

DYNAMIC DUOS UNITE : Two stellar musical duos hit the T-Bone paved road together.

By Steve Houk In the annals of popular music, there have been very few truly successful duos, I’m talking influential groups that are equally driven and led by two primary band members. Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers probably top the list, and there are a few others — perhaps Ashford and Simpson, The […]

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