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SPORTS TALK by Pat Malone

Our National Game The Aces and Big Train Clubs. A Grand Contest. Alexandrians Gather. Immense Crowd Present. Great Game Played in Earnest. Lovers and admirers of...

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Mercy Street - Alexandria’s “Civil” War By Marcus Fisk This month marks the airing of the Civil War PBS docudrama, “Mercy Street.” War is always a...

Medical Practices of the Civil War

by Jesse Lawson RN, BSN, LMT During the time of the Civil War, doctors in the battle field were referred to a “surgeons”. They carried...

The Killing Fields of the Civil War

by H. M. Brett Why were so many soldiers, both from the North and South, killed or maimed in the Civil War? The combination of...

Mercy! Mercy Street is Coming…

By Kris Gilbertson On Sunday, January 17, 2016, Mercy Street, a Civil War-era drama set in Alexandria, will debut on PBS. It will air at...

Inspiration for Mercy Street: A Conversation with Sarah Coster

Alexandrian Sarah Coster was the Director of Carlyle House museum during the Civil War sesquicentennial in 2011. Her research into events at Carlyle House...

Beyond Mercy Street— The Rest of Alexandria During the Civil War

By Kris Gilbertson Mercy Street portrays the interactions of two Civil War nurses, one from New England, the other Virginia, at the real Mansion House...

Contraband – The Path from Bound to Free

By Kris Gilbertson PBS and various production companies (Lone Wolf, Dave Zabel, and David Zucker) that collaborated on Mercy Street carefully researched the history and...

Alexandria Real Estate: WATERFRONT CHANGES DRIVING RISING HOME VALUES

By Cheryl Spangler Alexandria is not the only waterfront undergoing changes, the southwest waterfront in Washington DC is the *HOT SPOT* for millennials, professionals and...

Foodie Newz–January 2016

By Debby Critchley Restaurant Week is almost here! More than 60 Alexandria restaurants throughout Alexandria including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End will...
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