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Battelle-UCM Scholarships Awarded to Local High School Graduates

United Community Ministries, Inc. (UCM) and global research and development organization Battelle are pleased to announce the Battelle-UCM Scholarship awardees for 2017. Funded by a grant from Battelle, the competitive college scholarships are designed to encourage economically-challenged Mount Vernon area high school seniors to pursue college studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Graduating […]

Alexandria Soccer Returns from International Trip to Italy and Spain

A group of boys and girls players, coaches and supporters from Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) just returned from an incredible ten day soccer tour to Italy and Spain. As part of Alexandria Soccer’s International Program, this trip, in partnership with GOL Experiences, was spent playing and watching soccer in Turin and Alessandria, Italy and Barcelona, Spain. ASA has […]

“A Little Night Music” Enchanting at Signature Theatre

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor I have seen “A Little Night Music” many times since it opened on Broadway in 1973, but I have never seen a more sophisticated, beautifully sung and/or acted production. Director Eric Schaeffer proves once again that no one can top his direction of a Sondheim musical comedy. No one!  […]

“Wizard of Hip” Opens MetroStage’s Fall Season with a Blast!

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor Thomas W. Jones II is a theatrical wizard who for 16 of the 30 plus years I’ve been coming to MetroStage productions has been the writer, director, and/or choreographer for literally countless numbers of great shows like the fabulous “Three Sistahs,“ ”Pearl Bailey…by Request,” and “Two Queens, One Castle.”  […]

Letter from a Mayor in Memorium of Patsy Ticer

Alexandria’s Mayor Allison Silberberg Reacts PATSY TICER By Allison Silberberg In honor of former Virginia State Senator Patricia Keyser Smith “Patsy” Ticer, Governor Terence McAuliffe ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to fly at half-staff over the state Capitol on Friday, August 18, 2017. The Governor also ordered that in honor of Patsy, […]

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