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Greenstreet GreenWalls: Bringing the outdoors indoors

Because nature makes us feel better By Kris Gilbertson If we could time travel back to the 1980s and 90s, we’d see that plants—lots of plants—were standard décor in large office buildings. By the turn of the century, this had gone away. Space limitations, the high price of footprint and plant services, even leaking containers […]

The 2 Sides Project

Documenting A Search for Healing from the Vietnam War By Kris Gilbertson Margot Carlson Delogne’s father, Capt. John W. Carlson, was an Air Force pilot shot down near Bien Hoa, Vietnam, on December 7, 1966. Margot was two years old. “The only things I thought about that country were pretty much, I hate it because […]

Port City Brewing Company

Improving on a tradition as old as Alexandria By Kris Gilbertson When Bill and Karen Butcher launched the Port City Brewing Company on Wheeler Avenue in 2011, they revived a tradition dating to 1771, the year Andrew Wales established Alexandria’s first brewery near what is now Wales Alley in Old Town. At that time, safe […]

Shaping Up at the Barre

By Kris Gilbertson If you strolled by the city park at Pendleton and North Fayette Streets on a recent Saturday, you’d have witnessed rows of mostly spandex-clad women on yoga mats moving with great precision to some very good music. And probably asked yourself, what is going on here?

From Bricks to Clicks

Old Town’s Resident Artist Creates in the Present, Plans for the Future By Kris Gilbertson It was love at first sight—love of Old Town history and architecture—that inspired artist Todd Healy and his wife of two years, Laraine, to move from Virginia Beach in 1976. In following years, the Healys worked (Laraine for USAir for […]

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