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LIVING LEGENDS: Alexandria Kathleen Baker

by Nina Tisara Kathleen Baker, performing artist and educator, is a star in Alexandria’s cultural constellation and a 2015 Living Legend of Alexandria. By what luck did such talent come to Alexandria?  Baker, originally from York, Pa., attended the University of Pittsburgh on academic scholarships majoring in French and German with a minor in Art […]

It’s That Time of Year Again: Living Legends Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for 2016 Living Legends of Alexandria. Whom do you know who has significantly improved Alexandria with their vision and energy? Do you know someone who fits that description? If so, nominate them today as a Living Legend! Click to Nominate a Legend. You may also mail your nomination to Living Legends, P.O. Box […]

2010 Living Legend of Alexandria Betty Wright

Excerpted from notice in The Washington Post, June 23, 2015.   Betty Rhoads Wright  Named in 2010 as one of Alexandria, Virginia’s “Living Legends” and founder of “Wright to Read”, the literacy advocacy program for underprivileged children in Alexandria, died at her home in Old Town, Alexandria on June 20, 2015 at the age of 90.  […]

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 […]

Peter Baldwin Elected to Living Legends Board

The Living Legends of Alexandria Board of Directors is proud to announce that Peter Baldwin has been elected as its newest director. Baldwin, Managing Principal and Chief Business Coach of the business improvement advisory MarketForce Strategies, with his 30-plus years of business, marketing, sales and operations experience, has agreed to focus his expertise on enhancing […]

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