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Alexandria Symphony’s Executive Director Passes Away

Alexandria Loses Community Leader and Arts Advocate The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announces its Executive Director, Paul A. Frank, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer.  Mr. Frank joined the ASO staff in the fall of 2016 after working with the McLean Orchestra and other regional arts organizations.

Gone Too Soon: Barbara Fox Mason

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the founder and former Executive Director of The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC), Barbara Fox Mason on Sunday, September 4th 2016. For 26 years, Mason worked tirelessly to create programs beyond preschool services for poor and under-served communities in Alexandria and Arlington.

Obituary Holly Victoria Burnett

Holly Victoria Burnett, a diagnosed “brittle” diabetic who struggled for many years to battle the irregularities of her blood glucose readings, passed away quietly in her Arlington home on July 19, 2014. She was 49 years old. A career woman all of her life, Holly spent 14 years at the American Diabetes Association in Alexandria, […]

In Rememberance of Alexandria’s Matriarch Vola Lawson

It is with a heavy heart that Zebra remembers Vola Therrell Lawson, former city manager, who passed away Tuesday, December 10, at the age of 79. Lawson was a community activist, deeply involved in issues ranging from civil rights to animal welfare, and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria animal shelter was named in her […]

In Memory of Carolyn C. Burnett: November 2, 1927 – September 12, 2012

Carolyn Cofer Burnett, 84, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away on September 12, 2012 after an extended illness. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she grew up in Jacksonville where she attended Landon High School followed by two years at the Florida State College for Women (FSU). In 1947, Carolyn transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville […]

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