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Shuman’s Bakery: Today and Yesterday

By John Schoeni Who could forget in the 1950s the smell and wonderment of Shuman’s Bakery on the 400 block of King Street? It has become a legend in our minds at least, since the building is gone, yet its fantastic jelly cake famous since 1876 is available now online ( And aren’t we glad […]

My Old Alexandria: The Delray Girl Who Ran Faster than a Rooster

by John C. Schoeni Kathi Prisaznick, who lived across the street from our house on East Nelson Avenue, was my best friend, playmate and neighbor in our early childhood in Alexandria. Thanks to Facebook we became friends again after 57 years. And we took up where we left off as if it were yesterday. Back […]

Our Old Alexandria: Barney’s Delicatessen

A POUND OF PIMENTO BALONEY AT BARNEY’S DELICATESSEN by John C. Schoeni Grown ups getting off the bus in front of Barney’s, home from work in D.C., spot me with my new haircut. James A. “Dick” Schoeni, who lives at 1402 Mount Vernon Avenue, has just arrived home from Gunther® Brewery and is the first to […]

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