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Living Legends of Alexandria Announces 2018 Living Legends Recipients

Public Invited to Meet the Legends Reception on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Living Legends of Alexandria is extremely pleased to announce its selections of Living Legends for 2018. The 2018 Living Legends were vetted from an array of nominations that were submitted by the public and received through Fall of last year. These community leaders […]

Living Legends – Ethel Underwood By Jane Hess Collins

“Hang in there.” That, Living Legend and World War II veteran Colonel Ethel S. Underwood said with a laugh, is the advice she would have given herself 20, 40 and even 60 years ago.  At 92 years, Colonel Underwood has followed her own advice, and her tenacity has rewarded her with a lifetime of firsts […]

A Path Less Followed

By Kelly MacConomy Nina Tisara, Alexandria’s photographer laureate and founder of the photo-documentary project Living Legends of Alexandria, which celebrated its 10th-anniversary last month, has shared her darkroom artistry once more to bring focus to the vast diversity of faith in the City. The new exhibit joins two ambitious photo-documentary undertakings revisited.  Nina’s lens depicts a continuum […]

R.I.P. Dear Friend AL GRANDE (1936 — 2017)

We are sorry to report that Al Grande, Del Ray (Visit Del Ray) grandest ambassador and early supporter has passed away. We do not know any details yet but think perhaps it is a perfect moment to reflect on Al’s incredible optimism and love for life. Below follows the profile which we ran for him […]

2016 Living Legends Are Chosen

Living Legends of Alexandria announced the selection of the Living Legends for 2016. The work of these twelve individuals contributed to the community of Alexandria in arts and music, community services for seniors, youth and children, civil rights, historic preservation, and literacy and writing programs. “We are honored to acknowledge this year’s legends for their […]

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