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Mental health classes teach value of early intervention

The mental health first-aid program was first researched and launched in Australia, and has been in the U.S. for the last 4 to 5 years. Rhonda Williams, a licensed clinical social worker, is one of the mental health first-aid instructors for the City of Alexandria. She says the city has been offering the mental health first-aid classes for about two years.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: mental health, mental health classes, Kathy Stewart

Giant to offer Alexandria woman's organic children's foods

If you shop at Giant, you'll soon see a new organic food option for children in the frozen food aisle.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 09:34am EDT

Tags: Mom Made Foods, Heather Stouffer, organic food, parenting,

Clarifying right-of-way for funeral processions in Va.

Whether a funeral procession has the right of way depends on its escort in Virginia, but there is a lot of gray area if drivers try to look up the law themselves.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:09pm EDT

Tags: Cloherty, Bryan Porter, funeral procession, Spinner

Local used bookstore on the brink of extinction

Diane Wilson and Ken Mahnken have run Already Read Used Books, a secondhand bookstore in Alexandria, Va., for eight years. But by the end of this month, the couple - and their nearly 25,000 books and two cats - may need to close shop.

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:31am EDT

Tags: Diane Wilson, Ken Mahnken, Already Read Used Books, sophie ho, Bill McNaught, Amazon

Dominion plan to bury power line irks Alexandria City Council

The Alexandria City Council was less than enthused when it met with Dominion and Pepco officials to learn more about a plan to bury a 230-kilovolt transmission line in the northern portion of Old Town.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 08:51am EDT

Tags: Dominion

Fast ferry option from Alexandria to D.C. receives grant money

Within a year, a fast ferry could be bringing commuters from the Alexandria waterfront to the Navy Yard.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 01:04pm EDT

Tags: Frank Principi, fast ferry, Kathy Stewart,

Alexandria deputy charged with raping inmate

An Alexandria sheriff's deputy is under arrest and charged with raping an inmate.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 12:19am EDT

Tags: rape,

Hilton Alexandria Old Town for sale

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town, a LaSalle Hotel Properties hotel, is being marketed for sale, according to sources close to the deal.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 04:06pm EDT

Tags: Hilton, real estate

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