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GoFundMe for Abysinnia Raises Money After Face Mask Incident— “From the two waves of giving, the campaign has raised more than $15,500 of a $20,000 goal.” [Alexandria Living]

Fitness Centers Reopen Cautiously — “Now that the state is in phase three of reopening, fitness studios are allowed to open at 75% capacity, although there must still be 10 feet of distance between each client, which limits smaller studios.” [Alex Times]

New Ice Cream Shop Coming to Del Ray — “Del Ray Boccato is anticipated to open in August at 2400 Mount Vernon Avenue, according to the Del Ray Business Association. The business will offer homemade gelatos, empanadas, pastries, gelato shakes and coffee.” [Patch]

New Football Coach at T.C. Williams High School — “Welcome to our new Head Varsity Football Coach, Rodney Hughey! Hughey comes to T.C. Williams High School after 10 years at Livingstone College in North Carolina, where he was the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach.” [Facebook]

Longtime Voter Registrar Retires — “When Anna Leider began serving as an election official, Alexandria had 67,400 registered voters and 24 polling places. Today there are now 98,200 registered voters and 30 polling places, and she has helped manage over 40 elections, including four presidential ones plus three statewide or regional recounts.” [Zebra]

Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market Saturday — “The Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market is back this Saturday! Special guest vendor: MV Big Flea. Take a stroll down to the corner of Bellafonte & Mount Vernon Ave (parking lots of DelrayPsych & Salvation Army to find some treasures & to support local businesses on the block.” [Facebook]

New Job: Dog Walker — “Anyone who has experience as a veterinary assistant, kennel assistant, kennel attendant, worked at an animal shelter/rescue, worked at a dog daycare/boarding facility, please apply!” [Indeed]

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