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ACPS Releasing Decision on School Year Today — “n many ways, Friday’s announcement will be just the beginning. Once the Virginia Department of Education approves our proposal that we are required to submit by Aug. 14, our hard work continues as we begin to prepare for implementation of our reopening plan. The week of Aug. 14, we will be sharing schedules, curriculum and expectations for both staff and students. I understand that you need information to plan for your lives and I understand that school is central to that process. ” [ACPS]

COVID-19 Cases Increase by 20 — “Positive tests up 20 to 2,779 in the City; 7-day Positivity Rate down to 5.3%; 0 new hospitalizations; New testing event held; Still safer at home, wash hands, wear masks and support our essential workers.” [Twitter]

Local Business Owner Jim Breeding Dies — The owner of Al’s Steak House passed away after a long battle with diabetes. [Zebra]

Beyer’s Office Accepting Nominations to Service Academies — “New: my office is preparing to open applications for Service Academy Nominations. Those interested in applying should go here for next steps.” [Twitter]

Gelatto Shop Opening Soon in Del Ray — “Del Ray Boccato is aiming to open its doors by the end of August or early September…” [Gazette]

Longtime Sheriff’s Deputy Retires — “Our best wishes and many thanks to Sergeant Linda Hentman! She’s retiring after 30 years of outstanding service to ASO and the people of Alexandria.” [Facebook]

Today’s Weather — There is a Flash Flood Warning in effect in Alexandria until 6 p.m. today. [Weather.com]

New Job: Social Media Associate — “The Social Media Associate will develop organic social media content, post on our clients’ social media channels, manage social media profiles, respond to comments, analyze reporting data, develop monthly reports, identify areas of opportunity for our clients, and assist with additional tasks as necessary.” [Indeed]

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Enjoy live music and pop up beer garden at the Happy Hour Concert Series starting tonight at 6 p.m.

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Think BIG! About the Future of Movement

Join the City of Alexandria and Arlington County’s Initiative to Rethink Energy at our first ever electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable technologies showcase! Get inspired by seeing a variety of electric cars, scooters, bikes, motorcycles, police cars, buses, trucks and

Between Home and the Front: Book Talk and Signing

Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on Zoom or in person at the museum for a special book talk with the curators behind Between Home and the Front: Civil War Letters of the Walters Family. A book signing will be

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