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Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar Opens in Old Town — “Opening now daily (except Tuesdays) at 109 S. Alfred Street. Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar! Adopt a cat or two, telework, or just have a sandwich, salad or cup of coffee.” [Facebook]

City Advises Preparedness Before Tropical Storm Isaias Hits — “Our staff is working around the clock to ensure our community is ready for whatever Isaias might throw at us.‬ ‪Please stay alert and prepare for this dangerous storm.‬” [Facebook]

Mayor Marks City’s COVID Numbers in Monthly Newsletter — “Four months ago, when I wrote you, 44 of our neighbors had tested positive for COVID-19. Three months ago, 754 had tested positive. Two months ago, 1,974 Alexandrians had tested positive. A month ago, 2,325 Alexandrians had tested positive.” [Constant Contact]

Resident Creates Free Blockbuster Movie Boxes — “Now, the ‘Blockbuster boxes’ can be found in Old Town, Del Ray, and Carlyle. The idea behind them is simple: leave a movie, take a movie.” [WUSA9]

Entrepreneur Creates Charitable Cup Sleeve Business — “Local Alexandria resident Freedom Fonner is challenging people to rethink their relationship with trash, coffee and endangered species.” [Alexandria Living]

Today’s Weather — “Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High 86F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.” [Weather.com]

New Job: Full-time Nanny — “The hours for this 5-day work week are great and the schedule is flexible, but Mom was thinking Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 5pm but Mom and Dad are flexible for the right nanny. They are offering a weekly rate between $900-$1,100 per week as well as paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick days!” [Indeed]

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria! ⛅ Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 59 and low of 44. 🌥 Tomorrow: Overcast throughout the day. High of 65 and low…

A major affordable housing development in the city’s Braddock area is headed to the Planning Commission tonight. Tonight’s meeting on the proposed Samuel Madden redevelopment comes after more than a…

Almost exactly two years after it opened, Loyal Companion (923 N. St. Asaph Street) in Old Town North will be closing for good. The location’s closure is part of a…

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by group of men in Arlandria on Monday morning, according to police. Police were dispatched to the intersection of W. Glebe…

Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood

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Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

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