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Tropical Storm Isaias Passes by Alexandria — “Our residents and businesses took this storm seriously and prepared. While we got about 4 inches of rain, it came with much less intensity and we appear to have dodged the worst impacts. Thanks to our dedicated staff for working around the clock to keep people & property safe!” [Twitter]

Beyer Criticizes Trump Over Statement on John Lewis — “Trump thinks that everything, including the life and death of Civil Rights hero John Lewis, is about him. Pure narcissism.” [Twitter]

New Hotline Helps Virginians Cope with Coronavirus — “The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and Mental Health America of Virginia have established a non-emergency ‘warm line’ for those struggling with isolation, fear, grief, or trauma caused by COVID-19. A warm line may be a more comfortable choice for those who do not feel their concerns are urgent enough to call a hotline. Trained staff provide support, community resources, and referrals for any Virginia resident in need.” [City of Alexandria]

George Washington Masonic Memorial Reopened in July — “The Memorial is implementing safety guidelines and is part of ALX Promise, a certification program of the Alexandria Health Department that goes beyond the minimum safety standards for guests and staff. All guests are required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth inside the building, undergo temperature screening and practice social distancing.” [Patch]

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Postpones Concerts — “The performances moved to next season include collaborations with the Alexandria Choral Society, Alexandria Film Festival, BalletNOVA, and the National Symphony Orchestra horn section.” [Zebra]

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Asking for Donations — ” Today the 501(c)(3) organization launched a $22,000 fundraiser to purchase books for kids who will begin its Virtual Literacy Tutoring Program this fall. That amount is the estimated cost of books for 150 students.” [Zebra]

Today’s Weather — “Sunshine and some clouds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds light and variable.” [Weather.com]

New Job: Development Officer — “As we commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and as we come closer to realizing our dream of building a world-class brick and mortar museum, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial development professional to execute a comprehensive strategy to increase corporate, foundation, and individual giving for the Museum.” [Indeed]

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Providence Secures $1 Million to Fund Educational Programs — “Local fourth-grade students will be treated to special programming funded by military shipbuilding HII.” [Alexandria Living Magazine] It’s Thursday — Partly cloudy…

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