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Morning Notes

Restore Hyper Wellness opening in Alexandria — “Cryotherapy, Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, IV Drips among offerings for health and wellness.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Virginia bill targets admissions systems at Governor’s Schools with possible repercussions for TJ High — “A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill that would bar Virginia’s Governor’s Schools from considering race in admissions — a piece of legislation some see as a direct assault on recent changes to the admissions process at prestigious magnet school Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.” [Washington Post]

Alexandria nominated for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Cities — “The nomination comes as Visit Alexandria promotes the city as a destination to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts.” [Patch]

Afghan refugees resettling in N. Virginia describe challenges, needs — “Hundreds of Afghan refugees who fled their country in the middle of the U.S. withdrawal last summer are now trying to make a home in the D.C. region. And one resettlement organization in Alexandria, Virginia, needs help meeting their needs.” [WTOP]

Recent Stories

The following press release was published today by the City of Alexandria. Property owners have 90 days to appeal the revised preliminary Special Flood Hazard Area maps drafted by the…

(Updated 1:40 p.m.) A coffee shop founded by Iraqi immigrants has filed a permit to open in Old Town. Lily’s Chocolate and Coffee is coming to 631 King Street at…

(Updated 1:45 p.m.) Toy donations are still needed for residents living in Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority properties. The 13th Annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland event will provide gifts for hundreds of…

Axel is a bit of a neat freak. The two-year-old male black American rabbit is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and all this month his adoption…

High School Senior Anxious about College Life? Our amazing graduate interns, Meghan Damminger and Kelly Charwat are starting an affordable College Readiness group in early 2023. Working out day and time. Please email [email protected] to set up a free consultation after the Thanksgiving holiday. And yes, Meghan and Kelly have a few openings for individual clients as well. Their rate is $45 per session. []( zt4eo_wjQo1gF6uHS–k32g).

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Brassy Jazzy Christmas

Don’t miss this toe tapping celebration!

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) presents “Brassy Jazzy Christmas,” a strong lineup of Christmas and holiday favorites. Inspired by Stan Keton’s album “A Merry Christmas!,” SONOVA has created a jazz band–substituting french

Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race

Join in Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition- the 47th Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race. Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot, returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. In the spirit of


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