Morning Notes

City responds to surge in COVID-19, testing shortages — “COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise and tests remain difficult to come by, as Alexandria, much like the rest of the country, grapples with the spread of the Omicron variant.” [Alexandria Times]

Umbrella Dry Drinks to provide a sophisticated alcohol alternative in Alexandria — “Umbrella Dry Drinks is opening a pop-up in February with plans to open a permanent non-alcoholic bar and shop by the end of the year.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Shortages encountered by readers at some NoVA grocery stores — “In recent days, a trip to the grocery store has been a gamble, as some stores have run out of or low on certain products.” [Patch]

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria looking for youth volunteers — “Spring session is full, but stay tuned for developments about AWLA’s summer plans” [Zebra]

Recent Stories

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Alexandria and its neighbors ahead of snow expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The advisory is set for 6 a.m.-1 p.m….

Alexandria City Public Schools is sticking with its proposed 10.25% salary increase for all employees, and Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. says that number will not change based on potential guidance…

A group of activists pushing back against city plans to overhaul the Torpedo Factory Art Center have accused city leaders of working with developers to astroturf a pro-overhaul faction, but…

With the real estate market currently soaring, this week’s Ask McEnearney discusses if this will continue through 2022 and changes to expect in the real estate market.


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