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Morning Notes

St. Elmo’s opening third coffee shop — “St. Elmo’s awnings are up in Fairlington.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

ParcView II development draws support from Planning Commission, concern from neighbors — “Another controversial project that has raised concerns about density, parking and safety, but which would considerably boost Alexandria’s supply of affordable housing, will come before City Council at Saturday’s public hearing.” [Alexandria Times]

Six months after the fall of Kabul, these Afghan refugees are working to rebuild their lives in the US — “Until she and her husband can afford a vehicle, Momin gets to her job at the Alexandria office thanks to a partnership with Uber, which provided money to LIRS so refugees can take free rides.” [Buzzfeed]

Alexandria, Va. teen dies 3 days after DC shooting — “A teenager found inside a vehicle Tuesday in D.C. suffering from a gunshot wound died from his injuries on Friday, according to police.” [WTOP]

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Bespoke women’s clothing designer, A.Oei Studio, is opening a fashion pop-up in Old Town Alexandria.

From Feb 2nd – March 29th, shop contemporary ready-to-wear pieces, view unique textile selections, and schedule a fitting for custom-made dresses, bridal and qipao.

Handcrafted in D.C., A.Oei Studio aims to offer an alternative vision of fashion – one that is centered around sustainability, artistry and personalized services.

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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]

Thank you!

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