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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Kids playing “Musical Cakes” at Pat Miller Square on First Thursday in Del Ray, July 7, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

ALXnow had another slightly shortened week thanks to Fourth of July celebrations.

The big news this week is the GenOn Power Plant redevelopment plans moving forward despite pushback from local tenants and worker unions and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

Top stories

  1. Arlington and Alexandria residents asked to be on the lookout for the invasive spotted lanternfly
  2. City Council wants to sell this tiny property on the Alexandria waterfront
  3. Alexandria man sentenced 20 years for West End murder
  4. St. Rita Catholic Church comes to agreement on construction of Arlandria affordable housing project
  5. Airports Authority says power plant redevelopment plans threaten DCA safety
  6. Alexandria’s massive RiverRenew Tunnel Project to be dedicated/unveiled next week
  7. Alexandria man charged in Richmond murder and I-95 police chase
  8. Alexandria Mayor warns fix for police short-staffing won’t be quick
  9. City Council approves major step in waterfront power plant redevelopment
  10. Police: One victim injured after Braddock neighborhood shooting

Recent Stories

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria! 🌤️ Today’s weather: The weather forecast for Thursday predicts a mostly sunny day with a high temperature near 80°F, accompanied by a gentle northeast wind around…

Ting Internet started providing some long-awaited competition to Comcast in parts of Alexandria earlier this year, now the company says it’s expanding to central Alexandria soon. Catharine Rice, community engagement…

Alexandria Police Department Captain Courtney Ballantine just spent 10 weeks at the FBI National Academy, and spoke with ALXnow about his experience. Over the summer, Ballantine lived in a dorm…

Arlington calls for aid, and Alexandria will answer. Alexandria’s City Council is scheduled to vote at a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to support neighboring Arlington’s funding application for an…

Are you ready for a family frolic in front of the lens? Look no further! Our Mini Photo Sessions are here, and they’re filled with laughter, wagging tails, and unforgettable moments.

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This week, we are thrilled to welcome Jane Lowery to our women’s therapy practice. Jane specializes in grief+loss therapy and she’s forming a support group for young adults who have lost a parent.

Grief work is personal for Jane. She’s a host with The Dinner Party, a national non-profit reducing the isolation & stigma for grieving 20 & 30-something’s with live and virtual sit-down dinners.

Jane is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked for over 10 years in technology philanthropy. Jane obtained her bachelor’s in American Studies from George Washington University.

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Made in Alexandria Fall Makers’ Market

The Made in ALX Fall Makers’ Market at Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria is set for Sunday, Sept. 24!

This is the fall’s most fun sip-and-shop, featuring craft beer from the award-winning Port City Brewing Co. along with food,

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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