Another week down at ALXnow. Intrepid reporter James Cullum has been out on vacation so it’s been an exhausting one-man show, but we made it to Friday.
The top story this week was a new Metal Supermarkets opening just west of the city.
Also sneaking into the top ten was the announcement yesterday that Deputy City Manager Laura Triggs, who has been in that role since 2014, will resign at the start of September to focus on career coaching.
- Metal Supermarkets opening just outside Alexandria
- Maryland man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for Arlandria pedestrian death
- Alexandria Mayor outlines city strategies on fighting cut-through traffic
- Poll: How do you feel about Alexandria going back to regulating sidewalk usage for restaurants
- Landmark demolition closes DASH transit center
- Campagna Kids counselor charged with sexually assaulting a child
- Alexandria Restaurant Week returns this month with new dining and pricing options
- Alexandria’s Katrina Hill wins Jeopardy, competes again tonight
- Deputy City Manager Laura Triggs to resign next month
- Poll: How important is the Alexandria/Fairfax distinction to you?
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This FREE in-person event will be held at…
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There is good news for those grumbling about potholes along King Street and Duke Street: repaving season will sweep over the two arterial roads this month. Repaving work is scheduled…
Patrick O’Brian enthusiasts rejoice: another Age of Sail replica ship is coming to Alexandria. The schooner Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of the 1812 ship Pride of Baltimore, will…
If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA