Italian Restaurant to Open on King Street in Old Town Alexandria — “Thompson Italian, a family-friendly restaurant, will occupy the former Hank’s Oyster Bar space.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]
DC following Alexandria example with fare-free bus service — “…When D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson tweeted that D.C. will be “the first major city in the US to provide free bus service”, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson was quick to respond.” [WJLA]
It’s Tuesday — Rain throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 37. Sunrise at 7:14 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]
Applications open for affordable Potomac Yard condos — “Are you a first-time homebuyer who would like to own an affordable home in Alexandria? Applications are now open for a chance to buy a unit at the Dylan Condominium, a brand new community in Potomac Yard.” [Twitter]
After decades in business, a local restaurant near Alexandria’s West End border will close at the end of the month. Foxfire Grill owner Terri Fox recently announced the closure on…
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…
This week’s Q&A column is sponsored and written by Peter Crouch & Katie Crouch of McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria. To learn more about this…
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…
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