Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Possible light rain in the evening and overnight. High of 47 and low of 41.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 63 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:07 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Dog owners be alert: a veterinarian office in Alexandria is reporting that a case of canine influenza is on the rise in the area.
The VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital reported that the outbreak has affected dog boarding services, Patch first reported. The disease is typically non-fatal, but it can take up to two or three weeks to recover. The dog may experience symptoms like a cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge and a reduced appetite.
The flu is on the rise for dogs around the region. Montgomery County urged dog owners to consider skipping dog parks for the time being.
For dogs that do get the flu, a Washington Post guide suggested isolating dogs at home and keeping them from sharing toys, beds, or bowls with other dogs.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 10, 2023.
- Notes: New bill could kill snow days in Virginia for good (13575 views)
- D.C. man arrested after armed carjacking on S. Van Dorn Street (1675 views)
- SCOOP: A new French bistro is opening in the heart of Del Ray in two weeks (990 views)
- Next week sees the return of dueling ‘restaurant weeks’ in Alexandria (241 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Alexandria’s Favorite Pizza
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 6:05 pm)
- Alexandria Auction House Hosting Jan. 17 Event To Benefit Medical Scholarship for Native Americans
Zebra (Tuesday @ 4:55 pm)
- Fairfax Officials Review Significant Redevelopment Ideas for Richmond Highway, Rose Hill and Beyond
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 4:45 pm)
- On Sale Now: Ayo and Rochelle Rice Starring in ‘First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald’ at Signature Theatre Jan 31 – Feb 5
Zebra (Tuesday @ 3:59 pm)
- Child Predator Sting Results In 7 Arrests By Fairfax County Police
Patch (Tuesday @ 11:54 am)
- Dog Flu Infections Prompt Warning From Alexandria Veterinarian
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:51 am)
- Come Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at 50th Annual Commemorative Program Sunday, Jan. 15
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:45 am)
- George Washington’s Birthday Parade Set for Feb. 20
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:32 am)
- Ukrainian Family Flees War and Chooses Alexandria as New Home
Zebra (Tuesday @ 12:10 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Next Monday, while I’m out of town, I’ll be doing a morning of volunteer work in Alexandria, VA, with @MtVernonFriends.
Removing invasive plant species along a bike trail is a perfect match for me. Join me or volunteer to do something you love! #DC #MLKDay https://t.co/ekOWb91Osc
— Mayor John J. Bauters (@JohnBauters) January 10, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- No events today. Have one to promote? Submit it to the calendar.
It’s a day of happiness in Alexandria, as more than 900 Alexandria City High School seniors graduated this morning at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. Perhaps student speaker Lenhle Vilakati…
In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
Are you seeking a confidential space where you can explore your emotions, overcome challenges, and find inner peace? Look no further than our dedicated psychotherapy service! We understand that life can be overwhelming at times, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
At Peaceful Mind Solutions, our passion lies in helping individuals like you navigate life’s complexities and find the strength to thrive. Our skilled and compassionate therapist is committed to creating a warm, non-judgmental environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings openly. With our personalized approach, we tailor each session to address your unique needs and empower you to overcome obstacles.
Through evidence-based techniques and a deep understanding of the human mind, our therapist will guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, we’re here to provide guidance and practical tools for lasting change.
Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on