Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Light rain in the morning. High of 46 and low of 31.
⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 31. Sunrise at 7:22 am and sunset at 5:20 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The popular Mount Vernon Trail could get wider between Rosslyn and Old Town Alexandria, DCist first reported.
A presentation to the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board last week highlighted plans being drafted for extensive improvements. The proposal would add another four feet in width to the trail in the often-crowded section between the northern point in Arlington and Old Town.
Along with increasing the capacity on the trail, the proposal also includes rebuilding and widening three bridges and realigning 4 trail intersections.
An S-curve at Daingerfield Island, where cyclists and pedestrians often have to go around the corners blind, could be realigned.
The widening would be funded with $29 million from the state and the rest of the $33 million cost paid by the National Park Service. Construction on the project is planned for FY 2027.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board is scheduled to vote on funding next month.
📈 Friday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 20, 2023.
- No arrest after shots fired in Old Town early Friday morning (1566 views)
- ‘BARtanical’ is the latest pop-up bar in Del Ray, and its owners want to keep the pop-ups going (876 views)
- Notes: Alexandria woman arrested for stealing car with a child still in the back (583 views)
- ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria (559 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Pop-Up Bar with Botanical Theme to Open in Del Ray
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Zebra (Sunday @ 2:09 pm)
- Whole-Care Dental Practice Opens in Alexandria March 13th
Zebra (Friday @ 7:58 pm)
- Colonial Williamsburg Taverns Open During Winter Season
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 5:35 pm)
- Dates Set for AHS Spring Garden Market at River Farm
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 5:21 pm)
- Alexandria Warehouse Sale To Be Held Over Weekend In February
Patch (Friday @ 4:03 pm)
- Alexandria Schools Recognizes 5 Staff With VIP Awards; Nurse Wins for Saving Student’s Life
Zebra (Friday @ 2:56 pm)
- TICKETS AVAILABLE: Center for Alexandria’s Children Hosting 12th Annual Gala Jan. 28
Zebra (Friday @ 12:49 pm)
- 3 Restaurant Weeks, Lunar New Year Parade: Weekend Events In NoVA, DC
Patch (Friday @ 10:17 am)
- Chex the Puppy: Floppy Ears, Youthful Energy
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 7:55 am)
- Can My HOA Do That?!
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 7:38 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
I didn't even mention the 4 other items on the list that are specific attractions in… you guessed it… Old Town
And the one suggestion that isn't in Old Town is a restaurant in Arlington, lol
— Becky Hammer (@beckyhammer) January 20, 2023
We are digging this culvert crew! They helped clear out a culvert that hasn't seen the light of day in years. Now standing water can easily flow down to the Potomac.
Volunteer at https://t.co/Y4guSEBPhR
Donate to help us keep cleaning out culverts: https://t.co/gjFDOHYMUC pic.twitter.com/ltIoC6F6ER
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) January 22, 2023
Notification:: There is a moderate police presence near the 1500 block of Princess Street. This is in response to an armed robbery in the area. No injuries were reported. APD is on scene and investigating. pic.twitter.com/zJ55YGHnHh
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) January 22, 2023
We have some technical glitches with certain Blue 🔵 Line Plus + trains reading either “Special” or “No Passengers.” Our car maintenance teams are working to address the issue. #wmata
— Metro Forward (@wmata) January 21, 2023
When you know what you want, you know what you want, and 1-year-old Memphis just wants toys. All the toys! Luckily, he doesn't even need a helping paw to get them. pic.twitter.com/s1kLGdeJz1
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) January 21, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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A 17-year-old was found guilty today for the murder of 18-year-old Luis Mejia Hernandez in the parking lot of the Bradlee Shopping Center. The tragic killing was, however, just part…
The Office of Historic Alexandria is going all out for Juneteenth this year with four events, a storytelling event, and more around the city. Juneteenth, celebrated June 19, marks the…
Age is just a number and this kitty would agree! Nomi is a black senior cat up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. This elegant girl is…
A 17-year-old former Alexandria City High School student was found guilty Tuesday for last year’s fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Luis Mejia Hernandez in the parking lot of the Bradlee Shopping Center….
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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.