Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 55 and low of 39.
☔ Tomorrow: Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 51 and low of 33. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 5:28 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The big news over the weekend was the fatal shooting of a teen in a West End hotel room on Friday night.
A 17-year-old Arlington resident was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor after fatally shooting another 17-year-old in the Courtyard By Marriott Pentagon South (4641 Kenmore Avenue).
There were reportedly multiple juveniles in the room when the 17-year-old male victim was shot in the chest. The victim was transported to the hospital where they died.
The teen who allegedly shot the other teen was found two blocks away at 4800 Kenmore Avenue, according to dispatch recordings.
This is the first shooting death of 2023 in Alexandria. APD did not respond to requests for comment on this incident.
This incident remains under investigation and APD asks anyone with related information related to contact APD Detective Matthew Kramarik via at 703-746-6650 or by email at [email protected]. Callers can remain anonymous.
Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 4600 block of Kenmore Avenue. This is in response to a shot fired incident. One victim
sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. A suspect is in custody. APD is on scene and investigating. pic.twitter.com/krhVvkVaMX
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) January 28, 2023
🗞 Other local coverage
- OBITUARY: Alexandria Living Legend George Pera, 93, Pastor and Prominent Community Leader Dies
Zebra (Saturday @ 4:53 pm)
- George Mason Elementary Opens Food Pantry to Support Community Needs
Zebra (Saturday @ 1:43 pm)
- Café 44 in Alexandria Expanding for New Charcuterie and Raw Bar, More Seating and Panoramic Views for Miles
Zebra (Saturday @ 12:28 pm)
- ‘Ride the Cyclone’ is a Thrilling and Captivating Journey at Arena Stage
Zebra (Saturday @ 11:24 am)
- The Story of the Mitten Tree at Alexandria’s St. Luke’s Day School
Zebra (Saturday @ 7:15 am)
- Visit Alexandria Unveils First Major Rebranding Since 2013
Patch (Friday @ 4:51 pm)
- Attend The Titans for Scholars’ Art Auction This Saturday!
Zebra (Friday @ 2:28 pm)
- Visit Alexandria Launches Rebrand and New Destination Advertising Campaign
Zebra (Friday @ 2:27 pm)
- Celebree School To Open Amid Need For More Alexandria Child Care
Patch (Friday @ 12:16 pm)
- 1820 Old Town Alexandria Home Is Gardener’s Dream
Patch (Friday @ 10:01 am)
- Guinea Pigs with a Unique Sense of Style Seek Fans
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 8:03 am)
- Tourism Recovery Continues as Visit Alexandria Reveals Upcoming Attractions
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 7:43 am)
- New Art Installation at Waterfront Park Reflects Shipping, Slavery
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 6:41 am)
- Alexandria Black History Month Events include Films, Tours, Readings
Alexandria Living (Friday @ 6:30 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
"Yellow buses go green" 🚌 @wusa9 featured our electric bus fleet tonight on its evening news segment. Stay tuned for the recording to learn how ACPS is one of the top sustainability leaders in Virginia. pic.twitter.com/JEW3wDCzEe
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) January 26, 2023
Congrats to Luciano, currently training with the Nicaraguan U17 national team in preparation for the upcoming U17 Concacaf Championship.
We are excited to cheer on our guys playing with Guatemala and El Salvador as well! pic.twitter.com/VY2ZdWScXg
— Alexandria Soccer (@AlexandriaSoc) January 26, 2023
When a resident saw a hawk at an Old Town bus stop, they called our Animal Services team, since hawks can fly and don't need mass transit. Chief Rankin answered the call, confirmed that the hawk did NOT have a bus pass and secured the bird to transport to a wildlife rehabber. pic.twitter.com/9GE8wR0xwT
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) January 27, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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ALXnow.com’s local news reporting today is supported by the Junior League of Washington’s Tossed & Found rummage sale. More on the event: You’re invited to shop at the 31st Annual…
It’s spring and the musical lineup at Arlandria’s The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue) is heating up. Folk/bluegrass band The Wailin’ Jennys is headlining next month in two — unfortunately…
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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
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The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.
Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.