Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 64 and low of 50.
☔ Tomorrow: Light rain until afternoon, starting again overnight. High of 69 and low of 49. Sunrise at 7:00 am and sunset at 5:47 pm.
🚨 You need to know
While the Eagles’ loss may be a devastating blow for Philadelphians, it’s a boon for folks around the world thanks to an Alexandria nonprofit.
The nonprofit works with a network of vendors to see that unused merchandise from various companies is distributed to people in areas of need around the world. This ensures that new or like-new products, including apparel, housewares, linens, toys and more ends up being used by people rather than in a landfill.
“With supply chains snarled and retailers facing inventory gluts, this year saw the potential for tremendous waste,” said Romaine Seguin, CEO of Good360, in a press release. “However, Good360 provided a sustainable solution for companies dealing with excess product, which is not only good for the planet but also for the people receiving these items.”
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 14, 2023.
- Vehicle smashes through front window of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Bradlee Shopping Center (2250 views)
- Notes: ACPS launching pilot to recruit George Washington University students as teachers (132 views)
- Seichou Karate fighting to survive Old Town North development plans | ALXnow (120 views)
- Nicole McGrew becomes first Black woman to chair Alexandria’s chamber of commerce (115 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- 7 Alexandria Intersections To Get Safety Audits
Patch (Tuesday @ 4:18 pm)
- Old Town Alexandria a Business District? Public Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Plans
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:53 am)
- Metal Detectors At Alexandria Public Schools Under Consideration
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:47 am)
- West End Survey Reveals Likes, Dislikes Ahead of Planning Process
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:47 am)
- Old Town Business Considers Forming Business Improvement District
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:26 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Stop! You had me at yellow. Happy Valentine's Day! Spread some love today with these T&ES themed cards that are sure to warm the hearts of that T&ES pun-loving person in your life-we all have one of those, right? ❤️ pic.twitter.com/q1HwNLOOI2
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) February 14, 2023
Haute Dogs is homeward-bound, looking to open later this month in Arlington https://t.co/rwy8T0F3ql
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) February 14, 2023
There's a small anti-war protest currently underway in Rosslyn, in front of Raytheon HQ at 1100 Wilson Blvd.
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) February 14, 2023
ALIVE!'s free grocery distribution for City of Alexandria residents with @uncutyouthllc will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 10am-Noon (or until supplies run out).
— ALIVE! (@ALIVE4AlexVA) February 14, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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The redevelopment of the Montgomery Center has pushed some businesses out of Alexandria or out of business, but a clever re-use of an old funding authority may help The Art…
Hundreds solemnly gathered outside Police Headquarters this morning to dedicate the Alexandria Police Department Suicide Memorial. The names of officers Jason Kline, who died in 2004, and his best friend,…
Work is finally getting underway next week on a complete overhaul of the busy King/Callahan/Russell intersection. Work is expected to start the first week of October. Drivers going through the…
Step inside a cult-classic inspired world at DC Fray’s can’t-miss Halloween party packed with endless references to iconic films and music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vibe to retro sounds…
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.
Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.
Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”
Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”