Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 59 and low of 41.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain in the morning. High of 57 and low of 42. Sunrise at 6:52 am and sunset at 5:53 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Alexandria police are investigating a possible attempted dog poisoning in Del Ray, WUSA9 reported.
Animal Services officers with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) have charged a suspect in the attempted poisoning.
A note allegedly left at the mailbox the next day claimed the meat was “tainted” and the person threw the meat into the yard because they’d been bothered by the loud barking. The note also offered an apology and said the writer’s wife was not involved in the attempted poisoning.
“This was a premeditated act, and we are encouraging the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to take this matter seriously, and prosecute the crime as a felony,” AWLA’s Board Chair Julie Conway said in a statement to WUSA9.
The meat has been taken to the state animal health lab for testing.
AWFUL! An #Alexandria family says the man in this video threw poisoned meat into their yard …
Luckily their dogs didn't eat it!
More TONIGHT at 11pm on @wusa9@AWLAArlington @AlexandriaVAPD pic.twitter.com/WNUg1JQWvw
— 𝙆𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚 𝙇𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙤 (@KatieLusso) February 21, 2023
📈 Friday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 17, 2023.
- Police investigating ‘sudden death’ in Lynhaven neighborhood (5388 views)
- ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria (1537 views)
- Notes: Here’s what’s closed in Alexandria for President’s Day (1372 views)
- Police: Arlington man identified as suspect in last week’s shooting in Arlandria (1086 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Northern Virginia Veteran and Father Desperately Needs a Living Kidney Donor
Zebra (Monday @ 10:24 pm)
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Opens in Shirlington
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 6:04 pm)
- Mount Vernon Celebrates Presidents Day
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 5:24 pm)
- Meet Freeda, AWLA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week
Zebra (Monday @ 11:46 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Did you see us in the parade? @SarahforALX rode our bike in the 2023 George Washington's Birthday Parade in @AlexandriaVA. The bike not only had a disco light up front but a bubble machine in the back. Be awesome like @SarahforALX and volunteer! https://t.co/h4sn9LtQJL pic.twitter.com/w9okgCrVHH
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) February 20, 2023
The Key Club represented us well at the Parade today! pic.twitter.com/efE9Qx7VJT
— Alexandria City High School – King Street Campus (@AlexCityTitans) February 20, 2023
Thank you, Alexandria, for showing your support for your public safety leaders at the George Washington Birthday Parade! #ProudToServeAlexandria pic.twitter.com/pr6lvSVUVo
— Alexandria Sheriff (@AlexVASheriff) February 20, 2023
Happy President's Day Alexandria! DASH Buses are running on their Saturday schedules for the federal holiday. King Street Trolley service is not impacted and will run every 15 minutes from 11AM to 11 PM as usual. Our administrative offices are closed today. pic.twitter.com/5FRmnxFSdz
— DASH Bus (@DASHBus) February 20, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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As plans for what will replace the Potomac River Generating Station in Old Town North gradually take shape, the city is still working through the specifics of how exactly to…
The team behind the proposed Old Town Business Improvement District (BID) is giving itself a few more months to get the project the support it needs. Per new guidelines approved…
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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.
EDBS Dental Billing Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.
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.