Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 76 and low of 51.
⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 41. Sunrise at 6:49 am and sunset at 5:56 pm.
🚨 You need to know
According to the library website, any adult with a library card can visit the Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke Street) to check out a park pass if one is available. Passes can also be placed on hold and transferred to other branches.
This is very cool. pic.twitter.com/li2CSeBwfN
— Becky Hammer (@beckyhammer) February 22, 2023
The pass can be borrowed for seven days and renewed once. The pass can be returned to any Alexandria library.
The pass includes a vehicle park pass and a sticker to the Virginia State Park website.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 22, 2023.
- POLICE: No arrest after 130 mph chase through Alexandria (3357 views)
- Notes: Victim identified in fatal Lynhaven shooting (1306 views)
- Alexandria Black History Museum reopening with exhibit on the Black Lives Matter movement (273 views)
- The slippery ‘State of Scooters’ in Alexandria in 2023 (255 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Signature Theatre to Honor Broadway’s Chita Rivera With Sondheim Award
Zebra (Wednesday @ 8:05 pm)
- Alexandria Restaurant Inspections: Rat Droppings Found In Basement
Patch (Wednesday @ 3:29 pm)
- Alexandria Library Hosting Author Anita Hackley Lambert for Online Event Feb. 28
Zebra (Wednesday @ 2:24 pm)
- Sudden Death In Alexandria Reclassified As Homicide: Police
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:35 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Nukie is taking his new role as a "paws-on" super-purr-visor seriously. He makes the saying "boss breathing down your neck" adorable. His new family says he is settling in well and curiously exploring his new environment. Happy tails, Nukie! #alexalumni #alexanimals pic.twitter.com/OGmGwx33SU
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) February 22, 2023
Mount Vernon Trail Is Now on Google Street View https://t.co/3zSbX8TgDX
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) February 22, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
It’s been another week bookended with violence in Alexandria’s West End. On Saturday, a man was shot in the Landmark area during a suspected carjacking. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries….
Alexandrians should brace for a stormy weekend. Rain is likely to kick off tonight after 11 p.m. and there’s a good chance it will continue through the weekend as a…
There were no injuries or arrests after gunfire was reported in the West End early Friday morning — a separate incident from the other West End shooting this morning where…
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