Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 36.
⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 36. Sunrise at 6:42 am and sunset at 6:01 pm.
🚨 You need to know
According to the National Park Service, the region might have its earliest cherry blossom season ever.
While slightly overshadowed by D.C.’s cherry blossom festivities, Alexandria tourism also tends to get in on the action every season with cherry blossom tours and themed events.
Activities are planned for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from March 20 to April 16, but the National Park Service warned peak bloom could come earlier
Peak bloom is when 70% of the cherry blossoms are open, and the National Park service said the indicator tree has already started budding thanks to a warmer-than-average February.
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 27, 2023.
- New milkshake bar coming to Old Town this summer (6964 views)
- Car meetups are happening at night in parking lots in Arlandria and Potomac Yard (5980 views)
- JUST IN: Alexandria man arrested after alleged carjacking of DASH bus in the West End (1755 views)
- Notes: Family of nuclear physicist who died by suicide in Alexandria jail sues government (1089 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Alexandria’s Commission on Aging Seeks Nominees for Excellence in Aging Awards
Zebra (Monday @ 7:53 pm)
- Cherry Blossom Season 2023: Tours And More Planned In Alexandria
Patch (Monday @ 4:29 pm)
- Alexandria Library Loaning Chromebooks With Free Internet Access
Zebra (Monday @ 4:14 pm)
- Carjacking Of DASH Vehicle Leads to Arrest In Alexandria
Patch (Monday @ 12:58 pm)
- Adoption Fees Paid! Sweet One-Year Old Pup Named Theo Needs Home in Alexandria Area
Zebra (Monday @ 12:54 pm)
- Longtime Program Manager Justin Carl is New General Manager and CEO at Alexandria Renew
Zebra (Monday @ 11:51 am)
- Milkshake Bar to Open in Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 10:40 am)
- Inmate’s Death In Alexandria Jail Leads To Lawsuit Against Feds
Patch (Monday @ 10:32 am)
- Looking for a Job? Upcoming Career Events Hosted by the City of Alexandria
Zebra (Monday @ 10:09 am)
- Q&A with Chic Weddings + Events
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 9:57 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Yesterday, we re-opened the Alexandria Black History after 3 years closed. But more importantly than that, the city created a Division of Black History, that will help ensure that Black history is told throughout the city! Congratulations to Audrey Davis! pic.twitter.com/YXXBbeaDXr
— John Taylor Chapman (@j_chapman99) February 27, 2023
BREAKING: After finding https://t.co/88wx7lG9wC less up-to-date than Pitchbot, Pitchbot CEO reverses decision to step down pic.twitter.com/LJlnozMB0C
— ACPS Express Pitchbot (@ACPSPitchBot) February 26, 2023
Tomorrow's the day! Bring your questions to our career workshop at the Lee Center 9am-12pm. Job fair will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Representatives will be onsite to answer any questions you have. View all open positions: https://t.co/c67qvsQTU0 #JobFair #AlexandriaVA pic.twitter.com/0lKTQImqWq
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) February 26, 2023
Thank you to @RodrigoPRADEL for creating this beautiful mural for our micro Tunnel Boring Machine, Marguerite. Amazing work! pic.twitter.com/ZK82J9abKk
— Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) (@AlexandriaRenew) February 27, 2023
— Max Samis (@Max_Samis) February 28, 2023
I am deeply disappointed in AlxNow for posting a whole article on a milkshake shop and not once mentioning how many boys it will bring to the yard.
— so many photos, so little time (@KCadenaPlanner) February 27, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
This past week saw 30 homes sold in Alexandria. The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $190,000 while the most expensive was…
One year after a plan to open at 128 N. Pitt Street seemingly fell through, hyper-popular D.C. bagel shop Call Your Mother Deli says an Alexandria location in Old Town…
No one was injured or arrested after a report of gunfire in Old Town on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 5:25 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Fayette…
(Updated 12:35 p.m.) Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains were stopped last night after a vehicle struck the bridge over King Street — again. The delay is the latest in a…
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.