Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Possible light rain in the morning. High of 74 and low of 60.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain throughout the day. High of 69 and low of 48. Sunrise at 7:07 am and sunset at 7:24 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Del Ray is traditionally known as a welcoming neighborhood. Freshman Senator J.D. Vance from Ohio seems to be a notable exception.
Politico reported that a signpost near Vance’s new $1.5 million home has been yarn bombed — covered with rainbow knitting, likely in protest against Vance’s anti-LGBTQ positions.
Washingtonian senior editor Andrew Beaujon noted that the yarn bombing is a step up from the guerrilla fairy door campaign back in 2021.
Yarn bombings would be a major escalation in Del Ray, a neighborhood once known for guerrilla installations of fairy doors https://t.co/TNUuAtFPCW https://t.co/kcZQernLSi
— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) March 22, 2023
Love our constituents pic.twitter.com/iMPv8OwHkm
— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) March 22, 2023
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Mar 22, 2023.
- Notes: Alexandria ranks high in ‘Best Cities’ list but hindered by housing and public safety scores (1348 views)
- Alexandria grapples with funding costs of twin ambitious DASH bus overhauls (310 views)
- Alexandria Library throwing book sale event this week (198 views)
- Amy Grant and KT Tunstall headline spring at The Birchmere (76 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Nomination Period Open for 2023 Alexandria Celebrates Women Awards
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:08 pm)
- Elo’s Italian To Close In Alexandria’s Del Ray Neighborhood
Patch (Wednesday @ 3:52 pm)
- Grants Available for Local Nonprofits Through Alexandria Human Services Fund
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:43 pm)
- ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Explodes With Alanis Morissette’s Pop Musical at National Theatre
Zebra (Wednesday @ 12:08 pm)
- Alexandria Building With Business Tenants Proposed For Redevelopment
Patch (Wednesday @ 10:41 am)
- Say Goodbye to Elo’s – Say Hello to Los Hermanos in Alexandria
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:25 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Reminder: There is no school for ACPS students except Samuel W. Tucker students this Friday (March 24, 2023). This is a teacher work day. pic.twitter.com/k0iv8p2D69
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) March 22, 2023
Today we remember Cpl. Charles Hill. Cpl. Hill was killed in the line of duty on this day 34 years ago while responding to a hostage situation.
Cpl. Hill had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 13 years previous to his end of watch.
Cpl. Hill we #salute you… pic.twitter.com/zF5Hmu3Jrz
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) March 22, 2023
This might help to explain the faint smell of a campfire in the air in parts of Arlington today https://t.co/rBUlYl5TL0
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) March 22, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on