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Notes: Senator J.D. Vance welcomed to Del Ray with ‘yarn bombing’ near new home

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.

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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.

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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:, 770.789.3534.

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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


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