Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 37.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:30 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The city of Alexandria has launched a new pilot that will help make it easier for some city residents to turn food scraps into compost.
The new curbside food waste composting collection pilot will allow residents in up to 2,000 households to place items like fruit, vegetable scraps, meat and bones into a dedicated food waste collection bin.
According to the project website:
Residents will be able to place items such as fruit and vegetable scraps, meat, and bones in a dedicated bin for food waste collection instead of putting food waste in the trash.
The City will subsidize the cost of supplies and collection for the first six months. Pilot participants will be encouraged to provide feedback to the City through a monthly feedback form sent to residents via email. After six months, residents may continue service with the vendor for a monthly or annual subscription fee.
Residents can register for the pilot online and, if they’re picked, they’ll receive the first six months of services along with a start-up kit for free.
According to the site:
Selected participants will separate food waste from trash, just as we already do with our recyclables, and leave the composting bin by the curb on the designated day of the week. The City contracts with Compost Crew to manage the program, who will provide weekly collection services along with addressing issues such as delivery of the containers and missed collections. Each household can request on Compost Crew’s customer portal for a complimentary bag of finished compost if desired, once a year.
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📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Mar 28, 2023.
- Notes: Driver killed in Beltway crash near Alexandria (1942 views)
- Housing Alexandria breaking ground on new Arlandria affordable housing development this summer (879 views)
- Walgreens redevelopment in Old Town headed to city review (706 views)
- Alexandria bomb threat suspect was found guilty for similar offense in 2016 (612 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- City of Alexandria Installing Speed Cameras in Select School Zones
Zebra (Tuesday @ 9:18 pm)
- Shout Sister Shout! is a Joyful, Scintillating, Knock-Your-Socks-Off Musical at Ford’s Theatre
Zebra (Tuesday @ 7:34 pm)
- Elaine’s Restaurant Opens Thursday in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:00 pm)
- Cappies Review: ‘The Music Man’ At Bishop Ireton High School
Patch (Tuesday @ 2:24 pm)
- Barricade In Vehicle Shuts Down Richmond Highway: Police
Patch (Tuesday @ 12:24 pm)
- Curbside Composting Begins As Pilot Program In Alexandria
Patch (Tuesday @ 12:16 pm)
- Speed Cameras To Be Located Near 4 Alexandria Public Schools
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:48 am)
- CORE Skills: Computer Programs Helps Residents Get Up to Speed
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:44 am)
- Alexandria Announces School Speed Camera Locations
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:34 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Former #AlexandriaVA City Councilman David Speck points out that previous generations could increase the tax base by annexing land. "We can't do that any more," he tells #AgendaAlexandria pic.twitter.com/cby8Z45Sjt
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) March 27, 2023
We are excited to launch our new curbside compositing program!
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) March 27, 2023
Another round of sheeting installation will take place TOMORROW in African American Heritage Park.
Thank you for your patience as our team continues building a healthier future for Hooffs Run!
— Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) (@AlexandriaRenew) March 27, 2023
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) March 27, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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It was another busy week in Alexandria. The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson…
A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library. The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in…
With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
A 4 BD/4.5 BA brick townhome with four finished levels, multiple fireplaces and a brick patio is included in Just Listed.
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.