Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Isolated tstorms late. Overcast. Pleasantly warm. High of 83 and low of 60.
☔ Tomorrow: Isolated tstorms late. Overcast. Pleasantly warm. High of 84 and low of 56. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:35 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Franconia-Springfield is getting a new Inova hospital to fill in the gap after Inova Alexandria Hospital is torn down.
The Franconia-Springfield hospital will include 110 beds spread across two towers, an expanded emergency room, offices and more.
Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2024 and be completed by 2028.
The new hospital will serve as a replacement for Inova Alexandria Hospital, obviously alongside the new Inova Hospital at the former Landmark Mall site. The new hospital there will boast 565,000 square-foot hospital center, a 111,000-square-foot cancer center, and a 83,000-square-foot specialty care center.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 4, 2023.
- No arrest after shots fired outside West End 7-Eleven (985 views)
- JUST IN: Alexandria’s Yellow Line reopening early next month (870 views)
- Southern Living Magazine ranks Old Town Farmers Market one of the best in the South (327 views)
- Notes: Patent and Trademark Office hosting ‘Night of Science’ this month for local students (151 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Find a Satisfying Meal in Foxchase in the West End of Alexandria
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:00 am)
- Spring2ACTion & the Arts
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:29 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
— Jodie Curtis (@JodieACurtis) April 3, 2023
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) April 3, 2023
The traffic signal at Duke St and Holland Ln is up and running. Thank you for your patience as we worked to fix these issues after high winds over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/Fsex4nDpXR
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) April 4, 2023
We're going to be at the garage races on the 28th eating some @acmepie and riding Vern the Tern in the Anything Goes race. Come out for a fun of night of food, beer and bike racing. https://t.co/lnaxQalZGP
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) April 4, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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A look at the most and least expensive single-family homes sold in Alexandria last month, November 2023.
A longtime city commissioner and a retired labor leader are facing off in the special election for Alexandria’s School Board District A seat, and both want to improve teacher retention…
The holiday festivities continue this weekend with the 8th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl, Alexandria SantaCon, holiday markets, and more. Here’s your full rundown of all the festivities,…
Alexandria’s Planning Commission endorsed a plan to rezone 301 N. Fairfax Street, despite concerns from the divided Commission that rezoning without prior planning represents bad civic practice. The plan is…
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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.