Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Morning clouds. Pleasantly warm. High of 82 and low of 56.
🌤 Tomorrow: Sunny. Pleasantly warm. High of 85 and low of 58. Sunrise at 6:35 am and sunset at 7:42 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Two of Fairfax County’s three pedestrian fatalities so far this year have been on Richmond Highway just south of Alexandria, Patch first reported.
Police said Phillip Hester, 62, was killed on Friday at Richmond Highway and Anderson Lane near Fort Belvoir. Police said two southbound drivers struck Hester, one after the other. Hester was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hester’s death comes less than a month after another pedestrian was struck and killed on Richmond Highway in the Groveton area. Police said on March 30, a driver struck another vehicle, left the roadway, and struck and killed Alexandria resident Samantha Jennings-Jones, 36, on the sidewalk.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 11, 2023.
- Old Town steakhouse grilled by neighbors over proposed outdoor seating plan (2622 views)
- Alexandria Police arrest two men and recover stash of roughly 13,000 fentanyl pills (2430 views)
- Duke Street lane closures planned this week around Lincolnia and Landmark neighborhoods (624 views)
- Amazing Lash Studios opens first eyelash extension location in Alexandria | ALXnow (420 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Alexandria’s Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns May 21
Zebra (Tuesday @ 6:41 pm)
- Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, More Coming to MGM National Harbor
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 5:03 pm)
- Riverfront Views Are The Backdrop Of This Luxury Alexandria Townhouse
Patch (Tuesday @ 4:47 pm)
- What’s New in Virginia Beach for the Spring-Summer Season
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 4:42 pm)
- Eugene Simpson Stadium Park Renovations Proposed In Alexandria
Patch (Tuesday @ 12:53 pm)
- Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Hosting National Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27
Zebra (Tuesday @ 12:07 pm)
- Metro Work Vehicle Derailment Causes Blue Line Delay
Patch (Tuesday @ 8:31 am)
- Duke Street, Telegraph & West Taylor Run Community Meeting
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:37 am)
- A Brighter Future for Alexandria’s Youth through Spring2ACTion
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:22 am)
- Zoning for Housing Initiative Seeks Public Comment
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:18 am)
🐦 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 5:30 pm: Noche de Ciencias (Night of Science
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.