Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌥 Today’s weather: Cloudy. Pleasantly warm. High of 86 and low of 60.
⛅ Tomorrow: Broken clouds. Pleasantly warm. High of 85 and low of 57. Sunrise at 6:23 am and sunset at 7:50 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Del Ray Pizzeria and Bradshaw Sauce Co‘s are hosting Wing Fest this weekend in Del Ray.
The event is on Saturday, April 22, from 3-7 p.m. It includes half-priced wings and special wing flavors, along with various wing-eating contests.
Those interested in participating in the wing-eating contests can register online.
Photo via Del Ray Pizzeria/Facebook
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 19, 2023.
- Zoning permit discussion reveals Alexandria restaurant’s struggle with nude neighbor (23365 views)
- Alexandria Police Department plans cookouts to help reduce crime | ALXnow (708 views)
- Notes: Exotic car festival returns to Alexandria next month (577 views)
- May 19 announced as opening date for Potomac Yard Metro station (186 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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- City of Alexandria Recognizing Building Safety Month May 5
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- 1890 Home Combines Old And New In Old Town Alexandria
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- Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities Seeking Award Nominees
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- A Resounding Mais Oui! for the Beloved Musical ‘Les Miserables’ at the Kennedy Center
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:37 pm)
- Potomac Yard Metro Opening Date Set For May
Patch (Wednesday @ 2:10 pm)
- New, Locally-Owned Toy Store Opening in Old Town
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:07 pm)
- The Pros and Cons of Living in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 1:13 pm)
- Body Camera Use Begins At Alexandria Police Department
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:28 am)
- AKA Hotel Opens in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 9:08 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
You can work in local news your whole life and only dream of sneaking a lede like this past your editors.https://t.co/ABxbxwAphX
— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) April 19, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 6:00 pm: Volunteer Recognition Event
- 6:00 pm: Local Artist Jennifer Lian at Nepenthe Gallery
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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