Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌥 Today’s weather: Overcast. Warm. High of 81 and low of 58.
🌥 Tomorrow: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
🚨 You need to know
Alexandria Living Magazine reported the new location at 631 King Street, formerly Francesca’s, has a sign in the window and is now hiring baristas.
“We differentiate ourselves by using the best kinds of chocolate from around the globe,” the owners said in the application. “At Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee, not only do we serve light and delicious desserts, but we also serve a wide range of hot and cold beverages to serve our customers with a unique, unforgettable experience.”
The shop will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Photo via Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee/Facebook
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for May 10, 2023.
- Multiple arrests in Alexandria linked to Virginia DMV fake documents scam (2712 views)
- D.C. man charged in armed robbery spree, including one shooting in Alexandria (1644 views)
- Notes: Historical preservation group labels Del Ray neighborhood ‘endangered’ (898 views)
- Alexandria’s transient lodging industry slowly climbing out of the pits of 2020 (238 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- May 2023
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 6:32 pm)
- Laying the Foundation of Hope: Domion Energy Volunteers and the Roc Solid Foundation Come Togther To Help Alexandria Boy Fighting Cancer
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:05 pm)
- As COVID Emergency Ends, Alexandria Leaders Reflect
Patch (Wednesday @ 1:34 pm)
- Alexandria Registration and Information About Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 19
Zebra (Wednesday @ 1:33 pm)
- Monthly “Art Night in Old Town” Kicks Off with Geoffrey Johnson Show at Principle Gallery, Thursday, May 18
Zebra (Wednesday @ 12:34 pm)
- DONATIONS SOUGHT: Ties and Dresses Needed for First-Ever Teen Sneaker Ball in Alexandria, June 2
Zebra (Wednesday @ 11:13 am)
- Volinteer for the Gourmet Angel Food Bank, Helping To Feed Alexandria Families
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:27 am)
- Alexandria Robbery With Employee Shot In Leg Leads To Charges
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:45 am)
- Female Empowerment Summit Saturday in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 8:34 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
A water main break has occurred at the intersection of Duke Street and N. Jordan Street. Premises in the area may experience low to no water pressure for roughly 6-8 hours while repairs are being made. Updates from @vaamwater will be provided as they become available. pic.twitter.com/5VthLKHJXx
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) May 10, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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.
About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.
Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.
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.