Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. At night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
🚨 You need to know
Three Alexandria City High School Students got a nod from C-SPAN for their work on a short documentary about human trafficking.
Leo Dienstfrey, Lashelle Sakyi and Marisa Vidal got an “honorable mention” in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition for “Modern Day Slavery” — a five minute video about ongoing human trafficking issues.
Three other students, Gryphon Magnus, Mia Mervis, Ben Delnegro and Sarah McBurney, participated in the broadcast news category of the SkillsUSA’s television/media production competition, according to Issmar Ventura, a media relations specialist with Alexandria City Public Schools. The students placed first at the district level and second at the state level.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for May 24, 2023.
- Gostov Boulangerie & Brasserie opening May 30 in Del Ray (973 views)
- What to do if your Confederate-honoring Alexandria street gets renamed? (933 views)
- Notes: Alexandria launches questionnaire for new housing zoning overhaul (915 views)
- Upcoming Alexandria and American birthday celebrations could bring more tall ships (321 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Taste of Del Ray Set for Sunday, June 4
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 5:09 pm)
- Memorial Day 2023: What’s Open, Closed Around Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 4:03 pm)
- Pride Fair Kicks Off LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Alexandria June 3
Zebra (Wednesday @ 2:44 pm)
- Confederate-Named Street Renaming Process Outlined For 41 Streets
Patch (Wednesday @ 2:44 pm)
- Alexandria Area Teacher a Contestant on MasterChef Season 13
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 2:41 pm)
- Auditions Open for ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ Play with the Alexandria Children’s Theatre
Zebra (Wednesday @ 2:10 pm)
- The Good Kind of Inflation: Big Bounce America Pops Up in Washington DC Area!
Zebra (Wednesday @ 9:56 am)
- Taste Of Del Ray 2023 Participating Restaurants Announced
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:32 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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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