Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. At night: A slight chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
🚨 You need to know
A new venue in Old Town dedicated to wild and colorful milkshakes is scheduled to open sometime in July, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.
The Crazy Mason is a self-described milkshake bar coming to 716 King Street and features not only a variety of standard and unique milkshakes but several vegan options. Some are claiming it’s better than yours.
The chain started in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2020 and the Alexandria store will be the chain’s 10th location.
Alexandria Living Magazine reported that the opening is around six weeks away.
Image via The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar/Facebook
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jun 14, 2023.
- Alexandria ranked in top 20 places for families (571 views)
- New maritime center at Waterfront Park opens this Saturday (466 views)
- Covid funding could help restore ‘Green Book’ lodging in Parker Gray (313 views)
- Notes: Alexandria City Attorney Joanna Anderson announces retirement (178 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
A 34-year-old Alexandria man has been charged with allegedly attempting to abduct a woman in Old Town earlier this month. At around 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, a 30-year-old…
Is the Alexandria School Board too big? Should their elections be staggered and three-year terms increased? The entire structure of the Alexandria School Board could soon be upended, as these…
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe Street) is hosting a pair of staged reading events over the next two weeks to commemorate the murder of Matthew Shepard and raise…
Alexandria Police are investigating a robbery outside a Bank of America ATM in the West End. The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 30) in the 500…
If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA