Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
⛈️ Today’s weather: A chance of showers before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. At night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
🚨 You need to know
The Alexandria Police Department is stepping up its presence around areas frequented by Alexandria City Public Schools students as the school year comes to a close.
The Bradlee Shopping Center, in particular, has struggled with brawls and other violent crimes occurring just after school lets out at nearby Alexandria City High School.
As the school year comes to an end you may see an increased police presence in areas of concern around the City. This is just a proactive approach to enhance public safety.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2023
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jun 15, 2023.
- Notes: Milkshake bar opening next month in Old Town, possibly bringing boys to the yard (4596 views)
- Alexandria leaders boiling mad over watered down stream restoration projects (528 views)
- Here’s your guide to this weekend’s Portside in Old Town Summer Festival (427 views)
- Rainbow crosswalks and new Pride artwork could be coming to Old Town next year (421 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 12:00 pm Saturday: In honor of Juneteenth: Voter Suppression, Then and Now
- 12:00 pm Saturday: Alexandria Restaurant Partners Job Fair
There are some exciting changes underway this week, from new businesses to new infrastructure improvements. While Astro Beer Hall (4001 Campbell Avenue) is outside of Alexandria in the Shirlington neighborhood,…
At a town hall meeting last Sunday, most City Council members said — in no uncertain terms — that they are opposed to a ward system in Alexandra. Currently, all…
Alexandria is bracing for a federal government shutdown at midnight on Sunday (Oct. 1). The city is preparing a package of services for impacted city residents, should Congress not come…
Shuttles are running between the Potomac Yard Metro station and National Airport Metro station after a derailment this morning. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said there were no injuries…
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