Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
⛈️ Today’s weather: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. At night: Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2am. Low around 67. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
🚨 You need to know
Among the several stops around the region during a whirlwind tour of D.C., Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National Science Foundation in Alexandria.
WTOP reported that on Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden and Modi the National Science Foundation for an event highlighting workforce training programs. At the event, Modi said India has placed an emphasis on tech education and training.
Modi has toured various locations around the region over the last few days and the visit has a certain geopolitical significance — though it has also come under fire from some given Modi’s history of oppressing Muslim Indians and cracking down on journalism.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jun 21, 2023.
- Benny Diforza’s Pizza is coming to Del Ray (1092 views)
- Alexandria City Council settles turf war over Simpson Park (939 views)
- Upcoming Mount Vernon Trail night-tour includes firefly and bat-watching (522 views)
- Notes: Canal Center Plaza café launching new rebrand next month (381 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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