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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Scene of a shooting in Potomac Yard on Aug. 8 (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been a somewhat hectic week in Alexandria, with:

On that last story: Alexandria Planning Director Karl Moritz confirmed to ALXnow that rabbits are not, in fact, classified as poultry for city zoning purposes.

Next week it’s James’ turn for a break, so ALXnow readers will be left with yours truly for the week.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria poultry slaughterhouse receives warning from city for selling rabbits (6774 views)
  2. BREAKING: One injured in federal law enforcement-involved shooting in Potomac Yard (3,719 views)
  3. JUST IN: Tornado Watch issued for Alexandria and much of the region (5337 views)
  4. What’s Up in Alexandria This Weekend: August 11 – 13 (2539 views)
  5. Notes: Man shot in Potomac Yard Shopping Center was wanted on attempted murder charges (2512 views)
  6. Notes: Suspect arrested after Hybla Valley shooting on Sunday (2455 views)
  7. Police investigate back-to-back shots fired incidents in Alexandria’s West End (2250 views)
  8. Alexandria’s big waterfront flood mitigation projects to move forward early next year (2072 views)
  9. VIDEO: Driver arrested after Arlandria hit-and-runs Sunday morning (1401 views)
  10. JUST IN: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Alexandria (1248 views)

Recent Stories

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.

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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.

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Family Fun Fall Fest

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

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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