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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

An airliner approaches National Airport, viewed between the spans of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge at Jones Point Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

You can tell it was a pretty slow week in Alexandria when a bridge opening took the top spot by a landslide.

Still, at the risk of triggering Alexandria’s flood-afflicted residents: mid-August is the calm before the storm. School starts up again next week, with some students entering a brand new school and others warned to keep away from bad habits.

Alexandria’s boards and commissions start to kick things off again after a short break later this month, which is music to the ears of those scratching through dockets for crumbs. Some local businesses, like a new cafe in Old Town, are already waiting in the wings for approval for move forward this fall.

But all that’s for next week. For now, if you’ll excuse me, this reporter is going to go take a nap.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Woodrow Wilson Bridge opening scheduled Thursday night (22877 views)
  2. Notes: Alexandria installs new lights at Hammond Middle School… into the middle of the track (5956 views)
  3. Notes: Fairfax County launches new guaranteed income pilot program (5299 views)
  4. UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings issued for Alexandria (5249 views)
  5. New Old Town cafe heading to city review next month (4991 views)
  6. Committee finalizes list of potential replacements for Confederate-honoring Alexandria street names (4261 views)
  7. Alexandria activating new speed cameras as school year kicks off (3991 views)
  8. New salon on Duke Street hosts back-to-school makeover for children in need (2814 views)
  9. APD: One arrest after early morning attempted robbery near Alexandria Commons (2941 views)
  10. Notes: Popular Old Town North noodle spot headed to Arlington (2773 views)

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Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.

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Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”

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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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