Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: The weather forecast indicates a partly sunny day that will eventually become completely sunny, with a high temperature near 84°F. There will be a northwest breeze ranging from 6 to 14 mph, with the possibility of gusts reaching 21 mph. Friday night is expected to be clear, with a low temperature around 62°F and a consistent northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.
🚨 You need to know
The new spot is Union Sandwich Co. at 77 King Street. Alexandria Living Magazine said it’s from the same team behind Slaters Market and is a grab-and-go spot with just a few counter seats.
A permit for the location was filed late last year but there’s no official word on when the new location will open.
Image via Google Maps
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Aug 17, 2023.
- Notes: Fairfax County launches new guaranteed income pilot program (15315 views)
- APD: One arrest after early morning attempted robbery near Alexandria Commons (15315 views)
- What’s Up in Alexandria This Weekend: August 18-20 (15315 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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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