Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
🌤️ Today’s weather: The upcoming forecast shows partly sunny weather with a high temperature close to 95 degrees. Expect a calm wind shifting to the north at around 6 mph during the morning hours. For Monday night, skies will be mostly cloudy and temperatures will drop to around 71 degrees, accompanied by a north wind ranging from 3 to 7 mph.
🚨 You need to know
The biannual event sees restaurants offering $25, $35 and $45 per person dinners around the city.
Alexandria’s restaurant week runs through Sunday, Aug. 17. A full menu across all the locations is available online.
Meanwhile, across the Potomac, D.C.’s restaurant week is scheduled to kick off on Monday, Aug. 28 and run through Sunday, Sept. 3.
Image via Two Nineteen Restaurant/Facebook
📈 Friday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Aug 18, 2023.
- ACHS Principal says students will face disciplinary action for skipping school to go to nearby shopping centers (11112 views)
- Alexandria cuts ribbon on new Douglas MacArthur Elementary School (11112 views)
🐦 Tweets of note
Congratulations Debra Collins, Deputy City Manager, on 20 years of extraordinary leadership and service in #AlexandriaVA. Debra is an innovative leader and instrumental in ACT’s founding and success. We wish Debra continued joy and success in her next adventure! pic.twitter.com/h5n3uujomB
— ACT for Alexandria (@ACTforAlex) August 18, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today 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