Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: The weather forecast for Tuesday includes mostly sunny conditions with a high temperature around 84 degrees, accompanied by a north wind of 8 to 10 mph. As for Tuesday night, expect a mostly clear sky with a low temperature of approximately 64 degrees. The northeast wind of 5 to 7 mph will become calm after midnight.
🚨 You need to know
If you shopped at a Wegmans grocery store last Wednesday, Aug. 16, your grocery bill may have been steeper than usual.
The chain said the glitch caused shoppers to be double-charged if they used a credit card for their transaction, Patch reported.
The grocery store said the issue was identified and they’re working to get the charges reversed over the next few days.
There are a handful of Wegmans locations around the region and one in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood at 150 Stovall Street.
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Aug 21, 2023.
- First day of school at Alexandria City High School briefly derailed by fire alarm (11002 views)
- Live Alexandria: We all need a haven… and maybe some custard too (11002 views)
🐦 Tweets of note
— Mimi Yeh (@MeemersVa) August 19, 2023
Watch our volunteers take down kudzu on the fence near the old power plant. This is tedious work but makes a big difference!
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) August 21, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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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