Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌦️ Today’s weather: The forecast predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature of around 82°F. The south wind will blow at approximately 11 mph, gusting up to 18 mph, and there is a 40% chance of precipitation. Thursday night also brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms, remaining mostly cloudy with a low of around 70°F, a south wind at about 8 mph, and a slightly higher 50% chance of precipitation.
🚨 You need to know
The manager of a Vietnamese restaurant in Old Town North said a DoorDash driver stole an estimated $200 from the business’ tip jar, WUSA9 reported.
Randy Phillips, a manager at Sunday in Saigon (682 N St Asaph Street), told WUSA9 the driver came in to pick up a DoorDash order. Surveillance video shared by the restaurant clearly showed the driver putting his hand into the tip jar and taking money multiple times once the employee turned their back.
Phillips told WUSA9 there was likely around $200 worth of tips in the jar. DoorDash has since removed the driver from their app and said they’ll provide a payment to the restaurant to make up for the funds that were stolen.
Image via Sunday in Saigon/Facebook
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Aug 23, 2023.
- Notes: Old Town museum celebrates its illicit boozy history (6675 views)
- Poll: Should Dominion underground more power lines? (6675 views)
- No injuries reported after driver crashes Mercedes into Van Dorn Plaza bar (6675 views)
🐦 Tweets of note
To complete Hooffs Run Interceptor construction, Jamieson Ave must close to pedestrian and vehicular traffic this fall.
— AlexRenew (@AlexandriaRenew) August 23, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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