Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Expect patchy fog in the morning until 10am, followed by a sunny day with a high temperature near 84°F and calm southeast winds around 6 mph in the afternoon. On Wednesday night, patchy fog will return after 4am, but the night will mostly be clear. The low temperature will be around 59°F with gentle south winds at 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
🚨 You need to know
Dining at Carlyle-area restaurant Sweet Fire Donna’s today can help benefit Carpenter’s Shelter, a refuge for Alexandrians experiencing homelessness.
From noon to 10 p.m. today (Wednesday), anyone dining at Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle Street) can mention Carpenter’s Shelter and 10% of the proceeds will go to the shelter.
A larger Carpenter’s Cook-Off event is scheduled for Oct. 29, at The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue). There, around 20 local restaurants will come together for a tasting event benefitting the shelter.
Oh snap! Come eat at Sweet Fire Donna's on Wednesday, October 4 from 12 noon to 10 pm, and the restaurant will donate 10% of proceeds to Carpenter's Shelter!
— Carpenter's Shelter (@CarpentrShelter) October 2, 2023
Image via Sweet Fire Donna’s/Facebook
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Oct 3, 2023.
- Notes: Experts divided over chances of snow this winter in Alexandria (3012 views)
- NEW: HRG proposes designs inspired by iconic New York building for former power plant in Old Town North (1882 views)
- Alexandria moves up in Best Small City rankings (1710 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Halloween Festivities Creep Up On Del Ray
Patch (Tuesday @ 4:12 pm)
- Alexandria Named 3rd Best Small City In The U.S.: Condé Nast
Patch (Tuesday @ 2:39 pm)
- Boy Scouts’ Food Drive Benefits ALIVE! and Other Local Food Banks
Zebra (Tuesday @ 12:18 pm)
- Virginia Railway Express Weekend Service, Fare Increases Proposed
Patch (Tuesday @ 11:49 am)
- Common Plate Hospitality Opening in Potomac MD
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:53 am)
- Alexandria Police Dept. Welcomes New Communications Manager, Assistant Chiefs
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:33 am)
- FoxFire Grill in Alexandria Closing on October 31, 2023
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:06 am)
- Abduction Attempt In Alexandria Leads To Charges
Patch (Tuesday @ 9:35 am)
- How The Art League Stayed in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:58 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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It’s been a busy week in Alexandria. Just days after Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously to ditch single-family-only zoning, Mayor Justin Wilson announced that he would not be running for…
The days of digging through archives by address to find a historical report on a building in Alexandria could, themselves, be a thing of the past. Anyone can now easily…
Friends of Guest House needs pajamas and cozy socks for their female residents who are transitioning back to the community from prison. Realtor Maureen Clyne started the annual effort four years ago…
A 4 BD/2.5 BA home with a gas fireplace, patio and a large landscaped yard is included in Just Listed.
Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Unwrap the magic of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all weekend at Current Boutique! Dive into luxury with exclusive deals on pre-loved designer treasures, celebrating sustainable fashion with every purchase. Whether in-store or online, indulge in guilt-free glamour and support local businesses. ✨🛍️👗
💥 Sale: 25% off everything & 50% off tall boots
📅 Date: Friday November 24 – Sunday November 26