Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: The weather forecast predicts a mostly sunny day with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a calm wind shifting south at approximately 5 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of about 53 degrees accompanied by a light north breeze.
🚨 You need to know
Alexandrian Zahra Rahimi, a 17-year-old Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) student, was cited by First Lady Jill Biden as one of 15 young women leading change in their community.
Biden hosted a “Girls Leading Change” celebration at the White House to celebrate Rahimi and other young women making an impact in their communities.
Rahimi arrived in the U.S. four years ago from Afghanistan, the White House wrote, and since then has supported refugee resettlement in Alexandria. Rahimi also served as a student representative to the Alexandria City Board of Education and organized cultural events and staff training to help ACPS prepare for new refugee families.
“Zahra partnered with Northern Virginia Resettling Afghan Families Together to establish a special literacy program to support her largely female middle and high school peers who were reading below a second-grade level,” the White House wrote. “In addition to her refugee resettlement efforts, Zahra is a passionate advocate for advancing women’s rights globally, especially in areas of conflict.”
These young women are preserving the earth, writing stories that change minds, and turning their pain into purpose.
Together, they represent the potential of young people across the country, and I hope that others can learn from their innovation and strength. 💕 pic.twitter.com/VdAoZAZ5vQ
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) October 11, 2023
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Oct 11, 2023.
- Parents decry ‘staffing crisis’ in Alexandria City Public Schools (5157 views)
- Marijuana is now a banned substance in Alexandria City Public Schools (3195 views)
- Washington’s chief cook, Birchmere founder and John McCain considered for new Alexandria street names (1462 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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- ‘We All Help Each Other’: Scouting For Food Honored In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 5:18 pm)
- Local Mystery and Suspense Writers Hosting Book Signing at Potomac Yards Barnes & Noble in Alexandria
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:12 pm)
- October 2023
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 3:53 pm)
- New Training Building For Fire Department Proposed In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 12:29 pm)
- Kaizen Tavern Replaced With New Concept In Del Ray
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:52 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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