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Notes: The $1 million winning Powerball ticket was bought in Alexandria

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: The forecast predicts a sunny day with a high temperature near 70 degrees, accompanied by a gentle northeast wind at 5 to 7 mph. As nighttime approaches, expect an increase in cloudiness and a low temperature around 51 degrees, with a light east wind.

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Winning announcement by the Virginia Lottery (image via Virginia Lottery/Facebook)

Wishing a very happy Friday to one particular Alexandrian, who hopefully remembers their favorite local news organization now that they’re flush with cash from a $1 million winning Powerball ticket.

The $1 million winning ticket was bought online by a player in Alexandria using the Virginia Lottery app.

Five $50,000 winning tickets were also bought at locations in Midlothian, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Arlington.

Image via Virginia Lottery/Facebook

📈 Thursday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Oct 12, 2023.

  1. City staff reflect on one of Alexandria’s most bizarre and troubled transportation projects (3580 views)
  2. Alexandria Mayor says city spent $1.8 million on stream restoration projects with nothing to show for it (3365 views)

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📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.

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For many remote workers, a messy home is distracting.

You’re getting pulled into meetings, and your unread emails keep ticking up. But you can’t focus because pet hair tumbleweeds keep floating across the floor, your desk has a fine layer of dust and you keep your video off in meetings so no one sees the chaos behind you.

It’s no secret a dirty home is distracting and even adds stress to your life. And who has the energy to clean after work? That’s why it’s smart to enlist the help of professionals, like Well-Paid Maids.

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Monarch Montessori School is now enrolling infants, toddlers and three year-olds for its full-time Montessori program. We offer a seamless enrollment process which involves submitting an application for review, paying the enrollment fee and submitting the remaining enrollment materials before your proposed start date.

At Monarch Montessori School, we aim to provide an authentic Montessori learning experience. At our Alexandria location, we currently have 8 openings in our Primary classroom (ages 3-6), and 6 openings in our Toddler classroom. Additionally, there are 3 infant openings at this time.

Our first floor space is an open concept. Infants and toddlers share the same large classroom. Children ages 3-6 are in two classrooms on our second floor. Each classroom has one lead and assistant guide. We offer a year-round program, with intermittent breaks for Spring Break and Winter Break.

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who


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