Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌥️ Today’s weather: Clouds will gradually increase, reaching a high close to 70 degrees and accompanied by a south wind blowing at 6 to 11 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Thursday night’s forecast is cloudy with the temperature dropping to around 55 degrees, and the south wind will persist at 7 to 9 mph.
🚨 You need to know
Ron McNeely may be one of the unluckiest Alexandria residents.
WUSA9 reported that a driver crashed a car into his Seminary Road home earlier this week, but that’s not all: the channel also spoke to McNeely in March when a driver crashed through his fence and again in July after another crash.
Back in March, McNeely told WUSA9 that he moved into his home in 2019 and a driver crashed into the property once before the start of this year.
Now, McNeely is part of a group called the Seminary Road Committee that’s advocating for safety-focused changes on Seminary Road.
According to their website:
As the City and adjacent area of the nearby County have grown in the 46 years the Seminary West Civic Association has been serving the neighborhood, we have all seen the quality of operation and the safety of Seminary Road degrade significantly in the segment from I-395 to the City/County line just west of Dawes Ave. With frequent crashes, clogged traffic in some hours, and speeding traffic in others, it is the sense of the SWCA Board that many of us do not feel safe on Seminary Road, and that something needs to be done by the City and the Commonwealth via VDOT (as Seminary Road is VA Route 420, a primary highway of Virginia).
The Seminary Road Committee is running a survey to gather feedback on what neighbors see as major issues and possible solutions. So far, favored options include adding a stoplight to the three-way intersection of Seminary Road, Fillmore Avenue and Dover Place, WUSA9 reported, along with red light cameras at intersections that already have stoplights.
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📅 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