Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
🌧️ Today’s weather: Rain will begin mainly after 9am, with a high near 56 and 100% chance of precipitation. Winds from the east will increase from 11-16 mph to 23-28 mph in the afternoon, possibly gusting up to 39 mph. Expect 1-2 inches of new precipitation. At night, rain will continue mainly before 1am, with a low around 44 and winds shifting from southeast to southwest at speeds of 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds may gust as high as 46 mph, and there is still a 100% chance of precipitation, with an additional half to three-quarters of an inch possible.
🚨 You need to know
Those looking to do a little post-holiday shopping for themselves might find some things they never knew they needed at a Del Ray flea market this weekend.
The Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
“Meet new sellers and see your favorites, too, while shopping vintage, clothing, homewares, vinyl, antique, thrift, upcycled, artisan, and so much more,” the event listing said.
The Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market said on social media that among the new vendors this upcoming weekend is Lumos Collective, featuring handmade soy wax scented candles made in a Del Ray basement.
The Lumos Collective booth will also offer $10 Tarot Card readings, for those looking for an early glimpse at how their 2024 will shape up.
Image via Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market/Facebook
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 8, 2024.
- Bill creating retail market for cannabis to be reintroduced by Alexandria State Senator Adam Ebbin (2710 views)
- New report shows geographic and racial divide in Alexandria’s out-of-school programs (1875 views)
- Notes: Forecast calls for storms and possible flooding in Alexandria on Tuesday (1070 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Alexandria’s Clerk of Court Discusses Improved Process to Clear Local Criminal Records
Zebra (Monday @ 7:32 pm)
- City Hires Lobbyist to Push Arena Forward
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 7:32 pm)
- Mount Vernon Avenue Intersection Designs With Roundabout Deferred
Patch (Monday @ 5:03 pm)
- Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce Elects New Leadership; 3 Women Fill Positions
Zebra (Monday @ 3:24 pm)
- ADOPT A PET IN ALEXANDRIA: Meet Arthur, the Pint-Sized Quirky Pup Companion
Zebra (Monday @ 2:20 pm)
- Alexandria Schools Budget Proposed To Increase
Patch (Monday @ 11:13 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 6:30 pm: Jan 9: Fool Proof Arrangement
A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…
A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…
The Alexandria School Board approved its fiscal year 2025 $384.4 million combined funds budget on Thursday night and it is asking City Council for $21 million more than the previous…
A 4 BD/3 BA brick townhome with a gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and a 2 car garage is featured in Just Listed.
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
The free event, from 5 –