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Chewish Deli Opens King Street Location — “Chewish Deli, which started as a pop-up and food truck, now has its second brick-and-mortar location serving Alexandria” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Humid throughout the day. High of 94 and low of 78. Sunrise at 6:18 am and sunset at 8:12 pm. [Weather.gov]

Free Web Program Available for Local Businesses — “The Alexandria Small Business Development program has a new program to help small businesses that don’t have a website.” [Patch]

Fairfax Adopts Fees for Electric Vehicle Charging — “Fairfax County’s growing supply of electric vehicle charging stations is available for the public to use, but that service will now come at a cost.” [FFXnow]

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Amazon brings new pilot program to D.C. region — “Amazon announced Monday that its Prime members in the Washington, D.C. area can now make same-day purchases from some of their favorite brands offered on Amazon.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Monday — Humid throughout the day. High of 91 and low of 76. Sunrise at 6:17 am and sunset at 8:13 pm. [Weather.gov]

Archeologist and City Officials clash over amateur digs — “Although his excursions have yielded excitement from many community members, they’ve also raised the eyebrows of city officials.” [Alexandria Times]

Goodwin Living to Turn the Hermitage Northern Virginia into The View Alexandria — “August 1, 2022, Goodwin Living™ announced it has finalized the acquisition of Hermitage Northern Virginia (5000 Fairbanks Ave), a senior living community that is home to more than a hundred residents, employs more than a hundred team members, and offers independent living, assisted living and long-term care.” [Zebra]

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Alexandria this weekend:

  • 219 Woodland Terrace, Jefferson Park
    4 BR/3.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Two gas fireplaces, built-in bar, screened-in porch
    Listed: $1,500,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Marybeth Fraser – KW Metro Center)
  • 207 Laverne Avenue, Del Ray
    3 BR/1.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Sunroom addition, two car garage, hot tub
    Listed: $1,199,999
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Marcia MacDonald – RE/MAX Allegiance)
  • 45 E Reed Avenue, Lynhaven
    3 BR/3.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Brick walkway, stone tile flooring, theater room
    Listed: $900,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Alex Logsdon – Compass)
  • 330 Laverne Avenue, Del Ray
    3 BR/2.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Walk-out lower level, updated baths, patio
    Listed: $825,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Ray Gernhart – RE/MAX Executives)
  • 519 S Henry Street, Old Town
    2 BR/1.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: End unit, fully fenced backyard, wine storage
    Listed: $725,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Dorothy Beach – Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  • 701 Swann Avenue #ONE-407, Potomac Yard
    1 BR/1.5 BA Condo
    Noteworthy: Underground garage parking, balcony, den
    Listed: $646,900
    Open: Saturday, 12-3 p.m. (Ashley Muldoon – The Mayhood Company)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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Alexandria field lights saga continues — “Alexandria’s Parks and Recreation Commission endorsed a proposal to install lights at six athletic fields after a contentious public hearing held July 21 at Patrick Henry Recreation Center.” [Alexandria Times]

It’s Friday — Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 91 and low of 76. Sunrise at 6:15 am and sunset at 8:17 pm. [Weather.gov]

Goodfynd combines tech and food trucks — “The story behind the Alexandria-based Goodfynd food truck app.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

LGBTQIA+ Content Could Be Removed From VA Curriculum Under New Law — “If Virginia officials fail to clarify guidance to local school boards, LGBTQIA+ content could be removed from the curriculum, students say.” [Patch]

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Torpedo Factory Picks New Artists — “15 new artists will have studios at the Torpedo Factory this fall.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Thursday — Humid throughout the day. High of 95 and low of 76. Sunrise at 6:14 am and sunset at 8:18 pm. [Weather.gov]

New Security Enhancements Planned for ACPS — “Students who are headed back to school in Alexandria, Virginia, later this month will see more security around their buildings.” [WTOP]

World Cultural Food Festival Returning to Alexandria — “Over 40 countries will be represented at the event, from food and artisan items to traditional dance performances.” [Patch]

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Alexandria Aces Co-Founder Discusses Team’s Big Win — “Exciting sports history came forward for the City of Alexandria this past Saturday, July 30, as our hometown team, the Alexandria Aces, won the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s 2022 League Championship Series…” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — Humid throughout the day. High of 90 and low of 71. Sunrise at 6:13 am and sunset at 8:19 pm. [Weather.gov]

Heyday Skincare Opens in Alexandria — “The brand known for customizable 50-minute facials and making skincare accessible, opened its Alexandria location.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Alexandrians Join Bicycle Riding Challenge for Cancer Research — “Two Alexandria residents will join thousands of riders cycling for cancer research and care during the Pan-Mass Challenge on Aug. 6 and 7.” [Patch]

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Quander Family Member Opening New Restaurant 1799 Prime In Alexandria — “A new steakhouse owned by a descendant of the Quander family is coming to Old Town Alexandria during the first week of August.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Humid throughout the day. High of 89 and low of 75. Sunrise at 6:12 am and sunset at 8:20 pm. [Weather.gov]

Alexandria Police looking for new hires — “APD is a community policing agency looking for community leaders to join us as officers. If you or someone you know is looking for a new career, apply to APD today!” [Twitter]

Traffic and Parking Board approves removal of Old Town spaces — “The Traffic and Parking Board voted Monday night to remove five parking spaces along North Pitt and Pendleton streets to accommodate the DASH Line 34 realignment.” [Alexandria Times]

 

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Fox 5 Tours Alexandria — “This week’s FOX 5 ZIP TRIP takes us to Alexandria! Enjoy small-town charm and big-city amenities in this historic city located just south of the nation’s capital!” [Fox 5]

It’s Monday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 86 and low of 72. Sunrise at 6:11 am and sunset at 8:21 pm. [Weather.gov]

Alexandria Man Charged with Murdering Daughter’s Boyfriend — “A Virginia man drove more than 300 miles to confront a 27-year-old man who he said dated his daughter, then fatally shot him in a fight, according to authorities in eastern North Carolina.” [Washington Post]

Alexandria Aces Win Championship — “Alexandria is now the city of champions. After securing the regular season title last week, the first-seeded Alexandria Aces downed the second-seeded Bethesda Big Train, 5-3, on Saturday night at Shirley Povich Field to win the Cal Ripken League Championship for the first time in team history.” [Zebra]

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Alexandria this weekend:

  • 1201 N Royal Street #103, Old Town
    2 BR/2.5 BA Condo
    Noteworthy: Floor-to-ceiling windows, wine fridge, balcony
    Listed: $1,943,000
    Open: Sunday, 12-3 p.m. (David Mayhood – The Mayhood Company)
  • 39 Alexander Street, Fords Landing
    3 BR/3.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Hardwood floors, balcony, custom grass-cloth wallpaper
    Listed: $1,495,000
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Emily Ihde – McEnearney Associates)
  • 701 Swann Avenue #402, Potomac Yard
    3 BR/2.5 BA Condo
    Noteworthy: Wine storage, private balcony, waterfall island
    Listed: $1,105,900
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Jennifer Harlow – The Mayhood Company)
  • 519 Hilltop Terrace, George Washington Park
    3 BR/2 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Brick, screened covered porch, hardwood floors
    Listed: $949,900
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Stephen Hales – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  • 636 N Alfred Street, Old Town
    2 BR/2.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Renovated, private patio, wood floors
    Listed: $819,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Lauren Bishop – McEnearney Associates)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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Skincare Service Opening on King Street — “Heyday, a skincare shop providing personalized facials, is opening an Alexandria location amid expansion plans around the U.S.” [Patch]

It’s Friday — Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 84 and low of 74. Sunrise at 6:08 am and sunset at 8:24 pm. [Weather.gov]

Lindsay Automotive Group Chair dies — “Charles Taliaferro Lindsay, Jr., (affectionately known as Terry), Chairman of the Lindsay Automotive Group, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware…” [Dignity Memorial]

Design Board Approves Carlyle Crescent Roof — “At a meeting on July 21, Design Review Board staff reviewed and approved an updated design plan to the proposed project for a 3,114 square foot rooftop addition at 1940 Duke St., Carlyle Block C.” [Alexandria Times]

 

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