Morning Notes

Jefferson-Houston teacher named Math educator of the year — “Farr Quinn teaches eighth-grade math at Jefferson-Houston School… For her dedication, she has been named as a recipient of the William C. Lowry Math Educator of the Year award. The honor is presented annually by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM).” [NBC]

It’s Monday — Rain in the afternoon and evening. High of 76 and low of 65. Sunrise at 5:56 am and sunset at 8:16 pm. []

Residents reflect on Landmark Mall’s glory days — “Other residents remembered Santa Claus visits, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the stores, mingling with community members and more during the Landmark Mall’s tenure.” [WTOP]

Bike to Work day planned this Friday — “May is National Bike Month! Celebrate by participating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20.” [Twitter]


Exxon in Potomac Yard (staff photo by James Cullum)

Update 10:25 p.m. — Police said earlier that it was believed that the owner of the car shot the suspects, but police said later that the incident is still under investigation.

“The only thing we have is it is an ongoing investigation,” said Alexandria Police Department Communications Director Courtney Ballantine. “We are still reviewing all the evidence which includes video to determine what happened. Any further updates will be coming as soon as possible.”

Earlier — The Alexandria Police Department is responding to a shooting at an Exxon station (2320 Richmond Highway) in Potomac Yard.

According to scanner traffic, there were two victims in a car with gunshot wounds. One was killed at the scene and another was transported to a hospital.

Alexandria Police spokesman Marcel Bassett told ALXnow that one person was dead on arrival.

“We believe the shooting was due to a carjacking,” Bassett said. “We believe the owner of the car shot the suspects.”

Witnesses told ALXnow they saw two people, both in dark clothing with their faces partially covered, flee the scene heading south. One witness said they heard between seven and nine shots.

“There was a shooting here,” Chief Don Hayes said. “We have one deceased, one en route to the hospital, and we are looking for two suspects. That’s all I can give you at this time.”

Multiple people reported seeing someone arrested outside of George Washington Middle School after the incident, but Alexandria police would not confirm.

2320 Richmond Highway, scene of a shooting near Potomac Yard (image via Google Maps)

Vernon Miles and James Cullum contributed to this story. Image via Google Maps

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: Screened-in porch, two gas fireplaces, custom home office
    Listed: $1,735,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Marybeth Fraser – KW Metro Center)
  • 604 N Overlook Drive, Beverley Hills
    5 BR/2.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Double-wide driveway, wine rack, patio
    Listed: $1,498,500
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Sue and Allison Goodhart – Compass)
  • 125 N Lee Street #DH401, Old Town
    2 BR/2.5 BA Condo
    Noteworthy: Corner unit, 18′ vaulted ceilings, private terrace
    Listed: $1,094,000
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Gina Baca – Weichert Realtors)
  • 2506 Farm Road, Braddock Heights
    3 BR/2.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Remodeled kitchen, side porch, finished basement
    Listed: $899,950
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Brett Rice – RE/MAX Executives)
  • 2912 Hickory Street, Warwick Village
    3 BR/2 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: White oak hardwood floors, platform deck, custom light fixtures
    Listed: $789,900
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Kristina Steward – EXP Realty, LLC)
  • 1409 Mount Vernon Avenue, Del Ray
    2 BR/1 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Deck and patio, updated kitchen, partially finished basement
    Listed: $649,900
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Cherly Monno – Seaport Properties, LLC)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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604 N Overlook Drive

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604 N Overlook Drive image via Google Maps


Morning Notes

Pop-up apartment hotel planned for Carlyle Crossing — “Fully furnished “pop-up apartment’ hotel rooms will be available beginning in late May for short and long-term stays at Carlyle Crossing, a new apartment community in Alexandria.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Friday — Overcast throughout the day with some patchy fog. Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. High of 69 and low of 59. Sunrise at 5:59 am and sunset at 8:13 pm. []

Alexandria Times wins nine VPA awards — “Alexandria Times employees won nine Virginia Press Association awards for their work during 2021, including five first place awards, one second place and three third place awards.” [Alexandria Times]

What’s happening this summer — “Visit Alexandria releases schedule with tons of fun events. There’s Alexandria’s birthday, the Art Walk, and so much more!” [Zebra]

Baby formula shortage reported — “Residents of Northern Virginia and D.C. are helping neighbors deal with the baby formula shortage with tips on where formula is in stock.” [Patch]


Morning Notes

Electric bike store coming to Old Town North — “The shop, which is supposed to open this month, will offer all things electric bikes.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Thursday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 58. Sunrise at 6:00 am and sunset at 8:12 pm. []

Community invited to Fort Ward playground discussion — “If you’ve ever visited the playground at Fort Ward Park and thought it should be easier to access, here’s some welcome news.” [Zebra]

Youngkin weighs in on Alito home protests — “As abortion rights activists picketed outside the Alexandria home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Monday night, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin popped up on Twitter to say state police were nearby and ‘closely monitoring’ the protests.” [Washington Post]

Woodbine nurses recognized by city leaders — “Yesterday Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson and Vice Mayor Amy Jackson visited Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in recognition of National Skilled Nursing Week (May 8-14).” [Zebra]


Morning Notes

Wellness service opening in Bradlee Shopping Center — “Restore Hyper Wellness, which provides services such as compression and infrared sauna, will hold its grand opening in Alexandria.” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 69 and low of 52. Sunrise at 6:01 am and sunset at 8:12 pm. []

Inova gets high marks in patient care — “Inova Alexandria and Mount Vernnon received high marks for patient care in Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grade report.” [Patch]

Wegmans opening today in Carlyle — “Wegmans grocery store will be opening Wednesday, May 11 at 9 a.m., the company has announced.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]



Morning Notes

New Wegmans partners with ALIVE — “As an effort to reduce food waste, the Wegmans store in the Carlyle neighborhood will provide unused food donations to ALIVE.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 48. Sunrise at 6:02 am and sunset at 8:11 pm. []

Protestors rally outside Justice Alito’s home — “Protestors chanted ‘Our bodies, our choice,’ and ‘We are not your incubators’ as they walked through Justice Alito’s Alexandria neighborhood.” [Fox5]

Alexandria hosts ‘National Fentanyl Awareness Day’ — “Alexandria is recognizing the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day Monday in an attempt to raise awareness about fentanyl-laced drugs.”[WUSA9]


Morning Notes

Dueling message signs pop up in Old Town — “A community that has often stayed above the culture wars questions whether a dueling war of words exposes division.” [Washington Post]

It’s Monday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 62 and low of 45. Sunrise at 6:03 am and sunset at 8:10 pm. []

20k in eyeglasses stolen from Belle Haven store — “Fairfax County Police are looking for four men caught on camera stealing over $20,000 worth of eyeglass frames from a MyEyeDr. store” [WTOP]

Early voting in Alexandria guide — “Early voting underway in Virginia’s primary election. What you need to know.” [WJLA]


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

  • 611 Cameron Street, Old Town
    5 BR/4.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Brick end-unit, side brick patio, floor-to-ceiling bookcase
    Listed: $2,200,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Jennifer Lloyd Miller – TTR Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • 3100 Wilson Avenue, Del Ray
    4 BR/3.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Custom oak staircase, finished basement, balcony
    Listed: $1,349,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Judy Shenefield – Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  • 514 Hilltop Terrace, Old Town
    4 BR/2 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Hardwood floors, new roof, two-stories
    Listed: $1,030,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (Long & Foster)
  • 422 Stabler Lane
    4 BR/3 BA,2 half bath Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Four levels, dark hardwood floors, extra long kitchen island
    Listed: $899,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Laura MacDonald – EXP Realty, LLC)
  • 217 Oronoco Street
    1 BR/1.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: New carpet, full attic storage, wood burning fireplace
    Listed: $629,900
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Jolee Rubin – Coldwell Banker Realty)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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514 Hilltop Terrace

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514 Hilltop Terrace image via Google Maps


Morning Notes

Alexandria man cited bringing knives to airport — “Bringing a large stash of knives to the airport probably wasn’t the sharpest idea, in retrospect.” [ARLnow]

It’s Friday — Rain throughout the day. High of 64 and low of 57. Sunrise at 6:06 am and sunset at 8:07 pm. []

Driver dies in I-395 crash — “A driver died in a crash on Interstate 395 in Alexandria Sunday, according to Virginia State Police.” [Patch]

Planet Fitness offering free workouts for ACHS students — “Virginia teens can work out at Planet Fitness for free May 16 through Aug. 31 as part of the company’s High School Summer Pass initiative.” [Patch]

New book details history of The Birchmere — “Now in its third location in Alexandria, the Birchmere has a sound that’s prized by both the artists who play there and the customers who listen.” [Washington Post]


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