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Sunset in the West End (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

Alexandria City Council approves funding for increased police pay — here’s how much — “The Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a resolution to fund a new collective bargaining agreement with its police department Tuesday night, in a move to help with staffing shortages.” [WJLA]

Thanksgiving Grocery Store Hours — “For the Thanksgiving holiday, some stores around Alexandria will be closed, and others have limited hours.” [Patch]

Assistant Dockmaster Job with City Of Alexandria — “Employees in this class coordinate the administration, personnel management, operation, and maintenance of City Marina and related facilities” [Washington Post]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 34. Sunrise at 7:02 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Curative COVID Testing Sites To Close In D.C. Area — “For much of the pandemic, Curative testing sites in D.C., Md. and Va. have been go-to locations for many residents to get quick COVID results on PCR tests. Now the company is shutting down all locations not just in the D.C. area, but nationwide.” [DCist]

What Opioid Lawsuits Could Mean for Virginia — “Money to fight opioid abuse is headed to Virginia under an agreement with CVS, Walmart and Walgreens to pay about $10 billion to states.” [Patch]

Author of Children’s Book on the Tuskegee Airmen Visits Ferdinand T. Day School — “On Tues. Nov. 15, Dr. Deborah Hall-Greene Thomas spoke to students at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School (1701 North Beauregard Street) and brought them the story of the Tuskegee Airmen in a way they could appreciate and understand.” [Zebra]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 31. Sunrise at 7:00 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Alexandria City Holds Off Colgan, Wins Va. Class 6 Volleyball Title — “Going point for point until the end, Alexandria City capitalized on Colgan’s short ball into the net and then won it with a Rex roll from the back row.” [Washington Post]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 50 and low of 25. Sunrise at 6:59 am and sunset at 4:52 pm. [Weather.gov]

Dump Truck Smashes into Charlene’s Kitchen in Old Town Alexandria — “One business owner is now literally picking up the pieces after a dump truck smashed through the side of her catering service in Old Town Alexandria Sunday afternoon.” [WJLA]

Exhibit Honors Female Founders of Inova Hospital — “The ‘Alexandria Hospital: Women Mobilize the Community’ exhibit opened Oct. 27 at the Lyceum. The exhibit was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, formerly the Alexandria Infirmary, and the women who made the healthcare facility into a reality.” [Alexandria Times]

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

  • 4417 Elmwood Drive, Clermont*
    5 BR, 5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Price just reduced. Quartz countertops throughout, stunning owner’s bathroom and gourmet kitchen.
    Listed: $1,249,999
    Open: Saturday and Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (Erica Gray – Samson Properties)
  • 4420 Park Road
    4 BR, 3.5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: All brick remodeled home, four fire places, two car garage
    Listed: $1,295,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Akram Abdulkader – Samson Properties)
  • 6255 Edsall Road
    3 BR, 4.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Gas fireplace, deck, hardwood floors
    Listed: $949,900
    Open: Saturday, 12-3 p.m. (Joe Petrone – Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International)
  • 5694 Stephanie Tessa Way
    3 BR, 2.5 BA tonwhome
    Noteworthy: Upgraded kitchen, vinyl floors, fireplace
    Listed: $675,900
    Open: Saturday, 12-4 p.m. (Sabrina Koyani – RLAH Properties)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

Here are some other options to consider if you’re in the market to rent or buy:

  • 14 Duke Street
    4 BR, 4.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Corner unit, elevator access, attached 2 car garage
    Listed: $2,995,000
    (Christopher Carrigan – McEnearney Associates)
  • 2816 Dart Drive
    3 BR, 3.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Four levels, balcony, oak staircase
    Listed: $639,424
    (Sylvia Cowles – Builder Information Service)
  • 3313 Wyndham Circle #2210
    1 BR, 1 BA condo
    Noteworthy: Balcony, hardwood floors, one reserved garage parking space
    Listed: $250,000
    (Carolyn Sappenfield – RE/MAX Realty Services)

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* Denotes sponsored listing

14 Duke Street image via Google Maps

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Duke Street Changes: Survey Results Mixed — “Several important groups were underrepresented in feedback on proposed changes to Duke Street.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Family of Bijan Ghaisar Marks Five Years Since Fatal Shooting with Vigil — “Ghaisar died in a hospital on Nov. 27, 2017 — 10 days after two Park Police officers shot him nine times, concluding an extended chase from George Washington Parkway to the Fort Hunt Road and Alexandria Avenue intersection.” [FFXnow]

Jewish Community Of Northern Virginia Takes Spotlight In New Book — “After finding not much had been published about the Jewish community in Northern Virginia, one couple turned that history into a book.” [Patch]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 30. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 4:54 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Alexandria Karate Instructor Promoted to Grand Master 9th Degree — “After more than 50 years of continuous practice and teaching, Alexandria karate instructor Robert Roberto Curtis was promoted to Grand Master 9th Degree” [Zebra]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 33. Sunrise at 6:55 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. [Weather.gov]

Inova in Alexandria gets A-Rating — “Some Virginia hospitals have made improvements in protecting patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections while others have fallen short, according to the Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Wednesday” [Patch]

Catholic Diocese’s Suit Over Alley by Alexandria Housing Project Dismissed — “Church officials had contested the city’s vacation of an alleyway near a Catholic school that developers included as part of a planned affordable housing complex” [Washington Post]

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ACHS Volleyball Team Headed to State Championship — “TITAN VOLLEYBALL HEADED TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!! Go TITANS!!” [Twitter]

“Wakanda Forever” Features a Scene in Alexandria — “It’s the second recent superhero movie to feature the Virginia city.” [Washingtonian]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:54 am and sunset at 4:55 pm. [Weather.gov]

Escape Artist Wows Saturday Crowd on King Street — “Straitjacket and Chains – No Obstacle for JT the Unstoppable” [Zebra]

$5 Tuesday Movie Tickets Return to AMC Theatres In Alexandria — “AMC’s discount Tuesdays continues $5 movie tickets at theaters around Alexandria.” [Patch]

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Alexandria Building Proposed As Future Middle School In Capital Budget — “A building purchased by Alexandria City Public Schools is proposed to become a middle school after serving as a swing space.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Rain starting in the afternoon. High of 47 and low of 34. Sunrise at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. [Weather.gov]

Fast-food Chain Roy Rogers, Named After Hollywood’s Cowboy King, was Born in Fairfax County — “Yes, despite the Old West motif and being named after a movie star cowboy, the fast food chain known for its roast beef and fried chicken began in Fairfax County, opening its first restaurant at 5603 Leesburg Pike.” [FFXnow]

Donley Family Named Grand Marshals of 47th Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot — “The honor is meant to recognize the family’s service to Alexandria and honor Kerry Donley’s memory” [Zebra]

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Alexandria Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Day 2022 — “As your family prepares their Thanksgiving plans, restaurants are taking pre-orders or dine-in reservations.” [Patch]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 33. Sunrise at 6:52 am and sunset at 4:57 pm. [Weather.gov]

Foraging for a Thanksgiving Feast — “Whether you’re cooking for two or for 50 people, it’s a great idea to check out Alexandria’s local farmers’ markets for the freshest of ingredients.” [Alexandria Times]

Cozy Nights: Alexandria’s Restaurant with Fireplaces — “No fireplace at home? Settle into a chair at one of these Alexandria restaurants.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

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

  • 304 Lee Circle
    6 BR, 5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Renovated, gas fireplace, deck
    Listed: $1,949,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Jennifer Walker – McEnearney Associates)
  • 1235 Roundhouse Lane
    3 BR, 3.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: All brick end unit, breakfast bar, deck
    Listed: $1,500,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Richard Ragan – Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  • 412 Tennessee Avenue
    3 BR, 2.5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Stone porch, fireplace, fully fenced backyard
    Listed: $949,000
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Jillian Keck Hogan – McEnearney Associates)
  • 2804 Old Dominion Boulevard
    3 BR, 2 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: One level, screened porch, updated kitchen
    Listed: $800,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Laurel Conger – Compass)
  • 1008 Bashford Lane
    3 BR, 2 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: End unit, finished basement, backyard garden
    Listed: $715,000
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Leah Heath – Waichert, Realtors)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

Here are some other options to consider if you’re in the market to rent or buy:

  • 4001 Belle Rive Terrace, Belle Rive*
    5 BR, 5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Waterfront home on one of George Washington’s original farms.
    Listed: $3,499,00
    (Tracy Dunn — McEnearney Associates)
  • 500 Duke Street, Old Town*
    5 BR, 4 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Circa 1840 Victorian gem has been masterfully reimagined.
    Listed: $3,650,00
    (Lauren Bishop — McEnearney Associates)
  • 1445 Martha Custis Drive
    1 BR, 1 BA condo
    Noteworthy: Freshly painted, hardwood floors, renovated
    Listed: $1,950/mo
    Open: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. (Karina Srebrow – Beltran & Associates Realty, LLC)

Want your listing to appear here or as the Listing of the Day? You can now submit sponsored listings.

* Denotes sponsored listing

412 Tennessee Avenue image via Google Maps

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