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Man Killed Just Outside Alexandria — “Fairfax County Police tweeted around 4:55 p.m. that officers were on the scene of a shooting in the 5500 blk of Seminary Road in Alexandria.” [FOX5]

It’s Monday — Possible light rain in the evening and overnight. High of 64 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:36 am and sunset at 6:11 pm. []

How is ACPS Handling Teacher Recruitment and Retention? — “The School Board met on Oct. 20 to discuss strategies for recruitment and retention of teachers in Alexandria City Public Schools.” [Alexandria Times]

Goodwin House Celebrates New U.S. Citizens in Alexandria — “U.S. Congressman Don Beyer was on hand Sept. 16 as Goodwin House Alexandria recognized three employees who recently became U.S. citizens through the Goodwin Living Foundation’s citizenship grant program.” [Alexandria Gazette]

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

  • 601 N. Alfred Street, Old Town*
    4 BR, 4.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Luxury, brand new construction in the heart of Old Town
    Listed: $1,799,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Lyssa Seward – Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • 603 N. Alfred Street, Old Town*
    4 BR, 4.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Brand new luxury construction in Old Town
    Listed: $1,699,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Lyssa Seward – Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • 4417 Elmwood Drive, Clermont*
    5 BR, 4.5 BA single-family detached
    Noteworthy: Quartz countertops, hardwood floors, open floor plan, 1/2 acre lot, 3,600 sq. ft.
    Listed: $1,149,995
    Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Erica Gray – Samson Properties)
  • 5160 Carters Lane
    3 BR, 3.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Four levels, sideboard wine fridge, two car garage
    Listed: $929,999
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Casi Carey – EXP Realty, LLC)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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

  • 501 Slaters Lane #415
    2 BR, 2 BA condo
    Noteworthy: New carpet, freshly painted, balcony
    Listed: $2,700/mo
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Joni Koons – Weichert Realtors)
  • 343 Helmuth Lane
    3 BR, 2.5 BA townhome
    Noteworthy: Brick driveway, gas fireplace, patio
    Listed: $769,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Scott Ford – KW United)
  • 915 N Patrick Street
    2 BR, 1.5 BA condo
    Noteworthy: Reserved parking, freshly painted, floor-to-ceiling windows
    Listed: $519,900
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Kim Peele – McEnearney Associates)

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This Alexandria Boutique Is Teaching Classes About the Art of Jewelry Making — “Learn to create your own jewelry at Alexandria’s Wear Ever Jewelry.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Friday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 42. Sunrise at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:14 pm. []

Galactic Panther Art Gallery Host A Spooky Good Show Sunday Oct. 30 — “The Galactic Panther Art Gallery is excited to host a Halloween Extravaganza for new exhibit PRESENCE this Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8:00 pm.” [Zebra]

Restaurants Adjust to Permanent Parklets — “Now that the system is here for good, those restaurants are adjusting to the changes.” [Alexandria Times]


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Parents Push Alexandria City Public Schools for Answers — “After a challenging year in public safety both in the city and around the country, Alexandria City Public Schools parents were able to ask the district questions on Wednesday about how their keeping their children safe in the classroom.” [ABC7]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 61 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:32 am and sunset at 6:15 pm. []

Secret Alexandria Pool Hall Attracts World’s Top Players — “It looks like a typical office building along South Whiting Street in Alexandria, Virginia, but inside is a secret pool hall where the world’s top players come to practice.” [WTOP]

Join the Canine Trick or Treaters Strolling King Street — “Up and down King Street, Old Town Alexandria will be bustling with excited trick or treaters adorned in costumes on Sunday October 30 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.” [Zebra]

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Malicious wounding in Fort Hunt amended to murder — “The Fairfax County Police Department announced that Chante Jones, 33, will be charged with second-degree murder after allegedly assaulting Michelle Huntley in June.” [FFXnow]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 58. Sunrise at 7:31 am and sunset at 6:17 pm. []

New Old Town North Development Named Best DC Area Boutique Condominium — “Muse, a 72-unit condominium that will be the new home of the Art League, opened in 2022 and has received award recognition.” [Patch]

Del Ray Best Decorated Halloween Houses Nominated For Voting — “The Best Decorated House winner will be announced at the Del Ray Halloween Parade after a public vote.” [Patch]


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Natures Nibbles Del Ray to Shift to Online Sales — “The Hollin Hall location will remain open, and delivery will be available.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 69 and low of 57. Sunrise at 7:29 am and sunset at 6:18 pm. []

Public Safety Forum Planned By Alexandria Schools — “School safety will be the focus of an upcoming forum hosted by Alexandria City Public Schools.” [Patch]

Lorien Hotel & Spa Reopens The Tasting Room — “The venue opened this month with a new look and menu.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

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Halloween decorations at 119 Prince Street (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

The Crab Cab Transitions from Truck to Table — “The seafood food truck has opened up a restaurant on Richmond Highway.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

It’s Monday — Overcast throughout the day. High of 64 and low of 55. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 6:19 pm. []

VRE Remains Free Between 6 Stations During Extended Metro Shutdown — “Virginia Railway Express will continue fare-free travel between three zones and reduce fares during the Yellow Line tunnel project.” [Patch]

First Annual Chalk Walk Art in Old Town North a Success — “Artists and the Community Came Together to Get into the Spirit of the Season” [Zebra]


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

  • 1305 Chancel Place, Malvern Hill
    6 BR/3.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Double door entryway, updated kitchen, covered back porch
    Listed: $1,690,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Noel Kaupinen – McEnearney Associates)
  • 1114 N Pitt Street, Old Town
    4 BR/4 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Four levels, fenced backyard, fireplace
    Listed: $1,299,000
    Open: Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (Laree Miller – KW Metro Center)
  • 828 Slaters Lane #104, Old Town
    3 BR/2.5 BA Condo
    Noteworthy: Fireplace, hardwood floors, open kitchen
    Listed: $979,000
    Open: Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Claudette Schwartz – Weichert Realtors)
  • 113 W Mount Ida Avenue, Del Ray
    3 BR/1.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Retro kitchen, deck, fenced yard
    Listed: $825,000
    Open: Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (Dave Ingram – Weichert Realtors)
  • 5208 Richenbacher Avenue, Brookville Seminary Valley
    5 BR/3 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Four levels, hardwood floors, rear yard
    Listed: $930,000
    Open: Saturday, 3-5 p.m. (Heidi Kabler – Weichert Realtors)
  • 335 Ashby Street, Del Ray
    3 BR/2.5 BA Townhouse
    Noteworthy: Renovated bath, finished lower level, walkout basement
    Listed: $799,900
    Open: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Kristin Francis – KW Metro Center)

See all Alexandria open house listings here.

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Morning Notes

Fairfax Teacher Gets Rent Hike Surprise — “Then she opened up her lease renewal and gasped. [Rent] went up. By 25 percent. For an unfussy, one-bedroom apartment in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.” [Washington Post]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 63 and low of 40. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 6:23 pm. []

Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with SUV in Alexandria — “It was determined that a motorcycle and an SUV collided. The motorcyclist, a 42-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. The man has not been identified by police.” [ABC8]

Nestle’s New Period Chocolate to Debut at Alexandria Boutique — “A major, multinational corporation is introducing a new product — and it choose a local boutique for the launch” [Alexandria Living Magazine]


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Reopened After Two Years, Can Vermilion Regain its Pre-Pandemic Reputation? — “Newly reopened, Vermilion lacks luster but shows great promise.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:24 pm. []

Alexandria Guaranteed Income Program To Provide $500 Monthly Payments — “The guaranteed income pilot program funded through federal COVID-19 funds will provide selected participants with payments for 24 months.” [Patch]

9Round Fitness to Open North Pitt Street Location — “The kickboxing fitness franchise will be part of the larger Tavern Square redevelopment.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]


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