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The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 2300 block of Mill Road (see below) in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

A suspect brandished a knife at the victim and stole a gold 2001 Toyota Camry. The victim was not injured.

Expect police activity in the area.

Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station in Alexandria, Virginia

Metro to Conduct Emergency Response Drill at Eisenhower Avenue Station March 13

This is an update to this post.

Metro Transit Police will conduct an emergency drill Sunday, March 13, around the Eisenhower Ave Metrorail Station, to allow emergency personnel to practice responding to a simulated train derailment.  The exercise will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will conclude no later than 2:00 p.m.  The public may see a train stopped on the tracks, and a large number of emergency vehicles around the station.

The exercise, which will take place on the elevated track and tunnel between Eisenhower Ave and King St-Old Town stations, will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination and communication between on-scene emergency responders, Metrorail operations staff, Metro Transit Police and partner agencies.   The Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Fire Department (including the Office of Emergency Management) will participate.  More than 100 emergency responders and volunteers are expected to take part.  The exercise is not open to the public.

From approximately 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Eisenhower Ave and H http:// untington stations will be closed to the public.

Metro has announced detailed information about service detours, including free shuttle bus service.

Shops at Eisenhower Ave Sign
Washington Capitals Star Alex Ovechkin was spotted out and about in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this week. He and his bride-to-be were spotted at a terrific Japanese joint, Sumo, located in the Eisenhower East shops at 2016 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria.

Via Reliable Sources

Hey, isn’t that… Caps star Alex Ovechkin and his fiancee, Nastya Shubskaya, along with a group that includes the hockey player’s parents, dining on hibachi at Sumo in Alexandria?

The casual family dinner at the strip-mall Japanese spot is evidence that the union between the goofy iceman and the Russian model is going strong, though there’s been no word on whether the couple have set a wedding date after getting engaged in September. Their happily-ever-after follows a tumultuous chapter in Ovechkin’s love life: His former fiancee, Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko, broke up with Ovi in July 2014, reportedly after spotting a picture of him with Russian gymnast Karolina Sevastianova. The Caps captain revealed he was dating Shubskaya early last year.

Read more at this link.

(H/T Jorge)

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The City of Alexandria will provide leaf collection services from Monday, October 26, through Wednesday, December 30, depending on zone.

There are three ways to recycle leaves:

  1. Raking leaves to the curb for vacuum collection
  2. Placing leaves in paper leaf bags for collection
  3. Composting leaves and yard waste at home

The City is divided into five zones, each with a specific collection start date.  Each zone will receive three passes.  Do not mix brush or other items with leaves, as these items may injure City crews, damage equipment or private property, or cause delays.

To determine specific collection zones and dates, and for locating where complementary leaf bags may be picked up , visit this link or call the City’s leaf collection hotline at 703.746.5323.

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Check out this home for rent at 309 Holland Lane in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is for rent and located at 309 Holland Lane in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Owner will pay the $500 “MOVE IN” fee. No car needed, EZ access to Pentagon, 2 blocks to King St. Metro//Old Town. TWO master BR’s, custom closets, gourmet kit w/stainless appliances,hardwood floors/balcony, owners entrance from garage (1 space) & direct access to Whole Foods. Grilling area on secluded community deck, fitness room. Available September, small dog considered.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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Check out this home for rent at 309 Holland Lane in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

An extraordinary home for rent at 309 Holland Lane in Alexandria, Virginia
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath modern condominium is for rent and located at 309 Holland Lane in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Beautiful & pristine 2 BR, 2 BA home has granite, wood, w/d, stainless appliances, etc. 10′ ceilings, balcony & large windows create bright, light home. Rent incl 1 garage space. Storage may be rented separately. Above Whole Foods, blocks from King St. metro, shops, restaurants, movies, etc. Enjoy a gym, courtyard & lounge with free wifi. A Great community. No smoking, pets case-by-case w/deposit.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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An extraordinary home for rent at 309 Holland Lane in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Running Festival Road Map

On Sunday, May 24, from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the westbound lanes of Eisenhower Avenue from the Patent and Trademark Office to the 5300 block of Eisenhower Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic. The eastbound lanes will be used for two-way traffic. In addition, Wheeler Avenue will be closed between Floyd Street and the dead end of Wheeler Avenue.

These closures are to accommodate the Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon. Expect MAJOR traffic delays in the area.

(Image via Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon)

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