For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
The warm weather is FINALLY here – at least for now Temps will be in the 40s and 50s this week with rain and 60s on Friday (DMV Weather)
Park Service Evaluating the GW parkway for Traffic Safety U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) issued a statement on Dec. 20, which, among other matters, addressed proposed traffic safety measures on the Mount Vernon leg of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. As reported by the Gazette during 2017, Mount Vernon residents are concerned about the parkway’s traffic volume, vehicle speeds and dangerous intersections. (Alexandria Gazette)
New Earth Fare stores to begin to pop up in the D.C. area Earth Fare, the latest organic grocer looking to establish a foothold in the D.C. area, opens its doors in Fairfax Wednesday in what the chain’s CEO hopes will be the first of several opening in the region. (WBJ)
Alexandria Family donates Rare manuscript More than two decades later, Davis and other family members donated the account to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia over Thanksgiving weekend. Daughter Lynne Davis Boyle, who was in college when her mother rediscovered the manuscript and now lives in Beverley Hills, said it was her mother who started the process. (Alexandria Times)
The flipping market in the D.C. area affected by overpriced housing From the perspective of a real estate investor, I continue to grow ever more concerned about the long-term viability of the Washington-area housing market. (Where We Live)
Video of the Day
ICYMI, the ‘Arlington Ladies‘ were recently featured on NBC Nightly News.
The “Arlington Ladies” are a group of nearly 200 women who are part of every funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring patriots since 1948.@LesterHoltNBC has their story. #ThoseWhoServe pic.twitter.com/StERgIHVo0
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) January 3, 2018