Saturday Roundup: Snow Squalls, Mardi Gras, Movie Reviews, and More

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For our Saturday roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Snow squalls today before high winds and serious cold kicks in – Evening snow squalls usher in the coldest air of the year tonight and Sunday. High wind warnings and wind chill advisories are up tonight into tomorrow. (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Most of D.C. area under some kind of weather advisory – D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser activated the city’s “Cold Emergency Plan” and Maryland and Virginia counties have opened warming centers ahead of frigid, dangerous weather Friday night into Monday morning. (WNEW)
  • Local Alexandria Delegate up for award – Delegate Charniele Herring is a 2015 nominee for its Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. (Alexandria News)
  • How to Celebrate Mardi Gras in the D.C. area – In addition to Washington’s Birthday Parade this weekend, it’s also Mardi Gras weekend. Where to celebrate through ‘Fat Tuesday’? Details… (Going Out Guide)
  • T.C. Williams Principal is retiring – After five years as principal of T.C. Williams and more than 40 years working as an educational professional, Suzanne Maxey announced her retirement last week. (Alexandria Times)
  • Cut tutoring funding? The Alexandria City Public Schools is considering cutting the funding of the Community Partners program which funds local tutoring. (Alexandria Times)
  • Movie reviews – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and other new movies, reviewed. (Going Out Guide)

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