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

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)
Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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