Friday, April 3, 2020
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Rule 5 Tuesday: Mason Social, Barre, New Donuts at Sugar Shack, and More!

For Rule 5 Tuesday we scanned the local Alexandria area blogs and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. On Rule 5 days, please show our fellow local bloggers some link love!

  • Cold today – but, the warmer temps are coming… Winter has a foothold today with scattered snow showers and flurries, and very cold temperatures compared to normal. (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Spring is here, so it’s time to get out and play – Good list of parks and playgrounds in Alexandria. (Alexandria Mom)
  • More donuts for Sugar Shack in Alexandria – The Del Ray Yarn Bombers are constructing three more giant yarn donuts for Sugar Shack in Alexandria. (DIY Del Ray)
  • A look at the ‘Lost’ history of ‘New’ Alexandria – New Alexandria’s roots go back to the latter part of the 19th-century when it was born as a manufacturing town.  (Jaybird’s Jottings)
  • What do the new Metro cars look like? A shot of the new 7000 Series Metro Car being tested at Union Station. (PoPville)
  • Jane Lynch performs at The Birchmere tonight. Here, she talks about her show – The live show is billed as “Broadway with a twist,” featuring a five-piece band and Kate Flannery, who played Meredith the drunk on TV’s “The Office” (2005-2013). (WTOP)
  • Mason Social and Barre – The latest word(s) on the street in Alexandria (Alexandria Times)
  • Did you know tornado season has begun in the USA? And it’s been a quiet one so far. Zero. None. Nada.  That’s how many tornadoes have been recorded in the United States so far this March. (WJLA)
  • UVA considering steep tuition hike – Students would pay more to attend the University of Virginia if a proposed tuition increase is approved. (WTOP)
  • ‘Pride and Prejudice’ reviewed at The Aldersgate Community Theater – Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is putting on “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s classic tale of manners, love and misunderstanding in class-conscious England in the early 19th century. Directed by Mary Ayala-Bush, the show runs through March 29. (Alexandria Gazette)
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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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