For our Morning Links, we scanned the local Alexandria area papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
- Nice Wednesday but, what about the rest of the week? Our weather is settling into a somewhat unsettled pattern, with a questionable weekend forecast. (Capital Weather Gang)
- T.C. Williams Girls Crew Wins BIG – The T. C. Williams Girls crew team put in a virtuoso performance, winning every race in which they participated, in the Noxontown #3 Regatta in Middletown, Delaware on April 11. (Alexandria News)
- T.C. Williams hires new Head Football Coach – T.C. Williams has hired Marc Matthie as its new head football coach. The 35-year-old has spent the past 11 years as an assistant coach at the collegiate and high school levels, including the past five at Centreville. Matthie replaces Dennis Randolph, who stepped down following eight seasons at the helm. (WaPo)
- Alexandria native and gun control advocate dies – Sarah Brady, wife of Jim Brady, died recently. She spent her life battling for greater control on the sale and distribution of firearms after her husband was shot and left partially paralyzed. Sarah Brady died of pneumonia in the Goodwin House retirement community in Alexandria at the age of 73. (Alexandria Times)
- Historic Garden Week is THIS weekend in Old Town – On April 18th, owners of six of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open their doors to the public, as part of the 82nd Historic Garden Week, the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the nation. The tour covers the southeast portion of Old Town and includes houses dating as far back as 1786, all within walking distance of each other. The homes will sparkle with beautiful flower arrangements created by the members of the Garden Club of Alexandria and The Hunting Creek Garden Club, which are sponsoring the tour. All benefits go to the restoration of historic gardens and landmarks in Virginia. (Alexandria Gazette)
- Tax Day freebies happening TODAY – Tax Day can be painful. so, many retailers are looking for a way to make you smile and increase business. (WJLA)
- A Recap of Mayor Euille’s State of the City address – A proposed new Metro station at Potomac Yard would be an economic win for Alexandria, Mayor Bill Euille said during State of the City address Tuesday night. (WTOP)