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Rule 5 Tuesday: Art Vacation, Old Town News, Life as a Dog, and more!

Alexandria, Virginia

For Rule 5 Tuesday, we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. Please show our fellow local bloggers some link love! For a list of our favorite local blogs, click this link.

Today will be the HOTTEST day so far in 2015 – then coolness returns The air dries out behind a cold front, but highs still climb to near 90 degrees for many today. (Capital Weather Gang)

ALIVE! House Sidewalk Sale seeks donations and volunteers Bring your donations to 3827 Mt. Vernon Avenue – near Mom’s Organic Wednesdays & Fridays 4-6. Sale is THIS WEEKEND May 16. (Alexandria Mom)

Graduation gifts under $100 Graduation is a big deal, perhaps one of the most important and most memorable days in your child’s life. (Alexandria Stylebook)

Injecting the ‘Public’ into Public-Private Partnerships With the Maury Schoolyard Initiative, there has been a lot of talk about public-private partnerships in Alexandria recently. Can they be a potentially valuable tool to supplement public funds with private capital? (Bacon’s Rebellion)

A dog’s life in Del Ray What is life like for dogs in Del Ray? (DIY Del Ray)

Union Street Public House has a new menu In keeping up with the ever competitive brunch menus Old Town’s Union Street Public House recently modified theirs adding several new items everyone should try. (In a D.C. Minute)

More on PBS’s ‘Mercy Street’ Earlier this year, PBS announced that Alexandria will be the setting for a new Civil War drama series.   “Mercy Street” focuses on the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. (Jaybird’s Jottings)

The Old Town Crier – Newsletter of the Old Town Civic Association Parking, Demographics, and more (Old Town Post)

Important SOL news for ACPS parents A new Virginia Board of Education policy requires schools to obtain parental permission in advance in order to allow students to retake an SOL before the end of the school year. (Port City Notebook)

Take an Art Vacation this Summer @ the Art League What class are you going to try this summer? There are 128 classes and 63 workshops to explore, not to mention all of the art camps for young people. (The Art League Blog)

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by Doug Kerr, on Flickr)

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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