Morning Links: Transformation Edition

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

Get ready for steamy and HOT all week long This week, we cannot escape storm chances and we cannot escape above-normal temperatures and humidity. (Capital Weather Gang)

MAJOR work starts TODAY on the GW Parkway Road work starts Monday on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and officials warn there are likely to be traffic delays. The work is in the area of Interstate 395 to Reagan National Airport in both directions. The work will begin after Monday’s morning rush hour. (Dr. Gridlock)

How longtime Mayor Bill Euille was upset by a newcomer The three-way primary’s surprise winner impressed some residents by standing up for the little guy. (WaPo)

‘Dirty Blonde’ at the Little Theatre of Alexandria reviewed In writer Claudia Shear’s Tony-nominated story “Dirty Blonde,” now in production at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, an impressionable young fan Charlie (Daniel J. Calderon) becomes deeply affected by his meetings with the seductive actress. She teases and woos him and they develop an ongoing, though unconsummated, affinity for each other. As an adult, he meets and is attracted to Jo (Alexandra Guyker), another adoring Mae West fan, but his obsession with the movie star impedes his ability to have more than a superficial relationship. (Alexandria Times)

How Chili Transformed the Upper King Street area of Alexandria Frederic Goodfellow Parker is recognized for his pioneering spirit and the economic value it contributed to upper King Street and the entire City of Alexandria. Prior to 1980, someone with a hankering for a “bowl of red” on upper King Street would have had a hard time of it. There were few restaurants or attractions and many tired buildings needed rehabilitation. (Alexandria Gazette)

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