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Alexandria Roundup: Father’s Day, Restaurant Reviews, Marquis de Lafayette, and More!

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Fridays are Rule 5 days, so 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!

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Photos from last night’s angry skies over the Washington, D.C. area Our readers captured incredible storm photos on Thursday afternoon, capped off by remarkable double rainbows and a gorgeous sunset. (Capital Weather Gang)

Weekend Planner Happy Father’s Day! (Alexandria Lifestyle)

Chesapeake Bay Plan – Public Comment Needed The City requests your input on the their stormwater permit, the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), which is issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ). (Alexandria Mom)

Summer Reading: Noteworthy kids picture books Summer is the perfect venue for discovery: school is out, days are long, toes are bare, fireflies are magical, and water beckons. (DIY Del Ray)

FTA Issues 13 corrective actions for Metrobus And you thought they were only targeting Metrorail… Metro has not addressed assaults to bus drivers, which has impacted attendance, productivity, and drivers’ stress level, the FTA said. (Dr. Gridlock)

Could you pass the D.C. driver’s test? The DC Department of Motor Vehicles has an online practice test that anyone can take. It’s a great way to test how well you know the rules of the road. (GG Wash)

Date Night: Del Ray Pizzeria Traditionally, Friday night in our household means take-out pizza. Last Friday, it meant a fantastic date night at Del Ray Pizzeria. (In a D.C. Minute)

Lafayette and the Lee’s Alexandria said au revoir to the crew of L’Hermione last week, the end of a three-day visit that has seen thousands of visitors from across the region and the country. (Jaybirds Jottings)

Pines of Florence in Old Town Reviewed This restaurant has been around a long time, judging by the well-maintained, but obviously been-there-forever sign out front and the equally well-maintained-but-old decor inside. There’s nothing shiny or flashy about this place. You get good, clean, comfy, cozy atmosphere as you are surrounded by a staff that is not only friendly, but makes you feel like you’re among family the entire time. (The World – A to Z)

An ‘Uber-iffic’ Saturday in Alexandria In German, “Über” is a preposition that means over, above or across and in popular abstracts it is sometimes used to mean superiority or excess. (The World – A to Z)

(Flickr Pool photo by Jeff Self, 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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