Sunday Roundup: Carpe Diem! Edition

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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

How much did it rain yesterday? A record amount… D.C.’s June rainfall tally is up to 11.93″, the second highest on record since 1871. (Capital Weather Gang)

A DELIGHTFUL Sunday on tap – Carpe Diem! After yesterday’s deluge, today will be mostly sunny, breezy and dry. Look for highs around 80 and westerly winds gusting to 30 mph. Monday will be similarly pleasant with low humidity (WJLA)

Old Town Ace Hardware is having a grand re-opening TODAY Local hardware store Old Town Ace Hardware has re-opened for business! They are having a sale and a Meet & Greet Reception from 2-4pm with free snacks and sweets, gifts to the first 100 guests, and demos from Big Green Egg and Benjamin Moore. (Red Brick Town)

Telling the history of Shiloh Baptist Church With her halo of salt and pepper hair and a calm voice, Lillian Stanton Patterson has an air of someone who has seen it all. When it comes to Alexandria history, there’s some truth to that. Patterson is a lifelong resident of Alexandria with a family history in the city dating back to the 1800s. Patterson and co-author Sarah R. Robertson have recently completed their book, “The Shiloh Story, Journey to Jubilee: 150 Years.” The book chronicles the history of Shiloh Church, its Civil War beginnings, its clergy, church officers, community efforts and the many historical events Shiloh encountered over the years. (Alexandria Gazette)

The ‘Book of Mormon’ reviewed – bawdy, blasphemous, and brilliant Hellfire and damnation figure neatly in the wacky and wonderful “The Book of Mormon,” the latest production at the Kennedy Center. With book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, creators of the four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series “South Park,” you’ll luxuriate in all the irreverence you can handle, and then some. (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria Aces pitcher Gabe Mosser profiled In the top of the fourth inning against the Herndon Braves at Frank Mann Field Monday evening, pitcher Gabe Mosser found himself in a bit of trouble on the hill, even with his Alexandria Aces side up 5-0 over the visitors in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. (Alexandria Times)

What is the MOST annoying behavior on public transportation? Being greedy with seats and talking loudly on cellphones are two of the top pet peeves Americans have on public transportation, according to a new nationwide study. (WTOP)

(Flickr Pool photo by rochelle mendiola, on Flickr)

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