Morning Links: Old Town Alexandria Edition

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Old Town Alexandria
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 OUT and ENJOY this weather because it’s not going to last long… If only we could bottle today – which is near perfect. Heat and humidity come storming back this weekend. (Capital Weather Gang)

Observing Ramadan in Alexandria Visit any area mosque these days and it’ll be abuzz. Families are there, breaking fast, praying, reading Quran and visiting with one another late into the night. This is the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Each year, it falls on the nine month of the Islamic calendar. (Alexandria Gazette)

Alexandria, Virginia native retires after 26 years in the Marine Corps U.S Marine Corps Colonel David Owen acknowledged that he would miss his colleagues in the Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205). The Marine Corps department head for PMA-205 marked his retirement from the service July 10 during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. (Alexandria News)

How many people have used each Metro stop over time? This is an interesting chart (GG Wash)

Is the VRE safe to ride? The Federal Railroad Administration could find the Virginia Railway Express for failing to comply with specific safety measures (Potomac Local)

(Flickr Pool photo by m01229, on Flickr)

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