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Morning Links: Under the Umbrella Edition

Front Porch in the rain, Del Ray, 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.

When will the humidity end? When will it rain? Today and tomorrow both carry a chance of showers and storms, with typical August heat and high humidity. (Capital Weather Gang)

Alfred Street Baptist Church ministry provides backpacks for Alexandria youth The Alfred Street Baptist Church frequently steps in to meet community needs that can go unnoticed, and the thousands of youth returning to school without the supplies they need is no exception. In two weeks’ time, volunteers at the church filled more than a thousand backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students attending Alexandria City Public Schools. These backpacks, along with coats, health and dental screenings, workshops about finance, college preparation and more were made possible through My Brother’s Keeper, a ministry at Alfred Street that began more than a decade ago to connect the church with the wider community. (Alexandria Gazette)

2015 Best Of Alexandria Winners Announced  This year there are some long-time favorites and some new winners. (Alexandria Times)

T.C. Williams kicks off the 2015 football season with a new Coach Listen to Marc Matthie talk about how to become a better football player and part of a better team, and the conversation quickly becomes about how to become a better person off the field. It is a message he delivers with great enthusiasm and gusto, and one that he has brought to the Port City as he takes charge of the T.C. Williams football team. Matthie arrives with the Titans after guiding Centreville to three state championship appearances and a title in 2013 at the end of an undefeated season. (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria is testing the waters for a new pool facility Despite Alexandria swiping the TSA headquarters away from Arlington, the relationship remains cordial enough that the two have begun discussions around a shared Aquatic Center. While both sides emphasize that nothing has been agreed upon yet, this fall, Alexandria and Arlington will seek public input on the possibility of partnering to develop a 50-meter pool at Long Bridge Park. (Alexandria Gazette)

Many Metrobus lines about to get overhauled A new Metrobus overhaul will affect nearly 100 lines. Some lines were cut, while others will likely see better service. (GG Wash)

Metro’s newest trains need a software upgrade A 7000-series train offloaded passengers at Fort Totten today. (Dr. Gridlock)

(Flickr Pool photo by Bill, 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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