Saturday Roundup: 5 Things Around Alexandria

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

Will it rain this weekend in the Alexandria, Virginia area? The forecast over the next few days remains rather tricky. (Capital Weather Gang)

Traffic and transit tips for getting around this weekend Many street festivals and the Nationals final home stand highlight the weekend, but travelers better check the Metrorail schedules. (Dr. Gridlock)

‘Sicario’, ‘Goodnight Mommy’, and other new movie releases reviewed Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro star in director Denis Villeneuve’s new film. (Going Out Guide)

Yves Bistro Owner Dead at 75 He was a restaurant owner and entrepreneur who owned multiple restaurants in D.C. and Alexandria, and did not retire despite his advancing years and poor health. Yves Courbois, owner most recently of Yves’ Bistro on Swamp Fox Road, died Tuesday, September 15. He was 75. (Alexandria Times)

New plaque in Parkfairfax honors Vola and David Lawson There’s no shortage of memorials in Alexandria to Vola Lawson. There’s the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in West Eisenhower. There’s the Vola Lawson lobby at City Hall. But among her friends, family, and peers gathered in Parkfairfax, there was unanimous approval that the most fitting tribute to Vola and David Lawson was across the street from their home and in the heart of the neighborhood they fought to save. The new plaque at the corner of Gunston Road and Valley Drive, commissioned by the Parkfairfax Condominium Owner’s Association and unveiled on Sept. 19, honors their years of public service in the city and in the neighborhood. (Alexandria Gazette)

(Flickr Pool photo via Joseph Gruber, on Flickr)

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