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Many friends gathered at the Carlyle Club on Monday for Mayor Bill Euille’s Legacy Reception where he said “There’s so much work to be done. I’m not tired. I’m not done.” What would you like to see Mayor Euille advocate for in his post-Mayoral career?
Leading the morning news:
Enjoy the nice weather as cooler air is on the way… One more unseasonably nice day before clouds, cooler temperatures, and some raindrops begin to invade. (Capital Weather Gang)
Traffic and transit tips for the Thanksgiving weekend No weekend work on Metrorail. But watch for the extra traffic around malls. (Dr. Gridlock)
How Small Business Saturday Benefits You You’ve devoured the turkey, scored at Black Friday sales this morning, so now you ready for the big event of this holiday weekend. Of course I’m talking about Small Business Saturday. No day better exemplifies the heart of Alexandria Stylebook. But it’s not just about us, your local retailers…it really is about YOU, and our wonderful community. (Alexandria Stylebook)
Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia Bull Run Festival of Lights, “The Nutcracker,” “A Chanticleer Christmas” and more events. (WaPo)
When is the WORST Thanksgiving driving getaway day in the D.C. area? The past three years, the worst time on I-95 was 5 pm on Tuesday before Turkey Day – not the day before. (WTOP)
Trending on Red Brick Town:
Don’t miss – the 16th annual Holiday boat parade of lights in Alexandria On Saturday, December 5, 2015, after the Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk parade, experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions with the 16th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Alexandria’s harbor lights up as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria’s fireboat The Vigilant and Washington, DC’s fireboat John Glenn. (Link)
The NEW Landmark Mall in Alexandria Now that the Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Landmark Mall in Alexandria, Virginia, is FINALLY getting ready to do the long-awaited makeover of the mall, they have released a new website promising a new live-shop-dine urban village. The site is where you can keep up-to-date with the latest developments. (Link)
No Santa photos this year at the Prince Street firehouse Local Alexandria firefighters at the IAFF Local 2141 have cancelled an Alexandria tradition this year – photos with Santa at the historic Firehouse 201 on Prince St. (Link)
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— WTOP (@WTOP) November 26, 2015