Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Morning Links: Flu Season, Yule Logs, DIY Gifts, and More

Soft Misty Dawn
For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

In the News:

Hey, where’d those summer-like temperatures go? Winter is trying to make a bit of a comeback, but it is ever so slow. (Capital Weather Gang)

When is ‘Peak’ Flu Season Coming in the DC area? There will be no repeat of the 2014 Christmas flu. A new government forecast shows the current flu season is starting late and will most likely hit its peak in the D.C. area in February 2016. (WTOP)

What are riders telling Metro’s new General Manager? In their questions, riders target customer service problems and an unresponsive organization. (Dr. Gridlock)

Yule Logs, Cookies, and Breads Decorate Firehook’s Holiday Table Think about the holidays for a moment. What comes to mind first? Maybe a Christmas carol, or maybe the Fraser fir that sits stately in the living room. But surely the thought of cookies and milk — or pies and pastries — isn’t far behind. At Firehook Bakery, such sweets (as well as savory treats) are at the top of mind every day — and especially so during the holiday season. (Alexandria Gazette)

DIY Gifts: Chocolate truffles in Origami Boxes The elves in our house are hard at work making gifts for family and friends, and we hope these origami boxes filled with chocolate truffles will please their recipients! (DIY Del Ray)

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