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Afternoon Links: Fireworks and New Year’s Edition


For our Afternoon 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:

A crisp and sunny New Year’s Day on tap for first day of 2016 Phenomenal weather to start 2016 — crisp air and sunny skies. We can’t ask for anything better. (Capital Weather Gang)

First Night Fireworks to light sky over the Potomac River Among the events in the D.C. area celebrating the new year Thursday night will be a fireworks show that will light up the sky above the Potomac River. (WTOP)

Closing of three local establishments is a loss for Alexandria They say things come in threes, such as hiccups and celebrity deaths. So perhaps it is no surprise that Alexandria is losing not one or two, but three iconic businesses in late 2015: Mancini’s Cafe and Bakery, Monroe’s and Joe’s Bradlee Shoe Repair. (Alexandria Times)

‘Carol’,’Joy’, and other new movies reviewed This holiday weekend, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence star as the titular characters in two new films. (Going Out Guide)

New Year’s is America’s Fourth Favorite Holiday We’re just about done with the cataclysm of cheer and consumption that is the holiday season. Soon we will all sober up and go back to our lives as grumpy people ashamed of our weight and spending habits. But not quite yet: We’ve still got the New Year’s bacchanal to go through, which is great because it’s my second-favorite holiday. (FiveThirtyEight.com)

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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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