For Rule 5 Friday, we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. Please show our fellow local bloggers some link love!
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In the News:
End of year gifts for your child’s teacher(s) So, it’s that time of year again, time to thank the teachers for putting up with your kid for another year teaching your child. (Alexandria Mom)
Economic growth in Virginia Not only has job creation and new business formation been weak in the current business cycle, it has been more concentrated geographically than in the past. Unfortunately for the Old Dominion, between 2010 and 2014 that concentration did not occur here. (Bacon’s Rebellion)
DIY – Making homemade vermouth My husband, Jeff, and I decided to make vermouth after attending an event at the U.S. Botanical Garden in April. The event, “The Herbal Apéritif: A Tasting Journey of Vermouth,” was hosted by vermouth makers Dwight Grimm and Leigh van Swall, who own Little Alchemist Herb Farm and Distillery in the Catkills, New York. (DIY Del Ray)
Bird’s strike plane at National Airport causing engine damage There was visible damage to one of the plane’s engines, but no one was injured, authorities said. (Dr. Gridlock)
5 places to get cocktails in Alexandria, Virginia A year ago, Alix and I sat in our living room contemplating where to get cocktails in Alexandria. New restaurants were opening, but one thing that disappointed us was the lack of inventive and quality cocktails in our neighborhood. Don’t get me wrong, the area has some long-standing and incredible bars, but in the past year, several new establishments have upped the ante on the cocktail scene here in Old Town. (In a D.C. Minute)
Chill on Memorial Day w/ Tea from Spice & Tea Exchange Come in on Friday May 27 thru Mon May 30, purchase a Flash Chill Pitcher and a 4 oz bag of tea and get a free Tea Tin. (OTBD blog)
Q & A with Alexandria Living Legend Betsy Anderson Betsy Anderson is a long-time Art League member and Torpedo Factory artist, having been involved with both organizations for decades. With her retirement from the Torpedo Factory on the horizon, it seems fitting that she’s received two accolades this Spring. (The Art League)
Photo of the Day:
Great photo from yesterday’s incident @ the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
I officially nominate May 26th for "Hug a First Responder Day" pic.twitter.com/zBU4B7De5V
— Brad Freitas (@NewsChopperBrad) May 26, 2016