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Saturday Roundup: 5 Things to Know in Alexandria, Virginia

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For our Saturday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.

If you can grin and bear the heat TODAY, what will Sunday bring? This sizzling September heat waves rolls on, for one more day. (CWG)

LOTS of road closures this weekend – here are your weekend travel tips The big event this weekend is the Nation’s Triathlon, but there are plenty of other sporting events and festivals to generate traffic. See the Metro schedule, too. (Dr. Gridlock)

A look back at September 11, 2001 in Alexandria To those who have lived longer, a decade and a half can seem like a brief interlude. And yet it constitutes more than half of an entire generation: most high school freshmen had not been born by September 2001. (Alexandria Times)

Remembering the Alexandria, Virginia victims on 9/11 REMINDER: City holding 9/11 remembrance ceremony tonight @ 5. It was an unimaginable act of terrorism that took the lives of 13 Alexandria residents on Sept. 11, 2001. On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m., the City of Alexandria will hold a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of what remains the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. (Alexandria Gazette)

If Metro closes early, how would you get around? Metro planners are working on at least three different bus service options that could provide some riders with a way home without paying for more expensive rides, Metro Assistant General Manager for customer service Lynn Bowersox said Thursday. (WTOP)

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Lee Hernly, Editor
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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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