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.
In the News
After a LOT of rain starting tonight, get ready for some REALLY cold air Sunday Sustained wintry weather is not expected locally. An isolated slick spot isn’t impossible, especially to the north. (CWG)
Database chronicles 400 years of the Virginia House of Delegates Virginians can now explore the history of who has served in the House, which is marking its 400th anniversary as America’s first law-making body. The House Clerk’s Office has launched an online database dubbed DOME (Database of House Members), chronicling the people elected to the House of Delegates or its predecessor, the House of Burgesses, over the past four centuries. Set against today’s national conversation over gender equality, the database shows a stark disparity: It contains more than 9,000 men — but just 91 women. (Alexandria Gazette)
Mount Vernon area native named 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess Natalie Revers, a Mount Vernon native and 2018 graduate of William & Mary, has been named Virginia’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess. (Covering the Corridor)
Woman arrested in connection with Georgetown kidnapping A woman has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl in front of her home Tuesday in Georgetown. (WTOP)
15 things to do in the Washington D.C. area this MLK Jr. weekend The National Museum of Women in the Arts offers free admission over the holiday weekend to coincide with the Women’s March. (Going Out Guide)