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. Here are some news items that caught our eye.
In the News
What will the Great Lakes polar vortex invasion mean for Washington next week? Rain may turn to snow as bitter cold spills over the region by Wednesday. (CWG)
Trump Announces End to 5-Week Government Shutdown with Temporary Fix President Trump on Friday announced a deal with congressional leaders to temporarily reopen the government while talks continue on his demand for border wall money, handing Democrats a major victory in the protracted standoff. (WaPo)
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NEW Beer Garden opens this weekend in the Arlandria/Del Ray neighborhood The north end of Del Ray has long been a bit less upmarket than much of the Alexandria neighborhood, but that’s been changing with the arrival of Streets Market, Northside 10, and now Hops N Shine, which occupies the former Señor Chicken space at the corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and West Glebe Road. (Washingtonian)
- Warriors skip the White House, meet with former president Barack Obama instead
- Things to Do in DC This Weekend (January 24-27): Monster Trucks, a Comedy Competition, and the DC Record Fair’s 10th Anniversary
We all need to laugh during the government shutdown (which is now temporarily over). Here, just in time for Super Bowl 53, is a look at a Bad Lip Reading of the NFL in 2018. The Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel, known for creating crazy takes on movies, television shows, sporting events, and political speeches based on what it looks like people could be saying went back over the NFL 2018 season. Enjoy!