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
The mild streak continues tomorrow through Saturday, with Sunday finally feeling more like winter. (Capital Weather Gang)
Potomac Yard microbrewery Hops Grill and Brewery officially closed its doors for good on Sunday. (Alexandria Times)
The Del Ray Business Association celebrated the holidays with the organization’s annual Star Awards luncheon Dec. 16 at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Tap restaurant. (Alexandria Gazette)
Back when he was a student at T.C. Williams High, Onelio Mencho Aguilar was adrift — and alone. He found a purpose at the school and returned to teach students who, like him, are immigrants. (WaPo)
An asteroid named 2019 AE3 will pass by Earth on the morning of Jan. 2. NASA says the space rock is between 32 and 71 feet long, or roughly the size of a city bus, and zooming through the cosmos at 18,400 miles per hour. (Fox 5)