ALEXANDRIA, Va. — My son and wife pitched in with a snow measurement from WWN headquaters – 1 inch of measurable snow. It started falling after 6:30 this morning. It may have rained first too — can’t say for sure, but during my commute I hit rain near I-395 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. [...]
Breweries from the Commonwealth of Virginia did very well at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. My hometown brewer, Port City Brewing Co. here in Alexandria, took home gold for its Optimal Wit. I really enjoy it in late spring and early fall when there is just a sligtht coolness in the air.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Sunday morning there was a large fire department response to Alexandria Overlook condominiums for what appeared to be a small fire contained to one or two condos. I saw five or six firetrucks and firefighters from Alexandria and Fairfax County. By the time I was aware of the fire, it appeared to [...]
Keeping up with the explosive growth of craft brewing in the greater Washington D.C. region is getting hard. Here is my attempt to summarize what’s going on:
The Craft Beer Craze Continues: 8 Breweries Opening in NoVA within a Year – Northern Virginia Magazine
Explosion of beer breweries and brew pubs continues in Northern Virginia – State [...]
Wilson Bridge trail encourages bike commuting between Pr. George’s and Northern Virginia – The Post
Years ago, not long after it opened, I raved about the Woodrow Wilson Bridge trail – The Wilson Bridge trail is wonderful. At the time, I thought it was mostly a “great to have” recreational facility, but it is becoming a [...]
Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion – The Alexandria Times
Good news for beer drinkers, particularly those that like the hoppy stuff, my hometown brewery Port City is going to expand for a second time:
Owner Bill Butcher, a native of the city, is waiting for a trio of 120 barrel tanks to finish making their [...]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — I have been critical in the past of the lack of signs along state numbered highways in the city and Northern Virginia region. Generally speaking, Alexandria does not post numbered routes with any regularity, especially the 400 series. Did you know that at least portions of Van Dorn Street, Quaker Lane and [...]
Capital Beltway: All major Woodrow Wilson Bridge related construction complete with new Telegraph Road interchange
The completed Telegraph Road interchange near Alexandria, Va. concludes the nearly 13 year project to rebuild the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and approaches on the Capital Beltway (I-95 & I-495)
But Ol’ Man Winter, he just keeps trollin’ along.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Technically, it is spring. It has been since 7:02 a.m. on March 20. Yet, in this strange winter, “conversational snow” keeps falling down around the Nation’s Capital. Schools are delayed, even inside the Beltway.
As shown above 2 1/4 inches were measured at 8:35 [...]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ever since the crushing storms of 2009-2010, Snowpocalypse and Snowmageddon BeltwayLand has been in a snow drought. Other than a nasty p.m. rush storm in 2011, we’ve had nothing significant. Despite lots of meteorological hype this week for Snowquester, the trend has continued. It may have snowed all day yesterday, but it [...]