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. [...]
TYSONS, Va. — It is kind of hard to believe, but after last winter’s snow drought was followed by some measurable March snow, we’re already into our second winter storm of the 2013-2014 winter. In as many days, no less. The snow wasn’t really measurable yesterday; just enough to make it pretty before the mixed [...]
Silver Line To Start Service In April, Says Warner – WAMU
The first phase of Metro’s new Silver Line will delayed until April 2014 according to Virginia Senator Mark Warner. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is building the Silver Line and will then turn it over to the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Warner says Metro will fail [...]
Eight years after I did it the first time, I rode the length of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail from Purcellville (Loudoun County) to Shirlington (Arlington County). This time, I rode solo though my brother contributed with a ride out to the western terminus.
Riding the length of the W&OD Trail is enjoyable because [...]
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.
DICKERSON, Md. — While there are no bridge between the American Legion (nee Cabin John) Bridge that the I-495/Capital Beltway crosses over and the US 15/Point of Rocks Bridge north of Lessburg, there is another crossing — White’s Ferry.
There isn’t a Web site for White’s Ferry any more, but according to Wikipedia, ferries have operated [...]
ASHBURN, Va. — Last year I mentioned that I discovered the old Partlow Bros. at the intersection of Ashburn and Hay roads and the W&OD trail had turned into a barbecue place. I was really excited that Carolina Brothers, as it is now known, sold glass bottled soda like Pepsi (with sugar, not corn syrup), [...]
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 [...]
With new Metro map, agency tries to market Silver Line – The Post
The new Silver Line, currently expected to open in early 2014, requires a new Metro system map. In order to accommodate the line that will serve the Dulles Corridor, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority brought back original designer, Laynce Wyman to figure to [...]
Ben’s Chili Bowl expanding to Virginia – Washington Business Journal
Iconic Washington D.C. half-smoke purveyors Ben’s Chili Bowl is paying to open a location in Rossyln, Arlington County:
Ben’s co-owner Nizam Ben Ali confirms that the restaurant’s ownership has signed a lease for 1725 Wilson Blvd., which is in the shopping center that used to house Ray’s [...]