Morning Notes

Locals petitioning to get rid of leaf blowers — “Residents in Alexandria are exposed to a significant, recurring noise violation from gas-powered leaf blowers. These machines exceed the permitted noise limits throughout the City of Alexandria regularly, significantly harming health and quality of life.” [GoPetition]

It’s Thursday — Rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 75 and low of 63. Sunrise at 5:45 am and sunset at 8:39 pm. []

St. Elmo’s opens new location — “The new Fairlington coffee pub is in soft-opening mode.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Local retirement home celebrates Pride — “Today, the residents of The Fountains at Washington House, a Watermark Retirement Community in Alexandria, had the time of their lives when music legends Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Nancy Sinatra, and Chaka Khan visited their residence.” [Zebra]