Headlines: Fort Belvoir Fatality, 'Goat Vote,' Airport Shuttle Driver Charged and a Leg Lamp Light Display

Plus, coat donation drives and 'Ready for Hillary' gets ready.

Firefly, Cpt. Dave Easter. (Photo credit: Rusty Kennedy for the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association)
Firefly, Cpt. Dave Easter. (Photo credit: Rusty Kennedy for the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association)
By Greg Hambrick

"A Christmas Story" turns 30 this year and there are few things from the 1980s that say Christmas like the "fragilé" display of a lamp in the shape of a woman's leg with a frilly lampshade on top. 

Over the weekend, nearly 40 vessels lit up the Potomac River for the 14th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria. The event’s Best in Show went to Firefly, a 25-foot sailboat with that famous leg lit up. 

And that wasn't the only tribute from the crew. Read about that, and more, in our daily collection of stories from across Patch sites in Virginia and D.C.

'A Christmas Story' Tribute Takes Top Honors at Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Sarah Stelmok Brings A New Style of Realtor to Town

Airport Shuttle Driver Faces Charges after Leaving DC Man in Sterling

DC-Area 'Ready for Hillary' Group to Gather Thursday for Kickoff

Florida Congressman Loses $18 Million in Reston Fraud Case

Oakton High Schools Gymnastics Team Wins Meet

Robinson Students Lose Early Release Day Friday

Police: Man Stabbed in the Arm by Acquaintance

Man, 69, Dies After Car Accident in Fort Belvoir

Fairfax Police Patrol for Drunk Drivers, Charge Four with DWI

Have an Extra Coat? Donate it to Burke & Herbert Bank

Sledding, Snowmen and More in Arlington (Photos)

Deer Sterilization Proposed Due to Overpopulation in Fairfax City

Town of Herndon Takes On 'Goat Vote'

PETA Honors Emergency Responders for Saving Dogs in Great Falls House Fire


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