Good morning and enjoy summer for a day. Not a bad way to start the work week, eh?

It’s never a good idea to drive Constitution Avenue in daylight hours, but it’s even worse now, as a construction project begins that will last through early 2012.

Under the radar, now revealed: We mentioned it last week, but a new blog, the State of NoVa is now out of beta. It’s written by vet­eran journalist and Northern Virginia native Tom Jackman and, IMHO, anything that begins by quoting Lennon-McCartney when talking about traffic is off to a strong start.

A portrait of a drummer boy in the Civil War is part of a Library of Congress’ Lilijenquist exhibit, featuring hundreds of tintype and ambrotype portraits of soldiers, family members, weapons and horses. (Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Capital Business, the Post’s local publication focusing on, yes, local business, today delves into what the coming of WalMart will mean for the District., the arrival of Luke’s Lobster, a video chat, Twitter feeds, and more.

Speaking of video chats, actress Ashley Judd will be discussing her new memoir and call to activism with readers at 11 a.m. today.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be appearing tomorrow at the United Planning Organization’s Head Start site at the Developing Families Center. Invitation-only, but now you have time to see if you can wrangle an invite.

The quirky, retro art of turning sugar candy Peeps into dioramas reaches its peak this week with the Peeps Contest Winner announcement Wednesday. You can still look at last year’s winners at that link.

That’s all for now. Check back with us later today as the news starts to roll.