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Turkey Carving 101

Local chefs offer advice for slicing the star of the Thanksgiving table.

Few things symbolize Thanksgiving like a whole roasted turkey on a platter, but when it’s time for dinner, neatly sliced pieces of meat look even more appealing. Whether it’s sliced at the table or in kitchen, turkey carving can be a daunting task, however. A few local chefs share their favorite turkey-carving methods to create an impressive holiday platter.

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Ideas for giving thanks in style.

Whether one’s taste in table settings is subtle or over-the-top, it is possible to give thanks in style. From centerpieces to table runners, local designers say the right combination of accessories can create a Thanksgiving table that guests will remember long after the holiday.

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Gifts for the Hostess

Stylish ideas for saying thank you.

If you’re planning to be a guest rather than a host for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you don’t want to arrive empty handed. For those who are still searching for the perfect hostess gift, local tastemakers come to the rescue with presents that are stylish and thoughtful.

Letter: Meeting a Candidate

To the Editor

I am not a political person, but I recently attended a young professionals event and met Craig Parisot, Republican nominee running for Virginia House of Delegates, 34th District, and I knew we had a new kind of candidate on our hands.

Commentary: Rocket Science

With the number of rockets my high school friend, Joe Hammock and I built and launched, I am fortunate to have all my fingers and no serious injuries. Our rockets were not the hobbyist models you can buy today that use water or air pressure to launch; our rockets used black powder or a fuel we mixed ourselves.

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‘The Nutcracker’ at Madeira

If you are in search of a way to begin the holiday season, a rendition of “The Nutcracker,” performed by dancers at the Margaret A. Haddad School of Classical Ballet, is sure to warm your heart.

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Great Falls Farmers Market: Back to the Roots

ZDF German Television, the German PBS station, came to film our farmers market on Oct. 25, as a part of a one-hour documentary on the state of the U.S. at the mid-term elections, aired in Germany on Oct. 29.

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Exploring the Beauty of Nature

Kathrin Swoboda, of Vienna, received the Nature Visions' "Best in Show in Fine Art" award at the recent 2014 Nature Visions Photo Expo.

Physicians Launch ‘Seniorbility’

Check-in system connects senior with medical professional.

“I was struck by the epidemic that all emergency physicians encounter: seniors living alone who injure themselves and aren’t checked on for days,” said ER Doc Alex Mohseni.

McLean Ready for WinterFest Parade

Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7.

On Sunday, Dec. 7 McLean residents will welcome in the holidays as more than 60 entries proceed down Old Chain Bridge Road for the annual WinterFest parade.

Holiday Parade Returns to Reston Town Center

This year’s parade to be held on Friday, Nov. 28.

Reston Town Center presents the 24th annual Reston Holiday Parade, the highlight of a day filled with fun for the whole family, Friday, Nov. 28.

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(Burke) Thanksgiving Q&A: Bruin QB Edwards Happy to be Practicing

Lake Braddock will face Westfield in 6A North semifinals Saturday.

Lake Braddock will face Westfield in the 6A North region football semifinals.

(Lorton) Thanksgiving Q&A: South County's Williams Headed to Chicago

Junior shortstop committed to play softball at Kent State.

South County junior Jade Williams is committed to play softball at Kent State.

Letter: Erasing Our Culture

To the Editor

An open letter to the Library Board of Trustees.

Letter: Erasing Our Culture

To the Editor

An open letter to the Library Board of Trustees.

Renovated Mall Ready for Holidays

ArcLight Cinema opens.

The renovated Westfield’s Montgomery Mall offers a state-of-the-art movie theater, a variety of new restaurants and dozens of stores just in time for Black Friday.

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Vienna: Madison Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker in State Final

Warhawks lose to First Colonial in epic five-set match.

The Madison volleyball team lost for the first time this season --- in the state final.

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Bye Bye Cares and Woes

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ in area premiere at 1st Stage.

In a world that can be way too stressful and sober, 1st Stage brings a carnival of rowdy fun and silly jabber. This is the area premiere of the recent Tony Award winning, "One Man, Two Guvnors." It is most definitely a guilty pleasure of escapism.

Column: RELAC—A Museum and Environmental Problem

Last Saturday the new owners of Reston Lake Anne Air Conditioning, RELAC, held an open house at their plant, a first in living memory.

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Camargo, Guterman Launch Collection in Potomac

Designer, local entrepreneur join forces.

Jewelry designer Anthony Camargo is renowned for his line, Anthony Nak, worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones and Jennifer Lopez. Camargo recently relocated to the Potomac area from southeast Asia — and the designer has now joined forces with Potomac entrepreneur Barbara Guterman to release his new independent jewelry collection.