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Best Bet: A Reservation in Chantilly

Restaurant Review: Lazy Dog

A fake paw print on tables and at least one photo of a cheerful Retriever will beckon all the dog lovers in the Chantilly area.

Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “The Belle of Amherst”

Explores the eccentric and obscure life of poet Emily Dickinson

It’s 1883 in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Potomac Village Farmers Market Opening for the Season

A few vendors have been coming most of the off season, too.

Potomac Village Farmers Market will officially open for the season on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in the parking area of Potomac United Methodist Church.

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An Avian Drama Is Underway

Most likely, Fort Hunt Softball League players at Whitman Middle School and youngsters romping on the Martin Luther King Park playground nearby don’t notice the romance going on overhead.

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Fairfax County’s Streams Are in Trouble

82 percent of Fairfax County’s streams were in very poor, poor or fair condition biologically in 2020.

Five volunteers spent Friday morning jabbing a long-handled mesh net into a stream bottom, scraping the streambanks, scooping up submerged woody debris and rubbing smooth round rocks in the stream’s riffles.

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Board Approves Historic Zoning for River Farm in Mount Vernon

Annenberg Foundation reasserts intent on restrictions, requirements of grant.

Signs have been posted in front of American Horticultural Society headquarters that say the property is closed to the public, said Katherine Ward, of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations.

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Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Opens Community Market Season

The Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, kicked off its seasonal Community Market on April 10.

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Live Outdoor Family-friendly Performance Arriving at Center for the Arts in Fairfax

The past year, with the health and safety of audiences and performers at the forefront because of the pandemic, the Center for the Arts has reimagined what was to be its 30th anniversary season of great entertainment.

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Cappies Review: 14 Scenes of ‘Growing Up’

"Am I a person? Can I survive?"

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Reston Author Releases Patriotic Activity Book

'Misleading view of what patriotism is' fuels guidebook.

"Patriotic Activity Book for ALL Americans" (Adair, 2021) is the newly released interactive content book co-authored by Reston composer and former teacher Audrey J. Adair.

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Cappies Review: In Search of the First Kiss

Langley High School's production of ‘The Party Hop’

Unfortunately, things don't seem to have changed much two years in the future.

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Bluebells and Bald Eagle Nestlings Take Center Stage at Riverbend Park

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Philanthropy Group holds the tour.

Tucked away in a remote setting of the floodplains along the Potomac River, Virginia bluebells made their ephemeral appearance just in time for the Bluebells & Bald Eagle Tour organized by Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Philanthropy Group.

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“Sisters” Leave Privilege to Join Resistance

Story of nine Vietnamese women in their fight against French oppression

Patricia (Kit) Norland sat listening to a Vietnamese social worker in 1988 in Saigon as Oanh explained in beautiful English what it was like to suffer postwar trauma with poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse and street children.

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club to Host Sportswriter Shapiro

Virtual meeting to be held April 21

Len Shapiro, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated sportswriter, editor and columnist for more than 40 years for the Washington Post, will be the featured speaker for the April 21st meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

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Appetite: Restaurants, Breweries Bloom with New Growth This Springtime in Alexandria

As the weather warms up and the dogwoods begin to blossom, it seems a perfect time to celebrate spring – and all the outdoor dining it entails.

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