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Appetite: Calling All Cats: Mount Purrnon Offers Cuddles, Rescue on the Menu in Alexandria

Cat lovers of the region, rejoice: Alexandria’s first cat café is on the loose.

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‘Old Town Just Feels Like Home’ in Fairfax City

Brooke’s Bridal & Ball opens

Brooke Ramos initially wanted to be a wedding planner.

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Fairfax County Deer Management Begins Saturday, Sept. 12

The Fairfax County Deer Management Archery Program begins Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

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Deer ‘Population Management’ in Montgomery County Parks Near You

Schedule of hunting and park closures for fall 2020 – winter 2021

Deer populations across much of Montgomery County have reached levels that exceed the capacity for the sustainability of the natural environment (Biological Carrying Capacity) as well as the capacity for tolerance by residents in the county (Cultural Carrying Capacity), according to county documents.

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Izumi Sushi of Great Falls Reflects on Economic, Cultural Challenges of 2020

The restaurant, which serves Japanese and Chinese cuisine, is cautiously resuming its services.

Victoria Li, a senior at Langley High School, has grown up along with Izumi Sushi in Great Falls.

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Restaurant of the Week: Belle Haven Pizzeria & Custard Shack

Belle Haven Pizzeria & Custard Shack is a locally owned restaurant dedicated to using the freshest, local ingredients and providing outstanding service.

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Expert Aerialists Brighten Our Waterways

“Devil’s Darning Needles”

They flit, they zoom, they patrol, they shimmer in the sun.

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Little Library Opens in Fairfax Station Neighborhood

During the pandemic, our beautiful and proudly very quiet Fairfax Station neighborhood "Shadowalk" of 77 homes, to pass the time, initiated new community engagement and volunteer projects.

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2020 Fall for the Book Goes Virtual

Connecting the literary community through online gatherings.

This year’s twenty-second annual Fall for the Book will be like no other; a virtual festival, streaming until late November 2020.

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Travel the World in Fairfax City

Upcoming Restaurant Week features global offerings.

While it may look and feel a bit different than usual, Fairfax City’s 3rd annual Restaurant Week still promises to provide fun experiences and delicious food.

From Parking Lot to Activity Space in Fairfax City

City to hold Park(ing) Day outside the mall.

Turning an ordinary parking lot into a space for outdoor fun and activities, Fairfax City will hold its second annual Park(ing) Day, next Friday, Sept. 18.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “Love Letters”

Stars real-life husband and wife team of Steve and Nicky McDonnell

After a few months of being shut down due to Covid-19, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging an in-person production of “Love Letters” from Sept. 11-27.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

The shift from summer hasn’t stopped progress: A Del Ray gelato shop nears its dawn, a Chinese restaurant in North Old Town makes a foray outside and a hotel restaurant gets a makeover in name and menu.

2020 Clifton Day Festival Canceled

For the first time in 53 years, the town of Clifton will not hold Clifton Day, one of Northern Virginia’s beloved fall events.

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Upton Hill’s New Parking Lot Is Full of Cyclists

Park in transition serves young and old, but shade trees are gone.

On the Friday before the long Labor Day weekend, Tomás Weber, his sister Vera Weber, and their cousin, Jonathan Melo, and grandfather “Papí” (Elvis) were enjoying the smooth, unscathed new enlarged blacktop parking lot at the Upton Hill Regional Park, along with several other young cyclists who were reveling in the near empty lot so they could show off their bike riding skills.