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Column: Packing for a Picnic in Alexandria

From The Old Town Boutique District

Yes, Virginia, there will be picnics in your life.

Alexandria Brief: Cava Grill’s Newest Location

Cava Grill recently opened its 16th restauraunt, located at 4513 Duke St., Alexandria.

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Chantilly: Mustang Sally Brewing Company Holds Grand Opening

New Chantilly microbrewery fulfills owner’s dream.

Mustang Sally Brewing Company (MSB) located at 14140 Parke Long Ct. Chantilly, is holding its Grand Opening week with events from May 25 through May 29.

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Ninth Annual Reema Remembrance Cabaret Set for June 4

Providing entertainment and raising funds for students' in need.

Singing, dancing, comedy sketches, a silent auction, food and fun will take center stage when Westfield High and Angel Fund host a free event celebrating life and community through the arts. It’s slated for Saturday, June 4, in the Westfield auditorium, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

Arlington Arts Center Selects New Executive Director

Holly Koons McCullough has been named the new executive director of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC). She brings more than 20 years of curatorial and administrative experience in the visual arts to AAC.

Philippine Oriental Market: Food Lover’s Dream

A profile of Chef Evelyn Bunoan.

Most people drive by the Philippine Oriental Market on Lee Highway in Arlington and don’t recognize it as the go-to place for the local Filipino community. Why?

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Fashion in Motion Fashion Show in Fairfax

Fairfax Academy students showcase a year's worth of work at the Sherwood Center in Fairfax.

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Fairfax: Earth Day Artists Shine

The annual Earth Day Art Show was held April 27 in the City Hall atrium.

Fairfax: Cappie Nominations are Announced

Fairfax High gets 18 and Paul VI, 4.

The 2915-2016 Cappie nominations for high school theater were released Monday, with Fairfax High receiving 18 nods and Paul VI High, 4.

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3 Food Trucks to Wish For in Alexandria

Now that City Council has permitted trucks in several places around town, here are three to keep an eye out for over the coming months.

With the Alexandria City Council’s decision last week to allow food trucks at designated areas on West Street, King Street, and Eisenhower Avenue, some new menus may be rolling into town over the coming weeks and months.

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Reston: Dock Dogs Make a Big Splash at Lake Anne

It was a real dog day afternoon at Lake Anne in Reston, and yes, there literally was a lot of splashing going on!

Alexandria: Gearing Up for Bike to Work Day

Local cyclists share tips for new riders.

On May 20, expect to see more Alexandria commuters leaving the cars in the garage. The annual “Bike to Work” day encourages commuters to try out a car-free lifestyle, and some local experts are ready with tips for new riders.

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Happy Birthday At Home in Alexandria

Author Judith Viorst joins Alexandria celebration.

Award-winning author Judith Viorst was on hand May 17 as At Home in Alexandria celebrated five years as the city’s only aging-in-place “village,” a network of services that allows older residents to remain in their homes.

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Alexandria: ACT Community BBQ Bash

3rd annual ‘No Speeches’ event celebrates local charities.

More than 260 people turned out May 16 for the third annual ACT for Alexandria Community BBQ Bash, an event to celebrate the philanthropic works of community organizations.

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Cappies Review: More Than an Ordinary Dinner

Most dinner guests only stay for the evening, but in Chantilly High School's production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Sheridan Whiteside's unexpected stay brings chaos to the Stanley household. In this wacky tale of mischief and mayhem, the characters learn that good can come from the pandemonium of life.