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‘Using 21st-Century Technology on a 19th-Century House’ in Fairfax City

Uncovering Civil War graffiti at Fairfax’s Historic Blenheim

At Fairfax City’s Historic Blenheim, technology is meeting history, and Mike Toth is the modern-day archaeologist making it happen.

Snowflake Trail Scavenger Hunt Extended

The Fairfax County Park Authority has extended its free scavenger hunt, the Snowflake Trail, through Jan. 31.

Activities, Entertainment Available with Zoom

Three local groups have joined together to offer Zoom lecture and videos to residents during this time of quarantine and social distancing.

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Artistic Endeavors for January: Montgomery County and the C&O Canal Trust

Two contests open

Montgomery County and the C&O Canal Trust have each announced art contests, open to all, to promote ongoing programs.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News and Notes

Permanent restaurant closures, temporary shutdowns for renovations AND a winter showcase of local restaurants (and their takeout fare): It’s been a busy week since the new year began.

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Area Witnesses Christmas Star

Area Witnesses Christmas Star

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Burke, Springfield, Herndon, Cabin John Irish Dancers Win Championship

Eight-year-old Ciara Foley, Burke, and nine-year-old Gabby Brown, Springfield, were among five dancers from McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance to bring home a championship title from the annual Oireachtas.

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Snowflake Trail Fun by Cub Run RECenter

The Fairfax County Park Authority is offering a free scavenger hunt with video clues in the Cub Run Stream Valley.

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Star Light, Star Light But No Star Tonight in Arlington

Your car lines up to join the search for the winter star that used to light up the sky, “giving a glorious aura and making you feel complete.

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Celebrity Bird in Potomac

A male Painted Bunting, sporting colors that must be seen to be believed, has been hanging around in Potomac, just south of the Great Falls Tavern, causing quite a stir.

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Reston to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

Reston Community Center’s events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. vision

With extra health and safety vigilance in response to COVID-19, there will be three days of virtual and live events to celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dining: Tysons Bakery Offers Tempting Choices

Review: Classic Bakery

This tiny, classy destination, Classic Bakery, is a hidden treasure among the numerous store-front businesses and big-box stores that make Tysons Corner a popular destination.

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Church Fundraiser in Support of the Community

Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna raised more than $2,600 in donations during its Drive-Thru LIVE Nativity on Dec. 19.

McLean Honors Dr. King

MCC’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes virtual with three events

With three distinct programs to celebrate the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and with an abundance of health and safety precautions, the McLean Community Center (MCC) has developed original, inter-active, virtual programs.

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Vivid Chill Opens in Great Falls

Shopping handcrafted, ethically produced, nontoxic products

It all started with the local artisan's handbags, the love of little boutique shops that featured brands with morals and values, and telling her mom that more than anything else, she wanted to open a store in the Great Falls Village Centre with a showroom for those bags and other ethically and sustainably produced items.