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Arlington Snapshot: Family Weekend

A jazz brunch, a street fair, comedy night and talent show are a few of the highlights of Marymount University’s annual Family Weekend, “Fleur Power: Peace, Love & Family."

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The Reston Chorale Kicks Off Its 50th Season

The Reston Chorale kicks off its 50th Season on Oct. 15 with Memories: Through the Years—a pops concert featuring a bit of Broadway, a touch of jazz and some good ol’ rock ‘n roll.

Herndon, Reston: White House Ornaments on Sale

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors have announced that the White House Ornaments are available for sale to benefit Artemis House, Fairfax County shelter for women and children.

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Herndon to Celebrate Arts Week

The event’s theme: Shining Lights on the Arts in Herndon.

Downtown Herndon businesses open their doors to the public for the 6th Annual Arts Crawl, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30 - 8 p.m. The Arts Crawl is one of many free activities scheduled during Herndon Arts Week.

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Fairfax Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 8

Promises entertainment and fun for all ages.

The City of Fairfax is the place to be this Saturday, Oct. 8, for the 40th annual Fairfax Fall Festival. (Rain date, Oct. 9). Admission is free and the live music will continue after dark. Vendors will be there from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the carnival runs until 8 p.m. and musicians will jam in Old Town Square until 8:30 p.m.

Alexandria: Who Should Steer Torpedo Factory?

Artists Association proposes new management structure.

Starting in October, the City of Alexandria has taken over management of the Torpedo Factory. But even as the city starts its temporary control, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA) has presented some different ideas for how the property should be run in the future.

Alexandria People At Work: New Boutique Opens in City

Elizabeth Todd picks up the phone. "Hey, we just got in this great Veronica Beard classic jacket with a zip-in dickey — just your style. Do you want me to hold it for you?" Todd says she has a loyal client base and she calls to let them know what has just arrived. "I get to know who needs comfortable shoes to walk in on the Hill." Todd has just opened the Hive, described as a luxury lifestyle and clothing boutique, at 301 Cameron St.

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Vienna Oktoberfest Celebrates the Season

As the drizzle and dark clouds moved out of Vienna on Saturday, Vienna Oktoberfest guests moved into the celebration grounds.

Vienna: Optimists Host Family Fun Day on Town Green

Club’s annual fundraising campaign on behalf of Growing Hope netted about $32,000.

The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna – once again – raised more than $32,00 from its annual “Growing Hope” fundraising campaign on behalf of families facing childhood cancer .

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McLean: Book Launch Party at Star Nut Gourmet

McLean's Karen Briscoe celebrates new book, Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.

Karen Briscoe, 57, a Realtor with the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams on Elm Street in McLean, celebrated her book launch party on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Star Nut Gourmet in McLean. Her book called Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day - Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed is a daily reader with business or life principles told in a story format.

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McLean: MPAartfest Draws 51 Artists, 4,000 Visitors

Event held Sunday, Oct. 2 at McLean Central Park in McLean.

Some 51 artists displayed their artwork at the 10th annual MPAartfest held Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the McLean Central Park. After a little rain in the morning, the sun came out and so did a crowd of around 4,000 people.

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McLean: Used Books Sale – Best Ever

McLean Association of University Women (AAUW) wishes to thank all those who have supported the 47th Used Book Sale as well as the staff at McLean Community Center, the site of the sale and the staff of Sun Trust Bank East in Vienna where the collections are held every summer.

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Dreams Come True in Great Falls

Havana Vintage celebrates 5 years in business.

While the weather was gloomy and dim this past Saturday, the doors to Havana Vintage Boutique were wide open and inside was anything but gloom. Cheerfully colored walls, luminous chandeliers, and the friendly faces of owner Nolkis Roman and her family greeted customers as they walked into the high-end consignment store to celebrate their five years in business.

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Centreville Day: Parade, Pets, Music, Children’s Games

24th annual Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 15.

It’s time for sweaters, autumn leaves, pumpkin-spice lattes — and Centreville Day. This year’s event, the 24th annual, will be Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in Historic Centreville Park, 5714 Mount Gilead Road (off Braddock Road, across Route 29 from the IHOP).

Centreville Day: Who Is Mrs. Spindle, Anyway?

And why are pirates roaming around at Centreville Day?

Mrs. Spindle has become something of a Centreville Day mascot, but the Friends of Historic Centreville, who organize the event, have no idea who she really is. Her photograph was taken in March of 1862, days after the Confederate Army had left Centreville. The Union Army claimed the town. Travelling with them was photographer George Barnard who worked in Mathew Brady’s studio.