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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.

Potomac: RTR Pilates Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Formerly known as Potomac Pilates.

Ten years ago, Reina Offut Pratt launched the first Potomac Pilates studio in a tiny space next to Big Wheel Bikes in the back of the Potomac Village Shopping Center. She was the first in the area to feature Pilates on a reformer.

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Potomac: Serbian Festival this Weekend

A taste of Serbian culture is coming to Potomac this later this week. SerbFest  DC’s Fall 2016 festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 7, bringing authentic Serbian food, culture, crafts and entertainment.

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Alexandria Appetite: BurgerFi Sets Up Shop in Old Town

With its opening last week, local co-owners celebrate a homecoming.

Peer down the 100 block of North Pitt Street and it’s easy to spot a new neighbor. The erstwhile Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own, shuttered for several years, now has new life in the form of the city’s first BurgerFi. Open since Sept. 26, the locally owned franchise has begun to generate quite a bit of foot traffic — and prelaunch interest, too, with would-be customers peeking in the front door in anticipation. But you haven’t missed a grand opening event, franchise co-owner David Landry says.

Arlington: Brunch Preview of Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’

In a matter of days, joyful singing will burst from the confines of Washington Golf and Country Club, courtesy of Opera NOVA.

Arlington: 1000 Degrees Pizza Adds New Location

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, arrives on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3400 Columbia Pike, Suite 200.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's in Reston

1,000 walkers raise $177,061 in one- and two-mile walk around Reston Town Center.

More than 1,000 walkers took part in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Northern Virginia at Reston Town Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

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Herndon’s NextStop Theatre Receives ‘Applause Award’

For the second consecutive year, Herndon’s NextStop Theatre has been honored with the “Applause Award” by the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). This major award recognizes theatres that produced 50 percent or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of performances in a theatre’s season.

Herndon: Rising Eagle Scout to Hold Benefit Concert

A local rising Eagle Scout with a passion for music and reading has reached out to a local nonprofit organization to lend his talent to help children who may not have a book to call their own.

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Reston Multicultural Festival Draws Thousands

People turn out to celebrate their diversity at Lake Anne Plaza.

Thousands of people celebrated their diversity at the annual Reston Multicultural Festival held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.