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Alexandria Appetite: Prost! Oktoberfest Brings Out the Best in Beer

For Port City Brewing Co., Oktoberfest is only beginning of busy season.

You can set your watch by it year after year, September after September.

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Alexandria People at Work: It’s All About the Pan

Mauviel copper saucepans and fry pans hang on pegs across the wall in back of the counter at La Cuisine on Cameron Street.

Mount Vernon Brief: Garden Club To Host Annual Fashion Show

The Yacht Haven Garden Club is presenting its 32nd annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, “Rendezvous in Paris”, on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club in Alexandria.

Mount Vernon: Local Author Pens Second Novel

Stephen D. Hayes writes “Missing Letters.”

Longtime Belle Haven resident Stephen D. Hayes’ latest novel “Missing Letters” involves dealing with loss.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: Sept. 25-Oct. 4

Events near Potomac, Md.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Sept. 25-Oct. 4

Events near Arlington, Va.

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Fairfax Station and Clifton: Whitehall Farms Begins Fall Festival

In July, Jeff Waters’ three-acre corn maze was just a figment of his imagination. The stubby stalks were behind schedule but he never lost hope they would make it in time. When Whitehall Farms, LLC -- over 200 acres bordering on the Clifton, Fairfax Station and Fairfax areas -- opened its first annual Fall Fun Days festival on Sept. 19, the corn was plenty high to get lost in.

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Arlington Thrive: Raising Funds and Awareness

A group of 50 young professionals gathered for a happy hour on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill to to test their luck at Bingo and learn about Arlington Thrive, a local nonprofit which provides emergency assistance to Arlington residents who are facing a short-term crisis and cannot pay for their basic needs, such as rent and utilities.

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'Orpheus in the Underworld' Plays at GMU's Center for the Arts

Have no fears of flying off into Offenbach’s delicious musical parody of the legend of Orpheus pursuing his wife Eurydice into the Underworld.

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Arlington: Hausler Honored as Visionary

The Arts Council of Fairfax County presents 2015 Arts Awards.

On Friday, Oct. 30, from noon to 2 p.m., the Arts Council of Fairfax County will present the annual Arts Awards at the Fairview Park Marriott, located at 3111 Fairview Park Drive, in Falls Church.

Herndon: Family Fun Day at Woody's Golf Range

Community honors three 2014 Herndon High bandmates who died in car accident.

About 100 people attended a Family Fun Day at Woody's Golf Range in Herndon on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Providence Players Open the Season with 'Calendar Girls'

Opening its 18th season, the Providence Players are in a heartfelt, uplifting comic mood presenting “Calendar Girls.”

Family Fun Day at Vienna Town Green

Optimists of Greater Vienna host fundraiser on behalf of Growing Hope.

On the morning of Sept. 19, the Vienna Town Green was filled with live music, laughter and children running around “dunking” local familiar-faces in a dunk tank, jumping in a bounce house, getting faces painted or fingers finger-printed, getting a balloon animal, or nibbling on free refreshments while listening to Donaldson’s Run perform classic rock and pop … all courtesy of the Optimists of Greater Vienna and its fundraising campaign on behalf of Growing Hope and childhood cancer research.

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McLean Orchestra’s Splash of Emotion

Local orchestra begins its 45th season on Oct. 10 at Oakcrest School performance hall.

McLean Orchestra conductor and musical director Miriam Burns doesn’t hesitate from knowledge that she can change a life in one evening.

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Mount Vernon: One of the Last of Its Kind

Variety Store sells more than 12,000 items.

“Experience the Nostalgia of an Old Five and Dime Store.” This statement is inscribed on the Variety Store business card, and reflects its commitment to the old school approach to retail store customer service. T