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Alexandria: In 8th District, Hernick Challenges Beyer

The Steadfast Democrat

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer meets at The Royal Restaurant, a diner serving Old Town Alexandria since 1908. Its walls are adorned with pictures of famous visitors.

Alexandria Appetite: Food and Drink Events Abound

Some snippets from the Alexandria restaurant scene over the coming month.

Autumn is in full swing, and with the season comes a passel of activities in the food and beverage scene across the city (and beyond). Here are some items to put on your docket in the coming weeks.

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Chantilly: That ‘It’ Moment

Mighty Marching Chargers compete at regional competition.

The 170-student strong Mighty Marching Chargers, Chantilly High School’s marching band, competed in the Bands of America Regional Championship at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Twenty-seven marching bands from nine states participated in the competition. The Mighty Marching Chargers placed fourth in their class and tenth in the finals round. They earned the highest score the band has ever earned in 15 years of competing in Band of America events.

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Seeing the Childhood of an Iconic Character

Chantilly High presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Most people are familiar with the story of “Peter Pan,” but don’t know how he became the boy who never grew up. So Chantilly High is telling his prequel in its upcoming play, “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Centreville Snapshot: Pirates, Parade, Scouts and Fun

Centreville Day was Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Potomac Day This Saturday

Chamber names its three honorees.

What better way to celebrate Potomac's honorees for the Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year and Business Leader of the Year than riding at the head of the Potomac Parade — and recognition at Potomac Day 2016?

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Potomac: Countdown to Halloween

There’s still time to for spooky design.

Grown up Halloween preparations aren’t just about ghosts and smoke machines anymore. They include home décor with a twist, perhaps glittered or velvet pumpkins, or spooky fine china.

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Potomac Snapshot: Joining Club Friday

Youths from grades 3-6 participated in games, crafts, movies, sports and more at Club Friday at the Potomac Community Recreation Center on Friday, Oct. 17. See www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.

Potomac: Join Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm

The Potomac Friends of the Library is celebrating its 25th year. Residents of all ages are invited to join story book character Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm in the Potomac Day Parade on Saturday, Oct. 22. Come dressed in costume or regular clothes. Each marcher will be given a sign to carry with the number "25" to acknowledge the Friends’ 25th anniversary celebration. To participate or for more information, e-mail karincurrie@aol.com or Edie Wingate atwingw@aol.com

Arlington: Generations of the Bean

Arlington entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to launch coffee shop.

For many people, coffee is a utility. It's a necessary pick-me-up to get through the long work day. That's how Chase Damiano saw coffee until he met Robbie Peck. For Peck, coffee was something more. It was an art. More than just a stimulant, for Peck, every cup of coffee is a blend of carefully selected scents and tastes. When their coffee shop, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters, has its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 22, Peck and Damiano hope to change how Arlington County sees coffee.

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Arlington: Generations of the Bean

Arlington entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to launch coffee shop.

For many people, coffee is a utility. It's a necessary pick-me-up to get through the long work day. That's how Chase Damiano saw coffee until he met Robbie Peck.

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‘We Are All Arlington!’

Arlington celebrates its diverse history of 40 years of immigration.

The program was part of “Welcoming Week,” an annual series of events in communities across the U.S. that bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity.

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Oktoberfest Celebrated at Reston Town Center

Not to be deterred by the weather, a steady flow of revellers matched the steady drizzle that couldn’t put a damper on Oktoberfest Reston 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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Reston: Iconic Musical for Season Opening

Reston Community Players 50th season opens with ‘Gipsy’ on Oct. 21.

That great American musical classic “Gypsy” will be opening the Reston Community Players (RCP) 50th season. “We selected ‘Gypsy’ to start off our 50th season because it is an iconic and classic musical, and we really wanted something recognizable to kick off our 50th,” said Jolene Vettese, President, Reston Community Players and Assistant Director of “Gypsy.”

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Reston Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15

This year's Reston Home Tour (in it's 15th year) will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and benefits the Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum. This year’s theme, Embracing Change, celebrates lives that have changed and homes that reflect their owners.