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Burke Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 36 Burke homes sold between $680,000-$214,000.

Burke Home Sales: November, 2014

Mount Vernon Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 81 homes sold between $1,890,000-$85,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: November, 2014

Arlington Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 182 Arlington homes sold between $1,825,000-$105,500.

Arlington Home Sales: November, 2014

Alexandria Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 133 Alexandria homes sold between $1,445,000-$122,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: November, 2014

Potomac Home Sales: November, 2014

In November 2014, 31 Potomac homes sold between $1,680,000-$575,000.

Potomac Home Sales: November, 2014

Weichert, Realtors Recognizes Burke/Fairfax Station Office, Associates

Bruce L. Green, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Burke/Fairfax Station office was recognized for outstanding performance in November. The office led the region, which comprises offices throughout Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier and Delaware counties, for new home dollar volume.

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Arlington: Snapshot

Ready for Santa at 1713 N. Quebec St.

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Looking for Gifts in Burke?

The Picket Fence, 6025 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, offers Charles Viancin silicone lid, $9-$14; Michel Design soaps $12 and decorative trays up to $54.

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Potomac: ‘Tis the Season for Garden Club’s Tradition

A tradition established in 1978 by the women comprising Potomac’s Little Farms Garden Club continued on Dec. 1 when over two dozen of its members enhanced the historic Great Falls Tavern with a bounty of verdant foliage.

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Arlington Celebrates Richard Thompson

Local cartoonist’s work exhibited in film and book at Arlington Central Library

Nick Galifinakis and David Apatoff had a problem. They wanted to keep meeting at the home of fellow cartoonist Richard Thompson, creator of Washington Post comic Richard’s Poor Almanac and his nationally syndicated comic Cul de Sac, to chat and to pour over his work, but were afraid that Thompson would kick them out if they didn’t come up with a good reason to stay. This was the origin of “The Art of Richard Thompson.” Though likely apocryphal, the story is indicative of the reverence and humor with which the editors compiled the collection.

Alexandria: Decorate Those Doors

Members of the Old Town Walled Garden Club will be strolling down the streets of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria the week of Dec. 7, identifying the most striking door decorations in town, and choosing the winners of the 47th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Dec. 14-20.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Dec. 14-20.

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TC Hosts Holiday Craft Show in Alexandria

Girls from the TC varsity softball team greeted shoppers to the annual school craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. More than 40 artists and craftsmen set up booths in the school cafeteria offering a selection of home and gift ideas.

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Turkey Carving 101

Local chefs offer advice for slicing the star of the Thanksgiving table.

Few things symbolize Thanksgiving like a whole roasted turkey on a platter, but when it’s time for dinner, neatly sliced pieces of meat look even more appealing. Whether it’s sliced at the table or in kitchen, turkey carving can be a daunting task, however. A few local chefs share their favorite turkey-carving methods to create an impressive holiday platter.

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Arson Suspected At Herndon Fire

Neighborhood crime solvers seek suspects.

This autumn fires affected residential areas, one causing an estimated $1.25 million worth of damage on Herndon apartment buildings. On Monday, Nov. 10 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the fire at the 13800 block of Jefferson Park Drive at 9:50 a.m.