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Entertainment Brief: 2012 Holiday Shop – A Mount Vernon Tradition The 51st annual

Holiday Shop — a popular Mount Vernon tradition — will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, near Fort Hunt Rd., and Mason Hill Dr.

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For Alexandria's Buzz Bakeshop, Fresh New Season

Maggie Austin takes helm as culinary director of newly renovated Buzz Bakeshop.

There’s a new buzz at Buzz these days.

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"You Will Get Wet!"

Old-Fashioned Fireman's Day competition always a hit with crowds.

Mike Savory staked out a prime spot to see one of his favorite Fourth of July events, the Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day in historic downtown Fairfax.

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Last-minute Gift Ideas Make the Season Bright

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and Chanukah and New Year’s Eve …. Here are ideas to wrap up your gift-giving opportunity for the season, from gifts under the tree to hostess gifts. Gifts of food are always welcomed so we’ve included sweets and savories, as well, for parties or “thank-you” acknowledgements. There’s a plethora of community restaurants, as well as Culinaria Cooking School, that offer gift certificates, so, start dropping hints now.

Working Together To Grant a Wish

Sunrise Valley readies for its 6th annual 5K, a charity event to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Working Together To Grant a Wish

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Give a Gift, Share a Gift

The season of sharing and gift-giving is upon us. The malls and chain stores scream “sale” and mass-produced merchandise, made in other countries, flies off the shelves. This year, why not seek out the unique, the one-of-a-kind gifts sold in places that offer personalized, welcoming service, the kind of place where the owners and staff are truly happy to see you.

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Appetite: Del Ray Boccato to Keep Mount Vernon Avenue Cool in Alexandria

In the dog days of a pandemic summer, a new beacon of cold treats has begun to shine in Del Ray, its light getting brighter day by day prior to its opening in just a few weeks.

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Taste of Vienna Serves Up Food and Fun

Sponsored by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, the annual food-fest draws hundreds throughout the day.

The 2015 Taste of Vienna was the chilliest food-fest since its inception – and cloudy, as well - but the weather did not appear to keep away local and not-so-local folks from coming by to sample signature dishes of popular restaurants, and, if you were a kid, to bounce in the bounce house.

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Meatless Diet Could Prolong One’s Life

New study shows vegetarian and vegan diets could lower risk of untimely death.

Walk into Annie Mahon’s spacious kitchen on a day she’s cooking, and the first thing you’ll notice are fresh herbs and spices resting on her wooden cutting block. The second is a savory aroma wafting from a Le Cruset cauldron simmering on the gas cook top as chickpeas bubble until the outsides are a glistening alabaster and the insides are creamy.

Summer 2014 Farmers Market Session Opens This Saturday

The Great Falls Farmers Market summer season begins this Saturday as the summer vendors join those who have served our community all winter. Penn Farm and Diaz Berries & Veggies will be joining Tuscarora Organic Growers Coop and Tyson Farms to bring a wide array of vegetables and fruits. Tyson Farm is a good addition to our mix, as they have abundant fruit orchards, which will broaden our selection of fruit all summer.

Opinion: Independent Progressive: Reston Farmers Market Opens April 20

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Dining: Enjoyable Changes at Red’s Table

New chef has dug into his creativity and come up with new dishes that absolutely shine.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

From more ways to get bagels to new restaurants opening their doors to welcoming back an old favorite, there are certainly signs of life amongst the city’s eateries again.

Meatless Diet Could Prolong One’s Life

New study shows vegetarian and vegan diets could lower risk of untimely death

“The number one thing to do is to explore different types of vegetables. Think outside of green beans and corn.” — Bonita Lillie, registered dietician

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Bollywood Bistro Finds Home in Great Falls

Restaurant adds spice to shopping center.

Great Falls loves lamb - at least according to Bollywood Bistro owner Pankaj Sharma. The restaurant has been open for two months and already has regular clientele, he said.

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