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Pups and Pilsners Beer Festival To Return

Pups and Pilsners Is Coming Back!

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Exchange of Independence

Sister city high school exchange focuses on culture, national independence days

The U.S. and France have deep historic connections. The French provided assistance during the American War of Independence, and the Americans played a vital role in the liberation of occupied France during WWII. In an effort to deepen ties of friendship, Alexandria and her French sister city Caen have restarted a month-long high school exchange program with a focus on cultural understanding.

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Spring Fun

Crystal City 5k runs return in April.

Say goodbye to winter woes over a friendly 5k run this April in Crystal City. Races return this spring every Friday, and offer participants a chance to get out and go.

The Coolest Cats

King Street Cats celebrates 10 years

The Alexandria-based no kill animal shelter King Street Cats has a lot to purr about in 2013. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the all-volunteer organization that services kitty lovers throughout the region.

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Pick of the Patch

Annual fundraising pumpkin sale now through Oct. 31

The search for the perfect pumpkin is never easy. Size and color considerations must be taken into account, and quality is king. The variety of pumpkins at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, available now through Oct. 31, make the search a little easier.

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Bavarian Fun

Oktoberfest in Shirlington brings crowds, culture and craft beer.

The Oktoberfest at Shirlington Village returned for its 13th installment on Saturday, Oct. 6, with lederhosen, dirndls and good cheers for all.

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CureSearch Walk Supports Childhood Cancer Research

Fairfax Corner took steps towards overcoming childhood cancer.

Overcoming childhood cancer is a struggle, and since 2010, Northern Virginia CureSearch has held walks to help raise funds for research and provide a platform of community support for children and their families.

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Miss Greater Springfield Crowned

Jennifer Gilbert, 23, of Fairfax, wins contest.

Glamour and grace were on full display at this year’s 2013 Miss Greater Springfield beauty pageant, held Saturday, Sept. 22. A total of 13 contestants from across Virginia vied for a title to promote platforms of personal commitment to the community at large.

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Fall Fun: Beer and Brats

Bands, bratwurst, and brews to celebrate Bavaria

What to do and see this fall

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For Racers, A Bridge Not Too Far

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon set for Oct. 7.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon is back for its third installment on Sunday, Oct. 7, and it has come a long way since the early days of shoestring budgets.

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