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NoVA Happy Hours

We’ve compiled a list of happy hour hot spots that offer more than just your average drink specials.

Guides: Farmers Markets

These outdoor markets provide a unique opportunity to shop, sample and help area farmers, all while saving money…


Guides: Biking and Jogging Trails

As the beautiful weather continues, take advantage of the warmth to skip the gym and get outside for your exercise routine. The following biking and jogging trails offer a beautiful respite from stuffy gyms…


Public Parks

Whether small, passive green spaces in urban areas, or more expansive acres offering activities, there are plenty of NoVA parks available.



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Facing Fate

For Secret Service agent Clint Hill, expressions of anguish and adoration have helped heal the wounds of Dallas 1963.


Standing Up

A single act of determined, non-violent heroics by one of Alexandria’s native sons marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia.

Unlikely Warrior

One Woman’s fight from Northern Virginia against Iran’s oppressive policies.

Torpedo Factory’s anniversary mural brings the center “Outside the Lines”

Commissioned piece is just the beginning of the changes at the art center.


Matt Bassett

Matt Bassett

The Hub’s new associate artistic director.


Katya Ananieva of She’s Unique

Blogger Turned Boutique Boss

Katya Ananieva of She’s Unique shares the impact blogging had on her success and what’s next for the popular jewelry shop.


Golf ball in roses

The Perfect Golf Date for Your Golf-Free Relationship

Planning a golf date when your partner isn’t into golf can be a challenge. Here’s what to look for, and where to go.


Northern Virginia Magazine City Sprawl

Dis-counting to Five

Picking apart an examination of our numeral system, and putting it back together again.


Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

6 Haunted Amusement Parks to Visit this Halloween

Get ready to scream for these Halloween themed amusement parks


Get Scared in NoVA

Take a break from the hayrides and apple picking and tap into your sense of fear at one of these haunted spots for an entertaining and terrifying experience.

Photo by Elizabeth Stevens.

The Musical Mystery “Drood” Gets Technical

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” presented by GMU uniquely incorporates audience participation and technology to fuel the show.


Fredericksburg’s Stars Hit the Dance Floor

University of Mary Washington’s second annual “Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars” takes place Saturday, Oct. 11

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

“Frozen” Hits Ice for the First Time

This October, a cold front blows in as Disney on Ice presents “Frozen” makes its first appearance at the Patriot Center. We interview with Adam Loosley, who plays Hans.