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10 Things to Take the Kids to in August

Posted by Editorial / Friday, July 31st, 2015

Edited by Rachel Sandler

Prince William County Fair

Photo courtesy of Chrissy Taylor.

1Prince William County Fair  
As the largest county fair in Virginia, the Prince William County Fair is an event the whole family can enjoy. Rides, games, crafts, a demolition derby and daily performances, including mountain music from Jeff Robbins and local kid-friendly comedian and magician Reggie Rice, are all on the agenda for this year. / Aug. 14-22

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Doah Music Fest kicks off Friday

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Doah Fest

Photo courtesy of Doah Fest Photographers.

By Sophia Rutti

For most NoVA residents, the name Luray is almost exclusively connected to the word “caverns.” While Luray Caverns is a spectacular natural wonder located just outside of town, there is much more to Luray than just stalagmites.

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Watch local stars shine at Signature Theatre’s Signature Voice competition this August

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Signature Theatre Voice

Photo courtesy of Teresa Wood

By Robyn Smith

Some might call it the chance of a lifetime. Others might see it as a shoo-in for any future Signature shows. No matter how they look at it, it’s going to be entertaining to watch.

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August’s Not-To-Miss Events

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Edited by Rachel Sandler

 

David Sedaris at Wolf Trap

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap.

1David Sedaris at Wolf Trap
Renowned humorist, essayist and author of “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” David Sedaris is coming to Wolf Trap. The show, titled “An Evening with David Sedaris,” promises biting social satire and wit as Sedaris tells stories about his life and his childhood. / Aug. 2

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5 extreme sporting events for the adrenaline junkie in you

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/shutterstock.com

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/shutterstock.com

By Grace Ann Brew

We’ve all fallen into the Netflix trap. 15 …14 …13 …The clock ticks as the play button lures your cursor in like a siren call. What started out as a 45-minute break turns into a sleepless night of watching the entire third season of “Orange is the New Black.”

While we all love catching up on the latest prison drama, it’s time to break the endless cycle of lethargy and make your summer one to remember. Press “pause” on your computer screens and “play” on your life to speed, shoot and soar your way through July and August with these local extreme sporting events.

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5 Senior day trips worth discovering

Posted by Editorial / Monday, July 27th, 2015

By Tracey Meloni

The Cold War Museum

Photo courtesy of the Cold War Museum.

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Audiences take over live storytelling with Better Said Than Done

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Auld Shebeen

Photo courtesy of Jason Hornick.

By Rachel Sandler

In the vein of “The Moth Radio Hour,” Northern Virginia-based storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done has been hosting monthly storytelling shows since 2011. While storytelling shows are nothing new (The Moth, for example, was founded in 1997), Better Said Than Done is creating an entirely new live storytelling format: choose your own adventure.

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How to plan a shark-centric weekend in Virginia Beach

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

See sharks in Virginia Beach

Photo courtesy of Narchuk/shutterstock.com

By Sophia Rutti

Sharks have been notorious in the news for these last few weeks. They’ve been featured in their own week of television by Discovery Channel’s Shark Week as well as less light-heartedly featured on news channels due to several shark attacks. With so much buzz being in the air about sharks its important not to run from the sea and think of sharks as the enemy, but rather to learn about the great predators in a safe environment.

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The soccer bar hat trick: 3 of Northern Virginia’s best futbol pubs

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Four Courts Pub in Arlington

Photo courtesy of Four Courts.

By Cameron Mellin

The U.S. football season is in full swing, and no, that doesn’t mean the NFL has decided to open its training camp doors early. We’re talking the world’s sport, the one the U.S. women dominated in Canada this month on the world’s biggest stage. Yet just because the World Cup has ended doesn’t mean we need to return to our filthy American ways. The U.S. men’s team (remember them?) is in the process of defending its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and is expected to make a deep run toward the championship July 26. 

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7 of Virginia’s best waterfalls you can explore this weekend

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls. Photo courtesy of Michael Juskelis

By Robyn Smith

From Niagara Falls in Canada to Great Falls in McLean, there are some pretty well-known waterfalls in this country. But what about the approachable ones—the ones you have to hike to get to, but once you get there, you can actually reach under them? We put together a list of some of Virginia’s best waterfalls to help you find a new adventure.

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