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In This Issue

August 2015

COVER STORY

THINGS TO DO

Take a break from your daily life and experience Northern Virginia. Live like a tourist and indulge in the plentiful adventures and outings that are in your own backyard. From distillery tours and speedway racing to ghost towns and the underground art scene, here are 67 of the must-do activities if you call yourself a Northern Virginian.

By Emily Cook, Raquel DeSouza, Stefanie Gans, Cameron Mellin, Lynn Norusis, Sophia Rutti, Rachel Sandler, Robyn Smith and Laura Wingfield

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FEATURES
 
publishing Craft Publishing
The people changing stories you read are altering the contents of your bookshelf.
By Shelby Robinson
 
park Technology Goes to School
Flipped classrooms, blended learning and one-to-one programs are changing the way students learn and think.
By Cynthia Long
 
hospitals Doctors, Emergency Rooms and … Zumba?
Hospitals all over the area offer gyms, fitness classes and nutrition programs, many of which are substantially less expensive than some chain gyms.
By Katie Bowles
 
DIY Workshops
From learning about what it takes to purchase a new home to how to get started remodeling, seminars and workshops throughout the area have got you covered.
By Jennifer Shapira
 

 

 

 

BUZZ
 
buzz

CHATTER:
Surviving August’s Hazy Days; Picturesque Pastime

FACES:
Victoria Matthews, 10-year-old golf and music sensation

 

MEDIA:
The Blues Man; ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’; Bookshelf; New Releases

DATEBOOK:
Five not-to-miss events this month

 

 

STYLE
 

WARDROBE:
Summer Suede; Obsessions This Instant; Prep for Date Night

VISAGE:
Best in Beauty; Polished Python

SHOP TALK:
Curated; Sales & News

SPACES:
Owners of Sweet Root Village

 

 

VOICES
 

City Sprawl
I love giving gifts, after weeks spent in irresolute agony over them.

Profile
Entrepreneur Shelia Newman perfects the
work-life balancing act at New Editions.
 

 

 

VOICES
 

City Sprawl
I love giving gifts, after weeks spent in irresolute agony over them.

Profile
Entrepreneur Shelia Newman perfects the
work-life balancing act at New Editions.
 

 

 

 

RELISH
 

TRENDS, ETC.
Eating from a Single Source; More Than Tomatoes; VA Made; Books on the Burner; Nectar; Toolkit

REVIEWS
Ser; Clarity

NEW AND ALMOST OPENED

REFRIGERATOR ART

 

 

 

FAMILY
 

TALKING POINTS
Children’s Science Center; Stellogix

GAME PLAN

PETS

 

 

 

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