Posts Tagged ‘Alexandria’

5 extreme sporting events for the adrenaline junkie in you

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/

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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Social media scout: 3 food deals (plus one cooking contest) for this week

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Photo By Joshua Resnick /

Photo By Joshua Resnick /

By Mia Finley

We’re plugged in with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates, so why not take advantage of restaurants offering local deals via social media? 

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Northern Virginia’s Best Urban Parks


Northern Virginia’s urban neighborhoods may have a reputation for congestion and suburban sprawl, but the area is actually home to thousands of acres of parkland and trails. In fact, you don’t have to look very hard to find the perfect spot for a summertime picnic or scenic hike—chances are there’s a must-see park right around the corner. With summer in full swing, what better time is there to enjoy the area’s best urban historic sites, walking trails and playgrounds? Whether your interests lie in visiting local Civil War relics, people-watching along the Potomac or checking out the area’s many outdoor educational opportunities with the kids, there’s plenty to keep you busy inside the Beltway.




(July 2015)



Great Falls dog attack sparks bear fear; Alexandria named one of the nation’s most romantic cities

By Cameron Mellin

Dog attacked in Great Falls, public suspects bear are behind it after numerous sightings

Two bodies turn up within 12 hour period in Fairfax County
(NBC Washington)

Senate to host first hearings on Iran nuclear deal Thursday
(USA Today

U.S. men stunned by loss to Jamaica in Gold Cup semifinal
(Bleacher Report

Alexandria named one of the nation’s most romantic cities


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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5 Summer reading programs that keep kids in the books

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Summer Reading programs in Northern Virginia

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Keep the pages flipping even after school’s out. These summer reading programs are bound to keep kids and teens enthralled until August. –Laura Wingfield

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Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery brings ‘Parades’ to life at Torpedo Factory

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Photo courtesy of Dianne Thomas.

‘Parades’ on display at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

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Hungry for Linkage: It’s not over until Kevin Bacon sings…for a free doughnut

Posted by Editorial / Monday, July 20th, 2015

Kevin Bacon sings for a free doughnut at Alexandria's Sugar Shack Donuts

Photo Courtesy of Helga Esteb /

By Emily Cook

Kevin Bacon sings for a free doughnut at Alexandria‘s Sugar Shack Donuts [Patch]

Full Kee batted 4-for-4 in my three visits, with not a clunker in the bunch, but with some dishes showing greater potential than actual greatness.” [DC Dining]

Virginia wineries’ demands exceed grape production. [Fredericksburg]

“As much as 40 percent of all the food produced in the United States never gets eaten.” [GrubStreet]

As it turns out, Julia Child also mastered the art of shark repellent. [Eater]

8 summer fun places where kids can beat the NoVA heat

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Image Courtesy of Zurjeta/

Photo courtesy of Zurjeta/

By Sophia Rutti  

We all know that a Northern Virginia summer is beyond hot. It’s scorching and humid. It is nearly impossible to be outside, but sometimes seeing a movie or heading to an air-conditioned museum just isn’t what you’re looking for. Instead, you want to be active without wanting to collapse from the heat. There are plenty of options in NoVA to get moving without driving to a body of water or drying out in the summer sun.

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Hungry for Linkage: Bacon cheeseburger pizza is now a thing

Posted by Mia Finley / Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of &pizza

Photo Courtesy of &pizza

By Mia Finley

Springfield’s &pizza introduces new bacon cheeseburger pizza and housemade cherry bomb soda. [&pizza]

Mike Isabella announces July 30 opening for Pepita in Ballston. [Washington Post]

Hilton McLean & härth launch “Forever Young” family fun contest. [Facebook]

Dates are out for Alexandria summer restaurant week. [Patch]

Modern Family is publishing a cookbook. [Eater]

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