Posts Tagged ‘Alexandria’

Vienna in list of best places to live; Colorado theater shooter won’t get death penalty

By Raquel DeSouza

Vienna is listed No. 48 out of 50 best places to live in the country. 
(TIME Money)

Arlington and Alexandria consider constructing a shared 50-meter pool. 

A “Little Free Library” with about 30 books opened in Old Town Manassas.
(Washington Post)

Andy Murray beats Djokovic and is now focusing on the upcoming U.S. Open in New York.

The Colorado theater shooter missed the death penalty by one juror vote. 
(Huffington Post)

Redskins win first preseason game; Man charged in Aug. 5 Alexandria killing

By Rachel Sandler

Redskins win first preseason game but lose Niles Paul.
(Washington Post)

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell requests to stay free on bond.

Man charged in Aug. 5 Alexandria killing.
(NBC News 4)

Flag raising to be held at recently opened American embassy in Cuba.
(New York Times)

Hungry for Linkage: Openings in Shirlington, Falls Church, Manassas, Alexandria and Woodbridge

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Food truck banks offer alternative to food pantries

Photo Courtesy of Duc Dao /

By Emily Cook

Local openings alert: DAK Chicken in Shirlington, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Falls Church and BadWolf Brewing Company (aka Big BadWolf) in Manassas will open on Friday; Sonoma Cellar in Alexandria and Ornery Beer Company in Woodbridge will open Monday.

Oz will open next month in Clarendon. [ARLnow]

“While McDonald’s has pride of place on the main drag, the biodiversity pavilion, with organic food, is tucked away in a hard-to-find corner.” [NYT]

Gwyneth Paltrow will release her third cookbook, “It’s All Easy: Healthy, Delicious Weeknight Meals in Under 30 Minutes,” in 2016. [GrubStreet]

In contrast to food pantries of the past, digital food truck banks promote nutrition, provide choice and accommodate dietary needs. [WTOP]

It Takes a Village

Posted by Angela Bobo / Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Lauren Anderson and Rachel Bridgwood of Sweet Root Village

Photo by Aaron Spicer.

Lauren Anderson and Rachel Bridgwood of Sweet Root Village give us a look inside their workspace and talk about the importance of community.

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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/

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

Photo courtesy of jacek Chabraszewski/

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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