Critter Corner: Mike

October 20, 2014 11:38 AM0 comments

This is Mike, who passed away at the end of July after 15 years living with Gary and his wife. He dramatically changed lives of his parents after they reluctantly agreed to let Mike stay with them in 1999. Gary and his wife were not animal people when they took Mike in, […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Dolce Veloce

October 15, 2014 7:34 PM1 comment

At one point in time, there were 10 different places in the Little City to get pizza. It was a crusty, cheesy paradise. And while there have been a few closings and relocations in recent years, Falls Church still packs some serious pizza pedigree. But even in F.C.’s glory days […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest

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If you’re feeling thirsty this weekend, strap on your drinking shoes and head on down to Centerville as more than 50 breweries are gathering for the 8th annual Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest. The festival will feature a lineup of seasonal craft brews, both local and national, including creations from The […]

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Press Pass: Chris Knight

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Singer-songwriter Chris Knight started teaching himself guitar on his older brother’s guitar by learning the songs of country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine. So it was a dream come true when Prine heard the title track off of Knight’s latest album Little Victories (2012) and decided he wanted to sing on the […]

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Crittter Corner: Ozzie

October 13, 2014 11:11 AM0 comments

This is Ozzie, a miniature Australian Shephard. He’s just over 16 pounds and is 15 months old. Though he may seem quiet in this photo, he has lots of energy, loves playing with other dogs at the dog park and loves travelling.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Reel Independent Film Extravaganza 2014

October 8, 2014 6:41 PM0 comments

This weekend, D.C.’s very own version of the Oscars is taking place right here in Merrifield.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Enjera

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Enjera is a newcomer to the 23rd Street strip in Crystal City that’s been a fixture of Arlington nightlife for more than a decade. The Abyssinian restaurant, which opened in January 2013, takes its name from the Ethiopian/Eritrean spongy flatbread staple properly spelled injera. For the uninitiated, injera is used […]

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Press Pass: Charlie Parr

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Folk musician Charlie Parr was en route from New Haven, Ct. to Philadelphia when he pulled off of the road to talk to the News-Press about touring, recording, his latest album Hollandale and cooking meals on his van’s manifold. “I just had a bean and rice burrito lunch today, actually,” […]

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Critter Corner: Parsley and Sage

October 6, 2014 11:12 AM1 comment

Parsley (right) and Sage are two old lady cats picked randomly from a large shelter. They spend most of their day cuddling with each other in the position they’re in this picture. They adopted the Monahans in Winter Hill as full-grown adults 10 years ago.

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Restaurant Spotlight: 29 Diner

October 1, 2014 8:59 PM0 comments

The 29 Diner has been around for over 60 years, but its latest incarnation is not even a month old. The longtime City of Fairfax joint, which first opened in 1947, closed in May of this year before an ownership change and new management reopened the historic spot on Lee […]

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