Press Pass: Charlie Parr

October 8, 2014 5:54 PM0 comments

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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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Sons of Bill at The Hamilton

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This Friday, Charlotteville’s own Sons of Bill are performing at The Hamilton in D.C.

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Fit in Falls Church: Balancing Real Food with Real Life

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by Gretchen Powell “Eat real food.” How many times have you heard this slogan passed from person to person, doctor to patient, article to reader? Put real, whole foods in your body and reap the rewards. It’s true that I feel better, both physically and emotionally, when I’m fueling my […]

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Press Pass: John McEuen

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John McEuen, a multi-instrumental folk musician and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), said that his live shows seem to get better as time moves on. “It’s been the best of doing what I do the last several years. It seems like it gets better every year,” […]

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Critter Corner: Woody

September 29, 2014 11:01 AM0 comments

Meet Woody, a year and a half-old King Charles Cavalier. Woody is a budding entrepreneur – his owner, Debbie Livingston is launching a dog treat business, Woody’s Goody’s, soon! When Woody is not doing his business, he can be found around the Mt. Daniels neighborhood he lives in.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

September 24, 2014 7:49 PM0 comments

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the Smithsonian should be blushing hard this weekend. On Saturday, thousands of museums across the country will copy the D.C. institution’s no-cost admission policy and open their doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Live Day. Some […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Busboys and Poets

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It’s been nearly ten years since Andy Shallal opened the first Busboys and Poets on 14th and V Street in Washington, D.C. Since then, they’ve opened three other locations – one on 5th and K Streets near Chinatown in Washington, one in Hyattsville and one in the Arlington neighborhood, Shirlington. […]

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Press Pass: Puss n Boots

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It’s all about having a good time for Puss n Boots, the Brooklyn-based alternative country trio made up of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. So it’s no surprise that they titled their debut album No Fools, No Fun, putting their own spin on the lyric from the Johnny […]

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