Critter Corner: Bandit

February 16, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

THIS IS BANDIT, a 3-year-old Maltese/Shih Tzu rescue pup from North Carolina. His owner Jesse Tolliver sent him to his parents on Timber Lane here in Falls Church for the holidays. The excitement of all the leaf trucks and the amazing amount trees made his daily walks an enjoyable experience.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Valentine’s Day at Pizzeria Orso

February 11, 2015 5:22 PM0 comments

In 2015, there’s no reason for not giving it your all on Valentine’s Day. Falling on a Saturday this year, the “workday excuse” is out, so best order up those flowers and brush up on your French toast recipe as an early-morning bouquet and breakfast in bed should certainly be […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: &pizza

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One of the bigger trends over the past decade has been the rise of restaurants that take conventional foods and make them unconventional. Regionally, there are places like Spcbr for grilled cheese sandwiches, DC-3 for hot dogs and the multitude of cupcake shops that have sprung up around the area […]

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Press Pass: Current Swell

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Singer-guitarist Dave Lang and his band mate Scott Stanton, who formed Current Swell in 2005, tried something for their latest album, Ulysses, that they haven’t tried in a long time: writing songs together. “Back in the day when there was  lot of carefree music playing and traveling, we used to write together […]

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Vital Theatre’s “Pinkalicious” Comes to The Alden

February 9, 2015 11:44 AM0 comments

Vital Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victoria and Elizabeth Kann’s Pinkalicious is coming to the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre for a single performance this Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. In the show, a young Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Pinkalicious’ cupcake indulgence lands her at […]

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Critter Corner: Frank the Cat

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This is Frank the Cat, an 11-month old Ragdoll living just off of West Broad Street. When he is not lying around in sinks or boxes, he is hanging out in his 7-foot-tall tree or loving on his parents.

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McLean Theatre Company Readies Regional-Premiere of Musical ‘Big Fish’

February 5, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

The McLean High School Theatre Company is readying a regional premiere of the musical “Big Fish,” next Monday, Feb.16, at 2 p.m. After the President’s Day premiere, the play will run from Feb. 19 – 22 with 7 p.m. showtimes Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. showtimes Saturday and Sunday. […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: HoneyBaked Ham

February 4, 2015 8:57 PM0 comments

  Thinking of Honeybaked Ham, more often than not, elicits visions of hunks of honey-glazed meat at the center of the table during the holidays. But for the other ten months of the year, Honeybaked Ham is, in fact, still a thing and arguably one of the most overlooked eateries […]

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‘Turn of the Screw’ Premieres at Creative Cauldron

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Creative Cauldron debuted the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Henry James’ Gothic novella Turn of the Screw last Saturday, Jan. 30, at ArtSpace Falls Church. The production, written by local theater veterans Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner, tells the tale of a young governess, Miss Giddens, who […]

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Press Pass: Drew Gibson

4:48 PM0 comments

Drew Gibson wasn’t thinking about making a new album after his father Edmund Gibson died on July 4, 2012 – songwriting was only there to help him find balance. But then he discovered something that led him to create 1532. “When my father passed away, I wasn’t thinking about an […]

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