Critter Corner: Mimi

June 6, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, News-Press founder, owner and editor Nicholas F. Benton posted this photo on his Facebook page with the following comment: “My sweet precious ‘White as the Driven Snow Princess Kitty Mimi’ got her wings this morning. She was 20 1/2 and I was so lucky to have […]

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Book Review: A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim

June 3, 2016 4:14 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn Eunsun Kim is not even thirty years old, but: 1. She has fled two countries, North Korea and China; 2. She was forced to leave school at 11 and spend nine years trying to survive, most of the time without sufficient food and without a real home; […]

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Book Review: Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America by Joseph Kim

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by J. Rosalyn You are five years old and your parents and sister love you and spoil you. You love going to school and playing with your friends. Your mother cooks your favorite foods and your father creates toys for you and your friends. Then one day, without warning, the […]

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Press Pass: The Record Company

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The Record Company have been touring nearly nonstop since releasing their debut album Give It Back to You with Concord Records in February. That included an April 30 date at The Birchmere and includes two upcoming shows in the region – a show at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis […]

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Critter Corner: Hotlby and Greta

May 30, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Holtby and Greta, two cats who live in the Winter Hill Community in Falls Church, trying to catch a bee, who was attacted to a lamp in their house.

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Naked Lunch’s All Vegetarian & Vegan Eats Are All Good

May 27, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

MOM’s Organic Market is one of my favorite homespun businesses in the entire region. Like one of my other favorites, Five Guys, it’s got humble beginnings. A 22-year-old Scott Nash started the business as a home delivery service out of his mother’s garage with an initial investment of $100. Nowadays, […]

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Press Pass: Tweet

May 26, 2016 10:42 AM0 comments

by Alana Noelle Black For her latest album Charlene, R&B singer Tweet decided she would not follow a specific blueprint for how it would sound. It was a risky choice for an artist who ostensibly knew a thing or two about hit records – her 2002 debut Southern Hummingbird reached […]

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Press Pass: Peter Wolf

May 23, 2016 10:30 AM0 comments

Rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician Peter Wolf has been delivering us his cure for loneliness, music, since the late 1960s when he started djing on Boston’s WBCN radio station. Now, at the age of 70, he brings us his thesis on music’s therapeutic power, A Cure […]

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Critter Corner: Grace

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This is Grace, a 4-year-old Golden Retriever from Old Town Alexandria. She is a ball of fur and happiness on a mission to bring joy to everyone she meets (and get some petting in return). She tackles her mission with her huge smile and an endlessly wagging tail. Her favorite […]

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Critter Corner: Two Birds on Little Falls

May 16, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THESE TWO BIRDS were perched on branches of a tree on the west side of Little Falls Road, taking in one of the many rainy days the area has experienced recently.

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