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Fun for the Winter Break 2017

Yay it’s time for the winter break!  I’m picturing exciting outings balanced out with some leisurely activities and comfort food (of course!).  Consider these options: Be the First to Try Some Swanky Mall Food Isabella Eatery at Tyson’s Galleria Chef Mike Isabella’s Isabella Eatery, the ambitious luxury food hall emerging on the top floor of
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Fun This Weekend (Dec 7-10)

  Do you have a super busy weekend?  Why not double up on some errands and dining to save time and add fun?   While you’re at it, get yourself some culture:   Watch “Live” Theater from London (Thursday and Wednesday) Young Marx at the Angelika This new comedy will be broadcast live from the Bridge Theater
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Fun this Weekend (Dec 2/3)

  Start the Season with a Feel-Good Charity Event Decorate A Vet Families are invited to jump into the holiday season with Decorate A Vet… a festive and friendly event that brings communities together to celebrate veterans. Volunteers do light yard work and holiday decorating for vets in our area. Register in person between 8AM
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Fun this Weekend (Thanksgiving 2017)

  Yay! It’s time to start the holiday weekend!  Lots going on around here;  how about:    Do a Turkey Trot https://www.runpacers.com/race/fairfax-turkey-trot/ Wouldn’t it feel good to bang out a 5K on Thanksgiving morning?  The Arlington race is full, but this one in Fairfax is still taking registrations as of today.  The forecast is brisk
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Fun this Weekend (Nov 18/19)

How about a nice, calm and wholesome(ish!) weekend? Consider…     Authentic Crepes in Clarendon Oby Lee https://www.obylee.com/ Breakfast served all day with european style crepes and “giant” menu.   They are also taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. One yelper wants to give it “A MILLION STARS!!!”.  I guess we have to try it!  Stop here for
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Shiny Floors in a Hurry!

  I met up with some professional home stagers recently, and they were waxing ecstatic about a product they frequently use to make wooden floors look great.  It’s called Holloway House Inc. Quick Shine Floor Cleaner.  I read the reviews online and it does seem to be a very popular product.  We had new oak
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Fun This Weekend (Nov 11/12)

What a great fall weekend to fit in something new before the holidays set in!   Treat yourself to top-notch coffee and baked goods… Village Sweet http://www.villagesweetbakery.com/ I did some due diligence for you guys earlier this week and the scones are truly phenomenal, rivaling even my beloved Foster’s Market in Durham.  I hear the
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Fun this Weekend (Nov 4/5)

  Do you ever arrive at the weekend without having anything fun planned?  Never fear! We have so many options around here, you can always find something new and different.  How about:   Try a New Restaurant… Copperwood Tavern http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/ This farm-to-table restaurant in Shirlington gets rave reviews. The brunch menu is extensive and looks
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Cincinnati Chili

  I never heard of or tried Cincinnati-style chili until I moved to this area in 1996.  Remember the Hard Times Cafe in Old Town?  I was instantly smitten! This recipe is based on what may have actually been the very first recipe I ever downloaded from the internet.  It’s been a favorite since then,