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August saw the passing of jazz “trumpetiste” and vocalist Clora Bryant, perhaps one of the final surviving members of the Arlington-based International Sweethearts of Rhythm -- America’s first, most popular, all-female, inter-racial, swing band. The Sweethearts took America by storm from the…

Last year, the South County Stallions barely made the playoffs and only managed to get as far as the second round. This year is a different story as the Stallions have stomped out to an impressive 8-0 start. No team has even come close to handing South County their first loss as the Stallion…

Check out this month’s recommendations from Fairfax County Public Library. Due to the migration to a new library catalog, physical books cannot be placed on hold until November 13. Holds on eBooks and eAudiobooks will continue uninterrupted. The catalog will not be accessible between Novembe…

No expensive airplane tickets or jet lag needed! I’ve lived and loved Northern Virginia for 9 years (6 of them with kids) and I wanted to share my top 5 favorite trips for families in the area. Northern Virginia often gets overlooked because of its proximity to Washington D.C. but there are …

Welcome to the Grand Canyon, circa 1869… a place very different from the scenic tourist spot it is today. This is a desert world, heavy with glaring sun and danger at every possible turn, from monstrous white-water rapids to venomous scorpions to the meanest rattlesnakes this side of Arizona.