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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.

If you are a member of the “learning never ends” tribe, then you are probably aware of The Great Courses, a company that produces exceptional video and audio college-level courses taught by top professors, shaped by customers’ input. The courses can be streamed on your laptop, TV, or tablet …

Check out this month’s recommendations from Fairfax County Public Library, then head to a branch near you to pick up these books and more. Looking for other suggestions? Visit FCPL’s Find Your Next Book online guide for ideas and a personal readers’ advisory service.

Michael Platt has always known that he wanted to help kids who did not have enough food to eat. An avid baker, with a passion to fight food inequality, he started Michaels Desserts at only 11 years old. Steadfast on his mission to do his part in closing the meal gap, Michaels Desserts operat…

The Wiggles put everything your child needs to learn into capsules of preschool songs that stay with you forever. Very little analysis has been done to understand the magic of their songwriting and their music. At least, their original members, Anthony Field (Blue), Greg Page (Yellow), Murra…

On July 31st, a group of families from Fairfax's Mantua community hosted a supply drive to collect items for immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Over 40 boxes of supplies were donated, sorted and shipped to the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley by the volunteers.

April 7 might not have been a day that many of us saw as significant, but for New York Times best-selling author, Immaculée Iligabiza, and the millions living in the country of Rwanda, it marked the 25th anniversary of the start of something truly tragic; the Rwandan genocide, a mass murderi…