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Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

The Arlington Community Tries to Save the Westover Beer Garden

A year ago, the Westover Market opened a small beer garden that has been embraced by the community. On weekend nights, it is the best place to meet your neighbors; a family friendly place where kids dance to live music and neighbors share drinks and stories. It is one of the places that make the town of Westover such a unique and tight-knit community. Unfortunately, after receiving a noise complaint, the county zoning commission forced the Beer Garden to go silent.
 

Clarendon Day 2010

On Saturday, September 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. come celebrate the 13th Annual Clarendon Day! Clarendon is Arlington’s original downtown and this year there will be a full day of music, art, kids’ activities, health screenings, fitness classes and more! The event will take place rain or shine and this year it is sponsored by the Clarendon Alliance and Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. Find out what tunes, eats, shopping and fitness activities the day has to offer. 

EVERY Week in Crystal City

Crystal City has lots of activities to offer that you may not know about!

 

EVERY Monday: Water Park Yoga. On Mondays at 7:00 a.m. you can enjoy outdoor yoga at the Crystal City Water Park across the street from 1750 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Tuesday: Freshfarm Markets. On Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until October 26th there is a farmer's market between 18th and 20th Street on Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Wednesday: Outdoor Zumba. On Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. there is Outdoor Zumba in the Coutyard at 2345 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Friday: Hub Spin. On Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Revolution Cycles City Hub at 220 20th Street.

Give Blood, Play Hockey, and Raise Funds for Inova

On Saturday, September 11, the “Give Blood, Play Hockey” event that will benefit Inova Blood Donor Services will take place at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington County. Tickets are now on sale!

The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Virginia Coaching Cardinals will be up against the NCR Eagles for this second annual Charity Hockey Classic. The event will include a silent auction as well.