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Best Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day: June 19th, 2022

As June 19th comes around the corner once again, it’s time to plan an extra special Father’s Day celebration. No matter who you are celebrating Father’s Day for, these Father’s Day gift ideas are thoughtful, creative, and can even be done last minute!  Create your own scrapbook. There's nothing better than a homemade, one-of-a-kind scrapbook…

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Gluten-Free Libations Prevail at Lost Boy Cider

From apples and raspberries to hot peppers and wild plums, the cider-makers at Lost Boy Cider enlist all types of core ingredients to craft their gluten-free pours. The “gluten-free” part is critical for the founder, Tristan, who is a reformed beer and whiskey drinker. When he was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, he was devastated—until…

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Learn Some Spooky Local Stories on the Ghost & Graveyard Tour

Alexandria has such a rich history that it should come as no surprise that the city also has its fair share of ghost stories. Learn all about the specters that still roam Old Town’s streets at the Ghost & Graveyard Tour this summer!  A guide from Alexandria Colonial Tours gets dressed up in traditional 18th-century…

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Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour (5/13-5/15)

Eastwood Farm & Winery. Mountain Cove Vineyards. Jolene Family Winery. What do all of these small businesses have in common—other than crafting great vino? They all operate within the bountiful boundaries of the state of Virginia. Along with more than a dozen other Virginia wineries, they’re bringing their locally cultivated libations to the Spring Wine…

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Snag Something Sweet at Sprig’s Coffee & Pastry Cafe

There’s a reason Sprig’s Coffee & Pastry Cafe’s chef and general manager Abbas Ahmad is called the “King of Baklava.” He’s been perfecting the art of Mediterranean pastry-making since his teenage years when he trained alongside an expert in his Lebanese hometown. As the head of the kitchen at the newly opened cafe, he brings…

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Learn About the Pharmacists of Yesteryear at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

When apothecaries were popular in the early 20th century, patients often went directly there at the first sign of symptoms. They’d describe their illness to the apothecary (which is also the word used to describe the individual who mixed the medicines at an apothecary) and receive treatment directly. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary pays homage to these…

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