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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Provided by Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and …

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BioBlitz is Coming to Manassas National Battlefield!

Provided by National Park Service and National Geographic Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in Manassas National Battlefield Park like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including Manassas National Battlefield Park, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals …

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Fine Art, Fine Crafts, Fine Wine Coming to Warrenton

Provided by All Things Writing, LLC Art and wine lovers, indulge yourselves! The Vint Hill Craft Winery Artist Expo: Fine Art, Fine Crafts, Fine Wine is coming to Warrenton next weekend. This free event will span two days, taking place on Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 to 6:00 p. m. and Sunday, May 1 from 12:00 to 6:00 p. m. …

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Oregon Carabella Vineyard Wine Dinner Event at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Provided by Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia, will host an Oregon Carabella Vineyard Wine Dinner at the Restaurant at Goodstone on Wednesday evening, May 18. Canapés will be served at 5:30 p. m. in the Carriage House followed by the 6:30 p. m. Wine Dinner with guest speaker Mike Hollok, winemaker for Carabella Vineyard. Executive Chef John …

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Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Introduces Exclusive United States Naval Academy Packages

Provided by Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Since 1845, the United States Naval Academy has played an integral role in the history of Annapolis and the nation. Recently renovated to bring elements of the neighboring Academy’s history and maritime traditions into the hotel, Autograph Collection’s Annapolis Waterfront Hotel has partnered with this iconic institution to also provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for guests to immerse …

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Women Helping Women Retreats

By Emma Young Women taking time to reconnect to their spirit, mind, body, and purpose are rare. Yet it can lead to unexpected transformational experiences. For Sharon Kay, a private business consultant and Human Resources Manager based in Staunton, her first WHW (Women Helping Women) Retreat was just that. “I was most impacted. It was such a cathartic, healing, reconnection …

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The Many Treasures in Frederick, MD

Provided by John Cowgill You likely have heard of Frederick, Maryland.  It is that town that you pass by while you drive along U.S. 15, or you think of it as where you catch I-70 to head west.  Have you ever thought about stopping by and seeing what is in Frederick?  You are wondering what could possibly be in Frederick.  …

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Three Cooking Schools to be Held at the Swag in 2016

Provided by Werner Public Relations The Swag, an award-winning 14-room hideaway tucked high above the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina will offer three mountaintop Cooking Schools in 2016.  Under the direction of The Swag’s Executive Chef Ernest Bledsoe, the two day (two or three night) Cooking Schools will feature favorite dishes served at The Swag. Taking place …

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A Stroll through Solomons, MD

Provided by John Cowgill Solomons, Maryland is a town that sits on the Patuxent River at the southernmost end of Calvert County. Although the town center is on the mainland, most of the people go to the island where most of the waterfront is located. People flock here for its beautiful vistas of the river as they stroll along the …

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