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Smithsonian and Awesome Con Introduce Future Con

Provided by Linda Roth Associates Inc. Smithsonian magazine and LeftField Media today are announcing a partnership to create an exciting new live event called “Future Con,” a three-day science, technology, and entertainment celebration that will be featured within LeftField Media’s upcoming Awesome Con on June 16-18, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Future Con will …

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Escape Room: The Hottest Trend in Entertainment

By Delia Engstrom The year is 1966. You’ve entered the living room of a friend’s dimly lit New York City apartment, determined to find clues to solve her recent mysterious death. The door shuts behind you, and a clock immediately starts counting down. 60 minutes… You fumble around for a wall switch that will hopefully shed some light on both …

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Uptown Alley: Not Your Grandparents’ Bowling Alley

By Marianne Weaver If your recollection of a bowling alley is a warehouse of lanes and a limited grill menu with a handful of beer options, you haven’t visited the new Uptown Alley in the Manassas Mall. The 45,000-square-foot space offers bowling, bars, big screens, laser tag, video games, live bands and an extensive menu and cocktail list, which is …

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Haymarket – Where Heritage Meets Progress

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske Due to its growth over the past decade, you might think of the small town of Haymarket as an up-and-coming place. But this quaint little town has a colorful history dating as far back as the pre-Civil War era. Founded in 1799 by William Skinker, who owned the land, Haymarket was almost Skinkerville, according …

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The Secret is Out: Okra’s® to Expand to Gainesville

Winning Combination to “Spice Up” Virginia Oaks Golf Club Okra’s® Cajun/Creole restaurant, an Old Town Manassas anchor, will soon be opening a second location at the Virginia Oaks Golf Club in Gainesville. New owners of the property have taken assertive action to make the club a special place again by adding a proven golf management team and recruiting Okra’s, a …

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Narmada Winery Honored on Capitol Hill

Provided by Narmada Winery On Thursday, December 15, Pandit and Sudha Patil, owners of Narmada Winery in Amissville, VA, attended a gala awards ceremony at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association®, in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus, hosted this event to taste the gold medal-winning wines of the Twelfth Annual Atlantic Seaboard …

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Upcoming Programs at Leesylvania State Park

Provided by Leesylvania State Park Civil War Christmas: December 17, 2016, 10:00 a. m.- 4:00 p. m. See the park’s very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit at the Visitor Center. Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil …

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O Christmas Tree

By Dan Verner | Photos by Amy Falkofske Artificial or live? Plastic or real? Most families who observe Christmas face these questions when choosing what kind of Christmas tree they want to put up in their homes for the holidays. Here’s what some Prince William residents had to say about their choices. Sherri Katoen said she preferred a live tree …

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