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Be Grateful for the Comforts of Home

The magazine advertisement is slick and shiny with lots of white space. Eye candy. Spectacular homes and somewhat beautiful real estate agents adorn the pages. We are intrigued by the features of each property and…


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November 15 – America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful. November 15 is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. THE STATS ON RECYCLING While the national recycling…


Taste of Scotland Giveaway from The Goodhart Group!

Complete the form below for your chance to win two (2) general admission tickets to The Campagna Center’s Taste of Scotland on Friday, December 2 at 8pm at The Atrium. The Goodhart Group is the…


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Alexandria Has Heart: The Scottish Christmas Walk

Did you know that one of Alexandria City’s signature events was established to benefit the needs of low income mothers and children in the City of Alexandria? Since 1969, the Campagna Center, along with the…


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The Beauty of Alexandria

We’ve done it again! Alexandria has made another “best, most, top” list.  This time, Travel + Leisure magazine has named Alexandria one of America’s most attractive cities, joining other small cities like San Antonio, Savannah,…


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The Power of Grit

Grit.  No, it does not refer to the fine dust that gets tracked all over your house when there has been no rain.  According to the author Angela Duckworth, Grit is the “power of passion…


Orange is the new… Fitness craze!

I recently checked out Old Town’s newest fitness studio, Orangetheory Fitness, located at 1101 King Street (free trial classes are offered at all locations.. there are three other nearby locations, all in Arlington). The idea behind Orangetheory…


House Crush: Italian Edition (sigh…)

Wherever we travel, we are always intrigued by the variety of housing types and attributes that are found in different places around the world. On our family’s recent trip to Italy earlier this summer, we…