Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

Posted November 19th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

A week ago today, two important milestones occurred in my family: my daughter turned 10, and she accompanied me to see the new 50th anniversary production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Arena Stage. Normally, my husband, a fellow theater lover, accompanies me to opening night performances, but since it […]

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Go Away! (For Your Marriage, Of Course)

Posted November 12th, 2014 by Dawn Mooney in Marriage, Travel

Go Away! (For Your Marriage, Of Course)

Marriage is hard. Three simple, but powerfully honest words. Maybe there are people out there floating along on a cloud of always-good-feelings, looking to their partner with nothing but joy, adoration, and pride as they go about their everyday lives together. If they’re out there, I’ve never met them, and […]

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Curious George’s Boo Fest Returns for Halloween

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

Curious George’s Boo Fest Returns for Halloween

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the “Legend of No Noggin” – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture […]

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Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Posted October 20th, 2014 by Elaine in News

Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Last week, my children were waiting for dinner and talking about their day. My first grader, who started public school this year, looked at my fourth grader – eyes agog – and queried “was there a police officer at your lunch today – with a GUN”? “Yes”, my fourth-grader confirmed. […]

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Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Allison in Food, Recipes

Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

I will be the first to admit that I’m usually not a huge fan of pumpkin. The pumpkin spiced everything craze is very much not my thing, so I was surprised to find a can of pumpkin in my pantry a few weekends ago when I was looking for something […]

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Cookie Monster’s Challenge iPad Ap Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Elaine in Entertainment

Cookie Monster’s Challenge iPad Ap Review

My daughter, age 6, loves the occasional moments when she gets to snag an iPad and indulge in some screen time. Unfortunately for her, the iPad is dominated by 4th grade games for her brother (the holder of many iTunes gift cards which gives him the ability to acquire games fairly […]

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