Monthly Archive: October 2010

Artist at work (Michael Rosenstein via Flickr)

The Arts Take Center Stage in Fredericksburg

The Civil War and earlier historical events naturally come to mind when one thinks of Fredericksburg, Va. But after reading this, maybe the city’s artistic tradition will spring to your mind, too. [ Related: Fredericksburg: More Than a Century Later,...

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Mitchellville Puts the Renter in Touch with the Great Outdoors

In 2000, the population of Mitchellville was 9,611. It’s located in Prince George’s County about two miles from the I-495 Capital Beltway and offers the renter an easy way to commute to other metro-area towns. Better yet, it sits on...

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Annual Book Bash Spells Fun for Bethesda Residents

Residents in the Washington, D.C., area are spoiled; they get their choice of literary events. Affluent and brainy Bethesda adds to those choices with one of the area’s premier literary events: the annual Bethesda Literary Festival. Facilitated by the Bethesda...

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Falls Church: Eclectic Shopping Center Celebrates Vietnamese Culture

Eden Center in Falls Church, Va., is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Located on Wilson Boulevard at Seven Corners, this colorful, Vietnamese-American mall lets the shopper know they’re in for something different as soon as they pass under the elaborate lion...

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Gaithersburg Gives the Renter a Great Place to Live, Play

In 2008, Gaithersburg ranked 29th on CNNMoney.com’s “Best Places to Live” list, probably because it combines big-city accommodations with a small-town feel, all within 13 miles of the nation’s capital. Let’s see, you’ve got active arts programs – including theater...

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Fredericksburg: More Than a Century Later, Civil War Still Visible

If you’re considering an apartment in Fredericksburg, you’ll have little choice but to become more knowledgeable about the nation’s darkest period, when brother fought brother and the United States was quite literally ripped apart. The city of Fredericksburg and the...