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Tierney Sadler - Guest blogger
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Tierney Sadler

Tierney Sadler is an author, copywriter and long-time Fairfax County resident and enthusiast. She lives in Alexandria with her two dogs, Mystic and Bodhi.

Best Places to Brunch in Fairfax County

Every weekend, one dish slides onto pretty much every brunch menu in the National Capital Region. It’s kind of a thing in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia). It can go by many names, but typically you’ll see it called Chesapeake Benedict or Crab Cake Benedict. Imagine eggs benedict but replace the ham…

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Women's History in #FXVA: Female Spies of the Civil War

When it comes to female heroes of the Civil War, there are many familiar names. Clara Barton took fire tending wounds on battlefields. Harriet Tubman helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom. And Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (posing as a man named Lyons Wakeman) fought as a Union soldier with the 153 rd…

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Transformed By Spring - Spring Flowers in Virginia

The buds on my pear tree are preparing to burst. Daffodils and hyacinths are pushing up through the ground. And perennial herbs are regenerating in the garden. As winter’s chill retreats, the entire National Capital Area is being transformed by spring. Of course, the famous transformation is when…

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How to Celebrate International Women's Day in Virginia

International Women’s Day is March 8, but in Fairfax County, we can’t help but celebrate it every day. Because everywhere you look in the county, you’ll find women who’ve changed history, preserved history, and broken all molds. America celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th…

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Budget-Friendly Spring Travel Ideas in Fairfax County

Visit any major city in the US and it could cost you $20 per person just to visit their art museum. Visit Washington, DC, however, and you can tour major art galleries, all the Smithsonian museums, and the city’s iconic monuments for free. It’s a little-known, but budget-friendly, fact. And get…

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Most Romantic Things to Do in Fairfax County

You may have heard that Virginia is for Lovers. And Fairfax County, Virginia offers plenty of unique opportunities to spark romance. For example, you can go skating hand in hand, like they do in the movies. You can stroll along the water’s edge looking for birds. You can explore a museum in tandem…

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Dawn to Dusk at the Eden Center

With over 120 shops, services, and restaurants, the Eden Center is one of the most unique, historic, hidden gems in the National Capital Region. It even has its own Virginia Historical Marker! Modeled after market districts in Vietnam, it has become the single largest source of Vietnamese goods and…

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Take a Daytrip Stroll Through Small-Town Clifton, VA

Small town. Historic. Quaint. Mayberry. Northern Virginia’s Brigadoon - a mythical, magical place unaffected by time. Many have tried to describe the unexpected allure of Clifton, Virginia, but the only way to fully absorb it is to visit yourself. Clifton is unique in Fairfax County in that it is a…

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