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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

Updated 2024 It is known as “America's Second Independence Day.” Yet there is no battle marking that day. No birthday of a new nation. Not even an anniversary of a document. Rather Juneteenth, the commemoration of freedom from slavery, commemorates June 19, 1865 - the date federal troops arrived in…

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Mother's Day & Father's Day Gift Guide: Made in Fairfax

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are quickly approaching, and we know you’re looking for some unique ideas beyond the standard flowers for Mom and grilling equipment for Dad. Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers, many of which are part of the growing Made in…

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Shop These Indie Record Stores in Northern Virginia

These days, music is at our fingertips – and in our earbuds, our smartphones, our computers, our cars, you name it. But there’s something magical about taking the time to hold a record in your hands, listen to it spin on a turntable, and feel the melody surround your soul. That is why we celebrate…

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Visit These Legendary Businesses in Fairfax County

We probably don’t say it enough. But Fairfax County is good for business. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, including Freddie Mac, Capital One, Hilton Worldwide, and Booz Allen Hamilton, because customers, airports, and the world’s most powerful city are all nearby. And while…

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Shop at These Unique Retail Stores for the Perfect Gift

Trying to figure out what to buy this holiday season for the amazing, quirky, adventurous, practical, eccentric - and all * beloved* people in your life? We're here to help! Giving gifts is a special way to show someone that you care, and it takes time and effort to choose something that feels just…

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Made in Fairfax: Your 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers – so much so that the Made in Fairfax initiative was born. The Made in Fairfax network aims to be a one-stop shop for maker businesses and those who want to support them. The Made in Fairfax directory features dozens of…

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