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Old Town’s Resident Artist Creates in the Present, Plans for the Future By Kris Gilbertson It was love at first sight—love of Old Town history and architecture—that inspired artist Todd Healy and his wife of two years, Laraine, to move from Virginia Beach in 1976. In following years, the Healys worked (Laraine for USAir for […]


By Kris Gilbertson Choosing a dogsitter can be a real challenge when you travel or when long hours at work keep your pup at home, alone and bored. Whole Dogz may be the answer. It’s a doggie daycare and boarding kennel you’ll find tucked into a cluster of industrial buildings on Eisenhower Avenue.

Shirlington Welcomes New Veterinarian Office

By Kris Gilbertson Even the most casual visitor to the Village at Shirlington will tune into the pet-friendly atmosphere of this South Arlington neighborhood nestled up to I-395 and Quaker Lane. Did you know that Shirlington was the first large shopping center to open in the Washington, DC, suburbs and one of the earliest in […]


By Kris Gilbertson You’re not alone. Close-in Northern Virginia neighborhoods are a hotbed of home improvement projects as householders upgrade, renovate, or add on rather than move out of long-established homes. The search for skilled, reliable, and fairly priced contractors is often an on-going, and frustrating, challenge. But residents of North Alexandria, Old Town, and […]

Maggie Jane’s: An Enchanting Emporium

By Holly Burnett The first time I visited Maggie Jane’s to interview proprietor Coddy Eyre, I became so enthralled with her shop that I failed to ask her any questions and left my notes on a shelf. I did try on several of her handmade necklaces and purchased two. Needless to say, Maggie Jane’s is […]

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