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OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA, (WUSA) Teach your tots about crafts and games from previous centuries. It's happening Monday morning September 20th, from 10:30 to noon at the Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria.

 

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Reagan National Airport To Hold Emergency Exercise Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- There will be many emergency vehicles at Reagan National Airport on Saturday. They are part of an emergency exercise the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is conducting.

From approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., smoke and fire may be visible from the south area of the airport.  Rescue boats and helicopters will also be in the area as part of the exercise.

MWAA says the exercise is not open to the public and will not affect airport operations.

BRAC Building To Bring 'Chaos' To I-395 Commute

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A rush hour nightmare is predicted when the new Department of Defense Building opens along I-395 in Alexandria next year.

The building, part of the BRAC realignment plan, will house 6,400 employees, but it was built no where near a Metro station.

Several studies show the influx of cars will add two hours to everybody's commute along the corridor.

"We have impending chaos here. It's the military's fault. They never should have located a building on I-395 and Seminary Road without building the proper infrastructure," said Representative Jim Moran.

Moran has a bill that restricts the Army from building more than one-thousand parking spaces there to force them to provide a bus service for their employees.

It passed the house, and is in the Senate.

3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt Old Town Boutique District

Starting today, Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19, the Old Town Boutique District is hosting the 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt. You can download and bring your scavenger hunt card to all 28 of the Old Town Boutique District Stores and get some amazing gifts. You can also enter to win the grand prize, which is a $2800 shopping spree. That's not all...there are 28 $100 gift certificates! Get your hunt card and map now.

Alexandria School to Celebrate International Day of Peace

This was sent to us by Burgundy Farm Country Day School:

The Burgundy Farm Country Day School became the first integrated school in Virginia through active recruitment and enrollment of African American students in 1950, establishing itself as a campus that would forever celebrate diversity as a core value. It now boasts a student body and staff representing a variety of nations, religions, socioeconomic groups, sexual orientations and ethnicities.

The school's tradition of open-minded thinking, curiosity for new cultures, and overall tolerance for different customs and views continues on Tuesday, September 21, with the annual observance of the International Day of Peace.

Who's Watching You?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- If your spouse was cheating on you, how far would you go to catch him -- or her?

Maybe you'd hire a private investigator. But would you want the government spying on them? 

At issue is a tracker based on the familiar GPS device, but stuck secretly under your car and used not to get you where you're going -- but to spy on you.

Private Investigator Mike Russell and his partner Rick Alpert have used the device for years to track cheating spouses at Legal Investigations, Inc in Alexandria. The newest technology pinpoints you live on a satellite photo.... and Rick is playing along.

"Hey Rick, it's Bruce Leshan at Channel 9, where the heck are you buddy?"

"I'm over here with a client meeting in Reston."

Actually, he's at a strip club in Springfield. "I got you at the Paper Moon Gentleman's Club."

"Hmm. Seems like I got some explaining to do."