Three new Asian fried chicken sandwich joints open in NoVA

Mike Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Fried chicken sandwiches with an Asian twist seem to be growing in popularity, as Northern Virginia has seen three new vendors open in the past few months which feature the mouthwatering, and food coma inducing, entrée. Mama Mei’s in Annandale, Wooboi Chicken in Herndon, and Hot Lola’s in Ballston have all opened their doors since February, and all feature spicy …

How to Maximize Your Social Security

How to Maximize Your Social Security

Tysons Today Finance

by: Turner, Leins & Gold, LLC You can begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefit as early as age 62. But by putting off your benefit start date you can receive a check that is 8% higher for each year you delay receiving your benefit. The basics Full retirement age. Those born between 1943 and 1954 reach their full Social Security …

Decision on 380 Maple Avenue delayed again as developers and critics struggle to see eye to eye

Mike Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

May 13th’s Vienna Town Council meeting produced no major breakthroughs in the debate over the fate of 380 Maple Avenue, as the Council moved to defer action and to continue public hearing at its next meeting, June 3rd. The move is just the latest delay for the proposal, as residents and developers have been unable to find an acceptable compromise …

Here are Virginia’s top baby names for 2018

Mike Dranove Talk of Tysons

The Social Security Administration has released its list of last year’s top baby names, searchable by state. Take a look and see if you made the list! Boys Girls 1 William 506 Ava 460 2 Liam 503 Olivia 446 3 Noah 468 Emma 443 4 James 427 Charlotte 425 5 Alexander 369 Sophia 351 6 Lucas 368 Isabella 343 7 …

Falls Church moving forward with massive development project at site of George Mason High campus

Mike Dranove Tysons Update

Earlier this week, the Falls Church City Council and Falls Church School Board voted unanimously to approve a proposed 1.3 million square foot development at the site of the soon to be demolished George Mason High School (GMHS) campus. With construction of a new GMHS campus set to begin on land directly adjacent to its current location, the City of …

LOVE Letters begin tour of Fairfax County with ribbon cutting at Tysons Corner Center

Mike Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture

Visit Fairfax celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week yesterday with a ribbon cutting and reception at The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center to showcase its newly created LOVE sign. The celebrations mark 50 years since a team led by David Martin and George Woltz of Martin and Woltz Inc made history when they produced the iconic slogan: “Virginia is for …

“Responsible development” slate wins Vienna Town Council election

Mike Dranove Politics

Incumbent Howard Springsteen, ophthalmologist Nisha Patel, and Steve Potter, founder of Vienna Citizens for Responsible Development, were winners in yesterday’s Vienna Town Council election.  Running a coordinated campaign in favor of “responsible development,” the three winners beat out incumbent Tara Bloch, and challengers Julie Hays and Tim Strike. The results represent a major victory for the vocal critics of the …

Letter to the Editor: Why the One University plan should not be approved

Tysons Today Politics, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

By: Neil Gallagher At its inception, it may seem like a reasonable perhaps even a good idea. Let’s take a plot of land owned by Fairfax County Housing authority, lease it to a developer who in turn will build some affordable low income housing as part of a larger project. What could be wrong with this? Who would oppose increasing …

McLean Day festival to feature amusement rides, laser tag, rock climbing, and more

Mike Dranove Around Town

The McLean Community Center will host McLean Day, a free, annual, outdoor festival, on May 18th at Lewinsville Park. McLean Day will feature amusement park rides geared for both adults and small children in addition to a slew of other activities including laser tag, rock climbing, a petting zoo, live music and dance performances, and even everyone’s favorite activity: voting. …