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Here’s where to catch Independence Day fireworks in your area

Michael Dranove Around Town

Check out this list of local, Northern Virginia Independence Day celebrations.  Note that all fireworks shows begin after dark, usually around 9:30 pm. Lorton June 28-29 Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way (pictured above) Vienna Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW McLean Langley High School6520 Georgetown Pike Falls Church George Mason High School7124 Leesburg Pike Reston Lake Newport Recreation Area11601 …

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DC area’s largest Whole Foods set to open in Tysons this fall

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A spokesperson for the developers of The Boro, the 18-acre mega project across from the Greensboro Metro Station, told TysonsToday that the development’s Whole Foods will open this fall.  At 70,000-square-feet, the Whole Foods will be the DC area’s largest, and will be just 10,000-square-feet shy of its flagship store in Austin, Texas. On the whole, The Boro’s massive development …

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Quantum Athletic Field opening Saturday in Tysons

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The ribbon cutting ceremony for Quantum Field, Tysons Corner’s new athletic facility, will be held this Saturday, June 22nd, at 10 AM. The field’s synthetic turf has a playing surface of 180 feet x 360 feet, and will accommodate five sports. Surrounding the field will be black vinyl chain link fencing, concrete walkways, bleacher pads, and sound containing walls. The …

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Vienna’s free summer block parties start tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene, Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s monthly summer block parties, “Chillin’ on Church,” will begin tomorrow, June 21st with a performance by the Deja Gruv Band. The parties are sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s, who will have a food truck on location along with the following vendors: Blue City Foods– Indian street food Chix N’ Stix– Wings, chicken tenders, fries, hot dogs  DC Tapas Truck– Spanish style tapas …

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The saga of 380 Maple Avenue is over…probably

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The Vienna Town Council moved 5-2 Monday night to approve a controversial mixed-use development of 39 condos, 7500 square feet of retail, and 125 parking spaces at 380 Maple Avenue.  The bitter fight between developers and opponents that began last September is over…probably. The catch is that before voting, Councilmember Pasha Majdi raised the possibility of rescinding the development’s approval …

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Virginia AG calls for marijuana decriminalization

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring called for the decriminalization of marijuana in an op-ed published by the Daily Press on Saturday.  The move comes just a week after reformist candidates virtually clinched Commonwealth’s Attorney races in Arlington and Fairfax County by winning the Democratic primary. In his op-ed, Herring points to the negative consequences convictions can have for offenders. In …

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Fate of Vienna’s 380 Maple Avenue may finally be decided tonight

Michael Dranove Politics, Tysons Update

Tonight’s Vienna Town Council meeting could put an end to months of debate over plans to rezone 380 Maple Avenue for mixed-use development.  Last fall, developers submitted a proposal to tear down the office building currently occupying 380 Maple in order to build a mixed-use development consisting of 39 condos, 7500 square feet of retail, and 125 parking spaces.  Since then, Town …

Fairfax County leaders break ground on improvements to Route 7

Virginia Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

State and local partners broke ground today on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) that will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use …

Vienna Town Council mulls e-scooter regulations

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Vienna Town Council members expressed concern at Monday’s Work Session over how to regulate e-scooter usage.  Issues raised by the council included the number of scooters that would be allowed in the Town at any given time, designated parking places for scooters, and whether scooters would be allowed to drive on the road or on the sidewalk.  On the latter …