Letter from the Publisher

Johnny Hanna Letter from the Publisher

Spring has always been our favorite time of year in Tysons.  The light green foliage along the roads, the café’s and outdoor activities … it’s like waking up to  a new day.  And we are surely waking up to a new city.

One of my favorite restaurants and an institution in our area, Clyde’s of Tysons closed on the 4th of February after 36 years in operation ( I was 31 when I had my first beer there). With its indoor palm terrace, “artistic murals” and hand sculpted art by George Stanley (who designed the statue for the Oscars), we had never seen anything like this.  Sitting atop of the highest point in Fairfax County, I remember looking out from the entrance and seeing nothing but stars.  Hate to see them go.  Thanks for the Memories.

But not to despair,  we have some new and delightful dining adventures arriving daily.  We had a wonderful evening at the new “Fogo De Chao” Churrascaria on Tysons Blvd.  Check out our first look from Renee Sklarew, our dining editor who joined us for the feast.  Thanks for the “Peek” Renee.

Since 1947, JV’s in Falls Church has been a favorite of so many who enjoy live music and great local talent.  And who doesn’t love Lorraine for her hospitality and David Kitchen, entertainer extraordinaire.  Plan an evening, enjoy the tunes.. You can’t help but dance.  Thanks for the story Keith.

Considering some home improvements this year?  Our writers and advertisers have some ideas for you.  We have put together some of the best and most reputable names in the industry.  Read about the new remodeling trends by Analiese Kreutzer.. super stuff… thanks Analiese!

When I drove up to the new MGM complex for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I spent many years crossing that bridge, but never imagined I would see the entertainment options we have just down the road.  Aside from MGM’s Casino, great bars and restaurants, there are The Gaylord, The Tangier Outlets,  The Ferris Wheel, and those lights that invite.  Elaine spent a few days with our new friends.  (she won’t stop smiling.)  Wow.  (Just in time for Spring).

Wine Education?  Ask Linda Barrett.  Been to the Woodhouse Day Spa?  Elaine Watt will change your mind about luxury spas.  Spectacular place.  Thanks Elaine.

Doug Vasiliadis of one-to-one fitness is keeping us up to date on weight loss options—especially when you want to lose the fat.   They have a program that works!

Jeffrey Detwiler of Long and Foster shares some real estate trends to watch in 2017, Celebrated Dentist Rodney Mayberry has some exciting news for those looking for restoring your smile with implants, TEDx Tysons is here, and so much more.

Keep your eyes open  for changes in our roads, construction detours and stay tuned via our web portal for what’s  new and notable.

Again, we can never stop thinking and thanking our readers and those who support our mission of bringing our community closer and celebrating the wonderful work of our area’s professionals and service providers.

Have a great spring, glorious Easter and we’ll see you in May.

Cheers!