Town undertakes visual preference survey to help shape vision for Maple Avenue Commercial zone

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Channeling the maxim that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” the Town of Vienna is inviting residents and business and property owners to take a visual preference survey that will help shape how the Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) corridor is developed. The online survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, is available through midnight November 12 at surveymonkey.com/r/MapleAveSurvey. Using …

KPMG adding 500 jobs in Fairfax County

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, will invest more than $30 million to expand its operations in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Washington D.C. for this project, which will create more than 500 new jobs. KPMG will occupy up to seven floors of the 20-story Boro Tower under construction in The …

Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips for Halloween

Emily Leayman Around Town

Looking for some options for Safe Trick or Treating tonight?  Fairfax County Police have some suggestions: Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors. Use the Nextdoor Treat Map to plan your route ahead of time and find the safest, most efficient route to the candy. You can access the Treat Map at www.nextdoor.com/treat. If you’re signed up for Nextdoor, you can add their homes to …

Potomac School Sophomore Chosen for USA Debate Development Team

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And speaking of the top-rated Potomac School… Sophomore Kaitlyn Maher was recently named as one of two Virginia high schoolers selected to join the prestigious 12-member USA Debate Development Team.  Chosen after completing an exacting application process, Kaitlyn has earned the opportunity to travel across the country this year, training and practicing with USA Debate coaches and alumni to learn …

Area Home to VA’s Top Ranking Private High Schools

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Three out of the four “Best Private High Schools” in Virginia, as ranked by Niche.com (the schools and neighborhoods review website) are local academic standouts located no more than 8 miles from downtown Tysons.   The annual list’s 2019 rankings show that Northern Virginia, which is home to many outstanding schools–both private and public–remains one of the best areas in the …

Silver Line Changing Airport Landscape

Marcia McCallister  Around Town

Construction of the future Dulles Airport Metrorail Station and tracks on aerial guideways continues to change the landscape of the airport. Capital Rail Constructors has taken advantage of the few bright sunny skies this summer to place tracks on guideways and perform inspections while building out station interiors and support facilities. Soon elevators will be installed in the station and …

Committee for Helping Others (CHO) to Host Food Drive

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The Commitee for Helping Others CHO is hosting a food drive for those in need in the Town of Vienna from November 1st all the way to December 31st. The event is sponsored by the Northeast Vienna Citizens Association and is part of a larger effort to support those in the Vienna, Oakton and Dunn Loring areas. All food contributions are greatly …

Tysons Development Site Hits The Market

Jon Banister Around Town, Tysons Update

Article and Photo are courtesy of Bisnow Developers looking to jump into the development wave sweeping Tysons now have a big new opportunity.   Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, the owner of an 18-acre site next to the Spring Hill Metro station, retained Newmark Knight Frank to seek buyers for the property, which has been approved for 3.6M SF of mixed-use development.  …

Local Runner Wins Marine Corps Marathon

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Local runner Jeffrey Stein won the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon Sunday with a wining time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 49 seconds.  Our hero is 32 years old, a swimmer in college and began running competitively only four years ago.

TysonsToday “Did You Know?” Facts

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The Innovation Metrorail Station’s roof has been completed and all protective wrappings removed. Installation of the first escalator in Phase 2 of the Silver Line now complete at Innovation Center Metrorail Station in August 2018. Metals producer Arconic has signed a lease with Lerner Enterprises for their new headquarters located at Tysons II. (Source) On July 31, the Fairfax County …