Free Admission Day To Great Falls Park Coming Up

Tysons Today Around Town

Via ThePatch National Park Week 2019 will kick off with free admission to national parks on Saturday, April 20. That includes national parks, monuments, historic sites and federally managed areas, including Great Falls Park. Admission to Great Falls is normally $7 per person or $15 per car, and the pass is good for seven consecutive days. Great Falls Park offers …

From Reston to Vienna, residents and elected officials grapple with rapidly changing realities

Mike Dranove Politics

The last year and a half have seen some dramatic moments in local politics. In the fall of 2017, Reston residents incensed over proposed zoning changes packed two Q&A sessions with elected officials to voice their opposition. Greater Greater Washington, which favors the zoning changes, reported that some residents booed and shouted down speakers, including supervisor Cathy Hudgins who, “concluded …

What’s the Big Deal About Tiny Houses?

Linda Barrett Home & Design

You can hardly turn on the television without finding a show about tiny houses. Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House World are just three of them. Sometimes called Accessory Dwellings, tiny houses are starting to catch on in our area too. According to the Alliance for Housing Solutions, accessory dwellings are “Additional, often small, housing units located within or adjacent …

New concourse at Reagan Airport to open July 2021

Mike Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Reagan Airport will have a new concourse by July 2021, according to a presentation at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Strategic Committee today. The news comes from Washington Post correspondent Lori Aratani who is tweeting live from MWAA meetings today. Some #ProjectJourney dates for completion: new concourse July 2021; secure National Hall Feb. 2021. — lori aratani (@loriara) April …

Development key issue at Vienna Town Council candidate forum

Mike Dranove Politics

Challengers and incumbents vying for three Vienna Town Council seats denounced recent development projects along Maple Avenue, and spoke out in favor of serious changes to zoning regulations during a candidate forum at the Vienna Community Center yesterday. Hosted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associaton, the April 16th event drew incumbents Tara Bloch and Howard Springsteen, along …

Ashburn teen wins US Women’s Chess Championship

Mike Dranove Education

On March 30th, 17-year-old Jennifer Yu became the first teenager in 18 years to win the US Women’s Chess Championship, marking another milestone in Yu’s ascendant career. A junior at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Yu began playing chess at the age of 7 after joining a club at her elementary school in California. As The Washington Post reports, …

Lessons to be learned from Silver Line setbacks?

Mike Dranove Politics, Transportation, Tysons Update

Lori Aratani at The Washington Post reports that workers have found cracks in the concrete support pedestals at the Dulles Airport station. As Aratani writes, “The pedestals, which sit atop 20 concrete columns, are critical because they serve a dual purpose: They help anchor the glass walls on the station’s first level, as well as the glass windscreens that will …

Luxury Indian restaurant, ramen bar, and “gourmet dive bar” coming soon to Reston Town Center

Luxury Indian restaurant, ramen bar, and “gourmet dive bar” coming soon to Reston Town Center

Mike Dranove Taste of Tysons

Luxury Indian restaurant Bombay Velvet will become the first of several restaurants to open in Reston Town Center this year, after it opens its doors on April 15th.  Bombay Velvet will be owner Rajiv Chopra’s first foray into fine dining, but not his first foray into the food business, as the chef and New Delhi native owns the fast casual …

Vienna Community Center is golden

Tysons Today Around Town, Tysons Update

by the Town of Vienna The recently renovated Vienna Community Center isn’t only bigger and better – it’s also golden. The community center has received gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The most widely used green building rating system in the world, according to the USGBC website, the LEED program …

Wolf Trap announces summer Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods schedule

Mike Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Theatre & Dance

Wolf Trap released its lineup of Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performers this week.  A summer tradition since it began in 1971, “Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a Washington-area summer tradition for children and their families, featuring diverse acts including puppetry, storytelling, dance, theater, and music.” Kicking off Tuesday, June 18th with Willy Wonka’s ‘Wondershow’ , performances will take place Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 am until …