Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo slated for later in month

Inside NOVA Real Estate

Via Inside NOVA The 2019 Northern Virginia Housing Expo will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School. Sponsored by housing agencies across the region, the event will feature a variety of programming aimed at renters and prospective home-buyers. Admission is free. For information, see the Website at www.novahousingexpo.org. Image from Zillow.com

The Business Case for Economic Mobility

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Around Town

Last week, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, hosted the Shape of the Region Conference: The Business Case for Economic Mobility. We learned, economic mobility takes more than income. It takes power over the trajectory of your life, and it takes …

Zoning: The Key to Vienna’s Commercial Redevelopment

Frank Dillar - NVAR Real Estate

Via NVAR WHEN AUTOMOBILES FIRST APPEARED on Vienna’s streets around 1904, the speed limit in town was set at 12 mph. For today’s commuters attempting to navigate Maple Avenue – Vienna’s main thoroughfare – during morning and evening rush hours, 12 mph would be a considerable improvement. The first shopping center opened on Maple Avenue in 1954 to provide commuters …

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans 2019

Tysons Today Around Town

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Green beer, Irish folk music, and parades are the hallmarks of this popular cultural celebration. Here is a collection of some of the best ways to celebrate in our area. Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 9 | 11amThe parade boasts unique Irish flair with several pipe bands including the Alexandria Pipe …

Smile and Say Cheese at Cheesetique In Mosaic District

Renee Sklarew Around Town

“Every cheese tells a story,” says Andrew Corbley, Head Cheese Monger at Cheesetique in the Mosaic District. I’m asking about a cheese I see in the bright Cheesetique refrigerator case. Corbley describes Morbier, a creamy cow’s milk cheese from France with a mysterious black line in the middle, “Morbier is separated with a line of ash made from leftover grape …

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Extends into Fairfax County

Tysons Today Around Town

Press Release from VisitFairfax: Fairfax County, VA – March 6, 2019 – Springtime visitors to the National Capital Region have a multitude of options for celebrating the beautiful blooms and blossoms of the season this year. In addition to the famed, cherry-tree-lined Tidal Basin of Washington, DC, nearby Fairfax County is home to numerous beautiful gardens and cherry trees. The destination …

Vienna exhibition looks back on optimism, controversies of 1950s

Brian Trompeter - Inside NOVA Around Town

Via Inside NOVA The United States was the world’s pre-eminent power in the 1950s, and those living here then enjoyed abundant consumer goods and entertainment, but also coped with another war and the beginnings of social turmoil that would roil the country in the next decade. Vienna expanded greatly in the 1950s, growing to resemble the town it is today. …

Your Weekly Tax Tip: Save Those Receipts

Turner, Liens, & Gold Finance

When it comes to taking qualified deductions on your tax return, having proper documentation to prove your expense is a must. Here are some typical areas that taxpayers often fall short, costing them plenty during tax filing season and during IRS audits: Cash donations to charity. To deduct and support your donation to a qualified charity you must have valid documentation. …