Spoiled Smoke Salmon Says “I Love You”

Johnny Hanna Talk of Tysons

Smoked Salmon is always part of the Holiday Celebrations in our home. Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Morning – always includes smoked salmon, we can’t get enough of it!  And yet, we always seem to throw some of it out, since it spoils because no one eats the last 1/4 pound or so.  It’s wasteful and expensive, and only recently has it …

A Gift From Ford’s Theatre – Radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol

Greater Merrifield Business Association Around Town, Art & Culture

Post courtesy of Greater Merrifield Business Association As many locals know, for more than 30 years, A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre has been a treasured holiday tradition.  Unable to open their doors to live theatre, Ford’s has created a special radio broadcast, featuring many of the local actors who have been part of the show for the past several …

Where to Go for Traditional Ethnic Treats

Analiese Kreutzer Features, Taste of Tysons

Shopping for Special Holiday Foods One advantage of living in such an ethnically diverse area is the variety of foods available at specialty markets catering to the different segments of our population. Whether you’re pining for the flavors of home, recreating the traditions of your ancestors or just want to incorporate some international treats into your holiday meals, here are …

Merrifield Garden Center

Greater Merrifield Business Association Around Town

Greater Merrifield Business Association Member Spotlight It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!No one goes all out for Christmas like the Merrifield Garden Center. Founded in 1971 by Bob Warhurst and Billy Williams, this has been the place to go for all things Christmas since then. From a freshly cut Christmas tree, to a realistic artificial one, from ornaments …

What does it take to incorporate a new healthy habit?

Jennifer Smith, MS, RDN Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

Generally speaking, change goes through many stages from pre-contemplation to continued commitment. Everyone has different motivations for change. Making a small change, rather than a drastic one can be easier for many people. There is even some evidence to back up this theory. The National Institute of Health’s “Changing Your Habits for Better Health” handout has some terrific ways to …

November-December 2020 Local Real Estate Experts

Tysons Today Staff Real Estate

Laurie Mensing Christie’s International Real Estate Ranked in the top 1% of agents nationwide, Laurie Mensing eclipsed the $800 million mark in real estate sales by the end of 2018. Her strategy, treating every transaction as if it’s her own, has proved to be the key to her overwhelming success. In 2018 Laurie was ranked the #1 Agent Long & …

Add a Little Wine to the Pot

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Previously published in the May-June 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Cooking with wine is simpler than you think. If you’re a wine lover, you know there is a lot more to enjoying wine than just sipping. Wine can offer a wonderful enhancement to your cooking as well. Here are some tips from local restaurateurs along with a quick guide to …

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival rescheduled for September 10–12

Sofia Blom Art & Culture

Originally planned for May 2021, The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, hosted annually by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), has been rescheduled to September 10,11, and 12, 2021.  “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists, volunteers, sponsors, and patrons. The same concerns that we faced last Spring in postponing the Festival, that led to the ultimate …

Pandemic Puppy Pandemonium

Dr. Paula Clark Pets

An insider’s look at what’s happening in veterinary hospitals throughout NOVA and the whole country.  You may or may not have noticed, but there has been a huge growth in the population – of puppies!  Congratulations if you are one of the many, whom, over the course of the past several months of social isolation, have realized that pets may …

November 2020 Housing Market Update

Bright MLS Real Estate

NOVEMBER 2020Data as of December 4, 2020 November 2020 D.C. Metro Market Activity D.C. Metro: November Home Sales and Median Prices SUMMARY Median sales prices in the D.C. Metro hit a November high of $500.0K. Buyers continued to show high demand for condos/co-ops, as sales of these units hit a new record for the month. Overall, new pending sales continued …