PenFed Foundation held its 13th Annual Night of Heroes Gala

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

On May 4, the PenFed Foundation held its 13th Annual Night of Heroes Gala at Trump® International Hotel. The event raised a record nearly $1.5 million.  All proceeds go towards supporting more than 35,000 veterans, active military members, and their families each year.  Nearly 800 military, business, community, and government leaders attended the event which included moving tributes to three …

Behind the Scenes in the Virginia Wine Industry

Linda Barrett Wine Issue 2017

You can’t drive anywhere in Virginia without seeing a road sign indicating a nearby Virginia winery. They are everywhere. The winery signage, and the wineries themselves, are the visible part of the Virginia wine industry that now hosts more than 290 wineries; but how much do you know about what goes on behind the scenes?

10th Annual Mingle for Charity

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

Carolyn Delaney hosted the 10th Annual Mingle for Charity Benefiting Breast Cancer last May at Greenhouse Bistro with a live band and Silent Auction. Proceeds went to The IIIB’s Foundation Bosom Buddy Baskets

Hoppin Down Richmond’s Beer Trail

Renee Sklarew Features

Richmond Virginia has become the unofficial craft beer capital of the MidAtlantic and the easiest way to explore the landscape is by following the Richmond Beer Trail. During the last decade, new breweries have popped up across the city bringing vitality to neighborhoods that suffered from neglect or functioned exclusively as industrial areas. Scott’s Addition is one such example. This …

Shelter House

Elaine Watt Features, Staff Picks

A Conversation with Joe Meyer There is no question that Joe Meyer is the dynamic leader enabling Shelter House to continue to grow its mission to address the issues of homelessness and domestic violence in our community.  As Executive Director and CEO of this wonderful organization, he is focused on fostering a culture of excellence, mentoring and inspiring his team, …

Saarinen’s Purpose in Design

Dusty Smith Tysons Update

Atop of the list of considerations that designers of Metro’s Silver Line extension through Dulles International Airport was protecting the main terminal’s façade, the result of one of architect Eero Saarinen’s creative bursts.

A Tale of Three Virginia Vineyards

Allison Chase Sutherland Wine Issue 2017

Fabbioli Cellars The ever-meandering wine trail through the Northern Virginia wine region just keeps on growing. Just as the ripe wine grapes cluster on the vines, Loudoun’s wineries have been grouped into six distinct wine clusters. Just take 7 to Leesburg and head north on 15 through the fertile, rolling countryside of the Potomac Cluster, and you’ll reach Fabbioli Cellars, …

Born This Way

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Arts

They say artists are born, not made, but in the case of Joseph Craig English, it seems that both would be applicable. Even before he was born, his mother channeled a bit of soothsayer-ness and predicted her son would be an artist.

Wine Tasting Dinners

TysonsToday Staff Wine Issue 2017

Nothing celebrates Summer like an evening of wine and fine dining. And in Tysons, the selection of restaurants offering Dinner with Wine Pairings are second to none. Enjoy this list of Wine Tasting Dinner events that will make your palate sing!

Stepping Back in Time

Renee Sklarew Features, Staff Picks

Three Nearby Destinations that Make History Come Alive Within two hours of Northern Virginia are three destinations that cater to history buffs. The recently renovated museums at Jamestown and Yorktown feature the English settlements in Virginia and the time period surrounding the American Revolution. St. Mary’s County in Maryland begins as Indian Territory, and transitions to English settlers who came to …