11 Tips to Preparing Your Home For Your Summer Vacation

Linda Barrett Features, Home & Design

If you are traveling this summer, there is more to do to get ready than just pack your suitcase. Here are important tips for leaving your house for summer vacation. When you leave your home for an extended period of time, like a summer vacation, there are things you need to do to ensure that your home remains safe while …

Tysons Corner Center Announces Summer Happenings

Maurisa Turner Potts Around Town

Introducing ‘SummerFest’ – a Season-Long Activation Series to Shape the Season Tysons Corner Center has announced its line-up of this season’s socially distant happenings. ‘SummerFest 2021’, which kicked off this month and will run through October 2021, is filled with six months of activations and events, such as live music, art, fitness, festivals, and more. As we move towards opening …

McLean Day 2021: A Drive-Thru Entertainment Event

McLean Community Center Around Town

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915 Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. McLean Community Center Parking Lot1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. 22101FREE admission New! McLean’s favorite annual event is celebrating our hometown in a different way this year! This drive-thru experience is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Longer lines and wait times could be expected at the beginning of the event, …

Incumbent Councilmembers Retain Seats in 2021 Election

Maurisa Potts | Town of Vienna Around Town

Three Vienna Town Council seats were up for grabs for the 2021 election. Town Council elections are held every year during the first Tuesday of May and councilmembers are at-large representatives that serve two-year terms. Incumbent councilmembers that will return to Town Council are Nisha Patel, Steve Potter, and Howard Springsteen. Each voter could cast a vote for three Councilmembers. …

Traveling Players Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Superior Arts Education

Jeanne Harrison Art & Culture

Traveling Players Ensemble is awarded $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Projects to support their innovative summer acting camps & conservatories.  For 19 years, Traveling Players has been a leader in theatrical education, offering artistic challenges unlike any other pre-college theatre program in the nation.  Previously recognized by the NEA as 1 of 25 Summer Schools for the Arts, …

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum in Partnership with Reston’s Used Book Shop Launches Storytime for Little Historians

Alexandra Campbell Around Town

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum in partnership with Reston’s Used Book Shop will launch Storytime for Little Historians on June 8th. A new book will be read each Tuesday at 11 am outside the museum throughout the summer. This wonderful new program will connect children with the history of their own community which will feature books about Reston or …

McLean Community Center Governing Board Appoints Daniel Phoenix Singh New MCC Executive Director

Sabrina Anwah Around Town

Singh Outlines Center’s 180-Day Plan The McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board has appointed Daniel Phoenix Singh as the center’s new executive director. Singh is replacing George Sachs, who retired on Friday, May 7, after 11 years of service. MCC is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. In his previous position as Division Chief of Tourism and Cultural Arts for Baltimore …

A Trail of Toleration

Linda Barrett Features, Travel

Explore the route of religious freedom on this National Scenic Byway No matter how long you’ve lived in the DMV area, I’ll bet you have neither heard or nor traveled Maryland’s Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway. I discovered it as part of my “what’s in your own backyard” explorations and, being a history buff, was truly impressed. Marylanders were fraught …

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for May 2021

McLean Community Center Around Town

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in May. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual (online) or in-person, socially distanced formats. Please check the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at …