The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools to Host “State of Education” Luncheon

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Don’t miss the 2018 State of Education Luncheon presented by the Foundation. All proceeds will be used to provide #SOAR Grants to teachers in FCPS. At the luncheon, we’ll hear from keynote speaker Dr. J. Stephen Jones,  CEO of Inova Health Systems and present the Business, Community, and Workforce Development Partners of the Year Awards. Sponsor options vary from $2,000 to $7,500 and …

Wexton Defeats Comstock, Turning The DC Metro Area Completely Blue

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From The Washington Business Journal Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeated Rep. Barbara Comstock, R, in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District on Tuesday as part of the Democrats’ takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. Wexton, a former prosecutor and state senator, claimed more than 56 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. The race was billed as one of the most competitive …

Amazon Close to Announcing Crystal City, VA As HQ2 Location

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Commerce giant, Amazon, is in advanced talks to select Crystal City as its HQ2 location. According to the Washington Post: “Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be …

Sundance Opens New Location in Merrifield

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Sundance, an apparel, accessory and home decor brand founded by Robert Redford, has opened a store in the Mosaic District, 2910 District Avenue, Fairfax. The opening weekend begins on Thursday, Nov. 1. The brand chose the Mosaic District as its first DC area location. “We are thrilled to be opening our store in the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA, a …

Capital One Hosts Showcases New Headquarters In Open House

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On Friday, Capital One hosted members of the press to showcase it’s crown jewel: a 31-story building that will serve as the company’s headquarters of the future. The building features a mix of private office spaces, conference rooms, a cafeteria featuring multiple gourmet options, and even a full-size basketball court. According to Washington Business Journal: “Many of the design elements …

Photos With Santa at Tysons Corner Starting Soon

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Photos with Santa will begin at the Tysons Corner Center starting on November 8th and will stretch all the way to Christmas Eve. “This year, Santa HQ’s new Elf Academy invites guests to come and stand in front of the Magic Mirror to be transformed into Santa’s Elf (with a little help from augmented reality), plus create your very own …

New Mediterranean Restaurant Opening in Vienna, VA

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Those of us who remember Le Canard and Maple Wood Grill will be pleased to know we have a new dining option set to open in that location soon. Founder and Executive Chef Samer Zeitoun, hailing from the shores of the Mediterranean has spent 25 years in pursuit and perfection of Mediterranean Cuisine.   With “Olives” as the passion and inspiration, …

Metro GM recommends customer-focused improvements to service, fares in FY20 budget proposal

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WMATA GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld will recommend to the WMATA Board of Directors this week an FY20 operating budget that does not raise fares, lowers the cost of weekend travel, increases rail service, and makes unlimited rail and bus passes even more affordable. The recommended improvements include: Expand rush hour service periods. Reduce weekend fares to a flat $2 on Metrorail. …

Tysons Welcomes New Night Club

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During the dot com boom, it was e-Cities, later to be called Iris Lounge, and now we have the area’s newest club,  The Palladium.  The club has a 5,000+ square foot dance floor and a second floor “VIP Room”, formally the Cigar Lounge.  The VIP Room upstairs was popular for private events like weddings, business receptions and meetings and special celebrations. Dining …