Vienna Officials Shaping MAC Guidelines, But Vote May Be far Off

Brian Trompeter - Sun Gazette Newspapers Around Town

Vienna officials are clarifying what residents and business owners want to see in the town’s Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) zone, but Town Council members indicated Feb. 25 indicated it likely will be fall before they approve changes to the ordinance governing the town’s main business area. Developers who voluntarily redevelop properties along Maple Avenue between the town’s western border and …

Capitol Steps Returning to Vienna courtesy of the James Madison Crew Boosters

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture

The hilariously entertaining  Capitol Steps are returning to Vienna on Sunday March 17 at 4pm to help the James Madison Crew Boosters raise funds for the Warhawk Crew team.  This event is sponsored by JMCBO and is operated independently of FCPS, the Superintendent and James Madison HS.  Tickets and info are available online at or contact 

District Residents Asked to Submit Their Ideas on How to Improve Programs & Services at the McLean Community Center

Tysons Today Around Town

Public Hearing on Programs is Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.McLean, VA Having recently completed the renovation and expansion of its Ingleside Ave. facility, the McLean Community Center (MCC) is now asking residents what kinds of programs and services they would like to see offered there. MCC’s Public Hearing on FY 2021 Programs will be held at 7:30 p.m. on …

8th Annual Taste of Vienna Hosted by The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD)

Tysons Today Around Town

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 11am – 8pmLocation: 400 Center St. South, Vienna, VA 22180(Outdoor event – Rain or Shine) Now accepting applications for RestaurantsFood TrucksSponsors For more info and to apply click here! The VBA will be pouring beer to raise tips for the VVFD again this year, so be on the lookout for the volunteer sign-up sheet. (coming soon)

NVTA Study: Transportation Investments Projected to Save Taxpayers’ $3.1 billion

Angela Woolsey - Fairfax County Times Around Town

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Chair Martin Nohe participates in a panel discussion on the economic impact of the agency’s transportation investments moderated by NVTA Executive Director Monica Backmon.PHOTO BY ERICA HAWKSWORTH Projects funded with investments made by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will save taxpayers $3.1 billion and 209 million hours of travel time by 2030, a study commissioned by …

The biggest bite of the apple: FCPS accounts for 53 percent of county’s general fund budget

Angela Woolsey - Fairfax County Times Around Town

For the second year in a row, Fairfax County plans to grant all of the transfer funds requested by the county school board. If the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopts the advertised Fiscal Year 2020 budget plan presented on Tuesday by County Executive Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Public Schools will receive $2.35 billion from the county, a 3.82 percent–or …

Wind Gusts Up To 50 MPH To Blast Northern Virginia, DC

Deb Belt - The Patch Around Town

WASHINGTON, DC — Strong winds will blast the Washington, D.C., region Sunday afternoon through midday Monday, according to the National Weather Service, which has posted wind advisories for northern Virginia. Gusts could reach up to 50 mph on Monday, according to authorities. Falling trees are a major concern, according to the National Weather Service, since strong winds will continue for …

VA Freebies, Deals To Celebrate National Margarita Day

Deb Belt - The Patch Around Town

Via The Patch By Deb Belt Grab your shaker of salt, folks. It’s Friday, income taxes are due soon and you might have to pay more, what better day than to turn Feb. 22 into a great excuse to indulge in margaritas and fun at restaurants in northern Virginia. The folks at have put together a list of restaurants with locations …

Wawa Seeks To Modify Former Office Building In Vienna

Emily Leayman - WTOP Around Town

Via WTOP By Emily Leayman The proposed Wawa in Vienna is working to secure approval on modifications to the building it would locate in. The Board of Architectural Review will review Wawa’s proposed exterior modifications to the building, a vacant office space, on Thursday, Feb. 21. The store would be located at 465 Maple Ave West, which is on the …

Northern Virginia snowstorm costs start at $1 million an hour

Max Smith - WTOP Around Town

Via WTOP By Max Smith The initial response to Wednesday’s snow and ice storm is costing the Virginia Department of Transportation $1 million an hour in Northern Virginia alone. “Looking at this storm and the mobilization that we have — in Northern Virginia alone, 3,000 pieces of equipment, it’s going to be about $1 million an hour that we are …