Tysons Library Quarterly Book & Media Sale March 1-3

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Via The Patch March 1 – 3 Tysons Library Friends Quarterly Book Sale Friday, March 1, 11 am – 5 pm Saturday, March 2, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday, March 3, 1 pm – 4 pm Sunday: Half Price or $10 per bag sale Large selection of books and media for all ages and interests Back in thenewly re-opened renovated Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library 7584 …

Usage drops, but more money collected in 1st month of Dulles Toll Road rate hike

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Via WTOP By Max Smith Many of Virginia’s Dulles Toll Road users, particularly those paying with cash, appear to have noticed the toll increase that took effect Jan. 1. The number of toll transactions dropped 7.5 percent this January compared to last. That is actually a somewhat smaller drop than the road’s owner, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, had forecast when tolls rose …

Winter Storm Warning In Place For Northern Virginia, DC

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Via The Patch By Deb Belt A winter storm with the potential to bring six inches of snow, topped with ice, to the Washington, D.C., region between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm warning for much of northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. A winter storm watch means “significant …

Video: Cafe Oggi

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From wine tastings to food festivals, in excursions through Tuscany to avant-garde expansions engineered and imported directly from Europe’s very own Italian jewel, McLean’s neighborhood fine dining cafe has redefined Italian cuisine over transcendental lengths. 27 years later, Cafe Oggi has single-handedly infused an authentic culture full of vibrant flavors, colorful traditions and exotic sophistication into a small North American …

Digital brands are booming. Can they save malls?

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Via Inforum By Sarah Halzack This is a moment in retail when virtually everything needs a makeover: Supply chains must be sped up, stores need to be more experiential, and marketing has to become more personalized, all to suit an increasingly digital world. So it only makes sense that the old rules of mall leasing need updating, too. One place …

Virginia lawmakers pass bill allowing happy hour ads

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Via Potomac Local By Caitlin Morris Virginia bar patrons might soon see a slew of new advertisements from their favorite hangouts — ads that include prices for happy hour specials. Legislation moving through this year’s General Assembly would allow restaurants and bars to include drink prices in their happy hour advertisements. Currently, restaurants and bars can advertise in a number …

Presidents’ Day 2019: What’s Open, Closed In McLean

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Via The Patch By Emily Leayman In 2019, Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, Feb. 18. Virginia recognizes the federal holiday as George Washington Day, given his roots in the state. There’s plenty to do throughout the holiday weekend, including the George Washington Birthday Parade and a free admission day at Mount Vernon. The holiday also means a number of closures and …

Great Falls, McLean, Potomac make Bloomberg’s Richest Places list

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Via WTOP By Jeff Clabaugh Great Falls, Virginia; McLean, Virginia, and Potomac, Maryland, all make the top 50 on Bloomberg’s annual list of the wealthiest towns in the U.S., although all three slipped in their rankings from last year. Bloomberg’s Richest Places list is based on average household income ranks in communities with at least 2,000 households based on average …

Tysons-Based Company Tops 2019 Best Place To Work List

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Via The Patch By Emily Leayman Tysons can claim the best place to work in the U.S., according to a new ranking by Fortune. Fortune named Tysons-based Hilton number one on the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019 list. Hilton, which employs over 62,000 people, was ranked 33rd last year. Fortune says the company has made a number of improvements for …

Potomac School event brings the generations together

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Via Inside NOVA The Potomac School’s third annual Intergenerational Valentine’s Day Service Event on Jan. 27 brought more than 150 individuals, from kindergartners to octogenarians, to Vinson Hall Retirement Community. Participants included Potomac School families and older adults affiliated with Vinson Hall and the McLean Community Village Association. Working together, they assembled 60 CARE packages for military personnel convalescing at …