Maxing Out the Music

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Originally published in the January-February 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Max Weinberg is probably best known as the drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, having played behind the kit since 1975 and being part of the Boss’ biggest hits such as “Born to Run,” “Born in the USA,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road,” “Badlands” and “Hungry Heart.” Additionally, the …

Music With a Side of Bacon

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Originally published in the July-August 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine There’s no denying that Kevin Bacon is an outright movie star. With a resume that includes “Footloose,” “A Few Good Men,” “Flatliners” and “Apollo 13,” the man who spurred an entire party game (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon) is as recognizable as any actor today.

Stepping Back in Time

Renee Sklarew Features, Staff Picks

Originally published in the July-August 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine 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 …

Comfort Foods

Michael Evans Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire [FOOD!] is so delightful…” There’s no better way to warm up from the bitter cold than old fashioned comfort foods and a taste of home; the types of foods that make you forget about all that is going on in the world, and brings you back to your roots. As my …

100 best things to do in Virginia

Your RV Lifestyle Art & Culture, Staff Picks

This article was reposted with the consent of Virginia is a state in the south-eastern area of the USA. It runs from Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, and has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The Colonial period of American history is closely tied to Virginia. Jamestown was the first permanent settlement to be founded in the …

Keeping the Love Alive

Kathleen McDonough Education, Staff Picks

How The Nysmith School Keeps Students Passionate About Learning Most children can’t wait to start school and approach the beginning of their academic careers with breathless anticipation. Kindergartners and first- and second-graders, in particular, are known for their giddy excitement about what they learn and do in school.  Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that from third grade on a child’s …

Ask an Advisor: About Saving for College

Belle Schneider, AIF®, CFP® Finance, Staff Picks

We just had a baby, how soon should I start savings for my child’s college? The best answer I can give to that question is, start now.  As a new parent you are likely overwhelmed by all the increased responsibilities and it is easy to put off the future, but don’t. The sooner you begin saving for college, the more …

“Don’t call us foster children… And don’t make us carry a trash bag.”

Tysons Today Staff Picks, Talk of Tysons

We are often reminded: you never know what others are going through. For children living within the foster care system, this is especially true because they are often unnoticed. Rob Scheer, co-founder of Comfort Cases, says these children are sometimes almost “invisible…disposable.” He should know because he himself was in the system as a child. Attending high school, Rob knew …

Claude Moore Colonial Farm Serves the Community

Tysons Today Around Town, Staff Picks

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, in McLean Virginia provides tremendous good for our community and our nation. We accurately portray the life of a poor tenant farm family in the year 1771. We represent this important time in our history by using re-enactors and junior interpreters on our historically precise colonial farm site.