How to Choose the Right Private Schools for Your Child

Cassandra Parker Education

According to the Council for American Private Education, private schools make up 25 percent of all schools in the United States and serve five and a half million students across the country. For many parents, private schools offer a great alternative to underfunded public schools, schools that fail to live up to their expectations, and schools that can’t quite meet …

But Who Remembers?

Jan King Talk of Tysons

It’s true that having an elderly parent presents many challenges. However, there’s also a lot of laughs because at some point they totally lose their P.C. filters. (And yes—some never had them). Also, an older parent keeps you humble. My dad is 99 years old, still mobile, and resides in the memory care unit of Vinson Hall, called the Sylvestry. …

Private Schools vs. Public Schools: Pros & Cons

Cassandra Parker Education

Parents all over the country are at some point faced with the question: public school or private school? It can be a difficult decision for parents to make, and should be made after careful consideration of what is best for your child and family overall. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both public and private educations, and even these …

Screen Porches: The Next Generation

John Byrd Home & Design

If anything in the summer of 2017 points to evolving homeowner expectations, it may be the frequency with which locals are integrating screen porches, patios, and outdoor kitchens into original landscaping that artfully marries the house to its setting.

See Top Theater in Tysons

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Staff Picks, Theatre & Dance

Thanks to venues like the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Shakespeare Theater Company, Ford’s, Arena Stage, and the National Theatre, there are loads of opportunities for theater lovers in the DC area to catch a Broadway-quality production close by.

Terry Fator Brings Ventriloquism Fun to MGM

Keith Loria Art & Culture, NOVA Arts

When he was growing up, Terry Fator was such a fan of ventriloquism, that his parents used to let him watch the mature TV show “Soap,” but only the parts that Jay Johnson as Chuck (and his popular puppet Bob) were in. “My parents would watch and every time he came on, they would call me into the room and I would …

Voyage to the Mediterranean: Phoenicia Resto & Lounge

Renee Sklarew Taste of Tysons

There’s a grand brick building on Gallows Road in Vienna you can’t help but notice. Bright lights shine through expansive windows cluing passersby there’s a party going on. A carved wooden ship poised by the entrance hints at the elaborate décor you’ll find inside. A glittering red chandelier shoots crystal rainbows on the walls. A vibrant mural, featuring ancient traders …

Lift Your Spirits

Elaine Watt Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

Two years from idea to fruition, the doors of MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, LLC opened just days into the new year of 2016 in Bristow, Virginia. Thomas Murray had completed a successful career as a high-tech executive and was thinking about his next best chapter. His cousin, Mike Larkin, had been toying with the idea of opening a distillery. Descendants of …

Red, White…and Green

Linda Barrett Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

Virginia’s Wineries Commit to Environmentally-Responsible Operations Number five in the nation for wine production, but still number one in our hearts, Virginia wineries and vineyards offer a pleasant respite from busy lives. With such beautiful settings and delicious quaffs, one can only relax and enjoy without thinking of the cares of the world.