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Monthly Archives: June 2021

    Capital One Center To Open On-Site Hotel In September

    By Maryam | June 30, 2021

    Capital One Center, the large mixed-use development that is part of the company’s Tysons headquarters campus, will open its on-site hotel, The Watermark, this September. Bethesda, Maryland-based B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group will operate the 300-suite hotel and, while owned by Capital One, the hotel will operate as an independent property with no big hotel… Read More

    New Location Of Lidl To Open In Falls Church

    By Maryam | June 29, 2021

    Lidl, a German discount grocer with U.S. operations based in Arlington, Virginia, will open its latest location in Merrifield on Wednesday, June 30. The store will be located at 2901 Gallows Road, Falls Church. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with community leaders will be held between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on June 30. According to,… Read More

    Tysons’ The Boro To Welcome Sandlot, An Events Pop-Up

    By Maryam | June 28, 2021

    Bethesda, Maryland-based The Meridian Group has been developing The Boro, a massive mixed-use development by the Greensboro Metro station in Tysons. It has brought on entrepreneurs Ian Callender and Kevin Hallums, the team behind Sandlot pop-up events and cultural spaces in D.C., to transform a development parcel at 1640 Boro Place into Sandlot Tysons. It… Read More

    Two Local Non-Profits Benefitted By Reston Gardens Of Note

    By Maryam | June 26, 2021

    Ticket holders for Gardens of Note 2021 enjoyed the self-guided tour of five residential gardens in Reston plus pop-up musical performances by members and friends of The Reston Chorale, a Fairfax County choir. Held Saturday, June 5, the Chorale, in partnership with The Reston Garden Club, presented the much-loved event that benefited the two non-profit… Read More

    Historic Fairfax County Site Held Juneteenth Celebrations

    By Maryam | June 26, 2021

    The Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park sponsored its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on June 19 at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House on Centreville Road. While generally not open to the public, the integrity of the historic 230-year-old Meeting House and its adjoining springs, baptismal pond, grounds, and cemetery proved an appropriate location for the celebration.… Read More

    Falls Church To Have The Biggest Taco Rock

    By Maryam | June 24, 2021

    Taco Rock’s Chef Mike Cordero is opening a third Taco Rock location, this one in Federal Realty’s newly renovated Birch & Broad shopping center in Falls Church, Virginia. The newest location opens in October, and at 2,800 square feet, it is the largest of the three locations. According to, "Cordero, whose nine other Northern… Read More

    Hollin Hall Auto To Be Taken Over By New Owners

    By Maryam | June 23, 2021

    The walls inside Hollin Hall Auto are lined to the ceiling with plaques, certificates, resolutions, articles, photos and more memorializing the Harvey family’s 60 years of business success and their multiple contributions to the community. New owners Raheel Sheikh and Usman Nasin will keep all the accolades on the walls, keep the same 12 employees… Read More

    Lake Braddock Secondary School Celebrated Commencement

    By Maryam | June 21, 2021

    On the warm morning of June 10, Lake Braddock Secondary School seniors and their friends and families gathered at Jiffy Lube Live to celebrate their commencement—the first time they all gathered together since before the pandemic. The ceremony opened with the presentation of colors by the school’s JROTC, followed by a recorded performance of “The… Read More

    People Honoured Slave Owned By George Washington In Mount Vernon

    By Maryam | June 20, 2021

    Local leaders, students and visitors gathered Saturday at Mount Vernon in Virginia to honor Ona Judge, a slave owned by George Washington who fled to freedom in 1796. “I’m certain that neither she, nor her family, ever imagined she would find a way to live a life unchained,” said Erica Armstrong Dunbar, an author and… Read More

    Musician And Composer Of McLean High Named Young Artist 2021

    By Maryam | June 19, 2021

    The City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) has selected composer and trumpeter Finn Marks, a McLean High School senior, as the association’s 2021 Young Artist. Marks receives a $2,000 award and, when live indoor concerts resume, one of his compositions will be played at a City of Fairfax Band concert. In the Award’s 26-year history,… Read More