Tease photo

McLean Farmers Market Open at Last

With new safety precautions in place, the market aims to be safer than grocery stores.

All across the country, COVID-19 has been disrupting businesses. One of those businesses is the McLean Farmers Market, which had its opening delayed by six weeks because of the Virginia health restrictions implemented due to COVID-19.

Tease photo

Alexandria’s Week in Coronavirus

Quaranteens, nursing home holes, virtual boxing, rental relief and more.

BACKLOGGED TESTS: Starting on June 9, the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard will reflect 13,000 additional tests that were backlogged.

Tease photo

Great Falls Residents Question Proposed Grocery Store

More than 50 Great Falls residents participated in a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Tease photo

In Fairfax County, Adopt-A-Road is a Hit

County has highest participation in Virginia.

With everyone concentrating on social distancing these days, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway is a possible option to clean the roadsides, get some sun, and practice social distancing while doing a good deed.

Tease photo

Summer Blooms

Heat tolerant flowers that add bursts of color to gardens and landscapes.

As spring flowers begin to wither under the heat and humidity of summer, the vibrant blooms that once graced yards and gardens begin to fade. It’s during this time that landscapers and gardeners rely on a bevy of color-rich flowering plants that are hearty enough to stand up to the relentless summer sun.

Tease photo

An Arlington Kitchen Gets a Facelift

From dark and dated to light and modern.

When an Arlington family grew tired of their home’s cramped, dark kitchen, they turned to interior designer Elena Eskandari to modernize and expand it, while creating a space for entertaining.

Tease photo

All I Need Is Aldi: A Kid-Friendly Treat to Cool Down This Summer

Lately, time has had a way of slowing down. The days have seemed longer at home, especially for those of us with kids that are out of school.

Tease photo

A Bear in Arlington

A young male bear ambled by a garbage can looking for breakfast on Wednesday, May 27.

Looking for Lonely Seniors…

Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Friendly Visitor” Program

As we continue to stay at home and remain safe, feelings of loneliness and isolation might be setting in, especially for older adults who live alone or are confined to their living space in a residential facility.

Tease photo

People at Work: WoofPurrfect Refocuses Pet Product to Fighting Coronavirus

Susan O’Malley chases her brown tabby, Mikey, across the hardwood floor in the dining room overlooking the Potomac with a bottle of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide to clean up Mikey’s mess. “He is really my bad boy.”

Potomac Community Village Offers Programs Open to Public

Potomac Community Village is sponsoring two programs for the community in early June.

Tease photo

Claudia Morales Is Arlington’s 2020 Foster Parent of the Year

Arlington's foster parent program will face major need post-pandemic.

How often does a young, single, professional person have the desire and capacity to become a foster parent? Claudia Morales of Arlington did. Nine times. Morales was officially approved in 2015 to become a foster parent, and since then she has had 9 children join her family.

Tease photo

Lake Anne House Senior Housing Project in Reston Closes

Long-awaited $86 million project commences this summer.

Christy Zeitz is CEO of the Fellowship Square Foundation (Fellowship). The nonprofit organization owns and operates the two aging 1970s era buildings that make up the Lake Anne Fellowship House on North Shore Drive in Reston. On Friday, May 22, Fellowship and Enterprise Community Development (Enterprise) announced they closed on the innovative $86 million development plan for the New Lake Anne House in Reston, built along North Shore Drive near the intersection with Village Road.

Tease photo

Helping Combat Loneliness in Northern Virginia

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna-Reston-Herndon adjusts its services to continue serving the elderly from a distance.

Despite COVID-19 related closures and social distancing measures, Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna-Reston-Herndon continues to serve the elderly community through a new no-contact food delivery program and virtual classes.

Tease photo

Organizing Boxes of Old Photos

The daunting project can be broken down into smaller tasks.

Stacks of boxes containing thousands of photographs line the walls of the basement in Alice Denson’s Fairfax home. For the past five years, the 73-year old mother and grandmother has promised herself and her family that she would begin the monumental task of sorting and organizing the photos.