Letter from the Publisher

Spring in the DC area is one of my favorites seasons.  There is something about the light green on the trees of the parkways and streets, the hustle and bustle of restaurants getting ready for outdoor dining and a newness in the air that says to me: “wake up, there’s a new year and new opportunities headed our way.” It’s exciting!

More. More new buildings and developments in our future such as the Boro. It’s really awesome when you think of it. We asked Keith to bring us some thoughts on the plans and the opportunities for housing, dining, and developments in retail, entertainment, and workspace.  As we put our publication to bed, there is more talk of the proposed “View at Tysons” by Clemente Development rising up 48 stories with approx 840,000 sq ft. of condos, 412,000 sq. ft of Hotel Space and 44,000 sq ft of retail.  Stay tuned!

Michelle and I were married in the spring of ’72 on Long Island and even back then, wedding plans had to be made well in advance. Our editors and writers have put together some options for your big day in hopes of bringing you ideas and suggestions from the rehearsal dinner to the big celebration. 

Gardening?  It starts now and Ana Kreutzer gives us “Planting with a Purpose,” a new look at the joys and benefits of those gardens my mom loved so much.  Linda went to Capon Springs, the all-inclusive resort in West Virginia.  Great read—thanks, Linda.

What do you do when you are blessed with talents and a gift of good health, fortune and success? If you’re former Olympic Ice Skater Michael Weiss, you give back to the community you love. Great story on our local Ice skating Olympian by Linda Barrett. With the country facing a myopic epidemic please read about the revolutionary new Orthokeratology available at Metro Eyes in Vienna.  Amazing.

MJ has put together a collection on health and beauty and how to keep that youthful and vibrant look—from preventing beauty backfires to apps for easy dieting to spring cleaning your makeup with Marta Bota.

Thank you, ladies.

I have often wondered as I cruised Church Street what went on in Terra Christa.  Meet Michele Barlock and learn about the inspiration healing available to us.  Thanks for sharing, Michele.

A lot is going on in Real Estate in the area.  Tight inventories, rising interest rates and a sudden demand has things shaken up a bit. Read about what’s happening and meet some of our area’s Top Realtors. 

At Our Mom Eugenia in Great Falls, you’re eating with family.  Read the review by Renee Sklarew about this new hot spot in Great Falls.

And wait, there’s more… Updates on the Silver Line and Tysons with Marcia Mcallister and Amanda Scarangella, wine with Linda Barrett, fun with Jan King, taking care of your pets, home remodeling by John Byrd, catering ideas by Michael Evans of Helga’s, news around town, and ideas to bring the community closer.

Thanks for the continued support you give us and the advertisers who are at your service right here at home.  Your support is appreciated.

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