Maura Deegan Competes for Miss District of Columbia USA 2022

Founder of database, Maura Deegan helps trauma survivors, those who have undergone physical, mental, or emotional experiences, find trauma -informed gynecologists and better women’s healthcare. This June she will hit the stage and compete for Miss District of Columbia USA 2022 in hopes of going on to Miss USA later this year.  The journey […]

TAV Mediterranean Bistro: McLean Meets the Mediterranean

TAV (short for Taverna) Mediterranean Bistro is truly a hidden gem in McLean. The meticulously appointed and ultra-comfortable interior, with its daring assortment of colorful and patterned throw pillows and interesting array of art and fine photography, sets the scene with a cool vibe for happy hour or date night with a mix of Brazilian jazz and […]

Ava Music School: Bringing Music to the Lives of Students

Anahita Khorsandi opened Ava Music School at 311 Maple Ave. W in Vienna last year, offering piano, guitar, violin and vocal lessons—both private and group for children (starting at age 3) and adults. “Being aware of the significant therapeutic effects of music and arts in the development of mind and spirit of humans of all ages […]

1st Stage Announces The Mamalogues

1st Stage is delighted to announce our upcoming production of The Mamalogues, written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Angelisa Gillyard.  In this satirical comedy, three friends share the joys, challenges, and anxieties of being middle class single Black mothers in predominantly white suburbs. The story celebrates motherhood and community while exploring racial profiling on […]

Get to Know Archer

There’s a new neighbor in the Scotts Run South community, and people want to know, who is Archer? What is he like? Those who know Archer best describe him as an adventurer, storyteller, connoisseur, and humorist. He’s gracious, the consummate host, and his hotel reflects that.  When you enter this luxury boutique property, you immediately […]

The Down Syndrome Trailblazers

A World Down Syndrome Day Exclusive By Eugene Tossany, Author of The Down Syndrome Superhero series Our society has come a long way since the 1950’s, when Down Syndrome (DS) individuals were categorized as non-functioning mongoloids and locked up in institutions. In retrospect, the children who were brought up in an often-cold environment are today’s adults […]

Women Who Mean Business

Meet these successful women entrepreneurs who have the courage to own who they are and have applied their vision to positively impact the world. These woman in business know the importance of continual learning and have grown to achieve balance and perspective in all aspects of their lives. Dr. Dima Ali BUSINESS NAME Wellmedica Aesthetics […]

Exploring the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Visit, and even stay in, Frank Lloyd Wright houses within driving distance of Northern Virginia. I lived in Northern Virginia for years before I realized that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Alexandria that was open to the public—the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey house. Having visited a number of his other houses, I had […]

Vienna Oktoberfest 2021

Vienna Oktoberfest takes place on the Town Green and historic Church Street in the heart of Vienna, VA. The 2021 Oktoberfest event will feature: Live entertainment on three stages: Main Stage, Kid’s Stage,Acoustic Stage Primary Beer Garden (same location) featuring the CabooseBrewing Co. and Vienna Vintner Secondary beer location Majorly expanded beer drinking area, stretching […]

Hero Dogs

Service dogs for our veterans and first responders with disabilities. The Washington DC region is home to thousands of returning veterans with special needs, and only a few options for service dogs through national-level service programs. That’s why Hero Dogs was founded—to provide local resources for our local heroes. Hero Dogs is dedicated to the […]