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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Opening Night of Side Man at 1st Stage Theater

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March 31, 2012
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Ever since my first visit to the 1st Stage Theater I have been amazed at the level of professional production being created in a theater two blocks from me. When I saw that Side Man, the Warren Leight play about the culture and death of Jazz in America, was opening last night, I knew...
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Our Thoughts On What We Would Do With $500 Million

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March 30, 2012
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Everyone has been caught up in the frenzy that is the mega millions jackpot. With a half a billion dollars on the line I think we have all heard someones list of what they would do with the money. The one’s that everyone hears; Buy a dream residence Buy a few vacation homes Buy...
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Five Concepts to Reduce Fairfax County’s Costs

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March 29, 2012
LED lights have gotten to the point where they are seamlessly integrated into a room. The only difference? No wasted energy occurring due to the heat loss of the filament.

  #2 – High Tech Touchscreen Tables 24×36 Touchscreens save thousands of dollars in printing costs for paper that is thrown away only after a couple of weeks. Giving government employees state of the art 24″x36″ touchscreen tables might seem like the biggest waste of money since when Federal employees started receiving high end...
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Josh Ritter and Norah Jones Bring a New Vibe For Wolf Trap

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March 27, 2012
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For anyone who has been to Wolf Trap the past three years, you may have noticed a clear trend forming towards the stereotypical Classic Rock venue. While I love Steve Miller Band, the Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, and Huey Lewis they do seem to cater to a certain genre of sing-alongers. Which is great,...
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Five Concepts to Reduce Fairfax County’s Costs

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March 26, 2012
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Fairfax County has been an exemplary demonstration in how to run a jurisdiction efficiently while providing high standards in public programs. Prioritization of education, public safety, and infrastructure improvements while balancing costs has provided the county with AAA bond ratings for decades (34 years from Standard and Poor’s). The importance of maintaining a high...
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Wylie Wagg – Perfect Place For a Pet With Discerning Taste

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March 23, 2012
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For those of us who treat dogs like miniature people, Wylie Wagg is a great option when you’re looking for high quality food and more. This delightful canine and feline store has a location in the same plaza as the Falls Church Whole Foods and it fits right in with those who are looking...
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Fairfax County Delays Vote on Silver Line Phase 2

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March 20, 2012
Metro Rail Construction at Tysons Corner to Falls Church

Tonight the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors held their final public involvement meeting to discuss the County’s involvement for the Silver Line to Dulles Airport. The meeting was initially intended to adjourn with a vote on whether to move forward with Fairfax involvement on Phase 2, however based on the varying testimony the board...
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Cafe Amouri

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March 20, 2012
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Caffe Amouri fits in so well with Vienna one might think its an institution dating back to the town’s founding instead of its actual opening in the summer of 2010. The coffee (and tea) house isn’t just your typical Central Perk style percolator and events like Friday night game nights and Saturday open mics create the feel of...
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Greystar Breaks Ground On 25-Story Highrise

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March 19, 2012
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When Georgelas Group received a partial approval for a portion of their landmark project Spring Hill Station in late 2011, construction was anticipated to begin shortly thereafter. With once partner, now full proprietor, Greystar Management taking full control of the property, along with financing provided by JP Morgan Chase & Company, it appeared we...
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The Photo Pool

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March 16, 2012
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We have found that many people in Northern Virginia have only peripheral experience in Tysons Corner, many times at the mall or stuck in traffic. Our hope with the photo pool is to gather pictures taken by others who have ventured off the beaten path in the growing region with the goal of changing...
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Dance: The Crisis of Our Times

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March 12, 2012
Its official, we are in the midst of a time warp. I think the state of Virginia is trying to return to the "good old times", which if I remember correctly included a significant amount of Werthers Originals

Fairfax County faces an accumulation of large decisions that will guide it through the next 30 years; a population that has shifted westward causing budget deficit, transportation gridlock, rising gang related crime in western suburbs, and an economy which has become dangerously connected to federal budgetary discretion. Of course, the most dangerous of all dilemmas in consideration,...
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