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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thank you Chef Geoff’s

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August 31, 2012
Thank you Chef Geoff’s

A lot of people consider the internet the wild west, where all things are free. At its heart it really should be. Information should be for all people, not just those who pay; atleast that has always been our opinion. With that comes the problems of real life logistics, server costs, and giving back...
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The Virtual City, Haggisman Tower

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August 31, 2012
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Our second monthly winner gave us a lot more to work with in August. With 11.5 points from user Haggisman, we got to delve into more fun architecture and created the following concept for a portion of Block 3 north of City Hall. The central tower is Haggisman Tower and is part of the...
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Cityline Discusses Their Vision For the Future with Residents

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August 30, 2012
CityLine Meets with residents of Park Crest

In my former life as a local development civil engineer I had plenty of “get me out of here” moments discussing what I believed were benign and helpful development plans with neighborhood leaders and residents. I remember one particular meeting on a renovated Elementary School. As the civil engineer on the project it was...
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Back to School After Improvements Around Tysons

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August 28, 2012
Back to School After Improvements Around Tysons

I recently had friends in town and their first comment was, “everything is under construction.” It was an interesting comment because even when I used to live in Herndon the reality was that construction would always play a role in the area, it was just a given. Expansions to everything from Frying Pan Road/Route...
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AOL Signals Strength in NOVA Economic Diversity

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August 25, 2012
AOL-Dulles Photo by Joe-Manna Flickr

To many AOL recalls the sounds of dial-up modems, clunky internet midi files, and of course “you’ve got mail”… which they actually don’t own the rights to anymore. The tech giant went from the #1 web portal to being better known for handing out free frisbees at Staples. Wait, those were CDs with AOL...
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Around the Corner

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August 23, 2012
Ottawa Ballet School built into High Rise development

Kaiser Permanente opens their new Tysons Corner Medical Center. Wait we already covered that last week… yes we are gloating… good information about the employment numbers associated with the new center. (Virginia Business) Health Care REIT acquires Sunrise Senior Living of McLean (The large white building along Westpark Drive behind Capital One) for $845...
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JGilbert’s Hosts Happy Hour Beer Tasting With Port City Brewing

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August 22, 2012
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Everyday around 4pm the vents in my office building fill up with the smell of hickory wood and the scent of barbecue and chops being prepared; the culprit is JGilbert’s next door and the scent often leads me into a frantic state of carnivore rage which can only be satisfied with beer and smoked...
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Congratulations to Our Second Monthly Giveaway Winner

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August 21, 2012
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Our second month of the monthly giveaway was a big success. We increased reader discussions and participation. We attained many new readers joining as users. In the end it was Haggisman who provided some good information about local restaurants and commentary. He takes the prize with a 11.5 points and will not only get...
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Who watches the progress?

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August 20, 2012

With all the changes to Tyson’s, who watches the impact on traffic and accidents? Personally, have been hit twice by distracted drivers in the last two years and seen mulitple fender benders from all the lane changes through Tyson’s. I would love to see Tyson’s publish a list compare accidents and fatalities from year...
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ITT Exelis Might Be the Beginning of a Trend

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August 19, 2012
ITTExelis opens a new facility in Utah which provides 2700 new employment positions and billions in revenue to that region

One of the great things about the commonwealth of Virginia is its successful, bipartisan, and stable relationship with businesses which along with Virginia’s proximity to D.C. and favorable corporate tax rates has attracted some of the biggest companies in America. These companies bring not only tax revenue and employment positions but also the future...
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Around the Corner

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August 17, 2012
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Northern Virginia Park Authority is looking for input from the community on how their designs could get better. Our suggestion, smaller and do more with less, we don’t need massive park lands we need more inter-dispersed ones. What direction do you think they need? (WJLA) —————————– If you think you are the only one with whiplash...
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