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Public Art and Engagement coming to Tysons

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September 23, 2014
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Arts Council of Fairfax County selects artist Julia Vogl for interactive public art project Imagine Art Here. Image Caption: Forecasting Me, London, 2013; Copyright: Julia Vogl The Arts Council of Fairfax County selected London-based artist Julia Vogl for the public art and engagement projectImagine Art Here in Tysons. Over 130 national and international artists responded to a...
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Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival a Success

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September 22, 2014
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The line at Porkus Maximus was about as much proof as you needed that combining good drinks with spit fired and smoked barbecue is going to be popular, especially when there’s metro access running (finally). Saturday was the first annual BB.BBQ Fest for Tysons, an event that has been hosted in other parts of...
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North Tysons Rec Fields Taking Shape

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September 15, 2014
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Residents in the Park Crest neighborhood may have noticed some significant earthwork operations occurring along a quiet part of Jones Branch Drive the past couple months in the vicinity of the Kaiser Permanent offices. Some might be surprised to hear it’s not a high rise tower going up, but instead a recreational field being...
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Silver Line Music & Food Truck Festival This Saturday

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September 8, 2014
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Unlike three months ago, when local leaders envisioned a food and wine festival that would be served by metro access, the upcoming Silver Line Music and Food Truck Festival will actually have an operating metro line (well atleast with 15 minute headways). The festival will be held at the same spot as the Food...
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Fashion Friday: Free Fashion Northern Virginia Event

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September 5, 2014
Fashion Friday: Free Fashion Northern Virginia Event

It has been a while since I have written a section on fashion. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, there will be a free fashion event in Fairfax, VA at Fairfax Corner from 11:30am-2:00pm. Click here to sign up/RSVP for the free event. Photo Credit: Google Plus
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Medical Office Building coming to former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn in Merrifield

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August 6, 2014
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    Photo from LoopNet website  Gatehouse Medical Center will replace the former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn at 8120 Gatehouse Road in the Merrifield, VA area. When I passed by the construction site, I noticed the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn sign has not been taken down. According to LoopNet website, the newly constructed building...
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Free Uber Rides from Tysons/Reston Corridor July 21st and July 24th

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July 22, 2014
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Uber is getting the word out that between July 21st and July 24th to ride the uberX to or from the Tysons/Reston Corridor for FREE!(limit 2 rides. up to $30) For more information on how to sign up , please  visit http://blog.uber.com/silverline Silver Lining Photo:  UberBlog – Silver Line  
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Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements for Idylwood Road and Chain Bridge Begins 2015

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July 14, 2014
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Idylwood Road According to VDOT website, it appears that they are making bicycle and pedestrian improvements not only for Idylwood Road but also on Chain Bridge Road. The purpose is to provide safer bicycle and pedestrian access to both areas.  ”On Idylwood Road, a five-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed on the south side...
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Online Town Hall Next Friday

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July 8, 2014
Virginia State House

At TheTysonsCorner.com we want to foster dialogue in the community about changes, what is needed, places for improvement, and problem areas around town that we can then organize and communicate to planners and leaders in Fairfax County. So on July 18th we are holding the first (and hopefully not the last) online town hall...
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Farmers’ Market and Community Building

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July 1, 2014
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“Healthy Communities” -  what does that mean?  It obviously means that that the members of the community are healthy individuals and there is ample data that comes across my computer every week that confirms that farmers’ markets are a big part of communities that seem to care about their personal and collective health and...
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One Tysons Plaza Set To Open In July

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July 1, 2014
One Tysons Public Space Plaza set to open July 2014

There is a lot happening over at Tysons Corner Center these days, and if you think the mall is popular now, prepare for more events and activities starting in July. After three years of construction, the concept and idea for One Tysons has come to fruition as developer Macerich and construction contractor Harvey Cleary...
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