How The Nysmith School Keeps Students Passionate About Learning Most children can’t wait to start school and approach the beginning of their academic careers with breathless anticipation. Kindergartners and first- and second-graders in particular are known for their giddy excitement about what they learn and do in school.  Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that from […]

Virginia has a long history of leadership. Consider America’s Founding Fathers—seven men from Virginia signed the Declaration of Independence. Here, in a state full of trailblazers, there’s a new revolution going on, and it’s happening on a small farm in Loudoun County. This homestead existed long before our country’s first Independence Day, and now it’s […]

Nightly fireworks lit up the sky at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, held June 8th through 10th at the Fairfax County Government Center. Nearly 70,000 people attended the 37th annual event, which included carnival rides, interactive exhibits, food vendors, family programs, a 5K Race—and much more. Musicians performed 120 shows on the seven stages at the […]

**CHALKFEST CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE. Public Art Reston, in partnership with Reston Town Center, returns September 15 with its fifth annual chalk festival, ChalkFest at Reston Town Center. Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. Categories include: Families & Kids, Amateur Artists, and Professional Artists. Prizes will be awarded in each […]

Reston Community Center (RCC) proudly announces the 2018–2019 Professional Touring Artist Series at the CenterStage. The season includes an exciting mix of new artists and those Reston has come to know and love. “I am very excited to bring the community a season that offers something for everyone,” said RCC Director of Arts and Events […]

“You don’t want runny batter,” says Chinnell Watson to a class of sixteen students. Watson is our instructor at Cookology Culinary School. The class is gathered in a commercial kitchen surrounded by shelves filled with spices, jars, pots, pans, cookie trays and a very busy hand-washing station. One of the students is my daughter Allie, […]

We just had a baby, how soon should I start savings for my child’s college? The best answer I can give to that question is, start now.  As a new parent you are likely overwhelmed by all the increased responsibilities and it is easy to put off the future, but don’t. The sooner you begin […]

Please allow us to start by expressing our condolences to the family, friends and our family of readers and writers with regard to the loss of our columnist and humorist Jan King. A New York Times best selling author, Jan’s work always left us  smiling at the end of each issue for last many years. […]