Flowers and candles create romantic designs.
Fresh flowers and candles are an easy way to add elegance and romance to a Valentine’s Day table. From dramatic to understated, local tastemakers offer suggestions for setting the mood for a memorable dinner.
Clever design solutions for hiding clutter.
Wires, cable boxes, soccer cleats, pet bowls and other items are life’s necessities, but they can be unsightly and disrupt the aesthetic of an elegant living space.
Month-long observance raises awareness about cardiovascular disease and the role of aerobic exercise in preventing it.
Music is thumping, sweat is dripping and hearts are pounding. In a packed aerobic dance studio, students move in the name of health.
New government regulations could also have an impact.
Local businesses in Potomac will remain relatively stable, but could face new hurdles in 2016, predicts Potomac Chamber of Commerce President Adam Greenberg.
Tree decorating designs donated to local charities.
A snowman and the Grinch helped brighten this past holiday season for some community members in need.
Local style gurus predict the elements that will be popular this year.
The start of the year offers an opportunity to ring in new trends, particularly when it comes to a home’s interior.
Pantone honor bestowed on two colors for 2016
Two colors, Serenity (light blue) and Rose Quartz (pale pink), were recently named the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2016.
Partnership expected to develop treatments, grow economy.
Researchers and doctors from George Mason University and Inova Health System will collaborate on a series of personalized medicine research projects under a new partnership between the two institutions.
Daniel Chae and his teammates won a $30,000 scholarship in Siemens Competition.
A high school senior from Oakton received a national honor recently for a scientific research project on 3-D tissue printing. Daniel Chae, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was named a national finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
Conversations, modeling behavior and hands-on actions can help teach children about benevolence and compassion.
Matthew Mamalian’s holiday shopping list included some items that might seem atypical for a 12-year-old middle school student: shampoo, socks, soap and a few snacks.
Local designers create opulent holiday designs.
From traditional to glamorous, fresh to faux and high-end to old school, local tastemakers tell how they create dazzling holiday design extravaganzas.
Those looking for holiday gifts that make a bold statement might be in luck this weekend. Ivy Lane Living in Old Town Alexandria will host a trunk show featuring Northern Virginia-based jewelry and home accessories line Addison Weeks.
Support groups help members maintain fitness during season of indulgence.
Just after 7:30 on a recent Sunday morning, the steady beat of Cold Play’s "Viva la Vida" pulsed through the warm, sleepy air.
Potomac community asked to donate gently used coats through Dec. 15.
Some members of the community are working to help local families stay warm this winter. The owners of RE/MAX Success in Potomac Village are organizing a coat drive that will run through Dec. 15.
Local student receives national science honor.
When Michael You was 3 years old, he would flip through the pages of science picture books. He was particularly drawn to those with illustrations or photographs of ocean animals.
St. Andrew’s students participate in pioneering study.
Some local school children are helping adjust the way educators view school environments. In fact, they received national recognition for their efforts.
Event designed to foster acceptance.
Students at Wayside Elementary School got a lesson in acceptance recently during the fifth annual Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) Week, which was held earlier this month.
Students bake bread to donate to charity event in Potomac.
Interfaith Works, a nonprofit organization with a mission to address homelessness and poverty in Montgomery County, will host an “Empty Bowls” fundraiser at the Julia Bindeman Center in Potomac on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Bethesda-based Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., recently held a food drive to benefit The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, also in Bethesda.
Local Realtor to appear on “House Hunters International.”
An Arlington-based real estate agent is getting a brush with fame. While recently in Roatan, Honduras, for scuba diving lessons, Stacy Hennessey of McEnearney Associates, Inc. made a quick decision buy a house that she can rent to vacationers.
Local designers transform outdated kitchens into timeless, elegant spaces.
Local designers recently took three Virginia kitchens in need of an overhaul and reimagined them to create spaces that are both spacious and elegant.
Each October Haynes Davis turns the parking lot of American Plant in Bethesda into a wonderland of fear.
Serbian food and entertainment among the offerings at SerbFest DC.
Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church offered the community a bit of Serbian hospitality last weekend when parishioners hosted the First Annual SerbFest DC.
Potomac resident celebrates 40 years in the upscale lingerie business.
Dressed in a baggy t-shirt and jeans, a middle-aged woman opens the door of a lingerie boutique in Chevy Chase and take a few steps inside before come to an abrupt halt.
Local groups help seniors socialize, manage everyday tasks.
When Penelope Roberts, 73, of Alexandria, Virginia, had knee replacement surgery last month, she knew she would be out of commission for several weeks.
Local organization collects hats for children with cancer.
When the school year began in 2013, Jay Coakley, a physical education teacher at Woodburn Elementary School in Falls Church noticed that one of his kindergarten students had an affinity for brightly colored hats.
This weekend, visitors can sample Serbian food and drinks and enjoy traditional performances.
The event will include Serbian food, drinks, traditional Serbian dance and music performances, and boutiques selling traditional Orthodox religious items and Serbian gifts.
Back to School: Local educators offer advice for parents on how to deal with bullying as school resumes.
When Carol Baker cried, no one heard her. She and a classmate were alone in the girls locker room, and as Baker, then an eighth grade student, tried to leave, her classmate grabbed her gym shirt and pushed her into a locker. They weren’t fighting over anything in particular and Baker didn’t sustain any physical injuries.
AARP Virginia and the Organization of Chinese American Women will sponsor event next week.
Those embarking on a long-term caregiving journey will have an opportunity to receive support and learn about the services available to them in Northern Virginia. AARP Virginia and the Organization of Chinese American Women will sponsor an event called, “Caregiving Wisdom from an Ancient Sage,” on Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at the Shirlington Library in Arlington and again on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7.p.m., at the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale.
Free seminar will focus on moving to a smaller place without sacrificing style.
Homeowners considering a move from a large home to a smaller dwelling will have an opportunity to receive expert advice on their transition later this month.
Event will benefit local charities.
Four Potomac mansions will open their doors to the public next month for the 59th Potomac Country House Tour.
Office located in Liberty Center.
A new real estate firm specializing in urban development and custom single-family homes has opened in Arlington.
Employer-based health and wellness programs are good for business.
It’s Wednesday afternoon and a cohort of George Mason University staff, students and faculty hit the pavement. Clad in attire ranging from running shorts and brightly colored sneakers to neutral walking shoes and business suits, the group takes part in “Who’s Walking Wednesdays,” part of an initiative to get moving for health and wellness.
More than 1,000 Montgomery County school children began the school year with new backpacks and school supplies thanks to the generosity of some Potomac residents.
Animals can help patients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders heal.
Wearing her long dark hair in pigtails and a backwards baseball cap, Leah Schuman peered curiously over a low fence into a pen of miniature llamas.
Local governments, clinics offer free immunizations for all and physical exams for the uninsured.
As the lazy days of summer wind down, beach trips, lemonade stands and lax bedtimes give way to alarm clocks, textbooks and backpacks. Public health officials say that a back-to-school list should include more than pencils and paper. For many, the first order of business is a well-child physical, a dental exam and required immunizations.
Tour will raise money for local charities.
A French provincial home, often used for elegant entertaining, will be open to the public for a few days this fall.
Couple hosts ice cream social to get all children ready to start school.
When Margo Fonoroff worked as a teacher, media specialist and principal in Montgomery County Public Schools, she recalls the first days of school as being filled with excited children clad in new clothes and shoes and carrying new backpacks. They had pencils and notebooks and calculators and were ready to begin a new school year. For some students however, the start of the school year brought shame.
Wheelchair accessible bathroom doesn’t have to be utilitarian.
After Curtis Brand was diagnosed with amyotrophic laterals sclerosis (ALS) and he could no longer climb stairs, he and his wife, Judith, had to make the difficult decision to sell their home in northwest Washington, D.C. They then purchased a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property on the 18th floor of Turnberry Tower in Arlington.
Event will highlight resources available for long-term care planning.
Antonio M. Taguba says his life changed forever during a family reunion in 2006, starting with an announcement from his mother.
Getting in shape while raising money for charity.
Rain poured from a gray March sky. Drenched racers wound their way through Washington, D.C. before spilling across the finish line at R.F.K. Stadium, their running shoes heavy and soaking wet.
Experts praise the benefits of free play for children.
What was once a time for catching fireflies, swimming and exploring has evolved into a period of elite day camps, academic enrichment classes and top-dollar sports clinics.
Design ideas for beach homes.
As the sweaty days of summer slog on, many are dreaming about a home by the sea, a wistful retreat where cares flow as freely as an ocean breeze.
From swimming to fireworks, safety precautions for a festive Independence Day.
It was a near accident at camp last summer that sparked action by one parent. Elementary school-aged campers splashed in the pool. Everyone was having fun. Then tragedy almost struck.
Experts offer suggestions for avoiding summer brain drain.
While summer is opportunity for fun, it can also be a breeding ground for stagnation.
Experts say 3D printing can open a world of imagination and critical thinking.
Adonis Gonzales had always wanted to become a master electrician, but when he was asked to leave high school at 16 because of a poor attendance record, his prospects looked bleak.
Local landscape architects offer suggestions for updating.
As summer gets underway, so does time spent outside. The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released the results of its 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Survey, a list of trends in outdoor design that yields a bounty of backyard design ideas. From adding a pond to planting a garden, local landscape gurus explain how these trends can be used to transform an outdoor space into a favorite escape.
Quarry Springs model grand opening set for June 28.
The developers of a new, luxury condominium complex unveiled the project’s clubhouse recently.
Local financial experts offer advice for assessing financial health.
For those who set financial goals in January, perhaps as part of a New Year’s resolution, the beginning of summer provides an ideal opportunity to re-access those targets, say financial experts.
Tips for averting summer danger.
It’s a familiar call. The sun beams down from mid-summer sky. Temperatures rise above 95 degrees Fahrenheit, but safety conditions start to plummet.