I obtained a double major in both English and Government from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. While studying at George Mason, I was a founding member of The Stylus, a student operated newsletter for the Arlington campus. I enjoy covering topics including local business and arts. I take and edit my own photographs and videos as well.
SkyBitz, and a changing economy.
Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, yet Virginia has been falling from grace on CNBC’s ‘Top States for Business’ ranking, dropping to number 12 on this year’s list.
Ribbon cutting at downtown Herndon street.
On Tuesday, June 16, residents of Herndon celebrated the reopening of the new and improved Station Street. Mayor Merkel, economic development manager Dennis H. Holste, Jr., former mayor Michael O'Reilly, Melissa Jonas and town councilmember Jasbinder Singh were some of the local officials who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the corner of Station and Center Street.
Music and calls for art at Hendon art gallery.
On Thursday, June 25, the International Songwriters Collective (I.S.C.) Tour made a stop at ArtSpace Herndon. Three musicians-singer songwriters are on a one-month tour: Jimmy Robinson from New Orleans, Lily Kiara from Holland, and Floatstone (born Brick de Bois) from Antwerp, Belgium.
New dining in the Reston area.
Spring brought several new restaurants to Reston Town Center, including the NEYLA Mediterranean Bistro which replaced Paulo’s Ristorante, and Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish tapas restaurant known for its wine list. Bartaco, a restaurant with a beachy vibe and cuisine rooted in Mexican tradition opened at 12021 Town Square St., and has received over one hundred reviews on review site Yelp.
Great Falls Parks prepare summer activities
On Sunday, June 7 Colvin Run Mill Historic Site was active with several events at the historic park. Colvin Run Mill was in action with grain grinding demonstrations, and visitors could see millers turn corn into meal and grits, or wheat into flour using the now restored, water-powered grist mill.
Volunteers sign up to assist in national sports event.
This week, staff affiliated with the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games have been greeting and authorizing the volunteers and participants in the upcoming events at 1800 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston.
18th Korean American Sports Festival hosted in Herndon.
From June 19 - 21, Herndon helped host the 18th Annual Korean American Sports Festival. The 18th Korean American National Sports Festival (KASF) is a semi-annual national event where Korean American's celebrate heritage through sports. Festival President Ahn Kyung-ho said Washington D.C., had been the host to eight successful events. “Korean-American’s are the only minority to have multi-sports events in the USA and I am very proud to host this year’s event in D.C.,” said Sam Chung, chair of the 2015 KASF Organization Committee.
This past weekend Reston Lake Anne Plaza hosted its second annual Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festival. There were three categories for persons to participate in, each with cash and other prizes awarded.
School year ends with choral shows.
Herndon High School Choir presented the Pops Concert on Thursday, June 4 at Herndon High auditorium. This was one of the final concert shows for the year for students.
Mixed-use development adjacent to Herndon’s Innovation Center Metro Station.
On Monday, June 15, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and representatives from Nugget Joint Venture LC (Rocks Engineering) and guests will hold a ceremony to break ground for Innovation Center South, a new 1.6-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Herndon.