The Great Falls Swim and Tennis Club is a not-for-profit club with 400 active memberships in Great Falls, Virginia. There’s a waiting list for new memberships and an expected wait time of 2 to 3 years. Founded in 1971, the Great Falls Swim and Tennis Club offers swimming, tennis, and social events during the year. [...]
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The historic garden week is in its 78th season in Virginia. In our area, the Garden Club of Fairfax is holding a tour of 5 homes and their gardens with stops in Arlington and McLean. The tour takes place on Tuesday, April 19th from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $25 on the day of the tour and $20 prior to the tour. Stop by Katies Coffee to buy show tickets or call the Garden Club at 703-978-4130. The tour presents an opportunity to see a french country estate in Franklin Park, a residence on Chesterbrook Road with old english bricks, a painted brick cottage-rambler, a craftsman, and a home described by its owners as a cross between a “ranch and a cape cod on steroids.” See you on tour!
Ashburn is an unincorporated area about 30 miles west of Washington, DC in the Dulles District of Loudoun County, Virginia. According to the 2010 US Census, the population is approximately 44,000 residents, and that’s expected to rise with Ashburn’s strong business climate. Ashburn is home to several high tech businesses including Verizon Business, Howard Hughes [...]
The Frying Pan Farmers Market is held at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Virginia from May 4th to October 26th from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday. Baked goods, meats, spices, soups, fruits, and cider are just a few of the items that you’ll find at the market. A master gardener plant [...]
Adzookie wants to paint your home’s exterior. Well, that’s really not what the company wants to do. They want to paint your house and turn it into a giant billboard promoting their company. In return, Adzookie will make your mortgage payment. There’s a 3 month commitment, and the company might extend the offer for up to a year. Of course, there are a few rules and the home cannot be rented or leased. Once the term is complete, they will repaint your house back to its original colors. The offer has triggered a flood of requests.
Make plans to head over to the 2011 Fairfax Farmers Market. The Fairfax Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 8 am to noon from May 3rd through October 25th. The market is located at Van Dyck Park at 3720 Old Lee Highway. Van Dyck Park is a local park operated by the City of [...]
DiggersList.com is an interesting way to sell your cast off items from a recent home improvement project. You can also buy unwanted items from other sellers in a similar position. It’s an alternative to Craigslist and part of a growing trend to reuse construction items rather than filling a landfill.
The Turner Farm is a 53 acre park at the site of a former dairy farm. It’s located at the corner of Springvale Road and the Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, Virginia. The entrance is on Springvale Road. The park is owned by Fairfax County and features equestrian facilities with 40 acres of open fields [...]
Get ready for the 2011 Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market. It’s set for Wednesdays at 8 am to noon from May 5th to November 17th. The Oak Marr Park and RECenter at 3200 Jermantown Road in Oakton hosts the Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market. All Farmers Markets offer a Master Gardner Plant Clinic to answer questions about plants [...]
Get ready for the 29th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. The show features the handiwork of 120 artists and runs from April 14th to the 17th at the National Building Museum at 401 F Street, NW. Tickets are available at the door or on the Smithsonian’s website. Save money and time standing in line by buying [...]
To figure out the right size for the light fixture, first add together the room dimensions; then add 5. Thus for a 13 x 20 foot room, add 13 and 20 plus 5. Then substitute inches for feet. so, in this example, a chandelier that’s 38 inches in diameter would be ideal.
~ Traditional Home, February 2011
Get ready for the 2011 Reston Farmer’s Market. It’s set for Saturdays from 8 am to noon starting on May 7th and running through October 29th. The Reston Farmer’s Market is located at the Lake Anne Village Center on Village Road which is off Baron Cameron Avenue. A Master Gardner Plant Clinic will be available [...]
The Herndon Farmer’s Market is held on Lynn Street close to Station Street in Herndon, Virginia. The Herndon Farmer’s Market runs from May 5th to October 27th from 8 am to noon on Thursday. A master gardener plant clinic is held at the market to answer your questions about plants in your garden.
A farmer’s market is all about freshness. It’s an easy way to have access to fresh fruits, meats, vegetables and other products from local vendors. In Fairfax County, the following farmers markets are supervised by the Fairfax County Park Authority through the Community Horticulture office at Green Spring Gardens: Annandale, Burke, Fairfax, Frying Pan, Herndon, [...]