Category: Local Area
Don’t Forget Your Farmers Markets!
When was the last time you went to your local farmers market? Even though the weather is cooling off, many farmers markets are still open! We recently stopped by the Kingstowne farmers market and picked up all kind of goodies. If you don’t live near Kingstowne, we’re sure there’s one near you! If you are... Read More
Help us support Toys for Tots this holiday season!
Yes, there is STILL time to contribute to #ToysforTots this holiday season! You can drop off new and unwrapped toys at our office (7027-A Manchester Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22310) until Tuesday December 18th! Please consider helping a deserving child in need this holiday season! Gifts for all ages, boys and girls, are appreciated. We are... Read More
AMERICANS – A Smithsonian Exhibit
On January 18, 2018, The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. opened to the public its newest permanent exhibit: AMERICANS. AMERICANS strives to open our eyes to the truths behind some of the biggest events involving American Indian history in the U.S. that many of us thought we understood: the life of... Read More
Stone & Granite: 5 Tips to Keep Your Counters Beautiful
Tip 1: Don’t use all-purpose, ammonia or bleach cleaners Whether you have granite countertops in your kitchen or travertine tile in your bathroom, there is a correct way to clean the natural stone in your home. Many homeowners are tempted to use all-purpose cleaners or bleach to keep stone surfaces clean, but these types of... Read More
Springfield Continues to Grow
With the news of a new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel coming to Springfield, we’re excited to see the continued transforming energy in this region. From the complete revamp of the Springfield Town Center, and all the new restaurants that were opened along with it, to the addition of other hotel chains nearby – not... Read More
Work Hard, Eat Healthy and Local!
We recently heard that Chef Spike Mendelsohn, owner of Great Stuff Eatery (goodstuffeatery.com), We, The Pizza (wethepizza.com), and Santa Rosa Taqueria (santarosataqueria.com) is on-board to open brand new restaurant in the soon-to-be-seen St. James in Springfield. In fact, the press release from the St. James said that we should expect a “communal experience featuring gourmet... Read More
Holiday Baskets with Koinonia
Tom & Cindy’s team recently put together some Holiday Baskets for Koinonia to provide to local families who might need some help around the holiday season. If you also wish to participate in this wonderful program that makes a direct impact on families in our community, please check out Koinonia’s Suggested Basket Items List and... Read More
The St James
You’ve probably heard something about “The St. James,” but what exactly will it be? Our team recently met with a representative from The St. James (https://www.thestjames.co) and he shared that it is planned to be an extraordinary sports complex that will include just about everything one could imagine. 50,000 square-foot fitness center with classes and... Read More
11th Annual Toy Drive
From now through December 18, 2017, our office will be collecting new unwrapped toys to contribute to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. To add to the support from our community, the Tom & Cindy team will match the value of total donated toys, up to $2,000! To learn more about Toys for... Read More
Wegmans is coming to the Hoffman Town Center!
The rumors are true. StonebridgeCarras, a real estate developer, recently announced that the Wegmans grocery chain officially signed a lease to anchor the Hoffman Town Center, in Alexandria, VA. Wegmans is planned to be on the second level, occupying 84,000-square feet, to allow room for several yet-to-be-leased active retail businesses on the street level. The... Read More