Launch Day for Tysons Reporter — Today is the official launch date for the website you’re reading, Tysons Reporter. Find out more about us here. Have a news tip? Email [email protected]. As we do on our sister sites, we’ll be starting most mornings with our “Morning Notes” — links to interesting articles and social media posts around Tysons, McLean and Vienna.
New Dining Options Coming to Tysons — “More dining options are coming to Tysons Corner with the arrival of a new Tex Mex restaurant called Rango’s and a trio of Hawaiian-inspired Pokeworks locations starting next month.” [Eater]
Theater Chain Mulling Tysons Galleria Lease — “Experiential movie theater chain iPic Theaters could soon open its second D.C.-area location at the Tysons Galleria mall.” [Bisnow]
Driver Drives Down W&OD Trail — “A motorist was traveling northbound on Park Street, S.E., on Sept. 18 at 11:54 a.m. and was intending to turn into the parking lot at the Vienna Community Center when the driver mistakenly turned onto the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail instead, Vienna police said.” [InsideNova]
Road Closures Near Vienna Community Center — “The Town of Vienna has announced road closures near the community center for repair work during the day this week.” [Patch]
McLean 5K Scheduled Next Month — “The McLean 5K is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. This is the tenth time the event has been held in McLean.” [McLean Connection]
Madison HS Teams Awarded Plaques in Vienna — “The Madison High School Women’s Swim and Dive team, Men’s Swim and Dive team, Girls Soccer team, and Softball team were recognized for both their successes in competition and the classroom. Each 2018 team was awarded a plaque by Mayor DiRocco for their accomplishments.” [Twitter]
All are welcome to help us toast the launch of Tysons Reporter on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike). There will be free Tysons Reporter swag for the first 100 people there and you’ll get to enjoy the Biergarten’s ongoing Oktoberfest celebration.
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McLean Book Sale Raises Over $40,000 for Women’s Scholarships — The Mclean Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) raised $41,204.92 for scholarships, grants, and fellowships for women in its 49th annual book sale. Half of the funds raised go to the national branch, while half are distributed in local scholarships. [Connection Newspapers]
A Tale of Two Restaurant Closings — Shortly after Isabella Eatery’s closure following owner Mike Isabella’s high profile sexual harassment case, Legal Sea Foods has also announced it will also not be renewing its lease in Tysons Galleria. [Eater]
New McLean Sidewalk Completed Along Kirby Road — “Fairfax County recently completed construction on an awesome new sidewalk along Kirby Road across from [Chesterbrook Elementary School] in [McLean] just in time for the first day of school!” [Twitter]
Warning to Fairfax Deer: Countywide Bow Hunt Begins — In an effort to manage reduce overpopulation of deer in Fairfax, Fairfax County has initiated an “archery management program” to run from Sept. 8 to Feb. 23. Visitors to park are warned to be on the lookout for Orange warning markings. Local hunting grounds include Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park and the Scotts Run Nature Preserve. [Fairfax County]
Photo via Fairfax County
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