The Jurassic Encounter is going on now at the Bull Run Special Events Center. Visitors can see and interact with over 50 life-size dinosaurs. Some of the dinosaurs are animatronic and so life-like that it might feel like you’ve been transported back to the Jurassic Age. There are interactive activities that are both fun and […]
The heat was on full blast, so it felt great to seek refuge in the air-conditioned Dulles Expo Center over the weekend for the DC Big Flea and hunt for some vintage treasures. The DC Big Flea is held several times a year, and treasure hunters from far and wide descend on the Dulles Expo
This Spring, Cox Farms has been hosting their “Smoking’ Saturdays,” filled with some delicious barbecue and farm life fun. The farm stand at the roundabout on Braddock and Pleasant Valley Roads is open for business, and you can buy vegetable plants for your garden and hanging flower baskets for the porch—you can’t beat their selection
Our bird feeder has been ransacked three nights in a row, and last night we caught the thief in the act. This guy looked pretty well-fed — two entire suet cakes will do that to you. I guess we’ll be bringing the feeders inside at nights until this critter moves on to the next yard.
If you ever wanted to purchase an ex-CIA safehouse/porn set, you’re in luck! The old Filmdex building is for sale. Situated on the Southern border of Centreville, just before the quarry on Route 29, this mysterious location has been cause of much wild speculation about what goes on behind those brick walls. I’ve been driving
Centreville’s newest and most excellent store, Echo Base, is celebrating Star Wars Day today with costumed characters, music, games, and giveaways. While there, browse through their selection of vintage Star Wars toys alongside newer items, such as life-size Grogu dolls, action figures, and graphic novels. May the 4th be with you!
The prettiest hiking trail in Centreville is probably also the best kept secret. It took me over twenty years of living here before learning this trail existed, even though it’s only minutes from our house. The trail is accessed from the western side of the ball fields at Rock Hill Park, which most locals just
Just after 3:00 A.M. yesterday morning, someone smashed out the windows of the Starbucks in the Union Mill Colonnade. The night before, the same location had its door smashed in, presumably by the same person, and the police want the community’s assistance in finding this suspect. Here’s a photo of the crime in progress, captured
US News and World Report just released their annual rankings of the nation’s high schools. Fairfax County has always been lauded for our schools, though lately we seem to have a little less swagger in our step after the clumsy handling of the Covid-19 virtual learning and Thomas Jefferson’s admissions practices. Despite that, TJ ranked
If you like your ice cream sliced, diced, and scraped up with a spackling knife, you’re in luck! Centreville Square just opened up a new ice cream shop, and I’m probably the most excited member in our family. Sure, we already have SweetFrog with their frozen yogurt and Ciao’s Gelato, but now, we finally have