TYSONS, Va. — It is kind of hard to believe, but after last winter’s snow drought was followed by some measurable March snow, we’re already into our second winter storm of the 2013-2014 winter. In as many days, no less. The snow wasn’t really measurable yesterday; just enough to make it pretty before the mixed [...]
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CHANTILLY, Va. — As the parent of a five year old son, LEGO® has become a big part of our lives again, so I was pleased to see another LEGO® event was going on last weekend. As LEGO® events go, Brickfair, held annually at the Dulles Expo Center may be the biggest and best out [...]
The Town of Vienna, Va.’s preeminent historian Mayo Sturdevant Stuntz, aged 97 years, has died. Stuntz was a lifelong resident and co-author of the book “This Was Vienna, Virginia” that was published in the late 1980s. He visited my social studies class and shared with us his memories of the town.
My brother Christopher, who provided [...]
Last week, I was pretty happy to learn from WTOP that the Fairfax County area was not likely to get hit hard by the Brood II cicadas this year. However, today I heard a report that said we’re going to get them though mostly in the suburbs – Billions of cicadas to emerge this season.
Fairfax County to see minimal number of cicadas – WTOP/AP
Recently, a co-worker was wondering when the cicadas would come out. I remembered the Brood X appearances in 1987 and 2004, but did not remember the Brood II cycles. Now, I know why — BeltwayLand is on the outskirts of Brood II’s range. I am not [...]
This Sunday at Gunston Hall near Lorton, Va. is Britain on the Green (BOG) a celebration of British cars. It looks like it will be a nice day, so if you love Triumphs, Jaguars, MGs and so on like I do, stop on by. The Capital Triumph Register description:
Past shows have featured nearly 200 [...]
In the last few weeks, Metro rail cars have begun traveling up and down the Silver Line. The tracks, at least east of Tysons, have been energized and testing is ongoing.
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Big changes are coming when the Silver Line opens, some of them outlined in this Dr. Gridlock update from earlier [...]
Capital Beltway: All major Woodrow Wilson Bridge related construction complete with new Telegraph Road interchange
The completed Telegraph Road interchange near Alexandria, Va. concludes the nearly 13 year project to rebuild the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and approaches on the Capital Beltway (I-95 & I-495)
But Ol’ Man Winter, he just keeps trollin’ along.
TYSONS, Va. — Just outside the Capital Beltway, 4 inches of spring snow have accumulated.
Travel between Alexandria’s West End through Arlington (Ballston in particular) to Tysons was fine. Slushy on occasion, but not icy.
PREVIOUSLY: Alexandria, Va. March 25, 2013 snow fall total at 8:35 a.m.
Recently, I overheard somebody praising the new Transurban I-495 EZ Pass Express Lanes (also known as HOT Lanes for High Occupancy or Toll) because “they respond to the marketplace in real time” or something along those lines. Overall though, the marketplace response seems to be “not interested.”
Over the first few months of operation, the [...]