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Little Libraries provide masks and hand sanitizer during pandemic

Little Libraries provide masks and hand sanitizer during pandemic
November 6, 2020

Book exchanges or public bookcases have been a longstanding method of sharing books within a community. They are usually a small, mostly unmonitored structure that houses books that anyone can take or...

6 Outdoor Day Trips to Explore in the DMV

Great Falls National Park. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
November 6, 2020

With COVID-19 putting a snag in many indoor activities and plans, getting outside is as important as ever for maintaining relationships and mental health. There are an abundance of options in the DMV for...

Thomas Jefferson High School’s decision to change to lottery-based admissions provides more opportunities for diversity

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
November 5, 2020

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ), the somewhat prestigious, number 1 ranked public high school in the U.S., recently made the decision to shift from a merit based admissions...

7 Black-owned restaurants you can support in NoVA & DC

7 Black-owned restaurants you can support in NoVA & DC
June 10, 2020

With the recent nationwide protests and Black Lives Matter movement, many people have been wondering how they can help the cause. One of the more underrated ways to do your part is supporting Black-owned...

5 small businesses in Vienna you can support during the pandemic

Bear Branch Tavern is currently offering contact-free order pick up at their location on Maple Ave.
May 14, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 prompting stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, small businesses around the world have been forced to lay off workers, pause service temporarily or even shut...

New restaurants pop up in Vienna

New restaurants pop up in Vienna
A variety of new restaurants are preparing to share delicious dishes with Vienna residents.
October 25, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. Ben and Jerry's A new Ben & Jerry’s in Vienna Shopping Center opened Sept. 21. They offer a variety of flavors...

National Cherry Blossom Festival continues to excite many with “Petalpalooza” celebration

National Cherry Blossom Festival continues to excite many with
April 13, 2018

Throughout the past month, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has been in full bloom in our nation’s capital. In 1912, Japan donated 3020 cherry blossom trees to the United States in an act of friendship...

A school spirit that carries through generations

A school spirit that carries through generations
April 3, 2018

The Lees, Pantzers and Colberts all are multi-generational Madison families. They returned to Vienna to raise their children in the area, touting Madison’s reputation and community spirit as the reasons...

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