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Sita Adhikari (center) receives check from Vienna Foodies fundraiser.

Vienna community rallies to support local Dairy Queen franchise

Rachel Schlueter, Opinion Editor June 3, 2021

Nestled at the edge of the Vienna Plaza shopping center, the Vienna Dairy Queen is the epitome of friendly small-town business.  Sita Adhikari has owned Dairy Queen since 2009. Customers are always...

Northern Virginia Grocery Store Review

Northern Virginia Grocery Store Review

Krutika Joshi and Rachel Schlueter April 20, 2021

Northern Virginia’s plethora of grocery stores provides not only reliable access to a variety of food, but one of the only ways to step out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stores like Giant and Whole...

Vienna Foodies Work to Make Positive Impact in Vienna Community

Vienna Foodies Work to Make Positive Impact in Vienna Community

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021

Over the past months, heart signs made by the group Rustic Love have been appearing in lawns all over Vienna. The charismatic hearts seem to cheer up every lawn they touch. Little is it known, however,...

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Vienna Says Goodbye to Amphora After 44 Years

Katie Bartlett, Editor-In-Chief March 2, 2021

Whether it be late-night munchies, 11 a.m. brunch or post band-practice meals, there was always one place that Vienna locals could count on: Amphora Restaurant and Diner. After 44 years of all-day breakfast,...

PHOTO COURTESY OF TAMANNA RUMEE

6 COVID-safe Volunteer Opportunities in the DMV

Christina Luckett, Editor-In-Chief December 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many volunteer activities have been cancelled. However, there are a variety of COVID-safe ways you can continue to help out in your communities. Here are just six.   Virtual...

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Holiday light displays to check out in the DMV

Kirsten Carl, Lifestyle Editor December 19, 2020

As the 2020 holiday season approaches, there is still fun to be had in viewing holiday light shows around the area. Socially distant walks, drive-thrus and even ice skating light shows in the DMV area...

Little Libraries provide masks and hand sanitizer during pandemic

Little Libraries provide masks and hand sanitizer during pandemic

Adam Miller, Community Editor 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...

Great Falls National Park. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

6 Outdoor Day Trips to Explore in the DMV

Madison Dietrich, News Editor 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 for Science and Technology

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

Christina Luckett, Katie Bartlett, and Claire Moeser 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

Mehru Adnan, News Editor 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...

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

5 small businesses in Vienna you can support during the pandemic

Madison Dietrich, News Editor 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

Vienna Wolff , Katie Barlett, and Caleb Callen 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...

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