Thursday, January 3, 2013
Burke Gems and Beads sells materials such as beads, wiring and gemstones used for jewelry making.
A new shop specializing in beading, gems and other jewelry making materials is hoping to serve as a local hotspot for Burke and Northern Virginia residents who have an interest in crafts. “There are very few bead stores in Northern Virginia that carry the variety of gems used by and sought after by crafters,” said Olya Yampolsky, owner of Burke Gems and Beads. Burke Gems and Beads quietly opened at 9415-A Old Burke Lake Rd on Nov. 1, 2012 without a grand opening, but Yampolsky said the store has been warmly received by community and called the positive response encouraging. “We’ve only been promoting the store through word of mouth and fliers because I’m trying to save money, but it’s been great,” said Yampolsky, who immigrated to the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The store, located in the Burke Village Center, opened late last month.
Visitors to the Burke Village Center may have noticed a new store has replaced the former Burke Pet Center. The Pet Nutrition Center opened in Burke on Oct. 30. The store, located at 9546 Burke Road, is the second Northern Virginia location for the center. The original store is located in Woodbridge and has been open for more than two years. The Pet Nutrition Center specializes in high-end pet food. The center sells about 40 different brands of dog and cat "super" or "super premium" foods as well as food for birds, fish and other small animals. The store does not carry live animals of any kind. “We have a line of supplies, remedies, anything you would need for a cat or dog,” said David Shaw, operating partner for both the Burke and …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The weekly farmers market in Springfield is held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This Week at our Springfield Market Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. American Legion Post 176 6520 Amherst Ave. Springfield, VA 22150 Map Delicias del Sur will have two new fillings in their empanadas this week: aji de gallina, which is pulled chicken breast and walnuts in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce; and mozzarella, tomato, and pesto. Tony Fetters Fruit Farm will have Honeycrisp apples, Gala apples, Ginger Gold apples, yellow and white peaches, yellow nectarines, and hopefully some table grapes. Also a new product, peach preserve. Peaches are coming to a end — maybe another week or so for them. Jose and Alma are beginning to pick some winter squash to sell alongside the summer corn and peppers — don’t you love the long growing season we have …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Summer voting has ended, and your choices for best in Burke are decided.
All summer you've nominated and voted for your favorites in Burke and across Fairfax County. We've tallied all the votes, and it's time to announce the winners. The Readers' Choice winners in the countywide categories are listed at this link. The winner's in Burke are: Best Chinese Food Carry-Out in Burke Winner: Duk Wo Asian Cuisine Best Gym in Burke Winner: eMotion Best Pedicure in Burke Winner: Five Star Hair, Day Spa and Nails Best Grocery Store in Burke Winner: Giant at 9550 Burke Road Best Place in Burke to Shop for Kid's Clothes Winner: Kohls
Here are your picks for Readers' Choice 2012.
All summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Wine Store to Best High School. We've tallied all the poll votes, and it's time to announce the winners. This link takes you to the winners of the Burke-specific categories. The winners in the county-wide categories are: Best wine store Winner: Oakton Wine Shop Best comic book store Winner: Big Planet Comics Best place to commune with nature Winner: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Best place to play hookey Winner: Tysons Corner Mall Best spot for a girls' night out Winner: Jackson's Mighty Fine Food Best place to watch the big game Winner: Bungalow Billiards Best place to spot a celebrity Winner: Dulles Airport Best bartender Winner: Josh…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Springfield business is expanding into Fairfax Station.
When Andrew Gause was growing up in Falls Church, a boy in his neighborhood was taking martial arts classes. "My parents asked if I'd like to take classes, too," said Gause. "I was instantly hooked." Gause, who owns Andrew Gause's Martial Arts at 5230 Port Royal Road in Springfield, is opening a second studio in Fairfax Station. The grand opening for Andrew Gause's Martial Arts in Fairfax Station Square will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 5624 Ox Road, Suite E. "There is something different about martial arts that grabs a hold of people, and it hooked me, too," said Gause. By the time he was in 7th grade, Gause had earned his black belt. He spent so much time at the school, he began teaching when he was a freshman at Falls …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Greater Springfield Chamber hosts a free brown bag seminar on Tuesday, August 21.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Patch invite area businesses and nonprofits to a one-hour brown bag seminar where you'll learn how to use Patch.com to market your company and events to our local community, free of charge. Local editors will demonstrate how to post events on the calendar, submit a press release, blog and stay up-to-date with community news. The Patch User Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at Interstate, 5801 Rolling Road, Springfield. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for a more robust, interactive session. Chamber membership is not required to attend this free event.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Donations were collected for the Greater Springfield Chamber's participation in the Governor's Bowl.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
4 More Travel collected 3,261 pounds — 1.6 tons — of food for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's participation in the Governor's Bowl Chamber of Commerce Challenge Food & Fund Drive. The Springfield business was one of more than 25 chamber members that served as collection locations for the first ever Governor's Bowl, according to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce website. “We had from Memorial Day to July 4 to collect the one ton of food we pledged,” said Patrick Barney, co-owner of 4 More Travel. “With only 30 days, we put the word out to all our friends, relatives and travel clients, and they helped us exceed our goal," he said. “Virginians are generous when they see a valid need, and the Springfield area people …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Greater Springfield Chamber hosts a free brown bag seminar on Tuesday, July 17.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Patch invite area businesses and nonprofits to a one-hour brown bag seminar where you'll learn how to use Patch.com to market your company and events to our local community, free of charge. Local editors will demonstrate how to post events on the calendar, submit a press release, blog and stay up-to-date with community news. The Patch User Forum will be held on Tuesday, July 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Interstate, 5801 Rolling Road, Springfield. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for a more robust, interactive session. Chamber membership is not required to attend this free event. A second User Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Free child safety seat inspections and child ID cards with fingerprints on July 21.
The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office will partner with the Burke Target to offer free child safety seat inspections and child ID cards with fingerprints on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their vehicles, safety seats and children to the parking lot of the Target store at 10301 Guinea Road. Trained deputies will ensure that children fit securely in the safety seats and that the safety seats fit securely in the vehicle seat. At the child ID booth, the Sheriff's Office will provide parents with an ID card that includes a digital photo and a set of the child's fingerprints. The fingerprints are taken using quick, clean inkless technology. Scottos Rigatoni Grille of Centerville will…