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 …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Brunch, flowers, chocolates, a day at the spa. What is it that Burke moms most want for Mother's Day.
Mother's Day 2012 is on Sunday, May 13, so it's time to start planning. But what is it that Burke moms would like as a mother's day gift? There's always a special meal at a Burke restaurant. Flowers from a local florist, or an Edible Arrangement. Garden plants and supplies from Burke Nursery & Garden Centre or the Wild Bird Center. Craft supplies from The Yarn Barn, The Artful Quilter or Photo Craft. A trinket from one of Burke's jewelers. Perhaps a haircut, a pedicure or a day at a spa. Tell us in the comments what you wish for on Mother's Day, and where your loved ones can find that special gift.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Find great holiday gift ideas at these less traditional locations.
Whether you prefer to make your own art or purchase unique items already made, there are plenty of chances for you to do both this weekend. If you're having a yard sale, feel free to add your information in the comments section. Area Yard Sales: Holiday Art and Craft Shows: Holiday Shopping at Local Thrift Stores:
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Events for the Weekend of Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec.11
The holiday season is in full swing, and we’ve got a weekend planner full of local events for you to choose from. High School Varsity Basketball Home Games Boys: West Springfield HS, Lake Braddock SS Girls: Lake Braddock SS, Falls Church HS, Annandale HS Falls Church High School Craft Show Concerts and Shows: Holiday Themed Events:
Friday, December 2, 2011
Antiques, office furniture, craft shows and more Dec. 2 - Dec. 4.
‘Tis the season for finding great deals. Check out these yard sales and holiday fairs in Burke and Springfield this Friday through Sunday. Holiday Boutiques and Craft Shows: Yard Sales 9406 Fairleigh Ct, Burke – Furniture, glassware, men’s clothing, small electronics, and more. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3 7702 Mulberry Bottom Ln, Springfield – China, glassware, CDs, formal gowns, Hess trucks, and more. 7:00 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 3 6100 Dana Ave, Springfield – Moving Sale, Everything Must Go – Furniture, antiques, exercise equipment, electronics, kitchen items, tools, and much more. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3 7101 Wimsatt Rd, Springfield – Store Moving Sale, Everything Must Go – Office …