Introducing The Kensington Day Club, exclusively for older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia. The program will be held in-person, Sept. 21 to Nov. 12, 2021, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Kensington Reston.

Experienced memory care professionals will lead small-group activities that enable participants to:

  • Maintain their current level of cognitive ability
  • Express themselves through creative endeavors
  • Develop a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Enhance intellectual, emotional and physical well-being by moving the body
  • Improve connection with themselves through reflection
  • Engage with peers safely and with support
  • Learn, adjust and reinforce knowledge and skills with non-judgmental assistance.

The Kensington Day Club offers comfort and relief to members and gives caregivers time to recharge.

For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please visit: The Kensington Day Club — The Kensington Reston.

A sneak peek at the open-concept kitchen at the Model ReModel. See the finished remodel on this year’s Reston Home Tour.

By Mina Fies, Founder & CEO, Synergy Design & Construction

“New Beginnings” is the theme of this year’s Reston Home Tour, and it couldn’t be more true for me and my husband! After decades of moving around (including in our childhood years), we were drawn to Reston because of the sense of community, diversity, and, of course, the lakes and sense of nature (all the while being right on the doorstep of Washington, D.C.). Now, we’ve finally carved out our own little piece of Reston to call home and are delighted to be part of this year’s home tour and share it with you.

Last month, we shared the story of how our new-to-us Lake Anne neighborhood home was chosen as the 2021 Pro Remodeler Model ReModel. The remodel of our Reston home is in the final stages, and we couldn’t be more excited to include the big reveal as part of the home tour.

Every year, the Reston Home Tour provides us the opportunity to see what’s possible in our community’s homes and to get inspired by the design choices others have made. Fortunate to work with a number of well-known national product sponsors as part of the Model ReModel experience, it was important to us that we used the same products in our own home as we would recommend to homeowners who are working with our remodeling company, Synergy Design & Construction.

We invite you to come and tour our home and see for yourself how we used these products to transform a dated mid-century house into a contemporary home as part of the Reston Home Tour on Oct. 16!

Highlights include:

Reston Home Tour tickets are on sale through the Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT) now! The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RHT is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the tour go towards their mission of preserving the past, informing the present and influencing the future of Reston.

Learn more about the homes featured on this year’s tour and buy tickets here.

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Join Reston’s newest luxury community, Faraday Park, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. on the spacious rooftop for an evening filled with wine and skyline views.

The vibrant community of Faraday Park welcomes you to channel your inner-sommelier for a high/low blind wine tasting on the roof at Faraday Park Wine Tasting, accompanied by bites from a Reston Town Center favorite, Barcelona. Before guests take home an artist’s engraved custom wine glass, they can learn more about Faraday Park with a personalized tour of the brand-new community.

Discover a thoughtfully designed model apartment and learn more about all of Faraday Park’s residences, ranging from studios starting at 465 square feet to three-bedrooms up to 1,499 square feet. With one-of-a-kind amenities such as a pet spa, maker’s workshop, commercial and baking kitchens, and a bike repair service, there is ample space to work and play.

The mixed-use community is just a half-mile walk to the Wiehle-Reston Metro station, a short drive to Reston Town Center, a 15-minute drive to Dulles International Airport, and just blocks from neighborhood staples like Whole Foods and Target.

Register here to experience your future home with a glass of wine and great food.

The days are getting shorter, and hopefully we’re in for some nice, crisp fall weather!

Now is a great time to get your home ready for fall and winter — read below for some tips:

Change your furnace filter. This should be done monthly, not just at the change of season, but most people don’t take this simple step, which can save you money by keeping your system running cleanly and efficiently. This is especially important if you have pets. I set up an automatic monthly shipment on Amazon for an added reminder to change it.

Clean your gutters. Clogged gutters are the leading cause of ice dams, which are ridges of ice on the roofline that prevent water from draining properly and can cause water to pour into your home. Clogging can also prevent water from draining away from your home properly via the downspouts. Downspouts should extend 5 feet away from the foundation. Professional gutter cleaning ranges from $75-250 and downspouts are $10-20 each.

Check the quality of your roof. Stay safe and get out a pair of binoculars to check the singles from the ground. Look for any that are missing, cracked or peeling. Have a professional replace those shingles immediately. The black streaks you may see aren’t dirt, but rather algae and aren’t harmful to the roof. If these streaks bother you, hire a professional roof washer who has the proper chemicals to dissolve the algae. Never power wash your roof! It will damage the shingles even on the lowest setting and voids your warranty.

Store your outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture should be put away each season to keep it looking fresh and prevent damage from high winds and discoloration from rain, snow and even leaves. Outdoor furniture is expensive, so if you can’t store it, consider buying waterproof covers.

Have your fireplace cleaned and inspected. Hire a professional to inspect and clean your fireplace each year. Not doing so can cause creosote to build up, which can cause a chimney fire. Beyond cleaning, have the pro check the firebox and flashing at the top of the chimney to ensure water is being kept out and the overall quality of the fireplace is in good condition. Over time, cracks and poor mortar are expensive to fix; it’s best to catch these fixes early. A chimney cleaning is about $150-250, and the inspection ranges from $80-$250.

Change the batteries in your smoke detectors and check expiration dates. Batteries should be changed every year. Smoke detectors last about 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors for about 6 years. Both have labels with the dates clearly marked.

If you have any questions or want to talk about strategy, please call/text/email. Thanks for reading!

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.

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This is a sponsored column by attorneys John Berry and Kimberly Berry of Berry & Berry, PLLC, an employment and labor law firm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in federal employee, security clearance, retirement and private sector employee matters.

By John V. Berry, Esq.

A reasonable accommodation is a modification to employment conditions or work practices that provides employees with disabilities equal opportunity at employment.

Reasonable accommodations apply to both employees and job applicants in all states and the District of Columbia. Most employees are generally covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but federal employees are covered under a similar law known as the Rehabilitation Act. In Virginia, employees are also covered under the Virginians with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other civil rights governmental entities enforce these laws.

Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation

A request for reasonable accommodation can be formal or informal. Some employers have specific forms covering reasonable accommodation requests and others simply involve verbal discussions between the employee and his/her immediate supervisor or human resources department.

The most typical accommodation involves an employee who has developed a medical condition or disability that requires some changes to his/her working arrangement.

The discussion between an employer and employee is often referred to as the “interactive process,” which means that the employer works with the employee in an effort to arrive at a reasonable accommodation that does not create an undue hardship on the employer. Although the employer is not required to grant every accommodation request, the employer is required to make a reasonable effort at resolving the accommodation at issue.

Examples of Reasonable Accommodations

  • An employee develops a back disability and requests a new chair because his current chair is aggravating his back condition.
  • An employee has developed a serious medical condition and is undergoing medical treatment in the morning. She informs her supervisor that she needs an adjustment in her start time for eight weeks while she undergoes treatment.
  • An employee develops cancer and requests daily breaks at a certain time to take his medication.
  • An employee develops a disability that prevents her from performing her assigned duties so she requests a position reassignment.

For more information, the EEOC has published additional guidance on reasonable accommodations.

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The Kensington Reston is proud to partner with Insight Memory Care Center to host RECONNECTIONS, an engagement program of activities, recreation, peer support and socialization for individuals showing early signs of memory loss.

The Kensington Day Club is exclusively for older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia. The program will be held in-person, Sept. 21 to Nov. 12, 2021, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Kensington Reston.

Experienced memory care professionals will lead small-group activities that enable participants to:

  • Maintain their current level of cognitive ability
  • Express themselves through creative endeavors
  • Develop a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Enhance intellectual, emotional and physical well-being by moving the body
  • Improve connection with themselves through reflection
  • Engage with peers safely and with support
  • Learn, adjust and reinforce knowledge and skills with non-judgmental assistance.

The Kensington Day Club offers comfort and relief to members and gives caregivers time to recharge.

For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please visit: The Kensington Day Club — The Kensington Reston.

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The Kensington Reston is proud to partner with Insight Memory Care Center to host RECONNECTIONS, an engagement program of activities, recreation, peer support and socialization for individuals showing early signs of memory loss.

The Kensington Day Club is exclusively for older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia. The program will be held in-person, Sept. 21 to Nov. 12, 2021, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Kensington Reston.

Experienced memory care professionals will lead small-group activities that enable participants to:

  • Maintain their current level of cognitive ability
  • Express themselves through creative endeavors
  • Develop a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Enhance intellectual, emotional and physical well-being by moving the body
  • Improve connection with themselves through reflection
  • Engage with peers safely and with support
  • Learn, adjust and reinforce knowledge and skills with non-judgmental assistance.

The Kensington Day Club offers comfort and relief to members and gives caregivers time to recharge.

For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please visit: The Kensington Day Club — The Kensington Reston.

Homes have been given new meaning with dining rooms becoming classrooms, spare bedrooms are now “Zoom rooms” or offices, and our bathrooms could probably use a facelift to allow yourself to enjoy a relaxing space for self-care.

Keep reading for the top trends in bathroom design I’ve seen in homes this year.

Updated classics: Tile is synonymous with bathrooms, and the classics are hitting the refresh button with new colors, sizes and patterns. Gone are the days of boring white subway tile; I’m seeing large tiles typically used for flooring on shower walls with no grout lines (easier to clean) in bold patterns and colors. Subway tiles have so many new options with elongated sizes and updated glaze techniques/textures, and I’ve seen them applied vertically instead of horizontally for a completely modern look.

Shower updates: Why not turn your primary bath into an at-home spa? Consider installing a rain shower system with multiple faucets with differing temperatures. A plumber can install this without breaking the bank to give your bath a total refresh. Another luxurious update is a steam shower system, which is truly indulgent and relaxing.

Soaking tubs (NOT jacuzzi tubs): Soaking tubs (separate from the shower) are on the rise, and there are some gorgeous new bathtub styles on the market. It’s vital to have at least one bathtub in the home for resale value.

Also important: don’t install a jacuzzi tub! I’ve had real estate appraisers lessen the home’s value because of these. They’re considered dated and undesirable. Ouch — I have one in my own home!

Wallpaper: I have always loved wallpaper even though most think of it as an ’80s throwback. The new styles are AMAZING, especially the graphic modern designs, which can easily be removed. Wallpaper is a great way to customize your space to your style. There are literally 100,000+ options to choose from! If you’re concerned about resale, the new brands are easily removed with no damage to the walls.

Heated flooring: What better way to treat yourself (and your feet) than to have heating flooring with a timer that automatically heats up at designated times.

If you have any questions or want to talk about strategy, please call/text/email. Thanks for reading!

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.

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This is a sponsored column by attorneys John Berry and Kimberly Berry of Berry & Berry, PLLC, an employment and labor law firm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in federal employee, security clearance, retirement and private sector employee matters.

By John V. Berry, Esq.

One of the larger questions in our security clearance practice over the past year and a half is whether or not the security clearance hearing process will move online permanently and what form it will take as we move to a post-pandemic world.

The clearance hearing process or personal appearance (depending on the federal agency involved) is typically the most important stage of an unresolved security clearance case where an individual is allowed to present their case in person with counsel if they choose. Depending on the federal agency, the clearance applicant or holder can present their case directly to the decision-maker, along with other witnesses and exhibits.

Pre-pandemic hearing process

Pre-pandemic, almost all federal agencies held security clearance proceedings in person. Depending on the agency, the process would vary significantly. Some agencies like the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) held courtroom proceedings with administrative judges. The Department of Energy (DOE) held less formal court-like proceedings with administrative judges. Other federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), often held personal appearances before a designated decision-maker. Intelligence Community agency processes varied but were in person. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Reconnaissance Office typically held personal appearances that were less formal. The National Security Agency (NSA) held cases before a multi-person panel consisting of employees and advisors. In short, every federal agency was a little different, but most cases were heard in person.

During the pandemic

During the pandemic, the security clearance hearing process did not stop but began to change slightly. Cases continued to be adjudicated, and security clearances were restored or denied following the hearing or personal appearance process. Many federal agencies, like DHS, went online.

Other agencies, like DOHA, followed CDC protocol and still held many cases in person in courtrooms but began to experiment with online hearings. For the first time, a number of Intelligence Community agencies began to suggest the possibility of telephonic hearings but also offered in-person personal appearances.

Thoughts on the online hearing process during the pandemic

In general, we found that the online hearing process was useful for many clients. It definitely helped in some cases where clients were in remote locations. However, where cases required many documents to be reviewed as exhibits or had many witnesses or where the credibility of the person was at stake, we found ourselves believing that a return to in-person hearings should occur.

We think that the online hearing process is definitely helpful for some individuals but not others. In cases where credibility is not at issue, and there were a reasonable amount of documents and exhibits to be presented, online hearings could be very helpful in the future. However, where an individual is accused of being dishonest or where large amounts of documents are needed, we found that online hearings were not as useful. Decision-makers tend to get a better evaluation of an individual when they are facing them directly, as opposed to observing them online. Complicated cases are also harder to present online and should remain in person.

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Kitchens have become top of mind for many as we’ve spent more time at home since the pandemic, some developing a new love of cooking! While open concept kitchens (opening up to a family room or another space) are still hot, read below for trends that have become popular this year.

1. White cabinetry

White cabinets look clean and neutral plus help your space appear larger. Dark cabinets tend to look dated and make the room seem dark. White also allows you to change up your wall color over time which is the most affordable way to stay on-trend. Of course, white cabinets are the most appealing to buyers should you decide to sell your house down the road.

2. Extra storage and pantries

Storage of small kitchen appliances, such as stand mixers, has become popular as people want to increase counter space for a more minimalist look. Crowded counters look messy and give a sense of disorganization. The need for pantries has increased over time as many have been eating at home more often and want a place to store extra food items.

3. Kitchen islands with statement lighting

As trends have been moving toward larger kitchens, consumers have been adding kitchen islands as a place to dines — plus they allow family members a place to do work or do homework. Installing a faucet or small wine fridge enables you to grab a drink without entering the main cooking path. Many are choosing contrasting island cabinet colors to add a splash of color. To finish the look, consider adding statement pendant lighting over the island area.

4. Interesting tile

Adding contrast and interest, we’re seeing colorful tiles and patterns on backsplashes and behind ranges as pictured above. Even traditional subway tile has gotten a face-lift with new colors, textures and elongated shapes. Consider grout in a contrasting color or even match the grout to the island color to really tie the look together.

5. Gold finishes

Gold has made a huge comeback in kitchen trends with fresh looks in cabinet hardware, faucets and pendant lighting. There are many choices in finishes as well including matte finishes, mesh and mixed metals (gold/silver/bronze together).

6. Decorative range hoods

Decorative hoods are a new way to add interest and style to your kitchen. They’re available in all shapes and materials such as stone and copper. They can be bought online in standard sizes or customized to make a big statement or to match your kitchen cabinetry.

If you’re considering renovating your space, give me a call! I know plenty of excellent kitchen designers and contractors to refer to you.

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.

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Join The Kensington Reston memory care supervisor and board-certified dementia practitioner, Meaghan Dingwall, for an interactive Ask the Expert presentation to increase your knowledge about Lewy body dementia.

The presentation will take place this Thursday, Aug. 12, 6-6:45 p.m. via Zoom.

Many times, Lewy body dementia is unrecognized and under-diagnosed, and finding ways to make this challenging disease more manageable is essential to improve the quality of life for all involved.

Meaghan will not only help us to understand the signs and potential treatment of this disease but also provide an opportunity for caregivers and families to learn what happens when the brain changes and how to respond in compassionate, thoughtful ways with your loved one.

Our promise at The Kensington is to love and care for your family as we do our own. And we do. We are here for you — skilled. Prepared and ready to participate fully in your care journey.

RSVP online at KensingtonReston.com/events or give us a call at 571-356-9052.

Mina & Mark Fies, Synergy Design & Construction

By Mina Fies, Founder & CEO, Synergy Design & Construction

After nearly 13 years of helping Reston homeowners renovate happy, it’s finally our turn! My husband, Mark, and I have always loved Reston and bought our new-to-us home in a Lake Anne neighborhood in 2020. The midcentury house felt like home the minute we saw it. However, although it was much loved and cared for by the previous owner, it was ready for complete transformation from top to bottom.

As the owners of Synergy Design & Construction, we’ve always dreamed of undertaking a whole home remodel for ourselves. Mark and I moved consistently throughout our childhood and our professional careers, and we were finally ready to settle down in Reston for the long-term. The prospect of turning an older house with great bones into a contemporary home while showcasing the work of our talented Synergy team made it an easy decision for us. We knew it was going to be a big undertaking, but we were ready to create our little piece of home to share with family and friends.

Our enthusiasm must’ve been catching because upon hearing our story, Pro Remodeler Magazine contacted us and selected us to be their 2021 “Model ReModel”! Each year, Pro Remodeler selects a house that is undergoing a complete remodel and follows the progress from demolition all the way through to the big reveal of the totally remodeled home. We were thrilled to be chosen as this year’s featured home! The Pro Remodeler team has been working closely with the Synergy Design & Construction team, documenting every step of the process. Our Reston home was the perfect choice as many of the original 1960s features were still in place from the time the house was built.

See what’s planned for the primary suite as I take you behind the scenes!

Work on the remodel began back in April. As we are remodeling the entire home, we knew we needed to allow time for a detailed design process before construction started. Although Mark and I have been in the remodeling business for many years, we’re finding ourselves experiencing the same things our clients do from debating design preferences and picking out appliances to budgeting and living in a construction zone! We’ve also learned a lot about ourselves (and each other) with the conflicting demands of managing a whole home remodel and a business at the same time!

Even as seasoned home remodelers, we still get excited about appliances! Read more here.

There will be a special feature of our newly remodeled home at the end of the year in Pro Remodeler Magazine. However, we’re delighted to announce it will also be featured on the Reston Home Tour this year. We invite you to purchase tickets and come take a tour! We’ll be there with a warm welcome and look forward to showing you around.

Follow our journey on Synergy’s YouTube channel and at RenovateHappy.com.

Reston Home Tour tickets go on sale soon! Check the Reston Historic Trust and Museum website for updates.

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This is a sponsored column by attorneys John Berry and Kimberly Berry of Berry & Berry, PLLC, an employment and labor law firm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in federal employee, security clearance, retirement and private sector employee matters.

By John V. Berry, Esq.

At Berry & Berry, we represent many federal employees in the workplace, including defending federal employees against proposed disciplinary actions. Despite the common belief that it’s hard to discipline or terminate a federal employee, federal employees do face discipline and termination.

We have summarized below some of the most frequent issues that federal employees encounter and provide some general tips regarding how to avoid these potential problems:

Don’t surf the internet at work for personal use. While many federal agencies are somewhat relaxed in their enforcement of internet policies, it’s important to avoid using the internet for personal use while at work. We have represented many federal employees who are investigated for either inappropriate use of the internet (accessing inappropriate sites) or for too much personal internet use.

Often, we defend federal employees who have used the internet to watch Netflix, check their banking accounts or purchase items on eBay. Keep in mind that, if an agency wants, it can check the websites a government employee has been accessing and determine the amount of internet usage.

Don’t use government email for personal use. Always use your personal email account for personal email correspondence. We have represented a number of federal employees who have been proposed for discipline due to misuse of their official government email account. Sometimes the federal employee’s issues involve using government email for personal use or sending inappropriate correspondence or photos. In addition, avoid using famous quotations or sayings, like inserting a famous quotation below your signature block, when corresponding using your government email account.

Don’t use government credit cards for personal use. We have represented many federal employees who have mistakenly or innocently used their government credit card for personal charges. Not only are many federal employees disciplined or terminated for such misuse, but they can also be forced to repay the funds inappropriately charged to their government credit card. Even if policies on credit card usage are not apparently enforced, do not use a government credit card for personal use under any circumstances.

Do properly account for time at work. We often handle issues involving a federal employee leaving early or arriving to work late — even by 15 or 20 minutes — and without adjusting his or her time records accordingly. The federal employee then gets paid for a full work day. Generally, this is not an issue until a personality conflict arises, which causes scrutiny or an investigation. However, when a time issue does arise, it can result in a time and attendance disciplinary case, along with forced repayment of funds to the government.

Do take performance improvement plans seriously. Most performance improvement plans (PIPs) are designed by federal agencies to facilitate the termination of an employee, rather than to help the employee improve work performance. A PIP is almost always used by management to demonstrate the government’s interest or steps it has taken to help an employee improve his or her performance. However, this is typically not the case. A PIP is almost always a pre-planned attempt to terminate a federal employee despite assertions to the contrary.

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Buyer fatigue is what I call the effect on buyers who have seen so many homes, written multiple offers getting rejected each time, and are exhausted with the buying process.

Searching for a home can be a huge emotional undertaking, and when you are losing time and time again, you start to feel like you will never win a bid. Potential buyers, especially those just entering the market or looking for more affordable options, are getting worn out from having so few options in a competitive seller’s market like this one.

Here’s what you can do about it:

  1. Work with an experienced agent. Ask them how they won contracts for their buyer clients in the transactions they’d had this year. Learning their strategies are vital to you winning an offer!
  2. Don’t be discouraged by the lack of inventory. This market can be frustrating, but waiting for more options isn’t the solution. The best thing to do is push through. Mortgage rates and home values are both on the rise, meaning buyers who wait will end up paying more in their monthly payments years down the road.
  3. Don’t be afraid to go ‘all in’ with your first offer. Make the strongest offer you can from the beginning with a high earnest money deposit, no contingencies, and consider offering over asking or writing an escalation clause to beat competing offers. If you’re worried about waiving the home inspection contingency, buy an excellent home warranty to cover any major systems/appliances that may need repair or replacement after you make the purchase.
  4. Update your wish list. If you’ve lost in previous offers, reevaluate your wish list. You can increase the number of potential homes by broadening your preferred neighborhoods or simply consider homes that may need a little updating, which have less competition. A turn-key home is bound to have multiple offers with escalation clauses and in my experience, are selling in mere days.
  5. Check for back-to-active listings. Ask your agent to set up a search for back-to-active listings, which are homes that went under contract and the buyer backed out. Perhaps they lost their financing or simply got cold feet; it doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the home, which many buyers perceive to be the case and this means less competition.

As always, feel free to call me to discuss buyer fatigue or any other real estate subject. I’m happy to help!

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.

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When many of us were growing up, going to the movies meant standing in multiple lines. First, we had to buy tickets, then we had to wait to enter the theater. Next, the concession line always took forever. Finally, we’d get into the auditorium and make a beeline for our favorite seats, just hoping no one had already snagged them.

Cut to today. The ShowPlace ICON at The Boro is completely changing how we see and experience movies.

Before you even leave the house, you can reserve your seats and order food and drinks online — then have it waiting for you when you arrive. There’s also the option to order at one of the many kiosks in the lobby.

In the auditorium, you’ll find plush, heated recliners, wall-to-wall screens and digital projection. The larger auditoriums are equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive sound and 4K Laser projection.

This 14-screen theatre shows everything from blockbuster hits to specialty films. It even plays big events that are even better when you watch them on the big screen, like UFC fights, concerts and the WWE Summer Slam. For instance, this fall you can watch The MET Opera live.

And be sure to keep an eye out for the anticipated theatre bar and ICON Bistro, scheduled to open in the coming weeks. They’ll feature an entirely new menu, but until then guests can still enjoy select beer, wine and cocktails from the expanded concession menu.

Best yet: For the next several weeks, ShowPlace ICON has a special offer for anyone signing up for Extras, its free membership club. When you sign up as a Tysons member by August 15, you’ll get two free movie tickets.

Enjoy the experience!

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