Friday, November 30, 2012
The business has leased the Nachman Building in downtown Herndon.
A coffee shop and cycling store is coming to downtown Herndon. Mayor Lisa Merkel announced Friday afternoon that Green Lizard Cycling, a bike shop and espresso bar will be opening in the Nachman Building on Lynn Street this spring. Most recently the Chabad of Reston-Herndon used the building. The Nachman Building is also known for being the first in Herndon to take part in the Council for the Arts of Herndon's downtown mural project. What else would you like to see come to downtown Herndon? [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.]
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Event will feature local vendors and holiday gifts while benefiting military families.
The second annual Helping Others Home for the Holidays event at JJ Deli will include many area vendors and business for some local holiday shopping while supporting a good cause on Friday, Nov. 30. Home for the Holidays will support Fisher House, a group that helps provide military families a home away from home when they’re visiting with their soldiers who are receiving treatment at military medical centers. The event, which takes place from 4-9 p.m., will feature items such as Stella and Dot jewelry, local art, Scentsy, home decor, local wines for tasting and for sale, and much more. New Herndon vendors this year include Canine Carousel and Herndon Florist. Other vendors are joining from throughout the area, including Leesburg, Sterling…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Herndon Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Herndon Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. We know there are dozens of locally-owned small businesses participating in the Herndon area — you can look up which Herndon businesses are participating here. Participants include Elden Street Cleaners, Ice House Cafe, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, Dominion Animal Hospital, Maude, The Breeze and many, many more. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses …
Northern Virginia's economy is relatively strong, but the looming threat of sequestration has some shoppers nervous.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, holiday parties—it's an expensive time of year. According to the National Retail Federation's national holiday consumer spending survey (conducted by BIGinsight), the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, décor, holiday cards, entertaining and other things this season. That's a minor increase from $740.57 — the amount shoppers spent last year. Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” Unlike other areas of the country, the fiscal cliff and sequestration are really on the minds of thousands of federal employees and government contractors. With that in mind, will you be more…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A new study by ShopAdvisor shows there were very good deals on toys in 2011 on days other than Black Friday.
Big retailers including K-Mart, Walmart and Target have announced Black Friday deals available as early as Thanksgiving night in 2012. But ShopAdvisor, a deferred shopping vendor that connects consumers' initial interest in a product with their eventual purchase, found Black Friday sales are not the best of the holiday shopping season. "Our experience tracking more than a hundred million products shows that although Black Friday may be a good day for shopping, there are 'blacker' days to be found during the holiday shopping season," said Scott Cooper, CEO of ShopAdvisor on PR Newswire. According to the ShopAdvisor study: ShopAdvisor suggests holiday shoppers, "watch for sudden price drops and avoid price spikes that often last only a day …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sinclair is a longtime community volunteer.
Those who have been to Friday Night Live, or just about any other event in Herndon that requires volunteers, have run into Dave Sinclair. The Herndon resident and nonstop community volunteer and his significant other Pam Slabaugh will be leaving Herndon to move to Folly Beach, S.C. after the holidays. Friday Night Live is hosting a going-away party for the pair at The Breeze in downtown Herndon this Friday. The event begins at 8 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community. Community members who know Sinclair or Slabaugh are welcome to attend to give them their best. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our weekly, daily or breaking news emails.]
Target, Kmart included in turkey day sales. Is it too early to start Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day?
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year — starting Thanksgiving Day, right after you put away the pumpkin pie. Walmart, Target and Kmart are planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Why doze off in a turkey slump watching football when you can be out taking care of holiday shopping business? Walmart will offer, beginning at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, holiday gifts for the entire family while supplies last. That includes an electric scooter for $79, a steam mop for $39 or men's jeans for $9.50. Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for a Nook, TV and Nikon camera. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Holiday events will take place in November and December.
Herndon's Hometown Holidays will celebrate the joy of the winter holidays this month and next month with a variety of events. Here are this year's Hometown Holidays events: • Towne Square Singers' Holiday Concert - "Decembers Past" The Towne Square Singers will perform favorite musical numbers from their holidays shows of the past 30 years. Performances are Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Elden Street Players' Industrial Strength Theatre. Tickets are $12. Call 703-787-7300 or visit www.Herndon-VA.gov. • Holiday Homes Tour of Herndon Visit some of Herndon's historic and new homes all decked out for the holidays on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at Herndon Florist (716 Lynn St.), …
Herndon Middle School is hosting a free basketball clinic for kids 5-8 tonight.
See what's happening in our area this weekend. For more information about an event, click the bulleted link. FRIDAY • Free Basketball Clinic - A free basketball clinic will be held for children ages 5-8 at Herndon Middle School at 6 p.m. Friday. • Red Cross Blood Drive - US Geological Survey in Reston is hosting a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. SATURDAY • Refresh Rwanda: Water for Life 5K - The Refresh Rwanda 5K will take place at South Lakes High School in Reston at 7:30 a.m. • FCCPAAA Holiday Bazaar and Coat Drive - The holiday bazaar and coat drive, hosted by the Fairfax County Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, begins at 10 a.m. at RCC Lake Anne. • Southview Community Day - Southview Community Church is holding …