Talk Conversations

Meet McLean

Safe Community Coalition

Meet Courtney Brown, President of McLean’s Safe Community Coalition [SCC]. The mission of the SCC is to provide programs and resources to reduce stress, foster mental wellness, and empower our youth to thrive and make responsible choices about their health and safety....

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Call Your Mother Bagels

Call Your Mother Bagels

​​Meet Andrew Dana, owner of Call Your Mother Bagels. Since 2018 when the first Call Your Mother opened in Washington D.C.’s Park View neighborhood, Dana,  along with his wife and business co-owner Daniela Moreira, has transformed his love for authentic deli flavors...

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McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer

As spring soccer season gets into full swing, McLean Today talks with McLean Youth Soccer's new program director Michael Newhall. McLean Youth Soccer offers year-round programming for children aged 3-19 years old from the recreational level through the elite level in...

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Fonts Books & Gifts

Meet Amber Taylor, owner Fonts Books & Gift.  In addition to books, Fonts offers journaling supplies, greeting cards, puzzles, knitted gifts, and non-alcoholic spirits. The story of Fonts Books & Gifts I’ve always loved books and I’ve always loved bookstores,...

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Meet Manuel Iguina, Pikoteo

Meet Manuel Iguina, owner of Pikoteo. Pikoteo, a Latin American-inspired eatery, opened its doors in April, featuring great cocktails, inspiring food and glam atmosphere. Since then, it's become the go-to spot in the neighborhood, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner....

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Playful Pack

Meet Scott and Tyler Parker — owners of Playful Pack, a boarding and doggie day care business in the Chesterbrook Shopping Center. For Tyler, it's also personal as he lives here with his wife Alyssa [a co-owner] and two daughters, one at McLean High School and one at...

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Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Meet Lara Stuckey, owner, Fluffy Thoughts Cakes. In 2010, Stuckey transformed her passion for both art and baking into neighborhood bakery. Since then, Fluffy Thoughts Cakes has become a local institution and an award-winning inventive wedding cake shop. The store,...

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Art in Motion Dance

On McLean Day, May 18, the dance students from Art in Motion Dance who take lessons and practice at the McLean Community Center will once again take the performance stage giving audiences a spectacular show. Allie O"Hare, creative director and owner of Art in Motion...

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Sebastian Grand

Meet Sebastian Grand,  conductor of the McLean Symphony joined by Mary Brambley, Board Chair and viola player of the McLean Symphony. The all-volunteer symphony — except for the conductor and the historian — meets for rehearsals weekly about nine months a year at the...

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Meet Doug House, Chain Bridge Cellars

Meet Doug House, owner, Chain Bridge Cellars. We learn how a University of Virginia philosophy major came to be in the wine business.  A visit to this neighborhood wine shop, which features a wide array of vintages as well as offering free tastings and classes, should...

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