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by ARLnow.com Sponsor — March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am 0

Home buyer seminar

Are you considering buying a home in Arlington or the DC area in 2015?

If so, attend this Arlington home buyer seminar in Ballston tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4th.

Three industry experts – Joe Zamoiski of 1st Portfolio Lending, George Papakostas of Long & Foster, and George Glekas of GPN Title – will give an informative talk about the process of buying a home in Arlington. Joe, George, and George have years of experience between them in the Arlington market, not to mention hundreds of successful transactions.

They’ll cover the home-buying process in detail, including:

  • Identifying a home.
  • The offer, negotiation, and closing process.
  • Financing, including loan approval and figuring out what you can afford.
  • State of the Arlington market.

In addition to the above, the purpose of the seminar is to answer your questions. Attendance is kept low to allow ample attention for all attendees. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions during the Q&A or afterwards if you’d prefer to ask a question privately.

Click here to register

The speakers will present for 45 minutes or so, after which there will be Q&A for 30 minutes, when the seminar officially ends. But Joe, George, and George will stick around as long as necessary to answer all questions.

More details:

  • Location: In Ballston at the Residence Inn Ballston, 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203 (map).
  • Parking: Free, on site.
  • Metro-accessible: A few blocks from both the Ballston and Virginia Square stations.
  • Cost: $15 per person here, $20 at the door.
  • Food: Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Questions: Email seminars2015@urbanturf.com or call 703-842-1391.

Click here to register

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Urban Turf.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — February 26, 2015 at 8:10 am 0

Home buyer seminar

Are you considering buying a home in Arlington or the DC area in 2015?

If so, attend this Arlington home buyer seminar in Ballston next Wednesday, March 4th.

Three industry experts – Joe Zamoiski of 1st Portfolio Lending, George Papakostas of Long & Foster, and George Glekas of GPN Title – will give an informative talk about the process of buying a home in Arlington. Joe, George, and George have years of experience between them in the Arlington market, not to mention hundreds of successful transactions.

They’ll cover the home-buying process in detail, including:

  • Identifying a home.
  • The offer, negotiation, and closing process.
  • Financing, including loan approval and figuring out what you can afford.
  • State of the Arlington market.

In addition to the above, the purpose of the seminar is to answer your questions. Attendance is kept low to allow ample attention for all attendees. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions during the Q&A or afterwards if you’d prefer to ask a question privately.

Click here to register

The speakers will present for 45 minutes or so, after which there will be Q&A for 30 minutes, when the seminar officially ends. But Joe, George, and George will stick around as long as necessary to answer all questions.

More details:

  • Location: In Ballston at the Residence Inn Ballston, 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203 (map).
  • Parking: Free, on site.
  • Metro-accessible: A few blocks from both the Ballston and Virginia Square stations.
  • Cost: $15 per person here, $20 at the door.
  • Food: Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Questions: Email seminars2015@urbanturf.com or call 703-842-1391.

Click here to register

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Urban Turf.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — February 12, 2015 at 5:00 am 397 0

Editor’s Note: This post is authored and sponsored by United Social Sports.

Spring will be here before you know it, and that means more than just NBA & NHL playoffs! United Social Sports spring season will start in April, and now is the time to register for spring leagues in Arlington!

United Social Sports continues to give Arlington residents a chance to “get out and play.” From the alternative social sports like DC Dodgeball Capital Bocce, DC Skeeball and DC Cornhole to the traditional rec leagues like DC Softball, DC Soccer, and DC Volleyball, we’ve got you covered as usual.

USS continues to innovate and expand our Arlington leagues offering those who live, work or play here plenty of opportunities to get active and be social.

Below is a list of some of the Arlington / NOVA area leagues. For a full listing visit www.UnitedSocialSports.com and remember to check back often as new leagues are added as permits roll in.

Bar Multi-Sports: Full Lineup

Cornhole: Full Lineup

Skeeball: Full Lineup

Bocce: Full Lineup

Dodgeball: Full Lineup

  • Thursdays @ Crystal City Gateway Sport & Health

Soccer: Full Lineup

Softball: Full Lineup

Volleyball – Sand: Full Lineup

Volleyball – Indoor: Full Lineup

United Social Sports caters to a growing population in Arlington who love to stay active and have a focus on having fun and being social over hardcore victories.

Registration closes for Spring Team Sports on Tuesday, March 31st (or when leagues fill up) and for Spring Bar Sports on Tuesday, April 7th.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — February 10, 2015 at 5:00 am 875 0

Stand Up 2 Cancer Banner

Fire Works Pizza in Courthouse (2350 Clarendon Blvd) will be staying open all night tonight as part of a military veteran’s 24 hour cancer fundraiser.

The Stand Up To Cancer 24 Hour Stand-In event will kick off at 4:26 p.m. and will run through Wednesday afternoon. It will feature late night movies, bar bites buffet, popcorn, ping pong, pizza, cornhole and other fun activities for the wee hours.

There will also be a silent auction featuring VIP Caps tickets, signed hockey sticks and more.

(Alcohol will be served until 2:00 a.m. and pizza until 3:00 a.m. A complimentary movie bar bites buffet will be provided but there will not be full restaurant service overnight.)

The event is being hosted by Pat Malone, a retired Air Force veteran, and timed to coincide with the first anniversary of Pat’s successful, seven hour operation to remove a malignant tumor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

After months of radiation, rehabilitation and physical therapy, Malone is currently cancer-free with the strong desire to both raise money for cancer research and to honor and highlight the dedicated work of his military and civilian medical team at the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed.

Pat is hoping to raise $5,000 during the fundraiser. Fire Works is offering to match up worth of $1,000 of donations from dine-in guests. All donations will benefit Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs.

More information is available at the fundraiser’s Facebook page and Stand Up To Cancer page. The event is being co-sponsored by Sysco Foods and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

The preceding was a promoted post sponsored by Fire Works Pizza.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am 378 0

Urban Igloo logoUrban Igloo is growing in Arlington and needs real estate agents.

We are growing fast in NORTHERN VIRGINIA and need top agents to handle our leads and spearhead our growth.

Are you a smart, motivated person who loves working with people in a fast-paced environment?

Are you interested in real estate, and would enjoy matching people with apartments while having the potential to make $40,000+ your first year?

Do you have a real estate license, or are you planning to get one (with the promise of a great job at the end)?

Do you love working your own hours and being your own boss?

If so, you may be just the kind of person we seek to hire. You can start making money quickly and work in a high-energy environment as a full-time real estate agent with Urban Igloo. Get the experience you need to jump-start your career from a company that’s entrepreneurial, specializes in rentals and is growing fast (that’s why we need you).

What You Need

  • A go-getter attitude and a passion for real estate
  • A background in sales, leasing or real estate
  • An active real estate license or you are in the process of obtaining one
  • Access to a clean, insured vehicle and enjoy driving
  • A smartphone you keep within site, ready to conduct business on the fly
  • Local knowledge of the DMV area and the confidence to share your love of our great city
  • You are comfortable working weekends and getting paid on a commission basis

What You Get

  • Potential to make $40,000+ in your first year with the best rental commission splits in the business
  • Qualified renter and landlord leads to help you grow your business
  • Training and mentorship from some of the best folks in the business
  • Control of your own hours – it’s truly a matter of effort dictating success
  • Tools and resources to close your first deal within one month
  • A gateway to a successful career in commercial or residential real estate or expansion within Urban Igloo
  • A fun bunch of co-workers in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company

To apply for this position, click here.

The preceding article was written and sponsored by Urban Igloo

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 29, 2015 at 5:00 am 4,290 0

MOM’s Organic Market — prominent family-owned and operated grocer, and leading environmental advocate — is set to open its first location in Arlington County this summer at the Verde Pointe development, located at the intersection of Lee Highway and North Veitch Street.

MOM’s Organic Market was founded by Scott Nash in 1987 in his mother’s garage, and since has grown to include 12 locations across the Mid-Atlantic. Known for stocking a higher volume of organic produce than any other grocer, MOM’s takes an active role in environmental preservation and public health initiatives in the region and beyond.

A longtime supporter of renewable energy, MOM’s has been fully wind powered since 2005. In February of 2013, MOM’s started harvesting energy from the sun with their first solar panel installation at their Waldorf, Md. location. The new Arlington MOM’s Market will maintain a free customer recycling center in which compost, commingled recyclable goods, plastic bags, household batteries, CFLs, fluorescent bulbs, shoes, corks, and cell phones are accepted. The organization also hosts recycling drives throughout the year for uncommon or hard-to-recycle goods such as electronic waste, eye glasses, denim, and holiday incandescent string lights.

“This is a great location,” shared MOM’s President and Founder, Scott Nash. “We’re excited to move in to the Arlington market.”

In line with MOM’s environmental advocacy, Verde Pointe has been designed and is being constructed to LEED Gold standards, and will have several major sustainable features such as electric car charging stations and individually remote-controlled thermostats so residents can more closely control and monitor their energy use.

The project — to be delivered in June 2015 — is led by award-winning developer McCaffery Interests in collaboration with architect Antunovich Associates, Clark Construction, and Arlington County, and with strong financial support from Cardinal Bank, Burke and Herbert Bank. It is located on the former site of Bergmann’s Dry Cleaning.

Verde Pointe will contain 162 apartment homes in a luxe residential tower as well as 36 apartment homes divided into townhome flats. The development will have close to 250 parking spaces for its residents and grocery store, will begin leasing in March of 2015 via verdepointe.com. In addition to Verde Pointe, McCaffery Interests is internationally renowned for developing environmentally conscious projects nationwide, most notably the approximately 600 acre Lakeside development on Chicago’s South Side.

For more information on MOM’s offerings, initiatives and corporate structure, please visit http://www.momsorganicmarket.com/. All information on the Verde Pointe development and up-coming plans can be found at http://www.verdepointe.com/. Development and contact information for McCaffery Interests and McCaffery Brokerage can be found at http://www.mccafferyinterests.com/.

The preceding article was sponsored by McCaffery Interests

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 27, 2015 at 8:30 am 837 0

Drs. Natasha Ungerer and Kayleen Gloor have recently opened Clarendon Animal Care, located at 3000 10th Street N., Suite B.

The location previously housed Ellen’s Futons, but has been transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary care facility. Build-out renovations were completed just before the New Year and the hospital has been open since January 5. Drs. Gloor and Ungerer have been delighted by their new professional home and the warm reception they have received from clients and neighborhood residents.

“We really wanted to open in Arlington, and in Clarendon specifically, because there was a local need, and folks around here are very invested in the human-animal bond, which is something we aim to foster by providing the highest quality veterinary care… and I have the added benefit of being able to walk to work!” said Dr. Gloor, who is a neighborhood local.

“We’ve bucked the standard 15-20 minute appointment norm, and have made 30 minute appointments our minimum” said Dr. Ungerer. Both veterinarians emphasize client communication and education as the foundation of their practice.

“I don’t ever want a client to walk out the door not knowing why I chose the tests or treatments I did — or to feel confused about what they’re supposed to do for follow up” said Dr. Gloor, who takes pride in her diagrams, client handouts, and use of non-medical jargon in appointments to ensure clients have the necessary tools and information to make informed decisions about their pet’s care.

The vets’ approach to their clients and patients can be summed up by one of their clients, Stephen Harris.

“[Drs. Gloor and Ungerer] have been taking care of our four legged kids for years and we are so happy they have their practice together now,” Harris said. “They are thorough and thoughtful, they have always made sure we understand everything going on with our kids when they were not well. They have gone out of their way to check up on the pups when they were sick, even calling on the weekends. We just got a chance to check out their new state-of-the-art veterinary clinic and wish them the best of luck with the Clarendon Animal Care!”

Hospital services include: comprehensive medical exams (wellness/preventive care, domestic & international health certificates, and sick pet/urgent care exams), as well as general soft tissue surgery, dentistry, digital radiology, and in-house and reference laboratory diagnostics.

Clarendon Animal Care is open:

  • Monday – Thursday from 7:30am – 7:30pm
  • Friday from 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday from 7:30am – 12:30pm

Check out their website www.clarendonanimalcare.com, or visit them on Facebook. Appointments can be made by phone at 703-997-9776, email at info@clarendonanimalcare.com, or via website request. If you happen to be in the area, feel free to stop in to say “hi,” meet the doctors and staff and get a tour of the clinic.

Reference this ARLnow article and receive $25 off your first veterinary visit.

The preceding article was sponsored by Clarendon Animal Care.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 20, 2015 at 5:00 am 732 0

Looking for a small, affordable, private, Christian day school with a small town community feel? Can you appreciate a school that begins each day with the students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing My Country ‘Tis of Thee?

Then please come visit the open house at Our Savior Lutheran School, which will be held Saturday, January 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Come see a hidden gem of a school which has been in the heart of Arlington providing education and service since 1952. The school is conveniently located close to the Pentagon and Route 50 in Arlington.

Grades Pre-K (age 4 by September 30) through 8th grade are offered with very small class sizes (only 20 students per class).  The elementary school grades have self-contained classrooms, while the middle school is departmentalized.  The  school also has one of the lowest tuition rates in Northern Virginia. The dedicated, caring teachers work hand-in-hand with an active community of families which make this school thrive.

Students are encouraged to start a life of service through various opportunities:

  • Weekly chapel offerings are designed to various groups in need for our neighbors in Arlington and around the world
  • Walk for the Homeless and preparing bag meals for A-SPAN
  • Letters to pen pans (elderly members of the church congregation)
  • Stop Hunger Now — the entire school helped prepare dry meals to send overseas
  • Pairing middle schoolers and kindergarteners as chapel buddies
  • Sixth graders begin and start the day by raising the American flag and assisting with the Kiss-N-Ride line

Our Savior also offers many extracurricular activities including a music and a choral program, After School clubs that include foreign language (Spanish and French), a Baking Club and a Geometry Club.

If you are interested in what Our Savior has to offer and why this school shines, please come by the Open House on January the 24th or call to schedule a tour any other day.  The school is located at 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington, VA 22204 Phone: (703) 892-4846, osva.org.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 8, 2015 at 8:00 am 1,169 0

The Eden Center celebrated its 30th anniversary last month — complete with dancing, music, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Local dignitaries, community and business members, and customers joined the celebration. As locals know, Eden Center (6751 Wilson Boulevard) is a Vietnamese shopping center in Falls Church — just across the Arlington border — that offers an “authentic Vietnamese vacation without the jetlag.”

“The Eden Center first opened its doors in 1984 and today is recognized as a major cultural tourist attraction and the ultimate Vietnamese shopping experience. We open a new chapter today by celebrating our 30th Anniversary and the Grand Opening of our newest tenant, the Good Fortune Supermarket,” said Alan Frank, VP and General Counsel of The Eden Center.

The new Good Fortune Supermarket spans an impressive 44,000 square feet and is the largest international grocery store inside the Beltway. It is also the first that utilizes 100% LED lighting together with an energy efficient roof and HVAC. Expansive fresh seafood and produce displays are already attracting customers from Arlington, D.C., Alexandria and Fairfax County.

For local Washingtonians, we are lucky that an authentic Vietnamese experience is right in our backyard. The Eden Center is a cultural and economic home for Vietnamese-Americans and a unique cultural experience for all visitors. The face of Eden Center showcases architectural designs reminiscent of historic and modern day Saigon, including avenues named after famous Generals who served in the South Vietnamese Army. Experience the roots of the culture through the more than 115 Vietnamese restaurants, retailers, and service stores.

The cuisine offered at The Eden Center businesses is one that is most impressive; it attracts patrons near and far.  The Eden Center is the local home to the sought after dishes of phở and bánh mì. Eateries within the center have gained acclaim from popular shows such as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and the Food Network.

The well-known restaurant, Rice Paper, was recently named one of Washingtonian Magazines “Best Restaurants”.  Eden Kitchen, and its famous “Pho Factory” brand of pho is one of the largest restaurants at Eden Center.

Salons abound!  From inexpensive haircuts to hair coloring to permanent make up, the 10 Eden Center salons will take good care of you at reasonable prices.

Jewelry has always been an important reason to visit Eden Center.  Fifteen stores provide a wide variety of diamonds, jewelry and gems.  Eden Center jewelers design and make jewelry on premises. Many of the jewelry stores have been at Eden Center since the 1980′s.  Check out the new stores and visit an old favorite!

Whether you are in the mood for some hot phở, sweet chè or bubble tea, visit Eden Center and experience an authentic Vietnamese vacation without the jetlag. For more information on shops and events, visit www.edencenter.com.

The preceding was a promoted post sponsored by the Eden Center.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 7, 2015 at 10:30 am 734 0

Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolutions at Sand & Steel™ Fitness, a state-of-the-art training facility that opened last week at 109 S. Alfred Street in Alexandria.

A fresh take on the conventional gym model, Sand and Steel™ offers redefined personalized training, nutrition guidance, and unique group classes unparalleled in the industry.

A functional strength training gym, its memberships offer the best of plyometrics, bodybuilding, high intensity training, and gymnastic movements to name a few of its advanced functions. Its team focuses first and foremost on being teachers before trainers, educating clients to get stronger and live healthier sustainable lives.

The 2,400 square foot facility located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Va.(entrance located on Alfred Street), is scheduled to officially opened Saturday, January 3, 2015 with an open house Friday, January 2. Guests received complimentary: consultations, fitness assessments and mini-nutrition evaluations; along with treats, networking and raffle prizes.

Sand & Steel™ hosts a team of trainers that are led by founders Dawn Anderson and Paul Roberts, both of whom are CrossFit Level 1 Instructors, TRX STC Qualified, and Hard Style Kettlebell Certified (HKC). Safety is prioritized in all training movements, with trainers teaching only correct form to minimize any risk of injuries. Sand & Steel™ was founded on the belief that training (like health) should be all encompassing, so naturally custom nutrition programming is offered. Its Jump Start Package includes a customized food journal, instruction and macronutrient training and glycemic index review.

“We are pleased to have the gym open and initial feedback from the members has been fantastic! More importantly we look forward to providing the people of Alexandria first class tailored training at a reasonable value” said Paul Roberts, co-owner and head trainer at Sand & Steel™ Fitness. “Everyone has an athlete hidden deep down, Sand & Steel™ will help you find it.”

Earlier this year, The Club Industry Show, the fitness industry’s premiere expo awarded Sand & Steel™ Fitness co-owner and master trainer Dawn Anderson with a yearlong mentorship from Joe Cirulli, owner of Gainesville Health and Fitness Centers in Gainesville, Fla. As part of the mentorship, Anderson will visit Cirulli’s club over the course of the next year for personalized instruction.

The facility is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages, interests and fitness goals featuring the following amenities, all of which are included in its monthly membership fee:

  • Cardio Areas
  • Advanced Strength Training Equipment
  • Personal Training
  • Nutrition Evaluation
  • Open Gym Time
  • Body Composition and Health Assessment
  • Active Recovery & Stretch Clinics
  • Group Fitness Classes – schedule

Sand & Steel™ Fitness’ mission is to provide a targeted motivating fitness experience for all of its members and guests; its goal: to promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of the community it serves.  A vibrant, no judgment atmosphere, Sand & Steel™ offers community based events and member to member camaraderie.

Monthly memberships and drop in classes available. No sales pitches, the gym and its members do the talking.  There is fit, and then there’s is Sand & Steel™ Fit. Get Steel Strong™.

For more information, or memberships please visit www.SandandSteelFitness.com.

The preceding was a promoted post sponsored by Sand & Steel™ Fitness

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 11, 2014 at 5:00 am 911 0

This sponsored post is satirical in nature. It was written by the DC Bocce League.

Bocce, a sport long linked to elderly Italians that is now popular with the young, urban set, continues to expand its influence in Arlington with a new location along Columbia Pike at the revered P. Brennan’s.

At the helm of this expansion sits the DC Bocce League, which is leading the sport’s march into the South Arlington neighborhood to make way for its upcoming Winter 2015 season. Long rumored to “ruin the lives of children” and known as a gateway for “dads to get drunk,” Arlington residents will find it even more convenient to fall into the clutches of this supposedly nefarious activity.

“Ruining the lives of children is what bocce is best known for,” explains League president, Sarah DeLucas. “And the DC Bocce League will do what it can to forward the sport’s ultimate mission.”

Yet with this new indoor location, it remains unclear how the bocce leadership intends to carry out its scheme as all players must be at least 21 years of age.

For 10 years, the DC Bocce League has transformed itself from a 50-member club into a social sports empire, running bocce leagues all over D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Previously, the League operated only in the Ballston and Clarendon areas within Arlington. However that will change on January 21st, when bocce makes its debut along Columbia Pike at P. Brennan’s. Outfitted in color-coordinated t-shirts and supplied with food and drink specials, weekly prizes, and free parties, bocce players in the DC Bocce League should have no problems enjoying themselves on a Wednesday night.

“And ruining the lives of children,” insists DeLucas.

Yet no evidence exists of this claim. In fact, the opposite was found to be true, as the DC Bocce League commits a percentage of revenues to charity, including organizations that benefit children. When pressed, Ms. DeLucas declined to cite the number of children whose lives were actually ruined in pursuit of bocce glory. It seems only time will tell if the sport’s true mission will ever come to pass in Arlington.

* * *

The DC Bocce League invites Arlington to join us this Winter at P. Brennan’s on Wednesdays for good times, great people, and bocce starting January 21st. Bocce does not actually harm children. The only harm this League might inflict is on the livers of its 21 and over participants. Sign up here: www.dcbocce.com

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am 311 0

Il Forno Ristorante (900 N. Glebe Road) in Ballston has some great specials lined up for the holiday season.

To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American tradition, Il Forno will be serving fish specials Christmas week.

To make the last night of 2014 memorable, Il Forno has a special evening planned for New Year’s Eve. For $55, a three-course, prix fixe menu will be served from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The latter seating will also have a five-course option for $75 — as well as a champagne toast.

(Prices do not include tax and gratuity.)

The restaurant’s non-seasonal specials are just as exquisite: weeknight happy hours from 4:30-7:00 p.m. offer cocktail specials developed exclusively for Il Forno by Francesco Amadeo. There’s also a rotating list of wine and beer specials, which fit well with its small plates menu.

The small plate specials include pork belly with caramelized green apple ($1) and Brussels sprouts with confit turnips, apple vinaigrette, fresh nutmeg and parmesan ($4), to name a few.

Executive Chef Jason Mayle, formerly the corporate executive chef with D.C.’s Stir Food Group, took over the kitchen earlier this year. Since then, Il Forno has seen dramatic changes — particularly with its new brunch menu.

Delivering “tantalizing, new twists on fresh, locally sourced foods,” Chef Mayle makes his goal for the new Sunday Brunch clear: “to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary, including new twists on traditional brunch favorites … like our new, truffle chicken bowl with a ‘truffle-icious’ sunny side up egg, avocado, tomatoes, toasted faro and quinoa, and goat cheese.”

Il Forno is the perfect venue to host luncheons, dinners, or even cocktail parties for holiday festivities. Chef Mayle is offering custom menus for large parties, while guests can enjoy an airy, modern dining space and or semi-private area for special occasions.

For more information, visit www.myilforno.com or call (703) 807-2050.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 4, 2014 at 5:00 am 614 0

An innovative concept in healthcare and wellness has opened in Arlington.

Skyline Wellness Center has been in business since 2008, and provides its patients with “integrative healthcare focusing on the following areas: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, psychotherapy, and sports medicine.”

The clinic’s new Arlington location at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 320, in Rosslyn, is scheduled to open on Monday, January 5 , 2015.  They are already accepting appointments.  It’s their second location, and part of a strategic approach to expand the footprint of the clinic in the Washington D.C. area.

CEO and founder Ivan Santos says that the wellness center provides patients with an experience in healthcare “unlike any other.” Their mission is simple: keeping you healthy and happy. Their goal: finding natural and organic approaches to manage your health and wellness.

“We don’t want people to have to choose between traditional medicine and complementary healthcare approaches,” Santos says, “we give them all the options in one convenient location.”

All the practitioners at Skyline Wellness Center work as a team to offer a natural approach to health care. The experience is enhanced by easy check-in and check-out processes, online scheduling with same-day visits, accepting all major insurance plans, and encouraging email follow-ups with your doctor.

The clinic’s two founders, Mr. Santos and Dr. W. Jean-Luc Sansfaute, refined the clinic’s offerings by putting as much value on healthcare as in the “patient experience”.. Their flagship location in Alexandria expanded earlier this year to accommodate a growing demand for their services. They are clearly on the right track.

“Our patients were and continue to be an important part of our evolution process. We are who we are because we listen to them. They were the ones that told us what they wanted to include in a one stop healthcare clinic and how to combine all practice areas,” writes Dr. Sansfaute, who also acts as the Chief Patient Officer for the clinics.

The wellness center has “led the effort to change how our community views and uses healthcare.”  The new location is more convenient for Arlington residents, only three blocks north of the Rosslyn metro station.

“We are looking forward to becoming more involved in the Arlington community… and continuing to make changes to accommodate patients that value a higher level of service in healthcare.”

To learn more about Skyline Wellness Center, visit their website at skylinewellnesscenter.com.

The preceding was sponsored article written for Skyline Wellness Center.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 3, 2014 at 5:00 am 429 0

In the bustling, fast-paced county of Arlington, a tranquil haven called Oasis Nail Spa has opened at 1918 Wilson Blvd, a short walk from the Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro stations.

Owned by a family that has specialized in beauty services for 15 years, Oasis Nail Spa aims to provide a high quality spa experience for both men and women. Co-owner Kathy Nguyen, a former nail technician, knows of the abundance of nail salons and wants to offer something different.

“We didn’t want to make a regular old nail salon,” said Kathy. “We wanted to create a true spa-like experience that everyone can enjoy.”

A luminous, shimmering chandelier dangles over the main area. Calming music sets the relaxing ambiance and warmly welcomes people as they step into the spa, where they can choose from a wide range of nail, waxing, facial, and massage services. From a standard manicure that includes a paraffin wrap, to a smooth waxing session, to deep-tissue body massages, men and women can pamper themselves with the numerous options at the spa.

Newly opened on October 17, the beautifully-decorated spa has brand new appliances and strides to maintain a clean environment. All equipment is thoroughly sanitized. The spa also showcases hundreds of high-quality nail polishes, ranging from normal nail polish to gel and acrylic.

“We wanted to bring a little bubble of paradise, an oasis, in the midst of an exciting city,” said Kathy. “Sometimes we get so caught up with life that we need to take a step back and relax. People just need to unwind and pamper themselves from time to time, or have some fun with their friends.”

Catering to the vibrant Arlington lifestyle, Kathy wanted to try something unique by hosting exciting “Happy Hour” events every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. During these events, people can mingle with their friends and drink beverages while enjoying discounted services. For December, Oasis Nail Spa is offering 10% off spa pedicures during Happy Hour.

People can host special events at the spa as well by appointment, whether it is a birthday celebration, a bridal party, or just a relaxing get-together. People can bring their own food, drinks, decorations, and music. The spa can provide some privacy for these parties in the pedicure room, which is separate from the main spa area. Group parties of at least six people receive a 10% discount.

“We really strive to surpass expectations through our friendly hospitality and outstanding service,” said Kathy.

To celebrate its opening, Oasis Nail Spa is offering $10 off services of $60+ and $20 off services of $120+, limited one per person.

Oasis Nail Spa welcomes both walk-ins and appointments. To make an appointment, please call 703-522-1918. Hours of operation are: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,916 0

Perched on the 10th floor of The Odyssey, this 1635 SF, 2 BR + den, 2.5 BA, corner unit stretches out behind floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking Georgetown, the Palisades and the National Cathedral.

The master suite and second bedroom with full bath occupy opposite ends of the unit, providing privacy for each. In between are the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Den with fireplace and a half-bath and laundry.

Platinum level finishes include a Viking wall oven and microwave, Wolf gas and electric cooktops, SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Miele washer/dryer, maple hardwood flooring and marble master bathroom finishes.

Other features include:

  • Den with electric fireplace
  • Expansive marble master bathroom
  • Large walk-in Master Bedroom closet with custom Poliform built-ins
  • Two balconies
  • Gourmet kitchen with custom glass and tile backsplash and maple Crystal cabinets
  • 9-foot ceilings throughout

Susan JoyLocated just two blocks to the Courthouse Metro with close access to Route 50 and the Key/Roosevelt Bridges into Washington, D.C., this penthouse is listed at $1,075,000.

Walk to the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Courthouse and many desirable shops/restaurants in the Clarendon/Courthouse corridor.

For more information, call Susan Joy at 703.201.6219, email susan.joy@longandfoster.com, or visit Susan’s website.

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