The Woodbridge Living Top 10 in 2010

It’s that time of year — time to roll out our list of local businesses that we’ve chosen as the 10 best independent small businesses in our area. We’re all over the map with these, as they represent businesses that include food and beverage, skis and bikes, fine cuisine, incredible pies, pizza, sparkling jewelry and … Continue reading

Mom’s Apple Pie Company: Pie Perfection

At Mom’s, it’s all about the pies. Yes, they’ve got breads and cookies, too. But this place is called Mom’s Apple Pie Company for a reason: they excel at making pies. Blackberry, Sour Cherry, Butter Pecan Apple and Shenandoah Peach crumb pies; Wild Blueberry, Raspberry Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb and, of course Apple pie. Pumpkin, Sweet … Continue reading

Gar-Field Holiday Crafts Show

Some 150 artisans and crafts-people will gather at Gar-Field High School this Saturday, Dec. 11, to display and sell a variety of arts and crafts at the annual holiday crafts show from 9am to 3pm. The show is being put on by the Gar-Field High School Orchestra Boosters in support of the school’s orchestra. There … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday in Woodbridge

Saturday, Nov. 27 — It’s “Small Business Saturday” today across the country. If you’ve watched any TV leading up to this Thanksgiving weekend or listened to the radio, you’ve probably heard the promotions for it. Sponsored by American Express, it’s their attempt to place the focus for one day across the country on independent, local … Continue reading

Black Friday Shopping Gets Early Start at Potomac Mills

Friday, Nov. 26 — At Potomac Mills, it may as well have 12 noon, rather than midnight as Black Friday got underway today. Thousands of cars and shoppers streamed into the mall’s parking lot and main entrances as midnight approached. Parking spaces filled up fast, and there was a steady flow of shoppers continuing to … Continue reading

Potomac Mills Mall’s 22-Hour Black Friday Event

Is Potomac Mills Mall trying to make Thanksgiving night into a New Year’s Eve-style event? It’s just possible, as they will open their doors for “Black Friday” shopping at the stroke of midnight tonight as Thursday’s Thanksgiving turns to Friday. They are offering 22 solid hours of Black Friday shopping at the mall — from … Continue reading

Potomac Point Winery

If you take a short drive south of Woodbridge — just beyond Quantico — you’ll find a charming oasis of calm that is soothing to the soul. We’re referring to a new Virginia winery, Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery, which is about to open July 12. And we Woodbridge residents are lucky enough to have … Continue reading