Jennifer van der Kleut

Jennifer van der Kleut

Jennifer van der Kleut (McBride) is originally from the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. She graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University, and has worked for several Silicon Valley-area news publications. Jennifer also worked as a freelance writer and reporter for a few years for AOL and, and she has worked for ABC7 News/WJLA-TV for a time as a web producer and social media coordinator. Jennifer has also worked as as a freelance writer/reporter for companies such as Driverless Transportation,, LifeLock and several other media companies.

This historic renovation diary continues with some discussion about finishes and plans for the unique rowhome in the Parker-Gray neighborhood. more

Home & Garden

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Photo courtesy Operation Paws For Homes

Alexandria-based pet rescue organization has saved thousands of pets that would otherwise be killed at shelters. more




Founder Lindsey Schmidt wanted to share the best places to take her own dog, and now she's learning as much as she's sharing. more



Photo courtesy of Artistic Artifacts

West End shop wins the 'equivalent of an Oscar in the quilting industry.' more



Photo courtesy of Dylan Kough/Smoking Kow BBQ

A BBQ fanatic goes from accounting and federal consulting to the driver's seat of the growing Smoking Kow empire. more




Mellenie Runion's company unofficially started at a dog's birthday party and is officially 10 years old this year. more


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New Hope Housing

Fairfax County staff, faith communities, volunteers and nonprofits collaborate to prevent hypothermia. more


Considering private school?

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What should you be looking for when considering a private school? more


A 29-year resident of the Kingstowne area, Fahrenkopf has appeared in at least 100 films, TV shows and commercials. more