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DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

Manassas Hires Compliance Officer and Releases 2012 Water Quality Report

Manassas Hires Compliance Officer and Releases 2012 Water Quality Report

 

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities recently welcomed Derek Howard as their new compliance officer. A 20-year veteran chemist and environmental specialist from Florida, Howard is responsible for ensuring safe drinking water in Manassas City and working with the City of Manassas Treatment plant operators, the Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Quality. The Manassas Public Works/Utilities Department just released the 2012 Water Quality Report, available in digital format on their website. For information about Manassas City Water Quality, go to www.manassascity.org/waterqualityreport.

Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award from the American Heart Association

Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award from the American Heart Association

(Springfield, Va.) – Greenspring has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of the community’s far-reaching efforts to make employee health a priority.  Fit-Friendly Worksites are identified by the AHA as “employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.”  According to the AHA, the platinum award represents the highest level of recognition for employers that:

·         Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace;

·         Increase healthy eating options at the worksite;

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE DONATES $6,000 of CAKE/COOKIES to USO-METRO GALA

OCCASIONALLY CAKE DONATES $6,000 of CAKE/COOKIES to USO-METRO GALA

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria donated more than $6,000 of cake and cookies to support the servicemen and women at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Ceremony at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. A “Stars and Stripes” centerpiece cake and star-shaped takeaway cookies by Occasionally Cake were on the dessert menu for the almost 700 attendees. Call (703) 647-9638 to register or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“My grandfather and uncle were both part of the U.S. Navy, so it’s with great pride that I’m able to support USO-Metro in their efforts to help the military and their families,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “We are thrilled to be part of the annual awards ceremony where we can help pay tribute to service members that sacrifice so much for us,” said Campbell.

Chamber Hosts Third Annual Book Drive

Chamber Hosts Third Annual Book Drive

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Children’s Book Drive Feb. 11 through April 12. Area business will serve as collection points for children’s books appropriate for young readers through grade six. Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by dropping books off at designated collection points.

“Every child should have books they call their own,” reminds Karen Brown, co-coordinator of the Chamber’s Book Drive. “I know our business community is ready to help.”

This annual book drive has provided many books for children in the Fairfax County Public School system who otherwise may not have had their own to enjoy. “Reading research has proven that children who have access to books and read on a consistent basis fare better in school and are better readers overall,” said Tina Simons, reading specialist at Saratoga elementary. “That’s really hard to do when books are scarce.”

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS TO DEBUT DANCE CLASSES IN OLD TOWN ALEX - Mon., Mar.4,

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS TO DEBUT DANCE CLASSES IN OLD TOWN ALEX - Mon., Mar.4,

 

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will be offering dance classes on Mon., Mar. 4 at its third location, The Athenaeum at 201 Prince Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. The Athenaeum dance classes are only offered on Mondays and Tuesdays. Schedules and fees can be viewed at www.metrofinearts.com.

MFAC of Old Town Alexandria will teach ballet, hip-hop and jazz for adults and children, as well as MetroBarre, the mind/body program, combining the best of Pilates, yoga and ballet barre training.

“We are thrilled to offer our classes to the Old Town Alexandria community...we know that Old Town will be a perfect fit for our programs,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. “Old Town Alexandria is known for its cultural and artistic events, an ideal setting for our MFAC classes,” said Dobbs.