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National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

For more than 20 years, the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works department has offered the “Rake ‘Em to the Curb” leaf-collecting program, vacuuming up more than 1, 400,000 pounds of leaves each fall season, from October through January. For a leaf collection schedule and a map, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8378.

“Our leaf collection program is very popular with the community and we encourage our customers to utilize the earth-friendly options to dispose of leaves--whether it’s raking leaves for collection, creating a compost pile or using shredded leaves as mulch for plants,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. 

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

 

The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the need to prepare your kids for school and get the house in order is right around the corner.

The City of Falls Church wants to make sure your transition from summer to fall is flawless, and are hosting a Recycling Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, September 8 where city residents can bring a variety of items including used electronics, cell phones, clothing and textiles, bicycles, printer cartridges, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical supplies like crutches to be recycled, reused, or donated to charity.

Paper shredding will also be available to residents and volunteers are needed.

For more information and volunteering, contact Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Along with two other top designers, Marika Meyer discusses reasons to hire an interior designer

Hiring an interior designer has often been thought of as a luxury. But in reality, a designer can save you time and money.

Interior Designer Marika Meyer joined designers Barbara Hawthorn and Skip Sroka at the Washington Design Center last week to Demystify Interior Design. Moderated by Washingtonian Senior Editor Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion focused on when and why you should hire a designer.

According to Meyer, designers offer:

MANASSAS CITY SHARES MONEY-SAVING TIPS for WATER BILL

Spring is a time for many to run their lawn sprinklers and start washing their cars outside, which can increase water bills and waste water. The City of Manassas takes water conservation seriously, so much so that in the past five years, they’ve decreased sewer flow by more than 123,000 gallons per year, saving the City of Manassas $775,000, as part of an aggressive inflow and infiltration program. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Bike to Work Day: May 18

Bike to Work Day: May 18

On Friday, May 18, Greater Springfield area commuters have a great opportunity to ditch the traffic and congestion that they experience in their cars and ride their bikes to work on Bike to Work Day (BTWD), sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. It’s a great chance to get some fresh air, enjoy the network of bike trails in the area, meet fellow bicyclists, and make a difference reducing road congestion and air pollution, even if it is just for one day.

Starting at 6:30 a.m., area bicyclists can gather at one of two local BTWD pit stops. The Burke Pit Stop will be hosted at the Burke VRE Station near the train platform. The Springfield/Metro Park Pit Stop is located at the gazebo on Walker Lane. At each pit stop, bicyclists who are on their way to work will find health-conscious refreshments and giveaways, friendly smiles, and lots of encouragement.