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Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Open Hire for Therapeutic Recreation Summer Staff

From Fairfax County:

Therapeutic Recreation is now hiring!  We are seeking staff to work with individuals with disabilities during the summer.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have at least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities.  College course work can supplement the experience hours.  Staff selected for the program will be required to acquire CPR and First Aid Certification for children and adults that is valid through August, 2011. 

If you are interested, please attend one of the following open hire dates:

March 10
May 19

June 1
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Parkway
10th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

RSVP Catering Plays Cupid with Recipe for Romance

RSVP Catering Plays Cupid with Recipe for Romance

From Bunny Polmer:

Whether you're planning a small gesture to say "you're special" or a grand statement proclaiming eternal love, RSVP Catering is read to help Cupid along with strawberries and chocolate.

To help you “wow” your Valentine, here is a recipe and photo for RSVP Catering’s Designer Strawberries. Make them yourself or place an order by Tuesday, February 8. Call (703) 573-8700. Pickup is available at RSVP Catering, 2930 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays or by noon on Saturday-Sunday or at Lawson’s, 13th & G St. NW. Monday-Friday before 3:00 p.m.

RSVP Catering Designer Strawberries

1 lb. strawberries, stems attached

¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3T. unsalted butter

assorted chopped nuts, sprinkles, and/or crunchies


VATF-1 Receives National Defense Industrial Association Award

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has selected Virginia Task Force 1 (VATF-1) to receive the America Secure Award in recognition of their contributions in making the United States a more secure and prosperous nation. The NDIA will present the award at a luncheon, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:30 a.m., at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Academy, 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax.   

Last January, Virginia Task Force 1 deployed two urban search and rescue teams to Haiti in response to the devastating earthquake near Port-au-Prince. They assisted in the rescue of 16 people during their 14-day deployment. 

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Tonight is Chinese New Year's Eve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar. The Asian Community Service Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 12th. The Festival will take place all day long, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, VA. The middle school is located at 3020 Gallows Road. 

The entire school will be filled with Chinese New Year decorations, booths, games, dancing, food, and more. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and even the hallways will be filled with different cultural activities and decor. Admission is FREE and you will get the chance to try great asian food, watch live performances, see the traditional Chinese New Year Parade, draw prizes, and gain Asian cultural exposure. 

Greater Springfield Chamber Hosts Book Drive to Benefit Area Children

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Community Affairs Committee will host a Children’s Book Drive February 2 through April 21.  Children’s books, for readers up to grade 5, will be collected at Chamber events and at area businesses for distribution to local elementary age students this spring.

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

New and gently-used children’s books may be dropped off at participating locations through April 21.  Chamber volunteers will pick-up collected books as donation boxes fill and prepare them for distribution to young residents in the Greater Springfield community.  Book Drive hosts include:

4 More Travel
Austin Grill West Springfield
Balance Interactive (Cary Professional Building)
Community Business Partnership
Comfort Inn Alexandria

The Mason Inn Shows Why Virginia is For Lovers This Valentine’s Day

The Mason Inn Shows Why Virginia is For Lovers This Valentine’s Day

From Heather Freeman:

Fairfax, Virginia –Nestled in a natural wooded setting on the south side of George Mason University campus, is The Mason Inn at 4352 Mason Pond Drive. This lovely oasis is offering lovers a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day with the “Sweetheart Package for Two” as well as a special dinner. The overnight package is priced at $290 per couple (excluding taxes) and includes hotel accommodations; complimentary parking; a pre-fixed Valentine’s Day dinner at the Inn’s restaurant Boxwoods; chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne in the guestroom, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet the next morning.  The package is available Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th, and may be reserved by calling The Mason Inn at (703) 865-5705.