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Last Day for School Supply Drive Donations

Today is the last day of the school supplies drive at Springfield Mall in Springfield, VA. "Tools for School Supply Donations" started on August 1 and all donations have benefited area school children and have been distributed through Life Acts Community Care. If you have any last minute donations, you can drop them off at the Customer Service Desk today! 

 

The Workhouse Arts Center Presents Art, Wine & All That Jazz Festival

This was sent to us from the Workhouse Arts Center:

The Workhouse Arts Center will present its 2nd annual Art, Wine & All That Jazz festival on October 2!  The festival follows in the footsteps of many historic performances at the Workhouse.  During the 1950s and 1960s, the famous Lorton Prison was the setting for regular concerts by musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.  This year, the Workhouse will welcome back “The Deanna Bogart Band” along with a range of new and exciting talent!

Macy's Shop for a Cause Returns

Macy's will support Civil Air Patrol (CAP) through "Shop for a Cause" once again this year. The event will be held at Springfield Mall in Springfield, VA on Saturday, October 16. Last year, Civil Patrol's National Capital Wing, a nonprofit organization serving the D.C. metro area raised over $1,500 through this event. The organization hopes to meet and surpass these numbers at this year's Shop for a Cause.

 

Snakehead Fish Caught Near Lorton

On Wednesday, September 8, a Northern Snakehead Fish was caught in Little Hunting Creek, near Lorton, VA. This is the only type of Snakehead fish that can survive the winter conditions of the Potomac River.

These particular fish are aggressive and eat their prey whole. While they do not attack humans, and they are not taking over the ecosystem, as some feared a few years ago, they are continuing to spread and colonize throughout the lower region of the Potomac River. Snakeheads can be found in almost every creek; the Snakehead Fish are expected to have a record year.

 

 

 

9th Annual Springfield BridgeWalk

On Friday, September 10, Springfield residents, businesses and other community members are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Springfield Community BridgeWalk in celebration of Springfield’s commercial revitalization. Lee District Supervisor, Jeff McKay, is inviting community members to march over Veterans Bridge on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The march will be led by a color guard from the American Legion and a contingent of soldiers from Fort Belvoir.  After the march, there will be a free celebration at the American Legion with music, food, and door prizes.

If you are interested in participating in the BridgeWalk, you need to meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Kinko’s on the north side of the bridge at 6998 Bland Street at 7:00 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott in Springfield Gets a Facelift

The Courtyard Marriott in Springfield, VA is almost done with the renovation that it began in April. Renovations of this Marriott include a brand-new lobby, updated business center, and new places to eat, including The Bistro restaurant and Market. Renovations to the courtyard and fitness center are still a work in progress and should be complete this fall.

Last Chance for Island Bash at Fireside Grill

Saturday Island Bash at Fireside Grill is a special evening of live island music, special drinks and appetizers and even special pricing. There is only one more Island Bash this summer and it’s this Saturday, August 28! Come and enjoy live music from 8:30 to midnight and let your taste buds enjoy flavors inspired by the Caribbean.

There will be margaritas (that you might need to hold with two hands) and traditional and flavored mojitos. Appetizers include margaritas shrimp skewers, with garlic bread and margaritas sauce, fireside ceviche, PEI mussels with tomato sauce, creole chicken skewers, and emerald bay crab and shrimp cakes. Some entrees include sunset tilapia, lobster flatbread, and Hemingway’s filet!

Fireside Grill is located at 9000 Lorton Station Bolevard in Lorton, VA. For more information you can call 703-372-1923 or visit www.firesidegrillVA.com.