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Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Free Summer Camp for Teens: Camp SEED

From Fairfax County:


Session 1: August 8 – 12

Session 2: August 15 - 19

James Lee Community Center – 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Kids in grades 6 – 10 are invited to join us for a FREE camp!  Camp SEED (Students Encouraging Environment Discovery) is a weeklong camp with two overnights at Shenandoah National Park.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the environment!  Scheduled activities include:

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Cub Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Cub Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

From Loudoun County -- Cub Scouts from Pack 1148 in South Riding recently visited the Loudoun County landfill for a tour.  Members of the group were fascinated that they were riding on a “mountain of trash.”

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours are currently being scheduled for July through November, call 703-771-5514 for information.

This Earth Day, Focus on Heavy Metals in the Environment

This Earth Day, Focus on Heavy Metals in the Environment

As the world celebrates Earth Day, environmental problems will be widely discussed. What many people are just beginning to realize is that some of these issues, like the increasing amounts of heavy metals such as mercury and lead in our environment, can have a direct and negative impact on human health.

“We are poisoning our air, food, and water with toxins that are impacting our health,” says Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com).  “Increasingly we see patients who are suffering serious health issues as a consequence of toxins we have released into our environment.  It is essential to educate yourself about these dangers, so you can more readily identify and avoid risks and address problems when they do occur.”

Here are a few of the environmental toxins that people need to be aware of, because of the risk they pose to human health:

Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas Features George Carr Round

The 27th annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the City of Manassas Beautification Committee, will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Old Courthouse lawn in Old Town Manassas, featuring guest speaker, George Carr Round, a Union Army Signal Corps veteran, played by Doug Nelson of Prince William County, Va.  Round was significant in creating the town of Manassas and organized the 1911 Peace Jubilee. Round will also be at the National Peace Jubilee event on Thurs., July 21 at the Old Courthouse lawn. The Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Manassas Utilities Department and is FREE to the public. For more information, call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Speedy Green Car Wash Gives Away Tree Seedlings on Earth Day

Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is honoring Earth Day, Fri., April 22, by giving away 100 tree seedlings to the first 100 customers who would like to have a tree. Committed to recycling 100 percent of their car wash water, Speedy Green Car Wash is dedicated to being environmentally conscious and encourages their customers to find ways to give back to the environment. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.