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Riverbend Family Adventure Offers Nearby Overnight Camping

Riverbend Family Adventure Offers Nearby Overnight Camping

From Fairfax County:

If you’ve been postponing that overnight trip to the woods because gas is so expensive or your schedule is full, consider an adventure closer to home. Families can enjoy a blazing campfire and night hike at Riverbend Park located in Great Falls, VA. Get away from it all right here with the Fairfax County Park Authority!

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

It’s indescribable, really . . . the way that I love you. I want more for you than I could ever imagine wanting for myself.

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH SAYS THANK YOU
TO POLICE/FIRE DEPTS. FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 POLICE/FIRE Personnel Receive FREE Car Wash and 30 Percent Off Detailing Services in May

 In honor of National Police Week, Sun., May 15 through Sat., May 21, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is offering 30 percent off any car detailing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area police, fire and EMT personnel and volunteers, as well as offering them FREE car washes on Fri., May 20. One detailing service and one car wash per person only with valid police/fire personnel identification. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737 or visit www.speedygreencarwash.com for a complete list of car wash and detailing packages.

HOMEMADE MOTHER’s DAY BRUNCH SPECIALS at City Square Cafe

City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

Brindle is the New Black

We have an inside source on the latest “must have” dog, and we’re letting our blog-readers know about a special adoption deal in advance of the rest of the DC-area. 

Claiming something as “the new black” first appeared in the fashion world in the early 1980s as a way to indicate other colors were taking over as the new wardrobe staple.  Black, long used as the base of any wardrobe due to its versatility with all other colors and prints, became the touchstone for something being a good investment and a “must have” for anyone going out and about.

So, on the heels of our wildly successful Fashion For Paws event, we are taking a page from the fashion world and proclaiming our own version of it.  At Washington Humane Society, Brindle is the New Black

NoVA Preschoolers Take Part in Earth Day by Releasing Thousands of Ladybugs

NoVA Preschoolers Take Part in Earth Day by Releasing Thousands of Ladybugs

Today 153 preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Fairfax released 3,000 ladybugs into the environment for an Earth Day activity.

Why release ladybugs? "Lady bugs basically kill the bad insects that harm our trees, and our plants and our flowers. They eat those and the children have learned that for the week," said Maria Murphy, the Principal of the school. Murphy has been Principal of Chesterbrook Academy since 2007 and this is the school's second time doing the ladybug release. 

"It has been a week filled with Earth Day events, so they have been excited for this all week," said Murphy. Watch the reaction of the children as the ladybugs tickled their palms and crawled around their arms. Priceless! 

Chesterbrook Academy in Chantilly and Sterling also participated in today's ladybug release. 

 

Hylton Performing Arts Center presents 2nd annual Hylton Family Day

Hylton Performing Arts Center presents 2nd annual Hylton Family Day

The Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas will present Family Day at the Hylton on Sunday, May 1, at its facility on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus. The event will take place from 1 until 5 p.m. and will feature performances by student ensembles from schools in Prince William County and Manassas. Family Day at the Hylton is sponsored by United Bank, and the performances are open to the public free of charge.

“Family Day will highlight music and dance ensembles from our area public schools and give the students an opportunity to perform on a world-class stage as part of the learning experience,” said Jean Kellogg, the Hylton Center’s executive director. “It’s also a way of saying ‘thank you’ to our partners who made the Hylton Center possible.” The Hylton Center is a partnership of Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the private sector.