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200 Prince William Kids Receive Free Physicals from NextCare Urgent Care

From NextCare:

Two hundred Prince William County children who can benefit most from “Free and Reduced Services” will receive free health physicals from NextCare Urgent Care so they can enter school and participate in sports when school begins in August.

The donation came about when Victory Christian Ministries International of Woodbridge, on behalf of Pastors Tony and Cynthia Brazelton, contacted Donald Shepherd, the clinic manager for the NextCare center on Milstead Way in Woodbridge, to inquire about physicals for some local children. Together with other non-profit organizations and social service agencies, 200 children were identified to receive these vouchers.

Tranquility Day Spa Raffles $1300 Gift Card Package to Help Build Home for Zambian Orphans

 

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Haymarket, Va. is raffling off a $1300 gift card package to help raise funds to build a house for eight Zambian orphans. Tickets are being sold from now through July 30, 2011 and are $20 per ticket. The prize is a $1000 gift card to Tranquility Day Spa and Salon and a $300 gift card to Girasole or Panino, located in The Plains, Va., and Manassas, Va., respectively.  The raffle winner will be announced on Sat., July 30, when the spa will celebrate the building of the new orphanage and provide food, entertainment and prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

Foster Family of the Year Recognized

From Prince William County:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA… Prince William County Department of Social Services foster parents, Carlos Pasquel and Ada Feliciano, were recently recognized as a Foster Family of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Freddie Mac Foundation.  The award is given to foster parents in the region who have exhibited extraordinary courage, patience and care while working with foster children. The couple have been foster parents in Prince William County since 2003. 

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.

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

The Postman and The Pit Bull

The Postman and The Pit Bull

“She is a blessing and has changed my life for the better. Born on my mother’s birthday; I think it was meant to be”. – Reginald Winston

It’s not every day that you hear of a heartwarming story between a postman and a dog, but this one is sure to bring tears to your eyes, especially if you are fortunate enough to meet this destined pair. Piper, a short but sturdy black and white pit bull type dog came to our New York Avenue Shelter in January of this year after being found by a responsive DC resident. She spent some time in the shelter looking for her new family, overlooked as many black and white pit bulls are in shelters. But that would change, after I quickly fell in love with her charm and she was transferred into our foster care program.