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Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise
Sunday Back to School Lunch CruiseOne Last Day of Summer on the Spirit of Washington

 

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Before hitting the books, spend one last day on the water with family and friends.  The festive Spirit of Washington presents the Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise, the perfect back-to-school treat for students of all ages.  

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville and Manassas Va. offers safety tips for kids’ carrying school backpacks to avoid strains and injury. For more information, go contact 703-753-1005 or visit www.aptronline.com.

“Many students and parents are inclined to overload their backpacks with books, lunches and jackets,” said Lisa Kerrigan, physical therapist and president of Advantage Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Manassas, Va. “Over time, children who carry excessive heavy loads can experience issues with back strain, posture and injury,” said Aram.

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC suggests top 10 tips when choosing a student’s backpack:

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Operation Backpack, an initiative that collects and distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless shelters, wraps up tonight at the Redskins vs. Buccaneers preseason game on Wednesday.

The Redskins Charitable Foundation together with the non-profit, Volunteers of America Chesapeake are preparing area homeless students the tools necessary to excel in school with this drive.

“One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on children’s education,” said President of Volunteers of America Chesapeake Russell Snyder.

Collection tables and donation bins will be available outside FedEx Field at the gate entrances.

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Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

 

Here's something fun to do this weekend for a good cause.

Old Dominion Boat Club will host the 2012 National Capital Area Leukemia Cup Power Poker Run on Saturday, August 25.

The Leukemia Cup, which started in 2007, is a national program that raises money through various sailing and boating events for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Eight cents of every dollar raised is put toward research and patient services including financial aid for medical costs, support groups and educational programs.

Last year the events raised around $3.8 million nationally.

 

Local Cupcake Shop Features Shark Week Treats

Local Cupcake Shop Features Shark Week Treats

 

Have a sweet tooth? Take a bite out of Shark Week at Georgetown Cupcake!

To celebrate Shark Week, The Discovery Channel’s week-long series of TV programs devoted to Sharks, which began on Sunday, August 12, Georgetown Cupcake decided to feature signature treats.

These adorable shark inspired treats are only available until Saturday, August 18 so stop by the Georgetown or Bethesda locations and pick up a dozen while supplies last!

Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Beer lovers will unite on Saturday, August 25 for the First Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Beer Fest includes 20 of Virginia’s finest craft breweries to sample, such as: DC’s Capitol City Brewing Co., Roanoke’s Big Daddy Brewing Co., Leesburg’s Vintage 50, Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co., Blacksburg’s Bull & Bones Brewery and more, as well as bike racing, live music, and camping.

Food will be provided by "The Rock Barn,” which is famous for it's Beer-poached Bratwurst with roasted onions and apple mustard, Shrimp ‘n Grits with Andouille sausage, scallions, and cheddar cheese, and the soft pretzels toasted in Munich Malt salt, porter fondue, and black lager mustard.

Each ticket provides you with 10, 4oz tastes of Virginia’s premium ale and a glass, but there are food and 20 oz.  beer tasting packages available as well.