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We Remember: 9/11 Events In D.C. Area

We Remember: 9/11 Events In D.C. Area

 

There are select events scheduled across the D.C. area in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Vote for local after-school program DC SCORES to win $50,000

Vote for local after-school program DC SCORES to win $50,000

Across the District this afternoon, over 1,400 kids representing 42 schools will don bright new uniforms; be handed crisp new poetry notebooks; and take to the soccer field, many of them for the very first time, as the DC SCORES fall season kicks off.

Thanks to a Soccer for Success Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Sub-Grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, nonprofit after-school program DC SCORES -- in partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and KIPP DC -- is serving, by far, the most youth in its 18-year history.

To continue to do so, however, it needs DC's support over the next 30 days.

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

On Sunday, September 9, the Ashby Ponds retirement community celebrated Grandparents Day with residents, family, and friends.  A celebration of games, food, and fun included the first ever Ashby Ponds fishing tournament from the observation deck of the community's newest pond.  Ashby Ponds hosted this event to honor the hundreds of grandparents at the community who make a difference in the lives of their family and friends each and every day.

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

The concert name couldn't be more appropriate: Stars, Stripes, & Salsa!

The event will be hosted by Stars, Stripes, & Hearts, a national non-profit dedicated to making positive differences in the lives of Latino/Hispanic military service members and their families.

The concert will pay tribute to Hispanic men and women who served and are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for their strength, honor and commitment. Rodolfo Hernandez, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be recognized during the event for a lifetime of inspirational service to his country, the press release said.

But that’s not all! Mega salsa music artists Gilberto Santa Rosa and Tito Puente Jr. will perform during the event.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to charitable organizations that provide services to Latino/Hispanic Americans military families impacted by war.

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a 5-kilometer race, 1-mile family fun run/walk, and free Health and Wellness Expo on Oct. 7.

The day will start at 8 a.m. with a 5-kilometer race and 1-mile family fun run/walk. The race begins at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and ends at the Woodbridge Campus. Awards will be given for the fastest in each age group, fastest female, fastest male, fastest overall and fastest team. For registration information, go to www.nvcc.edu/foundation and click on the logo for Hustle2Health.

The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road. The community is invited to visit booths staffed by local businesses, gyms, medical practices, food vendors and more. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and fitness demonstrations from yoga to martial arts.

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: