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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:

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.