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Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Volunteers sought for clinical trail on HIV vaccine

The Clinical Alliance for Research and Evaluation—Infectious Diseases (CARE-ID), a research facility at 3289 Woodburn Road, Annandale, is seeking volunteers to take part in a clinical trial on an HIV vaccine.

CARE-ID is one of 20 facilities in the United States participating in HVTN 505 study to determine the effectiveness of a vaccine that has shown promise in previous studies. The trial is being coordinated by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Annandale High School College Fair

This was sent to us by Annandale High School:

Sunday, October 17 is the Annual FCPS College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall.  Over 318 colleges will be represented at the fair.  The fair will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude at 9:30 pm.  This is a great way to get information about colleges and to start receiving information about colleges and universities.  Take a large bag with you so that you may easily carry the information that the schools give out.  Also bring along return address labels or a pen so that you can fill out information cards for the schools, as they want to know about you as well.  This is a wonderful activity for all high school students.

Kid-Approved Healthy Food With Stealth Veggies

OAKTON, Va.  (WUSA) - "YUCK!"  If you've heard that when you've tried to serve your kids vegetables like squash, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes, join the club.     

My nine-year-old dislikes most vegetables, except for raw carrots.  And I wonder if she ever eats any vegetables when she buys lunch at school.   But there's hope.

Fairfax County Schools are trying to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.   On Friday, October 15, Penny McConnell, the Director of Fairfax County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services held a taste testing at Oakton Elementary. 

On the menu were all products from Hidden Healthies, a company (started by a mom) that mass produces all natural products with stealth vegetables.   Company literature says it's "traditional kid's favorites made with a healthier veggie twist."

Annandale-Native Returns to No. Va. to Practice Dentistry

The following was sent to us by Asha Sedalia Bruot of ASHA Public Relations, LLC:

Dr. My Tran, a native of Annandale, Va., is now practicing dentistry at Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, Va.

Dr. Tran completed her residency at the New York University College of Dentistry where she was the chief resident of pediatric dentistry.   While in residency, Dr. Tran spent time at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiners working on her research and training medical examiners on a new dental forensic protocol. This training provided her the opportunity to work on a 5,000- year-old mummy tooth.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace


A resource for work-life balance, career restarting, and entrepreneurship.

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