Our network

News

Speedy Green Car Wash Donates More Than $300 to SERVE in February

With the help of their customers, Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. raised more than $300 for the local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of a February charity campaign. Customers selected the SERVE fundraiser code when making their car wash selections and 20 percent of their total car wash service went toward SERVE. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Closures Continue through April

Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Closures Continue through April

From Virginia Department of Transportation:

Daytime closures of the Telegraph Road northbound and southbound ramps to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop (I-95/495 North) will continue through the end of April. Closures will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and occasionally on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Motorists traveling north on Telegraph Road should make a right on eastbound Huntington Avenue to northbound Route 1 to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop.  Motorists traveling south on Telegraph Road should take the ramp over Telegraph Road onto Huntington Avenue to northbound Route 1 to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop.

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is moving and re-opening its doors in downtown Haymarket , Va. on Tues., Mar. 29, with renovations underway to host a new Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge in May. Located at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304, the 4,800 square-foot salon will be offering its traditional hair services, as well as facial, nail care and massages, but will also be expanding to feature a Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge, which is still under construction. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.

 

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

A tragic event, such as an earthquake or hurricane, often prompts an outpouring of assistance from well-meaning citizens. The FBI reminds consumers who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of a natural disaster to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or good cause. Before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, including the following:

Leader Wants Reviews For All Disciplined Students

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.  (WUSA) -- "One chance, AND you're out," said Hayley Russell, 14.  She  was suspended for bringing her acne  medicine, the antibiotic Erythromycin to school.  Her parents say she was treated as if she had narcotics and tested her for drugs.

"Nobody ever accused her of passing anything around or of using illegal drugs.  Yet she had to pee in a cup before a nurse," said Mark Russell, Hayley's father.   He says Fairfax County Schools delivers "one size fits all"  punishment.

Virginia Task Force 1 Activated, Arrives in Japan

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Virginia Task Force 1 (VATF-1) was activated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Friday, March 11, 2011, and departed Dulles International Airport early Saturday morning for Japan to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. The team arrived at Misawa Air Base, Sunday, March 13, 2011, by commercial aircraft. Approximately 31 tons of equipment and supplies, including four inflatable boats, was transported separately by military airlift. 

The self-contained, heavy task force of 74 personnel has technical search and rescue specialists, search and rescue canines, structural engineers, a medical component consisting of physicians and paramedics, and other critical support personnel. VATF-1 will travel to Ofunato, a seaport city of approximately 41,000, and establish a base of operations