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WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9 is proud to present our first-ever Post the Most contest...post the most stories to the WUSA9 community websites from August 1st to August 14th and win an awesome prize!

The community content producer (CCP) who posts the most stories within the allotted time frame wins a prize. It's that simple. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign up this week.

The winner will be selected based on the number of approved stories published by the end of business hours on Monday, August 15th.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 16th on all of our 53 community websites.

Here’s what you could win:

-$100 gift card to Starbucks, Amazon, Apple or Best Buy (your choice!)

America’s Night Out Against Crime is Coming Soon

America’s Night Out Against Crime is Coming Soon

From Fairfax County Police:

Join your friends and neighbors on August 2 for National Night Out 2011 and send a loud, clear message to criminals:  Don’t mess with us!

Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series Wins National Award

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series has earned the 2011 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award in the Class 1 tier, a category for programs serving a population of 500,000 or more. The award program, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association, honors the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs across the country and the leisure service agencies that provide them. The award will be presented this fall at the annual NRPA Congress in Atlanta, Ga.


Tranquility Day Spa Raffles $1300 Gift Card Package to Help Build Home for Zambian Orphans


Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Haymarket, Va. is raffling off a $1300 gift card package to help raise funds to build a house for eight Zambian orphans. Tickets are being sold from now through July 30, 2011 and are $20 per ticket. The prize is a $1000 gift card to Tranquility Day Spa and Salon and a $300 gift card to Girasole or Panino, located in The Plains, Va., and Manassas, Va., respectively.  The raffle winner will be announced on Sat., July 30, when the spa will celebrate the building of the new orphanage and provide food, entertainment and prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

It’s Not Too Late to Enjoy Summer Camp

It’s Not Too Late to Enjoy Summer Camp

From Fairfax County:


It's barely summer but already the kids are bored. Beat the annual summer boredom phenomenon with an affordable summer camp. Thousands of youngsters are already signed up for a great time, close to home at nearby RECenters, nature centers, parks and schools. The Fairfax County Park Authority is a leading provider of summer camps in the area.

Perhaps your children would enjoy a traditional, theme-based camp with arts and crafts, games, special events and swimming. If so, try the Summer R.O.C.S. (RECenters Offer Cool Stuff) camp! It's packed with exciting activities.