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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.

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

Volunteers Sought for Park Authority’s Watershed Cleanup Day

From Fairfax County:

From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 help clean up streams in your community's parks during the 23rd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bed springs, bottles, cans, and other myriad debris from local waterways. Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be provided.

To reserve a section of the watershed, please contact a park from the list below.

Mollie Loeffler of Mason District named Fairfax County Citizen of the Year

Mollie Loeffler of Mason District named Fairfax County Citizen of the Year

The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations has named Mollie Morison-Loeffler, a community leader in the Mason District, the Federation’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. The federation will honor Loeffler at its annual Citizen of the Year banquet, co-sponsored by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), at the Tysons Crowne Plaza on Sunday, May 15.

Annandale Dialogue on Diversity

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Why is embracing diversity a challenge?    Dealing with diversity can be daunting.  In the past, the people we interacted with were very similar to ourselves. Today, our communities have become increasingly more diverse.  New immigrants and refugees living in America also face multiple challenges.  Let’s Talk!  Share personal stories and experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify view points, and develop solutions to the realities which make dealing with diversity a challenge.  A light meal and refreshments will be provided.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 23 – 6:30 p.m.

Annandale High School Cafeteria –4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA 22003 Please be sure to park in the lot behind the school.

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.


Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

My Tran, DDS of Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, Va. is an active participant in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mission of Mercy project, a program that targets underserved parts of Virginia, where there are not enough dental practitioners to adequately address the community’s oral health needs. She was recently in Gloucester, Va. where she did extractions on children and adults. For more information on Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry and their work with Mission of Mercy, call 703.754.1580.

7th Annual Spring Wine Dinner at City Square Cafe Features Wines from New Zealand, Chile and Italy


City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is welcoming spring with their 7th annual Spring Wine Dinner on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7 p.m., featuring a four-course dinner with wines specially selected by Chef Robert Barolin. Wines are from New Zealand, Chile, and Italy. Cost is $79 per person, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.