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Kaiser Permanente Employees Volunteer Their Time and Talent in Celebration of MLK Day on January 16

From Kaiser Permanente:

Falls Church HS not scheduled for renovation until 2024

Falls Church HS not scheduled for renovation until 2024

Falls Church High School hasn’t had a major renovation since it was built in 1967 and isn’t scheduled be upgraded until 2024.

More than 100 parents came to a meeting at the school on a bitter cold night Thursday to express their frustration with school officials for failing to put FCHS on a faster track for renovation. The meeting was organized by a group called UPROAR (United Parents for Renovating our Academic Resource).

UPROAR co-founder Lynn Petrazzuolo showed the audience slide after slide depicting the grungy, and in some cases, unhealthy, condition of the learning environment: Chemistry labs with outdated and nonworking equipment and poor ventilation; poorly equipped classrooms that lack overhead projectors and wiring to support the necessary technology; and a music department with insufficient practice space and lockers that are too small for instruments.

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

On Thursday, December 22, Maria Kopsidas, creator and owner of Cookology, which offers hands-on classes taught by professionally trained chefs for all skill levels inside Dulles Town Center mall, wanted to give back for the holiday season and chose Loudoun Free Clinics. 

November is Prematurity Awareness Month in Fairfax County

November is Prematurity Awareness Month in Fairfax County

One in every eight babies is born premature. Fairfax County has made November Prematurity Awareness Month to bring attention to this issue and hopefully decrease these preterm births. 

From Fairfax County:

Prematurity Awareness Month

  • To decrease preterm births by providing resources to increase knowledge about factors that cause preterm birth
  • To change the attitudes and behaviors of providers and consumers in order to impact community-specific risk factors
  • To implement strategies to prevent preterm births
  • Educate yourself and your family members about premature birth and how to prevent it

If You Are Pregnant

  • Learn about the risk factors for premature birth
  • Know the warning signs of preterm labor (see below)

Prematurity Facts




Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local



SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.