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Smart Lawn and Garden Practices Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Smart Lawn and Garden Practices Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution

From the Town of Leesburg:

As we get into the warmer months of summer, more people are busy doing yard work to build or keep a green lawn. However, some lawn and garden care practices can actually be harmful to the environment. Many people are unaware of environmental consequences of their lawn care practices, but simple, every-day habits can cause potential problems down the road (and downstream!). Below are some important notes on preventing stormwater pollution from poor lawn and garden care practices:

Leesburg Farmers Markets Celebrate the 2013 Summer Season with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Leesburg Farmers Markets Celebrate the 2013 Summer Season with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative (LVHMC) will celebrate the opening of the summer Leesburg Farmers Markets with two ribbon cutting ceremonies.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Leesburg Wednesday Farmers Market will hold a ribbon cutting at 3:00pm.  On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Leesburg Saturday Farmers Market’s ribbon cutting will be at 8:00am.  Both ribbon cuttings will take place at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle SE in Leesburg.

In Honor of National Reading Day (January 23), Ashby Ponds Residents Celebrate Their Library

In Honor of National Reading Day (January 23), Ashby Ponds Residents Celebrate Their Library

Several of the books in the Ashby Ponds library are published works from resident authors

(Ashburn, Va.) - Establishing a community library was one of the first initiatives that John and Dottie Kraft took on when moving to Ashby Ponds.  The library opened during the first week of October 2008, just days after the first residents moved into the new community.

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

Is Sourwood, Red Maple or Green Ash under your Christmas tree this year? City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works has a gift idea that keeps on giving for years to come----trees. More than 40 tree species have been selected as part of the national Tree Power Program to help beautify the Manassas community, increase home value and improve air quality. Ten dollars will be credited to customers’ utility accounts for each tree that is planted and approved by the Manassas City Horticulturist. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The National Tree Power Program is part of a nationwide public power program to help improve the environment and reduce energy costs. Trees help improve air quality, provide shade in the summer and help break the wind in winter. The program is offered all year. Customers can pick up a Tree Power brochure with a validation card attached and a full list of approved trees.

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

One thing that most people can agree upon is that autumn is the perfect time for soup. Millions of people around the country eat soup in the fall, whether they make it at home or eat it while dining out. Those making soup at home are often in search of the perfect way to make theirs taste every bit as good as those they eat while dining out. With some attention paid to detail, they too can have amazing fall soups.

“People are often intimidated when it comes to making tasty soups, but it’s not nearly as challenging as it may seem,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “Great tasting soups are within reach for everyone to make. It may just take a few extra steps to make it happen.”

Here are 5 tips for making amazing fall soups:

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

 

In coordination with Dominion Virginia Power, the local Energy Alliance Program recently announced their Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest, which runs through September 21. In this contest, residents have the chance to win a home energy makeover worth up to $10,000.

The contest’s Nonprofit Challenge allows entrants to enter the name of their favorite local nonprofit to help them win a $1,500 cash donation.

Here are the details and how you enter the contest.