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LCSO Presents Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarships

LCSO Presents Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarships

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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.

Local Residents Bring Virginia Wine to Your Pocket

Local Residents Bring Virginia Wine to Your Pocket

Finding the best Virginia wineries this summer is now easier than ever, thanks to Rick Collier and Nancy Bauer. The duo created a mobile guide to the Virginia Wine Country called “Virginia Wine in my Pocket.” This application is now available for $3.99 on iTunes your iPad, iPhone, and iTouch.

Between July and December of last year Rick and Nancy, while still working full-time jobs, went on a tour they dubbed “150 Wineries in 150 Days Tour.” During this time they researched, wrote, and photographed for the application, which they published this past March.

 “I’ve now taken a sabbatical to focus on Virginia Wine in My Pocket, and our first app, called Rehoboth in My Pocket, which was published last year,” said Bauer.

Introducing Loudoun County's First Distillery Since Prohibition

Introducing Loudoun County's First Distillery Since Prohibition

 

Starting July 1st you can pick up your bottles of whiskey and gin for this Fourth of July weekend at the family owned and operated Catoctin Creek Distillery. Scott and Becky Harris have run this mom and pop distillery since February 2009, but they have not been able to sell their bottles of alcohol at their distillery….until tomorrow.

“Starting tomorrow we can start to sell bottles here at the distillery. We had to change the law so that we could do that,” said Scott Harris.

Prior to Catoctin Creek, Becky was a chemical engineer, and Scott worked in government IT and computer science. Now the couple produces certified organic whiskey, gin, brandy and liqueurs from scratch by their own hands all the way from mashing to bottling.

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

Officials from the Town of “Tropicalville” Visit the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Officials from the Town of “Tropicalville” Visit the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recently welcomed first grade students from Lincoln Elementary School. The students have been studying government and economics and the visit to a Board of Supervisors' recent business meeting was the culminating activity of their economics unit.

The students formed their own town, called “Tropicalville,” and elected Mayor Olivia Keane and Vice Mayor Matthew Mazzarra.

This is the thirteenth year that Ms. Neely’s class from Lincoln Elementary has visited the Board of Supervisors.

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

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