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Giant Food to Present Nearly $2 Million to Local Schools

From Giant Food:

Over the next several days, Giant Food of Landover, Md. will present funds to the top ten schools as a result of its 2010-2011 A+ School Rewards Program. Giant’s annual program raised nearly $2 million for local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. The following presentations will occur today, Monday, May 23:

 

Arbor Day at Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg

Arbor Day at Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg

Some students at Sycolin Creek Elementary in Leesburg helped to celebrate Arbor Day by planting two Kwanzan Cherry Trees in the front of the school on Friday, April 29th. 

The trees were donated and planted by Sunrise landscape + design.  The owner’s children attend Sycolin Creek Elementary School, and each year, Joe Markell and his children---older brother Dillon and twins, Alyssa and Russell---use Arbor Day as a fun occasion to share an important message with classmates: give back to the community and also to the earth. 

Pictured are students in Mrs. Gore’s first grade class, along with Sharon Keegan-Coppels, Principal of Sycolin Creek Elementary School.

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

For 40 years, students in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) residential construction program have been building houses as part of the partnership between FCPS and the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE). This weekend, the 18th house in the series will be part of the Northern Virginia Parade of Homes. Parade homes are open from 1-5 p.m. on April 30 and again on May 1. 

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills) Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills) Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills)
Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

WHO:       
Stratford University

WHAT:   
2011 Health Awareness Fair

There will be a Health Awareness event held, hosted by Doctors Express and Stratford University. The event is aimed at helping to educate the public about health care services, careers, and education opportunities in the health care field, as well as presenting ways the community can get involved and live a healthier life. The free event is open to the public and will feature health-related exhibits, information, and prize giveaways. There will also be free health screenings and demonstrations.

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

Stingray Salute 5K

From Matt Ribel:

On May 21st, my school, Stone Hill Middle, will be putting on the first annual Stingray Salute, a 5K in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. It will be held at 9 am at 23415 Evergreen Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148. The registration can be found at http://www.active.com/running/asburn-va/stone-hill-middle-stingray-salute-5k-2011.

Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

 Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, calories in versus calories burned is everything! Losing simply comes down to using more calories than you take in. But did you realize that taking in just 50 calories less per day can lead to an effortless five-pound weight loss per year? It’s true! A pound is equal to 3,500 calories, so if you use 50 calories less per day than you take in, you will drop a pound approximately every two months. And cutting calories on the go just got a lot easier!

“A lot of people are looking for ways to cut calories and get healthy, and now we have an option that will support them in doing so,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Our machines offer the healthy snack and drink options that people want but have had a difficult time finding on the go, up until now.”