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Protect Your Pet - 2012 Reduced Cost Rabies Clinics Begin Jan. 29

From Fairfax County:

Rabies is a deadly virus that infects animals and can be a risk to humans as well. The most commonly reported rabid animals here in Fairfax County include foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. But your pets are not automatically immune to this disease and must be vaccinated against it.

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Alexandria Public Schools 2 Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, all Alexandria City Public Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, January 23.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day treats through Feb. 11 for pick-up on Tues., Feb. 14, ranging in price from $15 to $35. In honor of American Heart Month in February, the cake shop is supporting the American Heart Association. When customers where red on Fri., Feb. 3 or Fri., Feb. 10, they receive a free cupcake and 10 percent of their purchase goes to the American Heart Association. For more information, go to www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.780.CAKE.

“Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays, when we create that special, sweet treat for a loved one,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. “This year, we’re honoring so many of our loved ones who are affected by heart disease by supporting the American Heart Association…so don’t forget to wear red on the first two Fridays of February,” said Campbell.

Bouncing Back Baby!!

In the past few weeks I have focused on resilience because I know from my studies and working with clients the positive impact it can have on our lives. Below are two more skills that can support you in being more resilient. I believe learning to use these skills will help you recover from setbacks more quickly as well as creating a deeper, richer life.

Control or No Control.  Determine what you have control over and what you do not. On a piece of paper, make two columns. On the left side of the page, write Control and on the right side, Not Under My Control. Ask yourself:  What do I have control over? In that column, write down your answers. For example, you can control the television shows my kids watch, your own attitude, the religion you practice, who you choose to socialize with, and so on.

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Tens of Thousands of Teens to Attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life

From Brie Hall: For the second year in a row, the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be held at two arenas in Washington due to the overwhelming demand to attend. More than 28,000 Catholic teens and young adults from around the world will pack the Verizon Center and the D.C. Armory for this moving and inspirational event. Media are welcome at the Verizon Center. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States.


Alexandria Man & Sterling Teenager Charged in Connection with December 31st Robbery of Fairfield Inn

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Hammond Avid Collects Auction Donations

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program is collecting donations for an AVID Silent Auction fundraiser to be held online from March 12-23. The deadline for contributing auction items is Feb. 24. The silent auction will consist of items, gift baskets, gifts, gift certificates, hotel stays and/or other goods or services that can be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All funds received from this online auction will be used to support AVID students and the AVID program. For additional information, please call AVID Teacher Hazel Petty at 703-461-4100.