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Fresh Healthy Vending Café Serves Up an Exclusive New Machine

Fresh Healthy Vending Café Serves Up an Exclusive New Machine

We are a nation that loves its coffee. So much so, in fact, that according to the Harvard School of Public Health, 54 percent of American adults consume coffee on a daily basis, with 3 cups being the average per person. The country as a whole spends some $40 billion per year on coffee. Now, with the launch of Fresh Healthy Vending Café, java lovers can get a cup of gourmet organic coffee with the push of a button.

“The exclusive Fresh Healthy Vending Café machines are the first of what Fresh Healthy Vending expects to be a wave of new vending machines from the company over the coming years,” explained Dan Negroni, the chief executive officer and president of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “We believe that Fresh Healthy Vending Café will almost certainly represent meaningful growth market for the company.”

Manassas City AWARDED PRESITIGOUS PLATINUM-LEVEL, RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER PROVIDER DESIGNATION

The City of Manassas, Va. Department of Public Works and Utilities was awarded the 2012 Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) platinum level recognition by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for outstanding reliability, safety, work force development and system improvement. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2012, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. Only 94 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities in the United States earned the Reliable Public Power Provider designation in 2012. This is the fourth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Seventh of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th.

For the second year in a row, Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design in Bethesda, MD, www.aidandesign.com, is part of the DC Design House. “It’s truly an honor,” Subaran says. “I feel very grateful to be in the company of so many fine designers.” Last year, Subaran designed the Pool Kitchen and this year took on the much larger main Kitchen in this Spring Valley home.

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Sixth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

The top floor of the Fifth Annual DC Design House includes three spaces. Susan Nelson of Susan Nelson Interiors of Great Falls, VA, www.susannelsoninteriors.com, is designing Space 17, the Daughter’s Bedroom. By combining block and geometric prints in green, yellow, pink, brown and cream, Nelson creates a cozy haven. “By using a mix of new and repurposed furniture, the room has a quality of changing along with the girl,” Nelson says. For instance, the coverlet features a sophisticated fabric with a watercolor quality, while the club chair is slipcovered in a fun confetti print in pinks and purples that the “daughter” might have loved as a child.

DOES SEMINARY PLAZA WANT YOUR BUSINESS?

  For as long as I can remember, there has always been a security guard posted at the southeast sidewalk of Seminary Plaza, diagonal from the stairs leading to the Alexandria Professional Building. Park in the Shopping Center and go to a doctor's appointment, even if you intend to fill a prescription at the drugstore or patronize other retailers afterwards, and most likely your car will have been towed by the time you return. Not exactly customer friendly...and the lot is NEVER full.
     Walk a bit further north and you will encounter signage prohibiting cart removal on the outermost sides of the railings separating the Magruder's portion of the sidewalk from the rest. The most recent, handwritten addition adjacent to CVS reads as follows:

A Preview of Spaces 14, 15 & 16 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 14, 15 & 16 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Fifth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Carolyn Wilson and Elizabeth Boland of Design in a Day in Bethesda, MD, www.designinadaydc.com, are taking on Space 14, the Second Floor Foyer in this year’s DC Design House. “The opportunity to completely transform and redesign a space together as a mother-daughter team has always been a goal of ours,” says Wilson, “and doing this project for Children’s National Medical Center makes it even more rewarding.”