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Ironically, 9/11 brought me back to Alexandria, because a month later, as a birthday present to myself, I kicked my now ex- husband out for the last time, giving a glimmer of positive meaning to an otherwise awful day. Once the marital residence was sold, I moved to the West End, where I have lived ever since. So it is somewhat momentous that I begin this blog just a few days after the Tenth Anniversary.

I currently live off Seminary, just east of the 395 Interchange, and have personally experienced the back up on that road while attempting to get on to the Interstate. Since the "grand opening," at least a two light wait, and the bulk of the scheduled BRAC employees have yet to relocate to Mark Center.

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years: Red-Carpet Auctions to Help Cancer Schmancer and Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years: Red-Carpet Auctions to Help Cancer Schmancer and Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS in MCLEAN:
 HOSTS RED-CARPET AUCTIONS to HELP BECKY’s FUND
and FRAN DRESCHER’s CANCER SCHMANCER

McLean Salon Sat., Sept. 24 to Auction Off a Day on ‘Happily Divorced’ Set with Fran Drescher

How Social Media Impacts Job Seekers and Employers.

Job seekers face not only the challenge of sluggish hiring but potentially also a murky background that may not pass a social media background check. Several years ago we were debating privacy issues with respect to email and instant messaging on the job. Today, we are talking about the use of social media to screen potential employees. Whether accurate or inaccurate, a picture is painted of potential employees. If you are looking for a job and have a clean background, you still may have concerns. You may be concerned about the impact of potential untruths, private details that may be located on the internet, or comments posted to "friends" that may be taken out of context by a potential recruiter. Or if the so-called discovered information has been correctly attributed to you.  How uncommon is it for someone to have the same name?

Week 3: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 3: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

 

Week 3: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

by Sherry Moeller

An Earthquake and a Hurricane Test the Durability of the Just Installed Ply Gem Products

While week three of the Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Ply Gem Extreme Exterior Makeover of retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary Gaal's Alexandria, Virginia home is complete, Mother Nature paid a couple visits in the middle of it all.

Greater Springfield Chamber Participates in National Preparedness Month

This September, as our nation marks the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the Greater Springfield Chamber has committed to participate in National Preparedness Month (NPM), an event founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. The event, now in its eighth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. The Chamber is participating this year by reaching out to its membership through its print and electronic communication toolbox.

One of NPM’s key messages is: be prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue. Preparing can start with three important steps:

1. Get an emergency supply kit

2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

by Sherry Moeller

Yesterday’s Earthquake Doesn’t Hinder Progress of the Exterior Home Makeover at Virginia Volunteer Gary Gaal’s Alexandria Residence