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DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

Neighborhood collaborations make the getaway experience one to savor

City scenes and insider information greet guests who visit The Independent Collection’s new in-the-know websites, http://independentcollection.com. The recently relaunched sites are for a select group of hotels located in unique urban neighborhoods along the East Coast, all part of The Independent Collection. The Independent Collection, a growing collection of intimate lifestyle hotels managed by HHM, maps a course of travel for its guests that make the entire experience one to remember.

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS  at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

 

From April 20 through April 30, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon is going nuts over National Pecan Month featuring turtle and pecan praline gourmet cupcakes, and when you buy three pecan cupcakes, you get a FREE fourth cupcake of your choice. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“Pecans are a great healthy snack, I love to grab a handful when I’m on the go” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “Our pecan turtle cupcake and pecan praline cupcake give you that nutty flavor of pecans with the blended sweetness of caramel and sugar,” said Campbell.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

METRO PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE HOLDS FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT

METRO PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE HOLDS FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT

 

Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance (MPAA) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will be hosting its first Annual Benefit Concert at the Ernst Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus on Sun., April 7 at 5 p.m. showcasing the dance companies of Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble. The benefit concert is campaigning to raise more than $100,000 for construction of the new Alliance Theatre, an extension of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones Tour Provided a Glimpse Into the 24 Designers’ Inspirations

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones Tour Provided a Glimpse Into the 24 Designers’ Inspirations

Named this year for Children’s National Medical Center’s Dr. Bear mascot, the “Bear” Bones Tour launches the beginning of designers’ transformation of the new Wesley Heights home

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones tour last Saturday, February 23, at 2507 Foxhall Road, Washington, DC offered the first look at the spaces before designers begin their work transforming each of the 24 rooms into fabulous places to live.

Chamber Hosts Third Annual Book Drive

Chamber Hosts Third Annual Book Drive

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Children’s Book Drive Feb. 11 through April 12. Area business will serve as collection points for children’s books appropriate for young readers through grade six. Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by dropping books off at designated collection points.

“Every child should have books they call their own,” reminds Karen Brown, co-coordinator of the Chamber’s Book Drive. “I know our business community is ready to help.”

This annual book drive has provided many books for children in the Fairfax County Public School system who otherwise may not have had their own to enjoy. “Reading research has proven that children who have access to books and read on a consistent basis fare better in school and are better readers overall,” said Tina Simons, reading specialist at Saratoga elementary. “That’s really hard to do when books are scarce.”