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Sound The Alarm! Listen To What Your Dogs Are Saying

By Kevin Simpson, WHS Director of Training and Behavior

In the wee hours one morning I awoke to my youngest dog, Dallas, barking at some random noises coming from outside my house.  In my half-conscious state I told her to go back to sleep and ignored her - not realizing that the house directly behind mine was a blazing inferno.  Had she been a person, she would have called 911.  But as a dog, in essence, I am her 911 when things aren’t right ...I just wasn’t answering her call that morning. 

Hunting for Eggs this Easter

Hunting for Eggs this Easter

Easter Egg Hunts at Reston Zoo
2011 Dates to Be Announced
1228 Hunter Mill Road | Vienna, VA 22182
www.restonzoo.com

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Speedy Green Car Wash Donates More Than $300 to SERVE in February

With the help of their customers, Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. raised more than $300 for the local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of a February charity campaign. Customers selected the SERVE fundraiser code when making their car wash selections and 20 percent of their total car wash service went toward SERVE. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday

From the City of Alexandria:

Alexandria City Public Schools kindergarten registration for the 2011-2012 school year starts on March 28. Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2011, to register for kindergarten. Learn more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/enroll/.

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is moving and re-opening its doors in downtown Haymarket , Va. on Tues., Mar. 29, with renovations underway to host a new Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge in May. Located at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304, the 4,800 square-foot salon will be offering its traditional hair services, as well as facial, nail care and massages, but will also be expanding to feature a Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge, which is still under construction. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

7th Annual Spring Wine Dinner at City Square Cafe in March

 

City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is welcoming spring with their 7th annual Spring Wine Dinner on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7 p.m., featuring a four-course dinner with wines specially selected by Chef Robert Barolin. Wines are from New Zealand, Chile, and Italy. Cost is $79 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.