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MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2011 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2011 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department received the 2011 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The awards were recently presented in Roanoke, Va., at the 43rd Annual Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project “Water is Life” luncheon. In addition, Robert Edelman, P.E., district engineer for

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water presented the award to Mayor of Manassas, Harry J. Parrish II in Manassas, Va.  For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“The City of Manassas is honored and thrilled to be recognized by Virginia’s Health Department, as our dedicated water treatment plant team has worked diligently to ensure quality water for our customers,” said Mike Moon, director of City of Manassas public works and utilities department.

Boost Your Resilience: What is Your Thinking Style?

How we respond to situations might be called our thinking style. It is similar to the lens we look through to view the world. We each have our own lens to look through, and we therefore have different styles which color the way we interpret events. People look through their own lens and interpretations can vary greatly. In fact, research has shown that how we analyze the events in our lives has a great effect on our resilience. So what can we do to boost our resilience?

Drs. Revich and Shatte, authors of “The Resilience Factor,write that it is  “your thinking style that causes you to respond emotionally to events, so it’s your thinking style that determines your level of resilience – your ability to overcome, steer through, and bounce back when adversity strikes”.

Here are three ways the authors suggest to use your resilience:

1. Overcome: Take responsibility for creating what you want by putting behind you what isn’t working.

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS BRISTOW YOUTH, “SALUTE to the MILITARY” TRIATHLON

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS BRISTOW YOUTH, “SALUTE to the MILITARY” TRIATHLON

On Sun., May 27, Jim Aram, CEO of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC and his staff are sponsoring and competing in the BRATS (Bristow Area Tri and Swim) Salute to the Military Triathlon, honoring military and encouraging youth and adults to embrace healthy lifestyles. The adult triathlon includes a 300-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and five-kilometer run, with shorter-distance children triathlons held afterward. Competitors are divided into several age groups and will begin the triathlon at 7 a.m. at the Vint Hill, Larry Weeks Outdoor Pool at 4248 Bludau Drive in Bristow, Va. For more information, visit www.bristowtriandswim.com.

“The Bristow Triathlon is a great family event for all ages, and is a wonderful way to remember our military this Memorial Day weekend,” said Jim Aram, chief operating officer of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville, Va.

Fresh Healthy Vending Takes Aim at the Nation's Looming Obesity Crisis

Fresh Healthy Vending Takes Aim at the Nation's Looming Obesity Crisis


Fresh Healthy Vending Takes Aim at the Nation's Looming Obesity Crisis

By the year 2030, 40 percent of Americans will be obese

Vending machines have traditionally been notoriously known as a "junk food haven."  For decades they have overflowed school campuses, business offices and shopping malls, giving customers convenient access to unhealthy foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity rates over the last 20 years, for both adults and children. In fact, they report that one-third of the nation’s adults are considered obese, and 17 percent of children are as well. This has lead to a lot of parents to re-think things like snacking.  

Greenspring Residents Honored for Their Dedication During National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Greenspring Residents Honored for Their Dedication During National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Greenspring retirement community has planned several activities for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May including a yoga alignment clinic and a nature walk near Accotink Creek, which runs adjacent to Greenspring’s campus.  Greenspring residents are known stewards of campaigns promoting a healthier lifestyle, as is evident through their partnership with the National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life® campaign.  Greenspring held the first ever Go4Life® campaign event at the campus in Springfield in November 2011. 

The Impact of Resilience

Regardless of your how well you are doing at work, how your personal and professional relationships are going, and how much money you have, everyone benefits by increasing their resilience.

Think of resilience as a continuum. It is not an either-or trait. No matter where you are on the continuum today, you can always increase your ability to rise to challenges. Knowing that resilience is under your control is huge…especially when you realize how many things are not! This is where our self-talk, our internal chatter comes into play. We have to learn how to listen to our thoughts. They can steer us through the havoc that life often brings.

Are you having a rough time right now in a relationship, life in general, a career transition or are you facing health issues?

Try these two steps to begin to build your resilience by shifting your thinking style. Remember you control your thoughts, they don’t control you…unless you let them!!

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

America is a country that loves its tomatoes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only do we produce around $2 billion worth of tomatoes per year, making us the second largest tomato producing country in the world, but tomatoes are also the 4th most popularly eaten produced vegetable in the country (although technically it’s a fruit). There are a lot of health and taste reasons to use tomatoes; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones to use, and when.

“Tomatoes are the first major garden item to ripen,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the chef of Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Tomatoes are so versatile and flavorful, the possibilities seem endless. It is truly the work horse of an Italian kitchen, from soups and salads to sauces and main entree features.”