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Kid-Approved Healthy Food With Stealth Veggies

OAKTON, Va.  (WUSA) - "YUCK!"  If you've heard that when you've tried to serve your kids vegetables like squash, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes, join the club.     

My nine-year-old dislikes most vegetables, except for raw carrots.  And I wonder if she ever eats any vegetables when she buys lunch at school.   But there's hope.

Fairfax County Schools are trying to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.   On Friday, October 15, Penny McConnell, the Director of Fairfax County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services held a taste testing at Oakton Elementary. 

On the menu were all products from Hidden Healthies, a company (started by a mom) that mass produces all natural products with stealth vegetables.   Company literature says it's "traditional kid's favorites made with a healthier veggie twist."

Serial Burglar Strikes Again

VIENNA, Va.  (WUSA) - Police in Northern Virginia say the serial burglar has hit more than 100 homes in the past several months.

Overnight in the Vienna area, five homes were hit.  Police say the burglar successfully entered three and stole purses and/or money. 

Two homes were hit on Nicholas Circle.  The owner of one says she came downstairs for breakfast and discovered her purse was missing.  Then she saw the garage door had been picked and the door to house also compromised.

"He was inside my house while I was sleeping. I'm scared. I'm really scared.  And I'll probably be scared for a long time," she said. 

The thief tried to get into her neighbor's house, but was unsuccessful.  He did get in the screened-in porch by slitting a screen, but he could not pry open the windows because the owner locked them.

Redskins Band to March in Halloween Parade

From the Town of Vienna:

Hail to the Redskins!  Again this year, the Washington Redskins Marching Band is scheduled to appear in the Vienna Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 27, at 7 p.m. along Maple Avenue.

The Redskins Band is the country’s oldest professional football marching band.  The band entertains fans with pregame and halftime shows, upbeat music during Redskins drives and, of course, their famous fight song whenever the team scores.  The band’s appearance in the parade is sponsored by Air Treatment Company.

For parade information, visit www.viennava.gov, or call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

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Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

Vienna Police Investigate Death of Infant

The following was sent to us by The Town of Vienna Police Department:

On October 12th officers responded to the 400 block of Dove Circle, SW to assist Fairfax County EMS with a 9 month old child in medical distress.

Investigation by officers determined that while in the care of a day- care provider, the child was put down for a nap. Approximately 2 hours later the child was found to be unresponsive by the provider.

The child was transported to an area hospital where it was pronounced dead. The child was then transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

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