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Homerun for Heroes at Morton's in Tysons Corner

On Monday, September 27, Morton's Steakhouse in Tyson's Corner will host "Homeruns for Heroes," a benefit dinner for the Aleethia Foundation and the Great Falls Little League. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $250 per guest inclusive of tax, gratuity and valet parking.

PresbyLASIK Surgery, A Bi-Focal Fix?

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- A new, not yet FDA approved technique for aging eyes called PresbyLASIK can eliminate the need for reading glasses, and help patients who have trouble seeing far away.

Over time, the lens in our eyes will lose their flexibility and change shape.  The change in shape makes it difficult for the lens to focus. 

This condition is called Presbyopia.  During the PresbyLASIK procedure, the actual cornea is reshaped into precise contours.  This allows for multiple focal points.

Ophalmologist Dr. Nancy Tanchel of Liberty Laser Eye is one of the first in the Washington D.C. area to offer the PresbyLASIK procedure.

Dr. Tanchel says, "We've learned how to change the surface of the cornea to take into account one of the changes as you get older."

New Montessori Preschool Open in Vienna

This was sent to us by Sailini Lohia of Fiore Montessori:

Fiore Montessori is a new Montessori Preschool for children ages 16 months to 6 years that opened this month in Vienna. The school is located at 1629 Beulah Road opposite Meadow Lark Botanical Gardens. The preschool is located on a 4.5 acre property with a unique wooded setting and has a strong focus on engaging with the outdoors. Renowned landscape designer and author Robin Moore is designing the prepared outdoor environment Montessori style. Parents are welcome to to call (703) 319-2069 or visit the school website at www.fioremontessori.com to enroll their child.

PresbyLASIK Surgery, A Bi-Focal Fix?

VIENNA, VA -- A new, not yet FDA approved technique for aging eyes called PresbyLASIK can eliminate the need for reading glasses, and help patients who have trouble seeing far away. Watch WUSA9's Anita Brikman's story to find out more. 

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Oktoberfest in Vienna

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna’s annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on historic Church Street.  Admission is free.

The celebration will feature live music, a beer garden, food vendors, children’s entertainment and activities, and a festival marketplace.

Enjoy these bands on the main stage beginning at 11:30 a.m.:

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.            Alte Kameraden- German Band

1:30-2:30 p.m.                      Irresponsible- Rock

2:30-3:30 p.m.                      Storryville- Rock

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Open House

This was sent to us by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department:

On Saturday October 9th the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (400 Center Street South, Vienna, VA) is pleased to host its annual Open House. This day is the culmination of Fire Prevention week. The 2010 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) theme is simply: “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” The Open House will help educate the public on the importance of working smoke alarms, how to properly use and maintain smoke alarms and what to do should a home fire occur.

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department offers the following tips for making sure smoke alarms are maintained and working properly:

•Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.

•If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.