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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Free Summer Meals for Kids – Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Free Summer Meals for Kids – Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

From Fairfax County:

 

Take Dad Outdoors on Fathers’ Day Weekend

Take Dad Outdoors on Fathers’ Day Weekend

From Fairfax County:

 

Dad loves the outdoors, and the weekend of Fathers' Day is perfect for spending time with him in a park. Our sites have so many options and great things to do -- nearby and affordable!

Drop in on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, for Sully's Annual Antique Car Show. From 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. you'll see more than 400 antique and classic cars, and you can even buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral. The car show is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. The fee includes a tour of the house built by Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first representative to Congress. Learn more by calling 703-437-1794.

It’s Not Too Late to Enjoy Summer Camp

It’s Not Too Late to Enjoy Summer Camp

From Fairfax County:

 

It's barely summer but already the kids are bored. Beat the annual summer boredom phenomenon with an affordable summer camp. Thousands of youngsters are already signed up for a great time, close to home at nearby RECenters, nature centers, parks and schools. The Fairfax County Park Authority is a leading provider of summer camps in the area.

Perhaps your children would enjoy a traditional, theme-based camp with arts and crafts, games, special events and swimming. If so, try the Summer R.O.C.S. (RECenters Offer Cool Stuff) camp! It's packed with exciting activities.

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

This Father’s Day Consider a Park Authority Gift Card

This Father’s Day Consider a Park Authority Gift Card

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Why is it that buying the perfect gift for Father’s Day is such a struggle? Could it be that we want to ensure that what we give is really what Dad wants? That’s why Park Authority Gift cards are such a great idea. Gift cards are easy to buy and can be used for a wide variety of activities such as classes, or golf, or an adventurous trip.

The Postman and The Pit Bull

The Postman and The Pit Bull

“She is a blessing and has changed my life for the better. Born on my mother’s birthday; I think it was meant to be”. – Reginald Winston

It’s not every day that you hear of a heartwarming story between a postman and a dog, but this one is sure to bring tears to your eyes, especially if you are fortunate enough to meet this destined pair. Piper, a short but sturdy black and white pit bull type dog came to our New York Avenue Shelter in January of this year after being found by a responsive DC resident. She spent some time in the shelter looking for her new family, overlooked as many black and white pit bulls are in shelters. But that would change, after I quickly fell in love with her charm and she was transferred into our foster care program.