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Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

From Fairfax County:

As pools open Memorial Day weekend throughout the region, the Fairfax County Park Authority recognizes that May is National Water Safety Month and encourages everyone to be safe!

Are you and your children water safe? Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children? In support of National Water Safety Awareness Month the Park Authority encourages everyone to follow some basic water safety tips that could save a life!

Each year there are nearly 3,500 deaths due to drowning in the United States alone. Drowning is preventable! Join us in our effort to stop drowning from happening. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a wide range of swimming lessons for children and adults. For more information about swimming lessons and a complete list of classes see Parktakes On Line.

Water Safety Tips:

First Annual Comedy Show at Teen Center

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Club Phoenix’s Teen Improv Club will hold its First Annual Improv Group Comedy Show on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. The show will feature members of the Teen Center’s Improv Group who will perform an assortment of improv games.

The Improv Group, comprised of youth ages 11 to 17, formed last August and participants have spent the last several months honing their comedic skills through a series of improv and sketch comedy classes.

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

From Fairfax County:

The 2011 Summer Entertainment Series get underway in June. Get ready for great music, performances and entertainment of all kinds presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through generous contributions from local businesses and corporate sponsors. These performances take place at local parks and are free! You can find the entire summer schedule and location information online.

Start the fun on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. Among the first boy blues bands of their generation, they are noted for the high energy of their phenomenal live shows.

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

Tired of attending workshops that leave you more confused when you depart than when you arrived?

Come check out DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo's "Plain-Talk and Easy to Understand" Double-Header Workshops:

                                                  TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - DON'T MISS IT!

MAY 24th on LinkedIn & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)(Please bring yr laptop/IPAD etc. if possible) PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED SEATING!

 

1 - May 24th @ 12-Noon to 2 pm: "LinkedIn Can Improve your Business, Non-Profit, Program, Project or Self in 7 Days" Workshop

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.

Tyson's Galleria Continues to Build Out with New Luxury Retailers

Tyson's Galleria Continues to Build Out with New Luxury Retailers

Rich Dinning has been the General Manager of Tyson’s Galleria since last August. Dinning's role is to oversee the vision of the center and to make Tyson's Galleria a destination for both luxury shoppers and retailers. He oversees all aspects of property management and works closely with the leasing team.

Since he started in August 2010, many additional retailers have been added to the center such as Gucci, Elie Tahari, Omega, and Louis Vuitton. Galleria currently has just over 90 retailers, including 9 different restaurants. One of Dinning’s main goals is to attract high-end retailers. “Our retailers are what making Tyson’s Galleria, Tyson’s Galleria,” he said.

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program is in full swing in Loudoun County providing free tax services to families earning less than $49,000 per year. The program provides one-on-one assistance to customers on a walk-in basis.  Free tax services will continue through April 16, 2011, at some sites in Loudoun County and many additional sites in Northern Virginia.