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Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Virginia Tech Shootings Nonprofit Organization Forms

According to the Roanoke Times, families of the victims and survivors of the spring 2007 mass killings at Virginia Tech have created a nonprofit organization: The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation Inc. The foundation has a 12-member board of directors, an executive director and a website is currently being built. 

The organization will be holding the first board meeting in October in Centreville, VA. Not only will the foundation provide support to Virginia Tech survivors and families, they also have plans to reach out to those with similar losses for support, as well as ensure safety on college campuses nationwide. 

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Day Care Worker Arrested

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Sully Police District – Police were summoned to investigate allegations that a 4-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a day care worker. The alleged incident occurred on Tuesday, September 21, at the Minnieland day care center, located at 14415 Compton Village Drive in the Centreville area.

On Friday, September 24, police obtained a warrant charging Siyamand Salehzadeh, 22, of 7757 Lavenham Court in Manassas, with sodomy. On Saturday, September 25, Salehzadeh was detained in the state of New York, attempting to enter Canada. Salehzadeh currently is awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Grand Opening of Centreville Chiropractic Center

The following was sent to us by Centreville Chiropractic Center:

Dr. Jason Brown and Dr. Marla Gebaide are holding the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their chiropractic clinic, Centreville Chiropractic Center, with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce on September 30th at 5:30pm.  At this event they will be presenting a local non-profit, YouthQuest with a check for the amount they have raised over the past month through their philanthropic promotion.  Appetizers, drinks, prizes, and free chair massages will be available throughout the event.  Virginia Senator Marsden will also be present at the ribbon cutting.  Dr. Brown and Dr. Gebaide look forward to sharing the celebration with local business owners and patients. 

Centreville Chiropractic Center is located at 13880 Braddock Road in Centreville, VA.

 

Parents save 70% on clothes, toys, furniture at consignment expo

LOUDOUN, VIRGINIA (WUSA)-- Angie Goff finds out how parents and moms-to-be can save big this weekend on kids and baby goods and clothes.

VIDEO: Angie with big deals at JBF Sale

Susan Gill of 'Just Between Friends' says families will find great deals on more than 40,000 new and gently used items at this Fall's big consignment extravaganza.

Consignors price and tag their own goods and earn up to 70% and shoppers save big. Gill showed us a brand new Baby Gap velvet dress that only cost $6. In addition to clothing, shoppers will find DVDs, toys and furniture to outfit the home. 

How to save your breasts and your wallet by October 2nd!

Insurance companies state that they are willing to pay 100% of a "screening mammogram", but not for the “I think we found something”; what the @#!$ does that mean?  In my case, I felt a lump, and made the mistake of mentioning it to the technician during my mammogram.  Should I have mentioned the lump, or should have I played dumb?  Well, mentioning the lump cost me $600, and that is with my health insurance coverage (part of that was the “you need to come back because I think we found something” factor).  So two mammograms, $600 out of my pocket, two missed days of work, 4 weeks of no good sleep (because I could not get an appointment any earlier), and a potential ulcer from all the stress….it was normal!  Was it worth it?  Could I have done things differently? Well….