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Police Looking For Bank Robber

RESTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police say one man is responsible for multiple bank robberies.

Capital One Bank, on 9883 Georgetown Pike, was robbed Tuesday, by a man waving a gun at tellers, police said.

The same man robbed the Presidential Bank at 1675 Reston Parkway, Thursday October 21st, police said.

Police are trying to link the man to a bank robbery in Loudoun County, on October 6th, as well.

Police say in both cases, the suspect was described as a white male in his late
20s. He was 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed
approximately 150 to 180 pounds. He wore a black coat, black gloves, and
black sunglasses.

No one was injured in the robberies. However, police say the man is armed and he may be dangerous.

You are the apple of my eye...and stomach!

Walk into any grocery store these days and you'll be confronted with a dizzying array of apples.  Although available year around, apples especially evoke the essence of fall:  apple harvest, apple cider, apple bobbing, caramel apples, etc.  And why not?  The crisp, sweetness of an apple in the fall makes me think of cooler days, bonfires, and changing leaves.

According to the Virginia State Apple Board (www.virginiaapples.org), Virginia is known for many varieties of apples, including Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Winesap, and Rome.  Each variety has its own distinct taste and use, so now is the time of year to experiment!  The tart taste of a Granny Smith apple is completely different from the sweet, juicy Red Delicious apple.

Redskins baby Zoie's first trip to the dentist

A dental visit at an early age is a “well baby checkup” for the teeth. 

Redskins linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander, brought in his daughter Zoie to show parents how to care for their children’s teeth.  Teaching children good dental habits at a young age reduces the fear of going to the dentist and creates a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Reston Community Center Receives Statewide VRPS Award

From Reston Community Center:

RESTON, VA —The Virginia Recreation and Parks Society (VRPS) recently presented an award for the "Best Promotional Effort-Flyer" to the Reston Community Center (RCC) for its ESL Courses Brochure at its 56th Annual Conference held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center this past September.

“RCC is delighted and honored that the excellence of our promotional efforts has been recognized at the state-wide level,” said Leila Gordon, RCC Executive Director.  “At RCC, we strive to deliver a full spectrum of high-quality, enriching programs to our community.  Of course, all the best programs in the world can’t be successful if people do not know about them; so our communications efforts are as important to us as program planning."

Testing One of the Latest, Greatest Innovations in Skincare Technology: The Vi Peel

Last week, I met with Dr. Peter Klainer, a board certified plastic surgeon with one primary goal: providing top-of-the-line patient care that produces stunning results.

Based in Sterling, Virginia, Dr. Klainer founded Chrysalis Plastic Surgery in 2000. He is the son of a doctor who specialized in infectious diseases and ultimately served in the military. Dr. Klainer graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Thereafter, he completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University, as well as a Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery in Indianapolis.

I confess that, at first, I thought I'd come across a little known Northern Virginia secret, but I soon realized my error. Indeed, Dr. Klainer has been performing injections since 1997, and he was voted one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumer's Research Council.

Two NoVA Cancer Non-Profits Will Represent Washington, D.C., at Academy Awards of Philanthropy

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation (TBKF) has won the distinction of being named Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.,  by StayClassy. TBKF now moves onto the national round in California to compete with charities from seven other U.S. cities for the Classy Award and title of National Charity of the Year.

The Classy Awards are sponsored by StayClassy.org, an innovative outlet for non-profit organizations. The awards recognize the philanthropic work of charitable foundations, businesses, and individuals.  Awards are given in one of ten categories including Charity of the Year, Small Charity of the Year, and Most Creative Awareness Campaign.  The Charity of the Year winner will receive a $25,000 prize, while other winners will receive $10,000. Presented in downtown San Diego on November 7, the Classy Awards are the Academy Awards of philanthropy.

TBKF went up against 10 other Washington, D.C. based charities in the first round of online voting. First round voting took place from October 9 through October 22. The final stage of voting is happening now and will continue through November 5.

Lisa Millar, founder of TBKF, said, “We are so honored to represent the brain tumor and cancer community and to be able to increase much needed awareness. We are fighting for everyone touched by cancer and for all the angels taken too soon.”

DC Candlelighters, an organization for childhood cancer awareness and support was also awarded Small Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.  The DC Candlelighters an all-volunteer charity that supports families of children fighting cancer and was started by families whose own children had been diagnosed with cancer. 

TBKF was born out of love, by Lisa Millar, for her 29-year-old brother who died from a brain tumor and for her need to avenge the disease that took him. TBKF co-founded a national branding and unification movement to join all those working towards a cure for brain tumors. Over 71 non-profits have united under the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade campaign. TBKF, along with its many D.C. Metro events, including their Kids Helping Kids event for Pediatric Cancer Awareness, is developing a new project that will motivate and guide members of communities to join together and do their part to help put an end to all cancer.

Both The Brad Kaminksy Foundation and DC Candlelighters are founded by women whose personal lives have been impacted by cancer.  These charities are informing and motivating our communities to get involved and raise awareness to beat cancer.

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Takes Shape

MCLEAN, Va.  (WUSA) - The $3 billion first phase of the Dulles Metrorail project is well-underway with the most visible bridge structures high above Route 123.

Phase One, which extends Metro's Orange line 11.7 miles from Falls Church to Weihle Avenue in Reston is set to open in 2013.

A huge yellow truss is being used to move the concrete segments up into place to form the bridges. Underground between the two Tysons Corner shopping centers, a 1,700 foot tunnel is being constructed.   Part of the tunnel not under any roads was built by just digging down.  But the larger part that goes under the intersection of Route 123 and International Drive is being bored out to avoid too much traffic disruption.