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Leesburg Business Incubator Gains County Support

Loudoun County pledges $100,000 over three years to help underwrite operational costs for new Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

Also, in case you want to follow me further, check out my blog at http://stevenlukisblog.wordpress.com/. Look forward to seeing you there.

23 New Americans to be Naturalized at the Reston Multicultural Festival

The following was sent to us by the Reston Community Center:

In partnership with The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 10th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival will include a special naturalization ceremony.  Washington District Director Sarah Taylor will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens at the Reston Multicultural Festival on September 25.

The ceremony is part of the Reston Community Center’s annual celebration of the diversity and welcoming community spirit that is found in Reston. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will provide keynote remarks and welcome the new citizens during the event.

The 23 citizenship candidates originate from the following 19 countries: China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Turkey and Vietnam.

Stink Bugs: Invaders from The North

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --  They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania.  I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'. 

First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container.   They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing. 

Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week

University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs.  They've been eating crops and even some trees bark.  There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals.  Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.

When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your 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…. 

New Sweetgreen Location in Reston

Sweetgreen is going to open new location in Reston, VA this Friday, September 24! On Friday, the store will be open for limited lunch hours between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and then starting on Saturday, September 25, the location will be open for regular business hours (11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily).

The first 200 people who come in and buy a salad or a wrap will get a free salad blaster with their purchase. The address of the new location is 11935 Democracy Drive in Reston, VA.

Reston Town Center to Host Fall Denim Celebration at GAP

Tomorrow marks the first official day of fall! This means it's time to bring out that fall wardrobe you have hidden away in your closet, and maybe even make some fashionable additions to it. This weekend is the Fall Denim Celebration at Gap in Reston Town Center. Come out September 23 through September 26 to enjoy live music, drawings for Gap gift cards, and 25% off all full priced merchandise (excluding 1969 Demin) when you bring your Gap Reston Facebook coupon. There will also be opportunities to get samples and coupons from local restaurants and special offers and coupons for other local businesses, so you don't want to miss this!