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Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January

Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January

 

Local Car Wash Gives Free 80 Car Washes to Customers Donating Coats

Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. donated 80 coats, as well as some scarves, gloves and hats to local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of their January coat drive. Customers received a free car wash for bringing in a coat to donate. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Win a Free Wedding, Eat at Pajama Brunch, and Take a Carriage Ride This Weekend

Win a Free Wedding, Eat at Pajama Brunch, and Take a Carriage Ride This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day weekend? Whether you are single and ready to mingle, married, engaged, or just want something fun to do, Reston Town Center is sure to have something for you to do this upcoming weekend. Carol Nahorniak, the Creative Director of Myers Public Relations, says with the Valentine's Day holiday weekend approaching, “The restaurants will be packed.” Besides grabbing a bite to eat, she told us about all the different events happening this weekend at the Reston Town Center.

Here are some highlights:

Valentine’s Gift Wrapping at Appalachian Spring

Sheriff’s Deputies Take a Plunge to Raise Money for Special Olympics

Sheriff’s Deputies Take a Plunge to Raise Money for Special Olympics

From Fairfax County:

Summer and the beach. We can’t wait for the feel of the warm sun on our faces, the sand between our toes, and the waves washing over us. You may think twice, though, when you have to jump into water that is so cold it takes your breath away. That’s exactly what Sheriff’s deputies Phil Doyle, Brian Wancik and Sureyya Kanli (Team Fairfax Sheriffs) did on Saturday, February 5 for the Polar Plunge Winter Festival in Virginia Beach. They plunged into the icy Atlantic waters to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

The Polar Plunge is the largest Special Olympics Virginia fundraiser and draws more than 10,000 people. Team Fairfax Sheriffs has raised over $2200 for this worthy cause.

No Name Change for Shadowood Pool

From the Reston Association:

The Board of Directors of the Reston Association turned down a request by a group of residents to change the name of Shadowood Pool and Tennis Courts to South Lakes Area Pool. The vote came in response to a petition filed by some two dozen residents of the Dhawowood Condominium, Springwood Condominium and Colonial Greene Clusters.  They said the Shadowood name, which is nearly the same as Shadowood Condominiums created confusion. According to estimates presented to the Board, the cost of changing the name included  $5,000 to poll neighboring residents, and $1,700 to change the signage.

RCC Board of Governors Seeks Community Input for 5 Year Plan

From the Reston Community Center:

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Tonight is Chinese New Year's Eve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar. The Asian Community Service Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 12th. The Festival will take place all day long, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, VA. The middle school is located at 3020 Gallows Road. 

The entire school will be filled with Chinese New Year decorations, booths, games, dancing, food, and more. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and even the hallways will be filled with different cultural activities and decor. Admission is FREE and you will get the chance to try great asian food, watch live performances, see the traditional Chinese New Year Parade, draw prizes, and gain Asian cultural exposure. 

Park Authority Adds Facebook to Communication Tools

Park Authority Adds Facebook to Communication Tools

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Individuals who have Facebook accounts can now access information about Fairfax County Park Authority events, programs and services at www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountyparks.  This new tool provides another means of communication for the many people who already access information about area parks and park programs through ParkTakes Magazine, the Park Authority web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov or through several other means such as press releases, flyers or information phone lines.