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Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Reston Today

In this edition: Learn how Langston Hughes Middle school students collected important data about the health of Reston's restored streams.  Meet the LightSquared corporate volunteers who worked to clean up a wildlife habitat.

Free Summer Camp for Teens: Camp SEED

From Fairfax County:

 

Session 1: August 8 – 12

Session 2: August 15 - 19

James Lee Community Center – 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Kids in grades 6 – 10 are invited to join us for a FREE camp!  Camp SEED (Students Encouraging Environment Discovery) is a weeklong camp with two overnights at Shenandoah National Park.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the environment!  Scheduled activities include:

How Healthy is Reston's Environment

How Healthy is Reston's Environment

If you want to know how well you're doing to keep the environment healthy, count the wildlife and insects. Bring the entire family out to Reston for the annual Dragon Fly Count through the community's natural areas. 

You'll meet experts and learn how to identify  these flying creatures and you'll have fun.  There's still time to sign up.

Call 703-476-9689  or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. Deadline to reserve a slot is July 13 and it's all FREE.

The location is 11319 Bright Pond Lane, Reston.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Arbor Day at Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg

Arbor Day at Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg

Some students at Sycolin Creek Elementary in Leesburg helped to celebrate Arbor Day by planting two Kwanzan Cherry Trees in the front of the school on Friday, April 29th. 

The trees were donated and planted by Sunrise landscape + design.  The owner’s children attend Sycolin Creek Elementary School, and each year, Joe Markell and his children---older brother Dillon and twins, Alyssa and Russell---use Arbor Day as a fun occasion to share an important message with classmates: give back to the community and also to the earth. 

Pictured are students in Mrs. Gore’s first grade class, along with Sharon Keegan-Coppels, Principal of Sycolin Creek Elementary School.

This Earth Day, Focus on Heavy Metals in the Environment

This Earth Day, Focus on Heavy Metals in the Environment

As the world celebrates Earth Day, environmental problems will be widely discussed. What many people are just beginning to realize is that some of these issues, like the increasing amounts of heavy metals such as mercury and lead in our environment, can have a direct and negative impact on human health.

“We are poisoning our air, food, and water with toxins that are impacting our health,” says Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com).  “Increasingly we see patients who are suffering serious health issues as a consequence of toxins we have released into our environment.  It is essential to educate yourself about these dangers, so you can more readily identify and avoid risks and address problems when they do occur.”

Here are a few of the environmental toxins that people need to be aware of, because of the risk they pose to human health: