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Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Arlington County Observes Labor Day

This year Labor Day falls on Monday, September 6. All of Arlington County courts, schools, public libraries, administrative offices and nature centers will be closed on this day in observance of the holiday.

For more details about the closures you can visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/HolidaySchedule.aspx

 

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze In Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Arlington County firefighters battled a blaze in the 2100 block of N. Edison Street early Tuesday morning.

Officials say the fire broke out in a vacant 2-story house around 4:09 a.m. Firefighters arriving on scene found flames coming from the front porch and spreading inside the building.

The blaze was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Officials say the home appears to be vacant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123

Rossyln Outdoor 90's Film Festival

This Friday is the final movie screening for the Rossyln Outdoor Film Festival "I Love the 90s" summer series. The dusk screening this Friday, September 3, will be "Billy Madison." Bring blankets and low chairs! The movie will begin around 8:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

The film festival takes place at Gateway Park at Lee Highway and North Lynn Street in Arlington, VA. Fore more information you can call 703-522-6628.

Free Fun at the 2010 Arlington County Fair

The 2010 Arlington County Fair will be held from August 18-22. Some highlights of this year’s fair include a program to highlight rainforest conservation and the return of the racing piglets.

There will be shuttle services available to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center site. Thousands of visitors are expected to come enjoy the carnival rides, food, games and outdoor movie nights. There will be hundreds of vendors and exhibits.

Admission is FREE (making it one of the largest free events on the East Coast), so you don’t want to miss out! For more details about this year’s fair visit: http://www.arlingtoncountyfair.us.

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.