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SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH SAYS THANK YOU
TO POLICE/FIRE DEPTS. FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 POLICE/FIRE Personnel Receive FREE Car Wash and 30 Percent Off Detailing Services in May

 In honor of National Police Week, Sun., May 15 through Sat., May 21, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is offering 30 percent off any car detailing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area police, fire and EMT personnel and volunteers, as well as offering them FREE car washes on Fri., May 20. One detailing service and one car wash per person only with valid police/fire personnel identification. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737 or visit www.speedygreencarwash.com for a complete list of car wash and detailing packages.

HOMEMADE MOTHER’s DAY BRUNCH SPECIALS at City Square Cafe

City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

Brindle is the New Black

We have an inside source on the latest “must have” dog, and we’re letting our blog-readers know about a special adoption deal in advance of the rest of the DC-area. 

Claiming something as “the new black” first appeared in the fashion world in the early 1980s as a way to indicate other colors were taking over as the new wardrobe staple.  Black, long used as the base of any wardrobe due to its versatility with all other colors and prints, became the touchstone for something being a good investment and a “must have” for anyone going out and about.

So, on the heels of our wildly successful Fashion For Paws event, we are taking a page from the fashion world and proclaiming our own version of it.  At Washington Humane Society, Brindle is the New Black

Living With George

Living With George

We often like to stay in contact with the families that have adopted animals from us. We like to think that adopting from us includes building a relationship that will continue long after you and your family leaves our shelter. That way, if there were ever any problems, adopters can feel comfortable with talking to us before it spirals to a point where it jeopardizes the bond you share with your pet. We would then of course do what we could to help fix the problem.

What’s best about this relationship is that more often than not we find that there are no problems at all and in fact that the adoption has changed the human's life and much as it has the animal’s.

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

We live in a fast-paced world and, at one time or another, we have all found ourselves face to face with a vending machine, looking for a snack or beverage. The problem, up until now, has been that vending machine food was always synonymous with junk food or unhealthy options. But a new company has set out to change the way people see vending machines, and the nutrition that they get from them.

“Maybe it wasn’t easy to find healthy, tasty food from vending machines before, but we have made it our mission to change that,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Now, people can get a nutritious snack or beverage, whether they are playing, working, or at school. We are on the move and hopefully coming to an area near you soon.”

Arlington Students Invited to White House Easter Egg Roll

Arlington Students Invited to White House Easter Egg Roll

From Arlington Public Schools:

Students from Arlington Traditional School, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley and Taylor elementary schools will have a chance to visit the Easter Bunny on the South Lawn of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll on Mon, April 25.

Thanks to a generous donation by the Department of Education and the White House, 250 students will take part in the annual White House event.

This year’s theme, “Get Up and Go!” promotes health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and the traditional Easter egg roll. All of the activities encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity.

Each of the five elementary schools will receive 50 tickets each to participate in the Easter Egg Roll.

Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas Features George Carr Round

The 27th annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the City of Manassas Beautification Committee, will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Old Courthouse lawn in Old Town Manassas, featuring guest speaker, George Carr Round, a Union Army Signal Corps veteran, played by Doug Nelson of Prince William County, Va.  Round was significant in creating the town of Manassas and organized the 1911 Peace Jubilee. Round will also be at the National Peace Jubilee event on Thurs., July 21 at the Old Courthouse lawn. The Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Manassas Utilities Department and is FREE to the public. For more information, call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.