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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.

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

Tired of attending workshops that leave you more confused when you depart than when you arrived?

Come check out DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo's "Plain-Talk and Easy to Understand" Double-Header Workshops:

                                                  TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - DON'T MISS IT!

MAY 24th on LinkedIn & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)(Please bring yr laptop/IPAD etc. if possible) PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED SEATING!

 

1 - May 24th @ 12-Noon to 2 pm: "LinkedIn Can Improve your Business, Non-Profit, Program, Project or Self in 7 Days" Workshop

The Arlington Capital View Hotel Opens in Style

The Arlington Capital View Hotel Opens in Style

 

Last night the Renaissance Hotels celebrated their newest addition: The Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City. The Grand Opening party was a truly memorable experience and marked the completion of the hotel property. 

“We are extremely excited to show off this modern property and to invite our community and guests to join us in an exclusive grand opening experience with electrifying talent, exquisite cuisine and a first class view of our nation’s capital,” said Tina Edmundson, senior vice president of Lifestyle Brands for Marriott International, Inc.

National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

 

From The U.S. Army Military District of Washington

Guardian of the Nation’s Capital:

 

The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America’s fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 30 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Young Photographer Exhibits at Cherrydale

Young Photographer Exhibits at Cherrydale

From Arlington Public Library:

This Spring, the Cherrydale Branch Library will display a photo exhibit by a young Arlingtonian photographer, Vikram.

Vikram is an elementary school student in Arlington, and recently traveled to South Africa and Botswana, on a family trip for his grandfather's 70th birthday. While there, he visited the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve and the Mashuta Game Reserve, where he saw - and photographed - hundreds of elephants, cheetahs, hyenas, crocodiles, leopards, lions, rhinoceroses, giraffes, zebras and many other animals.

In addition to traveling and photography, Vikram enjoys playing sports and has a Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Vikram's photos will be on display at Cherrydale from Wednesday, April 6 - Friday, July 1.

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program is in full swing in Loudoun County providing free tax services to families earning less than $49,000 per year. The program provides one-on-one assistance to customers on a walk-in basis.  Free tax services will continue through April 16, 2011, at some sites in Loudoun County and many additional sites in Northern Virginia.