Have any business notes to submit to the paper? New store? New name? New location? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991.

Virginia Eyecare Center sent Dr. Michael Caplan and Dr. Ally Stoeger to represent their practice at the Vision Source National Meeting in San Diego, Calif., from April 12-15. Vision Source is a national network of select optometrists.

Metro D.C. Chapter of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) gave the 2002 Contractor of the Year Award to Residential Bath & Kitchen Creations Inc. (Under $25,000).

Pinnacle Design & Consulting, a Fairfax-based residential and commercial architectural design firm, has been hired to create and design the first Web site for Barharn Construction, a Manassas-based construction company specializing in custom-home remodeling.

Justin Pritchett, a sophomore at Lake Braddock High School and employee of Greenspring Village Retirement Community’s Dining Services, was honored by DECA, the “Association of Marketing Students,” for his entry in its national competition in Salt Lake City. He was honored out of 200 students at the competition.

Northern Virginia Midas dealer William Speight has been recognized among the “Best of the Best” Midas dealers in North America in a contest of more than 900 operators of Midas automotive service shops. He has Midas shops located in Burke, Chantilly and Leesburg.

Mankooei Chiropractic Center has leased 1,748 square feet at Springfield Plaza, at the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Commerce Street. Mankooei Chiropractic will provide a full range of chiropractic services, as well as therapeutic massage, acupuncture, physical therapy and nutrition counseling.

The Fairfax Station office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce that Jack Migiliaccio has joined its team.

The Trailways Transportation System of Fairfax welcomes its third Alabama affiliate and latest Charter & Tour Division member, Thrasher Brothers Trailways of Birmingham, AL.

The founders of Thrasher Brothers gladly put the Trailways’ crimson colored flag on their fleet bringing much nostalgia.

For more information, call 703 691-3052 or email: BusTrails@ or visit the Trailways web site:

Exxon Mobil and Volunteer Fairfax kick off the third annual Exxon Mobil Community Summer Jobs Program. Exxon Mobil will provide grants of more than $145,000 to fund 60 student internships in the nonprofit sector thus providing an opportunity for college students to serve the Washington area community through paid, educational internships at 60 local nonprofit organizations.

Amber Bullington, intern supervisor with ACTS received the first annual Exxon Mobil Community Champion award at the annual breakfast and award ceremony that starts off the summer.

This summer program began in 1971 and has provided funds for more than 1,800 internships around the country.

Wassim Ghali of Fairfax has joined Weichert Realtors’ Fairfax office as a sales associate.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage congratulates the following sales associates for winning Honor Roll Achievements for April 2002:

Bob MacIntosh; Top producer, top sales, top listings sold

Donna Ney; Top producer, top sales, top listings sold

Glenn McFeeters; Top buyer agency contracts

Carol Harker; Top buyer agency contracts

Greg Pappas; Top listing agent

Aida McCarthy; Top listing agent

George Mason University has announced that the office of continuing professional education will offer a certificate program in crime mapping and analysis. Based on the concepts of GIS- graphing information systems, the program is designed for law enforcement and public safety professionals, as well as government and military personnel. For more information, call 703-993-8780.

George Mason University has announced that it will offer a new engineer degree in information technology that combines the course work of a doctoral degree with an applied project of shorter duration than a doctoral thesis. Call 703-993-1499.

Lovey L. Hammel, president of Employment Enterprises Inc., was re-elected chairman of the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees. Paul E. Kyle, James W. Hazel, Ricky K. Brown, Carol Walcoff Dixon, W. James Green, Edwin W. Lynch, Jr., and Juan A. Mencia were newly elected. Re-elected include Otis D. Coston, Jr., J. Hamilton Lambert, Earl W. Stafford, D. Jean Wu and Michael G. Anzilotti. All will serve three-year terms.

Weichert Realtors have announced thier top sales assocites for May. For the Springfield office, Sheila Gillette was honored as the office’s top producer, and David Billups was recognized as top sales associate. Gillette was also recognized for generating the most lsitings and listings sold. The Fairfax office honored Otilia Moursi as top producer and for most listings sold, Firoza Hasan was top sales associate, and Inge South was top lister. At the Fair Oaks office, Rosemary Graham swept all the honors as top producer, generating the most sales, the most listings, and having the most listings sold. Kathleen Quintarelli did the same in the Burke/Fairfax Station office, sweeping all of the honors.

The Three Wishes Program makes available to Senior Citizens (65 years old and up) and the Permanently Disabled electric power Wheelchairs at no cost to the qualified recipient. The recipients are for those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual whellchair in their home and who meet the additional program guidelines. No required deposit necessary. Please call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you or someone you know qualifies.

Legum & Norman Realty, Inc. awarded a multi-year management contract for Carriage Park Condominium Association, a 192-unit, townhouse-style condominium community located near Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Legum & Norman will provide the Carriage Park with financial management contract supervision and administration and professional management guidance.

For further information, please contact Daniel Bauman at Legum & Norman, Inc., 4401 Ford Ave., Suite 1200, Alexandria, 703-848-4334.