Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Subscribe

Tease photo

Great Falls Classical Ballet Performs Revamped Nutcracker This Weekend

Fifty-five dancers will be performing in the show on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at McLean High School.

The Margaret Haddad Studio of Classical Ballet in Great Falls has performed the Nutcracker ballet for decades. Though the studio’s founder –Margaret Haddad— retired last year, her 50-year legacy of teaching classical ballet in the community will continue through one of her students: Casey Jones. Jones started dancing under Margaret Haddad’s instruction in 1994. By 2001, Haddad inducted her into the studio’s teacher training program.

Tease photo

Herndon: Citizen Committee Rejects Cellphone Tower Next to Crossfield Elementary

Committee Denies Cell Tower Application

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Hunter Mill District Land Use Committee voted 3-2 to deny an application to build a cellphone tower on Crossfield Elementary School property on Fox Mill Road in Herndon. "This is about money, not anything else,” says Griffin, who is a father of a fourth grader who attends the elementary school.Milestone Communications towers on county school properties has generated more than $13 million of income over the last 20 years for the school system, says Forkas. The proposed tower would generate approximately $40,000 of revenue a year for the school system once at least three carriers agree to use the tower, he says.

Fairfax County: FCPS Testing Water Quality in Schools

Drinking water at 40 public schools in Fairfax County has been tested for safety, a release from FCPS said.

Tease photo

Lorton: Curator Sought for Historic Stempson House

Deadline for submitting applications for Stempson House is Feb. 17, 2017.

Stempson House applications are being sought for resident curator program. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is accepting applications for the rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the historic Stempson House, located on Furnace Road in Lorton. The curator leases are without charge in exchange for a financial commitment and approved rehabilitation of the Park Authority’s underutilized historic properties. The deadline for submitting applications for Stempson House is Feb. 17, 2017.

Tease photo

Reston: Region Races For ‘Team Red, White & Blue’

More than 600 people from all over the greater Washington area braved 30-degree weather on Sunday morning to salute veterans and members of the military by running in Dominion Consulting’s Third Annual Veterans Day 5K. “Just by getting vets out who have issues [post-traumatic stress disorder] gets them involved and gives them two hours or so to not think about those things,” says Lynch, who is a veteran of the Air Force.

Tease photo

Herndon: LINK Accepts Donations to Annual Coat Drive

New and gently used winter coats will be distributed to those in need on Nov. 19.

Those wishing to donate can deliver coats to the Sterling United Methodist Church at 304 E. Church Road from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 18. “When my kids started elementary school, I started noticing,” Thomas says. “It broke my heart to see kids who couldn’t help themselves, and had no winter clothing.”

Tease photo

McLean: Scouts, Alumni Help Clean Up School Grounds

Members of Cub Scout Pack 665 turned out in force to support an environmental stewardship service project at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean. The Scouts helped Don Hutzel, Churchill Road Principal, tackle some grounds keeping tasks and fall clean up on the school grounds.

Tease photo

Burke: Beautifying New Pohick Library

Perry Spring, a “Life” scout in Boy Scout Troop 1100, at Nativity Church in Burke completed his Eagle Scout Service Project by leading his Troop in rebuilding the entranceway planter boxes at the newly renovated Pohick Library on Sydenstricker Road. More than thirty scouts from Troop 1100 worked throughout the day to complete this project.

Practitioners Discuss Alternative Health Therapies

Senior Services of Alexandria

Do you ever take a moment to listen to your body?

Tease photo

Washington Irving Pyramid Challenge Has Record Turnout

This year’s Washington Irving Pyramid Challenge had the largest turnout in its 11-year history: 864 children from the six elementary schools that feed into Washington Irving Middle School gathered on the school’s grounds for the race.

Tease photo

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season.

Tease photo

Volunteer Events & Opportunities

Service

30th Annual Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Caregivers Conference, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The conference "Gems: A Treasure Chest of Ideas" will have speakers and resources on topics important to caregivers. The $30 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and certificate of attendance.

Tease photo

Herndon Village Network Celebrates Volunteers

Volunteers make a difference by providing the elderly much-needed transportation

Herndon Village Network (HVN), a not-for-profit organization serving Herndon senior citizens, celebrated its dedicated volunteers with a tea held on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Four Seasons clubhouse. These volunteers make a difference by providing the elderly much-needed transportation for appointments, errands, and social gatherings.

Tease photo

From the Beginning to the End

982 participants signed up for 2016 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened Sept. 10 and ran through Sept. 21 with another record registration of 918 participants.

Park Authority Offers 50+ Web Portal

The Fairfax County Park Authority has launched a website specifically for residents age 50 or older.