Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce will be holding the following events:

* Saturday, July 30, noon-6 p.m., Chamber Summerfest. The day will be filled with food, games, children's activities, music and more. Several Loudoun County-based charities will be on hand with interactive demonstrations. Free. Wal-Mart Sterling, 45415 Dulles Crossing Plaza, Sterling.

* Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8-9:30 a.m., State of Broadband Breakfast. Featuring the new director of broadband services for Loudoun County, Scott Bashore, and his vision on the expansion of the broadband infrastructure in the county. River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg.

Tickets $30 for chamber members, in advance; $35 for chamber members, at door; and $40 for nonchamber members. RSVP to or call 703-777-2176.

* Sunday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Discover Loudoun by Limousine - A Scavenger Hunt. A day of fun as limo teams hunt for treasures in Loudoun County and beat the clock to the finish line, includes prizes to the winning limo team. Whitehall Manor, 18301 Whitehall Estate Lane, Bluemont.

Reserved individual seat in limo $100, nonmembers $125. RSVP to

WomenÕs Healthcare Associates Inc. will be hosting an Open House Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 220, Lansdowne. Free to public. Chat with doctors and childbirth educator; check out the new laser hair removal services; Leesburg Pharmacy is doing free bone density screenings and body fat analysis and providing information on hormones; seated massage by a Massage Therapist. Door prizes and refreshments. Call to register at 703-858-3151.

Diamonds & Rust Enterprises Inc. in Aldie will hold a special raffle to benefit local real estate agent Haidee Adkins throughout August. All proceeds will be donated toward

Adkins' medical expenses for treatment of pancreatic cancer. Diamonds & Rust offers antiques and collectibles and various vintage finds.

Owner Marcia Hall will donate a free, fall weekend getaway at her Deep Creek Lake vacation home in the Maryland mountains, date to be determined with the winner, subject to availability. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $10 each at Diamonds & Rust any time from Aug. 1-31. No purchase is necessary, and the winner need not be present to win. Drawing date is Thursday, Sept. 1.

Dr. Theresa Melody, a doctor of podiatric medicine, has joined the Family Foot and Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia. Melody has been practicing in the Cumberland, Md., area for the past several years. Melody graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a podiatric medical and surgical residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and Alliance Community Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Melody is a board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. She specializes in podiatric, geriatric care and reconstructive foot surgery with a sub-specialty in diabetic foot care. As a diabetic herself, she is keenly aware of the many problems that diabetics get and fully versed in all the new advanced techniques being offered today. Family Foot and Ankle Centers has offices located in Ashburn, Fairfax and McLean.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2005 Loudoun County

Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these informal sessions is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. The next round of sessions are as follows:

* Monday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

* Friday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

The sessions will be held in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to

Evergreen International Aviation (Evergreen), a leader in aviation services, is increasing its Dulles personnel by 20 percent. To fill these openings, Dan Klump, a recruiter for Evergreen, will be at the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) recruiting fair at Fort Myer Friday, July 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Klump will also be at the Loudoun Welfare Resource Center, a public service organization located at 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Leesburg, at 9 a.m. July 28. Those interested are also welcome to apply in person at the Evergreen Dulles office Cargo Building No. 6, 23703 Air Freight Lane, Dulles, VA 20166; phone 703-661-0383.

Current open positions in Dulles include ramp agent and aircraft cleaner.

Poulin Chiropractic opened an office in Ashburn/Lansdowne July 6. The new office is located off Route 7, near the Lansdowne Hospital at 9415 Deerfield Ave., Suite 210, Lansdowne. The new office will allow Poulin Chiropractic to better serve back and neck pain with easy accessibility and abundant parking.

Image Matters LLC, a systems engineering and software development company, has relocated its headquarters to an expanded facility at 201 Loudoun St., S.W., Leesburg. Image Matters LLC, a privately held company, provides information technology services for a wide range of commercial and government clients.

AVWashington, a division of Avitecture Inc., completed the design and installation of the state-of-the art multimedia systems at the New Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.

Inaugurated in a solemn ceremony attended by hundreds of heads of state, government officials, intellectuals, Nobel prize winners and dignitaries from 40 nations, the new museum opened March 15. As many as 10,000 visitors a day have toured the museum. Avitecture Inc. worked under a direct contract with Yad Vashem and teamed with BARKAI Benny Brookstein Ltd.

Avitecture Inc. is located in Sterling; and is an audio-video systems integrator with design, installation and support capabilities.