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USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, was recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today. Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers spend six months of the year in Tuscany, where they host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

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MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

MAY IS A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE OUR MILITARY AND HONOR THE INVISIBLE INJURIES OF WAR

May is Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Month.  This makes for the ideal month to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of our service members, veterans, and their families, while focusing on the invisible injuries that many face after 15 years of war. Many come back with home with mental health issues that go unseen and can have a devastating impact on their health and the lives of those near them.

BOULDER CREST RETREAT PRESENTS: FOUNDERS’ TOUR

BOULDER CREST RETREAT PRESENTS: FOUNDERS’ TOUR

BOULDER CREST RETREAT PRESENTS: FOUNDERS’ TOUR

Guests Are Invited to the Founders Tour to Learn about Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness

 

WHO:          

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness
 

WHAT:          

Founders’ Tour

We invite you to join the founder, Julia Falke, for a tour of the property. Julia provides an in-depth tour, and overview of available programs, and a brief history of the retreat facilities and grounds.  This tour is open to the public. Participants should sign up in advance on the Retreat’s Website:  www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

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LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

More than 20,000 Legos were donated to the Autism Society of Northern Virginia by local LearningRx brain training centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston and Vienna, Va., and LearningRx directors committed to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet upon meeting their 20K Lego goal. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

“We’re grateful to the community to help us support autism awareness and surpassed our Lego goal,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston and Vienna, Va. “Our Lego Walk of Fire was everything you’d expect…it was painful, but fun…the key is to walk quickly,” said Loftus.

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their autism outreach programs.

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The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 20 percent of the adults in this country meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity. The key to meeting this requirement, many agree, is for people to find something they enjoy doing. When they can find an activity that they not only enjoy, but that they get health benefits from, too, it’s a win-win situation all the way around. Today, many people are finding that Pilates is the type of activity that keeps them active and healthier.

“Many people are not familiar with Pilates, but once they get started and see what a difference it can make in their health and well being they become hooked,” explains Maria Sison-Wright, a physical therapist, and Pilates and Melt Method instructor as well as the owner of Inner Core Wellness, located in Vienna, Virginia. “It’s all a matter of giving it a try so that you can see just how great it can be.”

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., MAY 8; Kids 10 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., MAY 8; Kids 10 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Mother’s Day Brunch on Sun., May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 10 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s Mother’s Day Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, Bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters, calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit platter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.