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New Resource Available to Help Fairfax Families with School-Aged Children

New Resource Available to Help Fairfax Families with School-Aged Children

Red Apple Advocate (RAA), Fairfax County’s newest blog, launched just two weeks ago. Judi Hershman, the founder of the blog, has been in the Northern Virginia area for about 35 years. Hershman decided that there was a need for a blog that would promote a positive way to get things done in the Fairfax Country School District. Hershman is this week's Super NoVA for creating an online resource that is "dedicated to the ideal of sharing authentic and helpful information about issues and opportunities surrounding the everyday lives of school-aged children and their families."

West Springfield High School's Dance Team's 'Got Talent'

West Springfield High School's Dance Team's 'Got Talent'

A Super NoVA is a person that stands out in the crowd of Northern Virginians. The Super NoVA for this week is not just one person, it's the entire dance team of West Springfield High School. Last night, over 50 students, teachers, administration, dance team alumni, and parents got together at the Glory Days Bar and Grill in Burke, Virginia to support the West Springfield High School Dance Team as they competed on the popular reality-competition TV show, America's Got Talent. The dance team had performed on a previous episode of America's Got Talent, only to be eliminated, but was give the opportunity to dance last night in hopes of re-entering the competition by winning the "Wild Card" act, during which they compete for viewers' and judges' votes.

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Executive Chef Thomas Elder is this week's Super NOVA for having an on-site sustainable garden right outside the door of his new restaurant. Do you know any restaurants that have a garden a few footsteps away from the kitchen? restaurant härth is now open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Hilton McLean Tyson's Corner. The restaurant got it's name from the wood-burning oven that is at the center of the kitchen. härth's menu includes American comfort food with a modern twist. 

Executive Chef Tom Elder is excited about his on-site garden that will grow mint in the mint patch to make his signature mojitos, 2 beehives, and an area for hot peppers to name a few crops. Check out the video to see Chef Elder show us around his on-site garden.