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How Ener-Core is Helping the Planet by Converting Air Pollution to Profitable Clean Energy

How Ener-Core is Helping the Planet by Converting Air Pollution to Profitable Clean Energy

Talk of global warming, or climate change, is everywhere. News reports and articles bring to the masses the information that according to NASA, scientists tend to agree that the trend is caused by human expansions. The “greenhouse effect” is caused by the tendency of certain gases in the atmosphere to trap heat on the earth’s surface and slowly warm up the planet, leading to change in everything from a rise in sea levels to droughts, changes in agricultural cycles and a reduction of the polar ice caps. One company, Ener-Core, has developed a method for addressing the industrial air pollution problem, and provide businesses with profit while they significantly reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY; AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY;  AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LearningRx of Vienna, Va., Reston, Va. Fairfax, Va., Chantilly, Va., Leesburg, Va., and N. Potomac, Md. are collecting toys at their brain-training centers from now through Dec. 24 for the their respective, local Salvation Army facilities. For every five toys that are collected, LearningRx will also donate one of their ‘smart’ brain-building toys to Salvation Army; toys that help build cognitive skills, like memory, auditory, logic, attention and processing speed. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

5 Tips for Keeping Business Travelers Well on the Road or in the Air

5 Tips for Keeping Business Travelers Well on the Road or in the Air

According to the U.S. Travel Association, approximately 33 percent of domestic business travel includes airfare. Unfortunately, as more and more employees are expected to travel for work, more people fall victim to the unhealthy lifestyle of on-the-road travel. Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness, suggests five tips for keeping business travelers well, whether they travel by car or by plane.

“Traveling is already stressful on your body because you are sitting for long periods of time, adjusting to altitude changes and changing your eating schedule,” says Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness. “It is even more so for business travelers, who are preparing for meetings or rushing from place to place.”

While it takes more time, it’s essential to make good choices on the road to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jayne McAllister lists five tips to staying healthy while traveling for business:

CARMELLO’s/MONZA RAISE MORE THAN $1000 to SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

CARMELLO’s/MONZA RAISE MORE THAN $1000 to SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. donated 10 percent of all brick-oven pizza orders and 10 percent of all Lamb Meatball Fettuccine orders in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness. From those orders, they raised more than $1000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Simply by enjoying some good eating, people can help give back, and we’re so grateful to our customers for helping us give back to support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

Tips for Getting some R&R this Holiday Season

 Tips for Getting some R&R this Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season is a time of fun and festivities. But for millions of others it is a time of stress and non-stop activities that drain them. Many people experience fatigue, stress, and irritability during the holiday season, making it important that they focus on getting some rest and relaxation. Putting for the effort to get some good old fashion R&R this holiday will help people enjoy it more and avoid the stress-filled days.

“Especially during the holiday season it is important for people to take the time to rest and relax, even if they have to schedule it on their calendar,” explains Michelle Darnell, business owner and innkeeper. “If they don’t, they will not enjoy the season and will feel drained and overwhelmed.”

Here are some tips for getting some R&R this holiday season: