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Healing hearts

Healing hearts

February 28, 2017

Healing Hearts is a voluntary, non-profit organization made to help families who have had or are currently facing life changing battles. Based out of Northern Virginia, the founder of Healing Hearts, ...

Upcoming festivals in Virginia

Upcoming festivals in Virginia

February 21, 2017

Beginning in late February, there are many fun festivals coming to Virginia. These festivals will interest many in the family and make a great weekend adventure. The Virginia Polar Plunge Festival is celebr...

National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day

February 21, 2017

February 3rd of 2017 was National Wear Red Day for raising awareness and funding the fight against heart disease and stroke. Americanheart.org says, “President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart...

Infuriating Catch-22’s and how to beat them

Infuriating Catch-22’s and how to beat them

February 7, 2017

Life can be full of difficulties, causing many to declare, “The world is out to get me!” Sometimes, they are not wrong. Many important responsibilities and rules are riddled with Catch- 22’s, “...

Organizations contributing to the preservation of elephants

Organizations contributing to the preservation of elephants

January 24, 2017

Organizations around the world are supporting the cause of elephant preservation. For as long as ivory has been desired elephants have been poached due to the ivory found in their tusks. Theweek.com est...

Shooting in Florida

Shooting in Florida

January 18, 2017

Friday, January 6th, 5 victims were shot and killed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida leaving 6 wounded. Esteban Santiago,  26, from Anchorage, Alaska, flew to Minneapolis, t...

Valentine’s Day preparations

Valentine’s Day preparations

January 18, 2017

Spring is a time of rebirth: birds return from migration, flowers begin to bloom, and small animals come out of hibernation. The sun shines bright in the sky, and little butterflies and bumblebees come...

The effects of fake news on social media

The effects of fake news on social media

January 3, 2017

In this day and age, social media dominates almost every aspect of people’s lives. They communicate with friends through it, share their actions throughout the day, and use it as a source of entertain...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 3, 2017

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27th, which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and the day when Soviet troops liberated the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Pola...

Anniversary of Ellis Island

Anniversary of Ellis Island

January 3, 2017

The month of January is known for being the start of a new year, and it was also known as the start of a new life for American immigrants of the past. On January 1st, 1892, Ellis Island opened the Federal...

How to make the perfect gingerbread house

How to make the perfect gingerbread house

December 13, 2016

There are many ways to celebrate the holiday of Christmas. Decorating the house, traditions, baking delicious desserts, and putting up a big tree. A popular favorite to the culture is decorating ginge...

The Russell Ballet Nutcracker

The Russell Ballet Nutcracker

December 13, 2016

The Nutcracker is a well known performance in the dance world. Just about every studio has some variation of the Nutcracker. Home of the Fairfax Ballet, Russell School of Ballet is one of the few compan...

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