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dc loves dc animals!

dc loves dc animals!

Washington Humane Society needs you to help save more lives than ever!

WHS is one of 49 shelters nationwide taking part in a friendly competition focused on increasing adoptions. As part of the “Save More Lives: ASPCA $100K Challenge”, the shelter who adopts the most animals during the months of August, September and October this year over their adoption numbers from those months last year, will win the grand prize of $100,000. Winning the grand prize would be amazing; however, the most important outcome of the Challenge is finding more homes for more of DC’s animals than ever before.

63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

 

How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety

 Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety

 

September 21, 2011 is National School Backpack Awareness Day

 

 

Bethesda, MD—Low back pain experienced by children and teens can often carry into adulthood.

Strathmore Goes for Guinness World Record at UkeFest 2011

Strathmore Goes for Guinness World Record at UkeFest 2011

 

Ukulele players of all ages and experience levels will pluck, pick and strum their way to a Guinness World Record at Strathmore’s third annual UkeFest on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to an evening of live performances by local uke aficionados, Strathmore will attempt to convene more than 851 intrepid uke players and curious community members to use the tiny ukulele to surmount a monumental task – beat the world record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble at its most popular summer concert of the season. 

Strathmore Goes International

 

Strathmore’s Backyard Theater provides innovative performances during Free Summer Outdoor Concerts for adults and a Backyard Theater for children, featuring international artists and musicians who bring eclectic, multicultural flavor to Strathmore’s campus through August.

Children can experience performances inspired by the cultures of Japan, Russia,India and Spain on Strathmore’s tented backyard theater stage during Backyard Theater for Children, every Thursday in July at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Families will see performances by Sin Miedo, Taikoza, Citydance and Barynya. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $7.20 for Strathmore Stars members and free for kids 2 years old and under.

BeClose and SeniorChecked Partner to Help Older Americans Age Independently

BeClose and SeniorChecked Partner to Help Older Americans Age Independently

 

McLean, VA and Bethesda, MD, (July 7, 2011) – BeClose, the leading provider of real-time home monitoring systems, and SeniorChecked, a national directory of screened and certified local service providers, announced a partnership to co-market and distribute their complementary products.

This partnership brings numerous benefits to BeClose and SeniorChecked customers. Being safe at home and staying connected to loved ones will now be paired with safe, fair and ethical delivery of core services to provide compassionate and high quality independent living for seniors.