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Child Passenger Saftey Week

This was sent to us by the Herndon Police Department:

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 3 to 6 and 8 to 14. That’s why the Herndon Police Department is urging all parents and caregivers to attend the “National Seat Check Saturday” event on September 25, 2010.  As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25, 2010)

The Herndon Police Department will have certified technicians available to provide on-site child safety seat inspections and education from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 494 Elden Street (K-Mart Shopping Center) and 2:00 – 5:00 pm at 1086 Elden Street (Dulles Park Shopping Center). 

Herndon Community Center Fitness Studio Now Open!

The Studio features equipment unlike what you can find in the gym. We have suspension training, balance trainers, weights, bands, kettlebells, sandbags and the like. Programs offer something for everyone from the novice to the professional athlete.  All programs are limited to no more than 12 people so you have the individual attention you deserve. Try our Tough Enough for Men if you think you have what it takes or try our Prenatal Circuit Training for a safe prenatal strength workout.  Our expanded Youth Athletic Development program is sure to be a hit with any teen in your household.

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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Does Your Neighbor Have a Nice Yard? It's Yard of the Month Award Season!

Now is your chance to nominate your own or your neighbor's yard for the town's Yard of the Month Award. This award program recognizes the efforts of town residents whose yards contribute to the beautifcation of the town and its neighborhoods. The winner of Yard of the Month will receive gift certificates from Meadows Farms, as well as recognition from the Mayor and Town Council. Get your October award nominations in by September 20th!

WUSA's Angie Goff's mom comes to the rescue with a little but spicy taste from home

HERNDON, VA (WUSA)-- Peggy Fox joins Angie Goff during a visit home to please one of her biggest cravings during pregnancy: Korean food.

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Angie's mom Chin opens her kitchen to the crew and cooks up spicy cuisine to help satisfy the craving.

What did you crave during pregnancy? Join the conversation at Oh My Baby on Momslikeme.com

NatureFest 2010: Connecting to Nature

On Sunday, September 19, The Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring NatureFest 2010 at the Runnymede Park. The event will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and include 12 different stations throughout the park with hands-on activities and crafts. You will get a passport at the beginning of the event and get stamped at each station.  Be sure to get your stamp because you get a prize at the end of the day for a completed passport! There will also be food provided by JJ Deli.

Stations include the following:

Honey Bees
Meadow Adventures
Web of Life
Herndon Farm Life
Life in the Stream (fish shocking)
Native Plants
Forest Habitat
Fairfax County Wildlife Mgmt
Water Quality(Little Critters)

Fire Rips Through Five Herndon Townhouses

HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) -- Nobody noticed the flames until it was too late. Until the fire was too strong to stop from burning five townhouses in. One after the other. Stunned neighbors watched in disbelief.

"It was horrible. It was horrific. The flames were shooting so high I thought the trees were on fire," said neighbor Delbra Anderson who was jolted out of her trace to think of knocking on the doors of people who were in the fire's path. It raged around 11:00 in the 13,000 block of Shea Place in Herndon.

"A whole bunch of smoke and fire. I went around behind the house and saw the shed on fire and I came around the front and flame were shooting off the roof," said Shawn Austin, another neighbor who started knocking on doors to get people out.