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Book Signing Event for the Homeless

The following was sent to us by Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church:

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is sponsoring a book signing on October 2, 2010, at 4 PM.  The event will feature Feed My Sheep, the story of one woman’s passionate desire to help the homeless.  Author, Rev. Denise Wilson, of Middleburg, Virginia, will talk about the book and will be available to sign copies.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Books can be purchased at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Bookstore, Wilson Ministries Foundation, Amazon.com, or call Tracey at (703) 474-6671. All book proceeds benefit Feed My Sheep Ministries.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is located at 2516 Squirrel Hill Road; Herndon, VA 20171.

Stink Bugs: Invaders from The North

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --  They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania.  I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'. 

First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container.   They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing. 

Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week

University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs.  They've been eating crops and even some trees bark.  There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals.  Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.

When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your home.

How to save your breasts and your wallet by October 2nd!

Insurance companies state that they are willing to pay 100% of a "screening mammogram", but not for the “I think we found something”; what the @#!$ does that mean?  In my case, I felt a lump, and made the mistake of mentioning it to the technician during my mammogram.  Should I have mentioned the lump, or should have I played dumb?  Well, mentioning the lump cost me $600, and that is with my health insurance coverage (part of that was the “you need to come back because I think we found something” factor).  So two mammograms, $600 out of my pocket, two missed days of work, 4 weeks of no good sleep (because I could not get an appointment any earlier), and a potential ulcer from all the stress….it was normal!  Was it worth it?  Could I have done things differently? Well…. 

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!