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Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

For more than 20 years, the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works department has offered the “Rake ‘Em to the Curb” leaf-collecting program, vacuuming up more than 1, 400,000 pounds of leaves each fall season, from October through January. For a leaf collection schedule and a map, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8378.

“Our leaf collection program is very popular with the community and we encourage our customers to utilize the earth-friendly options to dispose of leaves--whether it’s raking leaves for collection, creating a compost pile or using shredded leaves as mulch for plants,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. 

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

 

The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the need to prepare your kids for school and get the house in order is right around the corner.

The City of Falls Church wants to make sure your transition from summer to fall is flawless, and are hosting a Recycling Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, September 8 where city residents can bring a variety of items including used electronics, cell phones, clothing and textiles, bicycles, printer cartridges, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical supplies like crutches to be recycled, reused, or donated to charity.

Paper shredding will also be available to residents and volunteers are needed.

For more information and volunteering, contact Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Along with two other top designers, Marika Meyer discusses reasons to hire an interior designer

Hiring an interior designer has often been thought of as a luxury. But in reality, a designer can save you time and money.

Interior Designer Marika Meyer joined designers Barbara Hawthorn and Skip Sroka at the Washington Design Center last week to Demystify Interior Design. Moderated by Washingtonian Senior Editor Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion focused on when and why you should hire a designer.

According to Meyer, designers offer:

MANASSAS CITY SHARES MONEY-SAVING TIPS for WATER BILL

Spring is a time for many to run their lawn sprinklers and start washing their cars outside, which can increase water bills and waste water. The City of Manassas takes water conservation seriously, so much so that in the past five years, they’ve decreased sewer flow by more than 123,000 gallons per year, saving the City of Manassas $775,000, as part of an aggressive inflow and infiltration program. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Shannon Kennedy : A Smartphone Case for Protection

Shannon Kennedy : A Smartphone Case for Protection

Smart phones have become central to our lives, getting smarter and smarter with each passing generation. However, with progress, comes great danger.  ese sophisticated devices resting in our pockets and being held against our cheeks are emitting potentially harmful waves of electromagnetic radiation that penetrate into our body, possibly doing untold amounts of harm. Pong Research has developed a simple solution that has the potential to save lives. Operating out of Leesburg, Virginia, a team of physicists and entrepreneurs led by Shannon Kennedy, have developed the Pong case for smart phones and iPads. We spoke to Shannon about Pong Research and how his revolutionary cases redirect electromagnetic radiation away from user without limiting your device’s signal strength.

CITY OF MANASSAS: RECYCLE, REUSE AND WIN A T-SHIRT

CITY OF MANASSAS: RECYCLE, REUSE AND WIN A T-SHIRT

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department is serious about recycling and investing in a healthy environment. In the past, recycling rates in the City of Manassas were at 45 percent, and they’re hoping to increase that number in 2012 and 2013. Those residents that participate in the city’s Recycle Right Program by properly sorting and recycling throughout April will receive a T-shirt; one shirt per household. The City of Manassas also offers tips on what to recycle and when. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.