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Smart Lawn and Garden Practices Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Smart Lawn and Garden Practices Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution

From the Town of Leesburg:

As we get into the warmer months of summer, more people are busy doing yard work to build or keep a green lawn. However, some lawn and garden care practices can actually be harmful to the environment. Many people are unaware of environmental consequences of their lawn care practices, but simple, every-day habits can cause potential problems down the road (and downstream!). Below are some important notes on preventing stormwater pollution from poor lawn and garden care practices:

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

One thing that most people can agree upon is that autumn is the perfect time for soup. Millions of people around the country eat soup in the fall, whether they make it at home or eat it while dining out. Those making soup at home are often in search of the perfect way to make theirs taste every bit as good as those they eat while dining out. With some attention paid to detail, they too can have amazing fall soups.

“People are often intimidated when it comes to making tasty soups, but it’s not nearly as challenging as it may seem,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “Great tasting soups are within reach for everyone to make. It may just take a few extra steps to make it happen.”

Here are 5 tips for making amazing fall soups:

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

In coordination with Dominion Virginia Power, the local Energy Alliance Program recently announced their Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest, which runs through September 21. In this contest, residents have the chance to win a home energy makeover worth up to $10,000.

The contest’s Nonprofit Challenge allows entrants to enter the name of their favorite local nonprofit to help them win a $1,500 cash donation.

Here are the details and how you enter the contest.

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

Va. Homeowners Eligible To Win $10,000 Home Energy Makeover

 

In coordination with Dominion Virginia Power, the local Energy Alliance Program recently announced their Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest, which runs through September 21. In this contest, residents have the chance to win a home energy makeover worth up to $10,000.

The contest’s Nonprofit Challenge allows entrants to enter the name of their favorite local nonprofit to help them win a $1,500 cash donation.

Here are the details and how you enter the contest.

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: