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Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Interview originally posted on I AM Modern Magazine

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program is in full swing in Loudoun County providing free tax services to families earning less than $49,000 per year. The program provides one-on-one assistance to customers on a walk-in basis.  Free tax services will continue through April 16, 2011, at some sites in Loudoun County and many additional sites in Northern Virginia.

Speedy Green Car Wash Donates More Than $300 to SERVE in February

With the help of their customers, Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. raised more than $300 for the local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of a February charity campaign. Customers selected the SERVE fundraiser code when making their car wash selections and 20 percent of their total car wash service went toward SERVE. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is moving and re-opening its doors in downtown Haymarket , Va. on Tues., Mar. 29, with renovations underway to host a new Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge in May. Located at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304, the 4,800 square-foot salon will be offering its traditional hair services, as well as facial, nail care and massages, but will also be expanding to feature a Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge, which is still under construction. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Final Suspect Charged in Botched Home Invasion Robbery

Final Suspect Charged in Botched Home Invasion Robbery

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA:  The final suspect has been charged in the botched home invasion robbery on E. Kennedy Rd., the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has announced.    

Warrants were served yesterday (March 17th) on Scott Alexander Walker, 32, of Harper’s Ferry, WV.  Walker is charged with one count each of Attempted Robbery While Armed and Burglary with the Intent to Commit Robbery.  

Walker is believed to be one of three men who entered a residence at 1205 E. Kennedy Rd. in Sterling on February 10th and attempted to rob the occupants.  During an altercation, Walker was shot by a resident and fled the scene with an accomplice, arriving at a hospital shortly afterward.  Another accomplice was also shot at the scene and died of his injuries.    

Smart’s Mill Middle School Teacher Natalie Pien and the Smart’s Mill Ecology Club Are Awarded

Smart’s Mill Middle School Teacher Natalie Pien and the Smart’s Mill Ecology Club Are Awarded
Smart's Mill Middle School Teacher Natalie Pien and the Smart's Mill Ecology Club Receive 2011 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.