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Green festivals come to DC in September

Posted September 7th, 2012 by Jessica Haney in Around Town, Green, Uncategorized

Each time I’ve attended a green festival or green living expo, I’ve come away with some piece of information or a product that has made a significant difference in my life. Sometimes it’s immediate, sometimes it’s months or even years down the line. I just found out through Live Green […]

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Reflections on the Aurora Shootings

Posted August 1st, 2012 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

Like most of the country, I’ve been heartbroken over the shootings in Aurora, Colorado. I’ve followed every news story for the past week and a half trying to make sense out of something so senseless. I see the ramifications of the shootings ripple through our lives. I saw a string […]

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Developing an Exercise Plan

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Elaine in Fitness, Health, Uncategorized

Last Fall, I went to see my midwife for my annual check-up. I left that appointment with two assignments: 1. Get my first mammogram and 2. Develop an exercise plan that I could reliably execute. After several months, the first assignment is behind me. The second? I’m still working. Apparently, […]

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Composting Made Easy

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Ellen in Green, Uncategorized

Several years ago, I posted about our re-organizing our recycling area.  We do a pretty good job recycling darn near everything, because our town has single stream recycling, so it’s so easy to recycle all our plastic, paper, cans, etc. We’ve attempted to compost our food in the past, but […]

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End-of-School-Year Fatigue: Just Let Them Play!

Posted May 31st, 2012 by Elaine in News, Uncategorized

I’ll admit it. When my hometown friends in Kansas were heading back to school last August, I couldn’t shout loud enough about how awesome Virginia – with its King’s Dominion Law forbidding school to start prior to Labor Day – was. There their kids were, trotting off to school in suffocating heat, […]

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