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Special Performance Calendar

Children’s Theatre Ashburn Academy of Ballet [email protected] 703-723-8089 21690 Red Rum Drive #172 Ashburn, VA 20147 Season Includes: “The Nutcracker” onstage at Dominion High School on Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 5:00pm BalletNova Center for Dance www.Balletnova.org [email protected] 703-778-3008 3443 Carlin Springs Rd. Falls Church, VA 22041 Season includes: “The …

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Lower Your Heating and Energy Cost At Home

With lower temperatures come higher heating costs. And with Americans already spending more than $160 billion a year to heat, cool and light their homes, cost-consciousness is more important than ever. According to recent research from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), 57 percent of homeowners who recently remodeled …

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Events to Remember September 11

On the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Washington, DC area will hold several events to honor the victims of that tragic day and bring together people of different ages, backgrounds and faiths. Here is a schedule of the events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Washington …

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Rainbow Fruit Salad

Serves 12 / Serving size: 1 4-oz cup 1 large mango, peeled, diced 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 bananas, sliced 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved 2 cups seedless grapes 2 nectarines, unpeeled, sliced 1 kiwi fruit, peeled, sliced For Honey-Orange Sauce: 1/3 cup unsweetened orange juice 2 Tbsp lemon juice …

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The Science of Ice Cream

By Robin DeRosa Lundgren When the temperatures outside start to soar, help your kids cool off by making some homemade ice cream. Ice cream making is a fun activity for the whole family and will introduce kids to the “science” of ice cream. For younger children, that will simply be …

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Healthy Kids Run in the Family

By Kipp Hanley Allen Widdifield may have been born 90 years after author O. Henry created the fictional gunslinger “The Cisco Kid”, but the soon-to-be nine-year-old with the same nickname has become quite popular around his father’s Cisco Systems Inc. office. According to father Scott, Allen was the only child …

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Family Fun Car Games

By Amy Carney Bevins Before the miles ahead stretch out like a never ending ribbon and you’ve heard enough choruses of “99 Bottles of Milk on the Wall” to make you lactose intolerant, use a few tricks from the “mommy-bag” to keep kids, and the whole family, enjoying your travel …

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Baby Bottles/Feeding Accessories

Check out these Mom Reviews on products to feed your little ones! NUK Animal Skins Orthodontic Bottle Como Tomo Baby Bottles Born Free ActiveFlow Baby Bottles Baby Dipper Bowl Dr. Brown’s Bottles Dr. Brown’s Divided Plates and Spatula Spoons Dr. Brown’s Immersion Blender Dr. Brown’s Training (sippy) Cups

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Destress Your Holiday

Tips Provided By:   As we move into the holiday season, most of us look forward to celebrating with families and friends. But let’s face it: The flurry of holiday activities can also leave us feeling stressed out and overextended.   Eileen LaGreca, founder of Sensational Spaces, has these tips …

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