Author: Srikrishna Dammalapati

Lyme Music Fest Seeks Sponsors

KeyLyme LLC and the National Capital Lyme Disease Association are teaming up to host the first ever Hope for Lyme Music Fest, planned rain or shine for Saturday, Oct. 7.

​KeyLyme is an Ashburn-based company that sells all-natural, DEET-free insect and tick repellent.

Salad Science – A Sustainable Project Based Learning Opportunity.

With on-site support from an ANS Naturalist, students grow lettuce while learning about plant science and nutrition through a variety of sustainable hands-on lessons. Students log data, make predications, record observations and track plant growth in a journal. Geared for grades PreK to 5th, the project culminates with a harvest and salad party including healthy toppings and dressings.

At this time of year, most of us are focused on the possibilities and opportunities that come with fall: a new school year, brisker air, and the desire to dive into new efforts. For the families we serve at Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief), fall is never quite that simple.

Life Skills: Farm to Table

Britepaths’ clients and staff enjoyed a Healthy Eating Workshop at our office on Saturday, August 19. Master Food Volunteer Sue Gonzalez and Katie Strong, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, for the Virginia Cooperative Extension, made two delicious summertime salads and gave us tips on how to eat healthier and how to make our own recipes healthier without losing the taste. Their recommendations include:

Innovation Starts in the Classroom Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development.

For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new business has pressed industry to create unique solutions to attracting a strong workforce. Loudoun-based Telos is one of the firms taking action to bridge these gaps, through their leadership position at Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Day of Action! Join the First Lady of Virginia September 29, 2017 during the Virginia Food Access Network Day of Action!

What is the Day of Action?

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) inaugural Day of Action is a way to come together as a food community to promote access to healthy food in the Commonwealth.

Fairfax County 2016 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards

Recently, the winners of the 2016 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards were honored at a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Tim Fleming, Chair of the Volunteer Fire Commission, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Reggie Johnson, and Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Board of Supervisors presented the awards to the recipients. The recipients were recognized for their outstanding fire, emergency medical, and administrative service to the county during 2016.

Helping Your Company Do Well by Doing Community Good! By Nikki Daruwala

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the process by which a company contributes to its community’s well-being by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. In 2017, that role is growing, and the relationship between companies and the nonprofits they support is changing.

We no longer seek the kind of paternal checkbook philanthropy that once defined the one-way transactional relationship between corporations and nonprofits. Now both nonprofits and companies are seeking a transformative, collaborative relationship that will have a collective positive impact on their communities.