Author: Srikrishna Dammalapati

It’s Official: Lovettsville Changes Name to Capitalsville

A day after the Washington Capitals won their way into the Stanley Cup Final, the Town of Lovettsville changed its name to honor them.

The Town Council last night voted unanimously to change the 182-year-old town’s name to Capitalsville for the duration of the team’s time in the final round against the Vegas Golden Knights. To get the word out, Mayor Bob Zoldos had some fun with a press release, referring to the town as Capitalsville on eight separate occasions.

Health Department Offers Tick Bite Prevention Tips in New Music Video

MC Bugg-Z is back, and this time he’s using his rhymes to target Lyme.

In an effort to educate the public about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, the Health Department has released the music video “Tick Check 1-2.” The three-minute song, written and performed by Environmental Health Specialist Andy Lima (aka “MC Bugg-Z”), details ways to avoid ticks, particularly blacklegged ticks which can spread Lyme disease. Lima was also behind the catchy “Zika 101” rap in 2016.

Habitat Celebrates 25 Years of Housing Loudoun Families

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity has embarked on a year-long celebration of its 25thanniversary, beginning with formal recognition last month by the Board of Supervisors for the chapter’s work to help low-income families build and buy a home of their own.
County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall saluted the chapter for its efforts.

April Stay Connected Newsletter for Connect Northern Virginia

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Fairfax Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Runs through May 11, 2018.

February 7, 2018
Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Opens February 8Who is thinking about summer? You should! Registration for summer camps begins Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers more than 1,900 summer day camp options at 100+ locations. Camps held at RECenters, nature centers, historic sites, lakefront parks, golf courses and schools offer a variety of camp formats. These camps feature plenty of fun and friendship building while providing a safe summer experience for children ages 3 to 17.

Connect Northern Virginia February Newsletter

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Connect Northern Virginia can help you easily identify with and connect to community resources and services – All in One Place. We believe helping connect businesses, nonprofits, local governments, educational organizations and individuals seeking services or wanting to get involved will lead to stronger and more supportive communities. 

February 2018 VMF Newsletter

Earlier this month, Service Dogs in Training Henry and Chancy, acquired from Duty Dogs in Wyoming, joined the VMF family. Henry is a yellow Labrador retriever named for U.S. Army Sergeant William Henry Johnson, who enlisted in 1917 and was assigned to the infantry unit that later became the 369th Infantry Regiment, “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black regiment that helped pave the way for future African-American soldiers.