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Check out the following nuggets of information for more interesting news to help you and your family.

Reach for a Peach

It’s peach season. I know because there is a pile of peaches inside the fridge. This year the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that Virginia peaches are hefty in quantity and oozing with quality. It’s true, I’ve tried ’em. Click to read more »

Kids in the Kitchen

Regardless of their age, kids in the kitchen frequently leads to chaos. Here’s an article to cure that chaos! Click to read more »

Emergency Planning Help

Do you have an emergency plan prepared for your family? It’s one of those things that you believe (hope?) will never be required. While it may be difficult to imagine, bad things happen. Better to be prepared than to “wing it” and hope for the best. Click to read more »

Report Road Hazards

When not driving, or if you are a passenger, call VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report road hazards or ask a question. Learn more at the VDOT website.

Cooling Center Open

The City of Fairfax is offering the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, as a cooling center from noon to 8 pm July 21-22.  For information, call 703-385-7855.

5 Things To Do

Annandale Patch collected 5 things to do the weekend of July 22 through 24 – click this to check ’em out!

Young Scholars

Students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) are helping out in their neighborhoods this summer at Young Scholars programs in 18 elementary schools. Click to read more »

Be a Great Guest

It never hurts to have a little refresher course. This is especially true for holiday etiquette and RealSimple.com is here to tutor. Click this to see their lengthy list packed full of tips for an open house, the office party, a weekend with relatives and that New Year’s bash. Click this to see the list at RealSimple.com.

Missing Kids on MapQuest

MapQuest helps find missing children with MissingKids.com. A new “widget” (that’s a little online tool on their website) can now be found on the local version of the MapQuest service. Click to read more »

Beads Provide Sun Warning

Wear these beads out in the sun and they change color, warning you to increased exposure to UV rays. Click to read more »

Recipe: Squiggly Wiggly Wrap

It’s a quick and easy tasty treat for Summertime. Combine cream cheese, fruit preserves and a tortilla into a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. Click this for the specifics at RightAtHome.com.

Kids: Avoid Dog Bites

During the Summer months more kids are bitten by dogs. Here are some tips to help the kids remain bite-free. Click to read more »

Recall: LeapFrog Plush Toys

The “My Pal Scout” toy dogs have been recalled due to a choking hazard. Click to read more »

Saliva May Warn of Premature Birth

A British study indicates that a simple saliva test may warn of premature birth risk. Click to read more »

Bald Eagle Day July 25

This Saturday, July 25 three bald eagles will be released into the wild at Mason Neck State Park in Fairfax County. Click to read more »

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