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Leesburg Farmers Markets Celebrate the 2013 Summer Season with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Leesburg Farmers Markets Celebrate the 2013 Summer Season with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative (LVHMC) will celebrate the opening of the summer Leesburg Farmers Markets with two ribbon cutting ceremonies.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Leesburg Wednesday Farmers Market will hold a ribbon cutting at 3:00pm.  On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Leesburg Saturday Farmers Market’s ribbon cutting will be at 8:00am.  Both ribbon cuttings will take place at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle SE in Leesburg.

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

 

For the past five years, the City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities and the Manassas City Public Schools have been ‘going green’ by championing the Go Green Initiative, a comprehensive environmental program that teaches earth-friendly behaviors and helps evaluate environmental impact. From school energy audits to learning gardens, Manassas City Schools are helping students grow up green and educating them on the benefits of recycling and reusing. Going Green Initiatives are endorsed by the National School Board Association, the National Recycling Coalition, and Parent-Teacher Associations throughout the United States. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

Is Sourwood, Red Maple or Green Ash under your Christmas tree this year? City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works has a gift idea that keeps on giving for years to come----trees. More than 40 tree species have been selected as part of the national Tree Power Program to help beautify the Manassas community, increase home value and improve air quality. Ten dollars will be credited to customers’ utility accounts for each tree that is planted and approved by the Manassas City Horticulturist. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The National Tree Power Program is part of a nationwide public power program to help improve the environment and reduce energy costs. Trees help improve air quality, provide shade in the summer and help break the wind in winter. The program is offered all year. Customers can pick up a Tree Power brochure with a validation card attached and a full list of approved trees.

Leesburg Utilities Dep't Boosts Water System Security With Changes to Hydrant Meter Rental Program

Leesburg Utilities Dep't Boosts Water System Security With Changes to Hydrant Meter Rental Program

 

Leesburg, VA (October 12, 2012) – To increase the security of the Town’s water system, the Leesburg Utilities Department will limit the number of fire hydrants that contractors can use as filling locations, beginning on November 1, 2012. 

The Utilities Department leases water meters to contractors that they can connect to a fire hydrant to draw water.  The contractors then pay for the water they use based on the meter reading.  Currently, contractors are allowed to connect rented water meters to any fire hydrant in the Town’s water system.  After November 1, 2012, contractors will be able to draw water from only six specially designated fire hydrants, each painted yellow.   

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

Manassas Utilities and Public Works Dept. Collects 1,400,000 Pounds of Leaves

For more than 20 years, the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works department has offered the “Rake ‘Em to the Curb” leaf-collecting program, vacuuming up more than 1, 400,000 pounds of leaves each fall season, from October through January. For a leaf collection schedule and a map, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8378.

“Our leaf collection program is very popular with the community and we encourage our customers to utilize the earth-friendly options to dispose of leaves--whether it’s raking leaves for collection, creating a compost pile or using shredded leaves as mulch for plants,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. 

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

Recycling Extravaganza Comes To Va.

 

The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the need to prepare your kids for school and get the house in order is right around the corner.

The City of Falls Church wants to make sure your transition from summer to fall is flawless, and are hosting a Recycling Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, September 8 where city residents can bring a variety of items including used electronics, cell phones, clothing and textiles, bicycles, printer cartridges, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical supplies like crutches to be recycled, reused, or donated to charity.

Paper shredding will also be available to residents and volunteers are needed.

For more information and volunteering, contact Allison Lohrenz at 703.248.5456.