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Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Anyone interested in stream conditions in Loudoun County can now easily find out answers to such questions as:

  • Is the stream water in my area healthy enough to play and swim in? 
  • What does the stream look like?
  • Should I eat the fish that I catch in local streams and ponds?

At www.loudoun.gov/streamconditions, users of the Loudoun County website will find a link to an interactive map where they can enter a street address and explore the stream conditions nearby.  This is one of the water quality initiatives the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with when it suspended discussion on the proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act amendments in May.

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Expanded Information on Stream Conditions in Loudoun County Now Online

Anyone interested in stream conditions in Loudoun County can now easily find out answers to such questions as:

  • Is the stream water in my area healthy enough to play and swim in? 
  • What does the stream look like?
  • Should I eat the fish that I catch in local streams and ponds?

At www.loudoun.gov/streamconditions, users of the Loudoun County website will find a link to an interactive map where they can enter a street address and explore the stream conditions nearby.  This is one of the water quality initiatives the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with when it suspended discussion on the proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act amendments in May.

Leesburg Establishes “Snowbird Policy” for Water Bills

Leesburg Establishes “Snowbird Policy” for Water Bills

From the Town of Leesburg – The Leesburg Town Council recently amended the Town Code to allow the Town Manager to establish a “Snowbird Policy” to provide relief from high usage rates for water customers who close their Leesburg homes for a significant portion of the winter.  Under the new policy, Finance Department staff are authorized to work with customers who are absent from their homes for 60 or more consecutive days during the winter quarter to establish an estimate of quarterly water usage that will be used as the threshold for the high use surcharge during non-winter quarters.

More Loudoun Businesses Sign Up for the Green Business Challenge

More Loudoun Businesses Sign Up for the Green Business Challenge

More than 50 local businesses and organizations have signed up for the 2011 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge, which is designed to encourage participating businesses to increase operational efficiency and reduce their overall carbon footprint.

The Green Business Challenge is a partnership between the Loudoun County Government and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce to encourage Loudoun businesses to adopt environmentally sound business practices. Businesses are ranked for their environmental practices through a Green Business Challenge Scorecard.

Actions taken by businesses participating in the 2011 Challenge can include conducting office-wide energy audits, having employees turn off lights and computers when not in use, purchasing recycled paper products, and adopting formal telework policies.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Loudoun Encourages Businesses to Participate in Green Business Challenge

Loudoun Encourages Businesses to Participate in Green Business Challenge

In a matter of weeks, nearly three dozen local businesses and organizations have signed up for the 2011 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge, which is designed to encourage participating businesses to increase operational efficiency and reduce their overall carbon footprint.

The Green Business Challenge is a partnership between the Loudoun County Government and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce to encourage Loudoun businesses to adopt environmentally sound business practices. Last year, the inaugural Challenge attracted more than three dozen area businesses, which were ranked for their environmental practices through a Green Business Challenge Scorecard. Winners were announced in three categories, for small, medium and large businesses. While the 2011 Challenge Scorecard covers many of the same topic areas as the 2010 version, the categories have been simplified to make the system more user-friendly.