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County Residents Take Pre-Cautionary Measures During First Heat Wave

County Residents Take Pre-Cautionary Measures During First Heat Wave

The following information was sent to us by Delia Williams:

Upper Marlboro, MD – As Prince George’s County prepares for its first heat wave,  residents are encouraged to use caution and common sense as the National Weather Service  advises temperatures in excess of  90○ or higher with the potential heat index reaching into the 100○s.  The Office of Homeland Security warns that extreme heat can be dangerous and even deadly, if citizens do not take precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families.

 

Popular Bagel Place Offers Free Iced Coffee

Popular Bagel Place Offers Free Iced Coffee

Help kids, and score a free iced coffee on Thursday!

Over 300 Bruegger’s locations across the nation will host a free 16-ounce iced coffee day for guests on Thursday, June 21 to raise funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

In order for you to receive your free iced coffee, you have to download the coupon from Bruegger’s Facebook page or from their website.

With your help, Bruegger’s has raised over $100,000 to benefit the kids, and families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Just $1 can reward you with coupons valued at $10.

Click here for a list of locations in our area.

No purchase or donation is necessary.

Manassas Resident Wins Army Ten-Miler T-Shirt Design Contest

Manassas Resident Wins Army Ten-Miler T-Shirt Design Contest

MANASSAS (WUSA) -- Congratulations Manassas resident, Peter Pawlak, who recently won the Army Ten-Miler's annual T-shirt Design Contest.

His winning design, which is featured above, will be displayed on more than 30,000 official runner and volunteer T-shirts for The Army's 28th annual Army Ten-Miler 2012 race in October.

His design was selected by a panel of military and civilians who judged the designs that best depicted the overall themes of Army and running. 

Not only will Pawlak’s design be featured in the third largest 10-mile race in the world, but he also received a 17-inch MacBook Pro.

The 21-year-old is studying graphic design at George Mason, and is a freelance designer on the side who had a unique T-shirt concept that put him ahead of the pack.

Register for Camp D.A.R.E in Md.

Register for Camp D.A.R.E in Md.

There are still a few spots open for campers interested in meeting new friends, and learning skills to assist with good decision-making at the 5th Annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Camp D.A.R.E.

Camp is free and kids get lots of neat gifts including a t-shirt and water bottle.

The application deadline is June 14.

For further information regarding Camp D.A.R.E., please contact Corporal Angela Delozier at 301-475-4200 ext.9094 or email Cpl. Delozier at angela.delozier@stmarysmd.com

 

 

 

 

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.