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Clear the Clutter!!

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area was hit with a heat wave and thunderstorms that left the area without electricity for over a week. Wouldn’t you know the week before I had done a major shopping at Costco so we were stocked up with food and supplies in our fridge and extra freezer. Needless to say we lost everything. With that came the opportunity to make lemon-aide out of lemons.

Although I live in a fairly clutter–free environment, once I cleaned out the fridge and freezer it motivated me to go through the rest of the house and office. Because I was on crutches for the past several months, some things accumulated that were making me feel cluttered physically and mentally. Clutter guru Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, says “Any kind of clutter creates an obstacle to the smooth flow of energy around a space. This in turn creates stuckness and/or confusion in the lives of the occupants.”

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville and Manassas Va. offers safety tips for kids’ carrying school backpacks to avoid strains and injury. For more information, go contact 703-753-1005 or visit www.aptronline.com.

“Many students and parents are inclined to overload their backpacks with books, lunches and jackets,” said Lisa Kerrigan, physical therapist and president of Advantage Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Manassas, Va. “Over time, children who carry excessive heavy loads can experience issues with back strain, posture and injury,” said Aram.

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC suggests top 10 tips when choosing a student’s backpack:

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Free booze? Yes, please.

Located in the vibrant U Street neighborhood, Policy is introducing a completely FREE hour of open bar (rails, beer, and wine) every Thursday at 9 p.m. in their upstairs lounge.

The lounge features stylish décor in a hip environment with graffiti type artwork by Andrew Funk and Drew Nussbaum, and bright colored chandeliers to accompany all your FREE drinks.

If you choose to stay after 10 p.m., Policy offers $3 beers and $5 shots all night long.

For more information, click here.

 

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

What do you have planned for Sunday, August 12? If you’re lucky, you will be consuming comfort food and unlimited beer while cruising on a yacht at sunset for the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise.

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, which starts this Sunday, the luxurious Odyssey yacht will set sail at 6 p.m., and tickets are now available

Guests will enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the Potomac with dinner, a DJ and unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  

A few of the breweries taking part in this ultimate adventure include, 3 Stars Brewing Co.
, Abita, Flying Fish, Flying Dog, Harpoon, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., and more.

Click here for more information.

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Love kittens? The Washington Humane Society (WHS) needs your help! You can help save lives by providing space and care for the more than 70 kittens in need during this busy summer season.

In the last week alone we have taken in over 75 kittens and 40 adult cats. As the open admission shelter in the District, we never turn away an animal who needs our help, but our space and resources are limited. We are calling on our caring community to provide an invaluable, life-saving service by simply opening your hearts and homes to kittens in need for a little while as we seek permanent homes for them.

WHS Alumni Update: July 20, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: July 20, 2012

Remember Pagent, our Foster Monday feature, and Rita, our pet of the week? We are thrilled to report they have each been adopted! Pagent is especially pleased to be paired with an active jogger and hiker to suit her energetic lifestyle. Check out some other happy graduates below – then help us make more alumni by adopting or fostering from WHS, and spreading the word!

Tommy and Penny
“When we went to adopt our cats at the New York Avenue adoption center we agreed on two. Penny picked out my boyfriend Mark, and Mark picked out Tommy. If it were my choice, we would have taken home all the cats in Kitty City! Here is my favorite photo of Tommy and Penny playing with a toy.”
-Alicia Fremling