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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

From Prince William County:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . Once the holidays are over, you can recycle your cut tree. After you remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and the tree stand, you may recycle your tree at several convenient locations listed below. 

  

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Returns to DC

Washington, DC (December 1, 2011)—The all new Washington Home & Garden Show is extremely pleased to announce that Ty Pennington, the iconic host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will headline the March 9-11 Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC.

“We are incredibly excited to have one of the most recognized personalities in home improvement join us for our new and improved Washington Home & Garden Show,” said Alyson Caplan, Show Manager.  “Ty has supported Marketplace Events for four years and he is finally able to come to DC to offer his home design expertise to residents in the nation’s capital.”

Cherry Blossom Trees in November?

Cherry Blossom Trees in November?

From Sandie Amsden:

I was taking a walk on my street (Rienzi Place) and there were three Cherry Blossom trees – one in near full bloom, one with a few blossoms and another full of buds. This picture shows the outdoor Christmas lights.

I hope they will bloom again in April.

Cool Assistance Available

From the City of Manassas:

Cooling assistance provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricty to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, diabled, or under age 6. Local departments of social services accept applications from June 15 through August 15. Assistance is based on the availability of funds.

Control Tall Grass and Weeds

Control Tall Grass and Weeds

From Prince William County:

Grilling with Safety in Mind

Grilling with Safety in Mind

From the County of Prince William:

Outdoor cooking is an experience everyone should enjoy, yet all too often, fire and injuries occur turning a festive event somber. In 2004 – 2008, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded, annually, to an average of 7,700 home fires (3,200 structure fires and 4,500 outside fires in or on home properties) that involved grills, hibachis or barbeques. These fires resulted in an annual average of 13 deaths, 120 injuries and $70 million in property damage.

In comparing grills, charcoal versus gas, gas grills resulted in a higher number of home fires (6,200) due to leaks and breaks. Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills resulted in 1,300 structure fires during this time period.