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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.






County Re-Opens Cooling Centers for Residents

County Re-Opens Cooling Centers for Residents

It’s going to be another hot one today with temperatures expected to rise to 100 degrees.

Prince George’s County will re-open seven air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the County for a second day to help residents beat the heat.


Cooling centers open for Seniors at the following locations:  

·         New Carrolton Nutrition Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, MD (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)  

·         Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 


Cooling centers open for the General Public from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.: 

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.


Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Along with two other top designers, Marika Meyer discusses reasons to hire an interior designer

Hiring an interior designer has often been thought of as a luxury. But in reality, a designer can save you time and money.

Interior Designer Marika Meyer joined designers Barbara Hawthorn and Skip Sroka at the Washington Design Center last week to Demystify Interior Design. Moderated by Washingtonian Senior Editor Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion focused on when and why you should hire a designer.

According to Meyer, designers offer:

Shannon Kennedy : A Smartphone Case for Protection

Shannon Kennedy : A Smartphone Case for Protection

Smart phones have become central to our lives, getting smarter and smarter with each passing generation. However, with progress, comes great danger.  ese sophisticated devices resting in our pockets and being held against our cheeks are emitting potentially harmful waves of electromagnetic radiation that penetrate into our body, possibly doing untold amounts of harm. Pong Research has developed a simple solution that has the potential to save lives. Operating out of Leesburg, Virginia, a team of physicists and entrepreneurs led by Shannon Kennedy, have developed the Pong case for smart phones and iPads. We spoke to Shannon about Pong Research and how his revolutionary cases redirect electromagnetic radiation away from user without limiting your device’s signal strength.

Pepco Providing 3,000 Free Trees to Maryland and DC Customers


From Bob Hainey: In its second year as an Arbor Day Foundation partner, Pepco is providing 3,000 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. One thousand trees will be available for each Pepco jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. Launched as a pilot initiative in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program conserves energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting.

Pepco customers can reserve their free trees today at arborday.org/pepcotrees.