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GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

April 16th marks the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre which took place in Blacksburg, Va in 2007. 

32 lives were lost that day in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as well as the lone gunman who later killed himself.

We all remember where we were when news of a gunman on Tech's campus was announced. I was walking to one of my many journalism classes at my university, which was 2.5 hours from Tech.  I recall looking down at my phone to a mass number of missed calls and text messages from college friends asking if I had heard the news. At that time, some of my best friends from high school went to Tech and I was very worried about them. Thank goodness they were okay, but that day changed campus life forever at Virginia Tech and across the country.

Leggett To Host Town Hall Meeting In Chevy Chase Area

Leggett To Host Town Hall Meeting In Chevy Chase Area

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host a Town Hall Meeting in the Chevy Chase area on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Previous town meetins have drawn thousands of residents who have taken advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns to the County Executive. 

 

Donations Needed for Children in Smart Sack Program

Donations Needed for Children in Smart Sack Program

Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County serving over 175,000 individuals throughout the course of the year.

In 2005, this non-profit partnered with local businesses and organizations to begin a food program combating childhood hunger in elementary schools. Through this program, Manna Food Center provides 1900 students with backpacks full of kid-friendly food every Friday, solely off donations, to make sure they have nutritious food over the weekend when subsidized food is not an option.

“We have 53 schools we partner with to make sure 1900 students have access to nutritional meals every weekend. There’s a need on a larger level to help, but unfortunately funds and food don’t go that far. This year we were able to add 600 students in three schools to our program. This is great progress, but the need for healthy meals in our community is far greater,” explained Manna Food Center’s Executive Director, Kim Damion.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

I recently watched the movie Snow White while babysitting for a friend’s daughter so she could get out.  The last time I had seen the movie was many years ago when I watched it with my kids.  As I have witnessed many times in the past couple of decades, the message of Positive Self Talk was loud and clear. 

When the evil queen asked, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?” The mirror’s reply, “Snow White” made the evil Queen furious. You see, it wasn’t enough for the Queen that she was beautiful.  Instead, the Queen chose to see that she wasn’t enough. There was someone more beautiful than she.