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How To Get Started In The Paddlesports

Welcome to the wonderful world of paddlesports, where water whisks you away into a magical paradise and pastime you can pursue forever with family and friends. It provides exercise, a way to get out …
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How To Kayak: The Basics Made Easy

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need many technical skills to go paddling because today's craft are more stable than ever. The hardest part is knowing when to stop—time has a way of slipping by…
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Hiking Boots--Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Spring is walking time, whether you’ve chosen to hike to your favorite lake or get out on trails that finally are snow-free. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing …
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Camping Gear--10 Best New Products For Summer

There is nothing quite like a spring or summer camping trip to help us reconnect with nature and recharge our batteries. The warmer weather is a perfect excuse to gather up friends and family, head o…
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10 Best 4x4 Vacation Adventures in the USA

We go four-wheeling for many reasons. One is the challenge of traveling tough terrain armed with driving skill and the mechanical capabilities offered by a 4x4’s power and traction. Another is to exp…
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Braddock Nights 2018 at Lake Accotink Park

This series of free musical performances presents a wide array of performances from classical to bluegrass and everything in between. The atmosphere is informal and you’re encouraged to bring a picni…
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Earth Talk: Apparel industry's carbon footprint

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? -- B.W. It is true that…
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NOVA-Alexandria and College Steps offer New Program to Assist Students with Disabilities

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and …
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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NOVA Workforce and Bank of America Charitable Foundation Partners to Open Mount Vernon High School Career Advising Center

Workforce Development at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA Workforce) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation celebrated an innovative approach to engage local students at the secondary…
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NOVA Community College alum awarded $40,000 transfer scholarship

Francesca Raoelison, a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College is one of 47 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This highly competitive national…
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NOVA Adult Career Pathway Program Receives $25,000 Grant from Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded a $25,000 grant from their Innovation Fund endowment to the Northern Virginia Community College Adult Career Pathways Program (ACP).  NOVA will …
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Gun Debate on Lockdown in Virginia

When lawmakers arrived in Richmond last month, Democrats were hopeful that they would be able to use their new numbers to gain some traction on the gun debate. Now that the session is half over and t…
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View from the Coffin Corner

As a freshman delegate in 1978, Ken Plum was assigned a desk in the far corner on the Democratic side of the House of Delegates — seat 17. It wasn’t the best vantage point in the House because about …
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