Britepaths And BRAWS Helps Women In The Local Community

BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters) and Britepaths hosted a community event enabling women to “shop” for bras and underwear for themselves and their children. Britepaths provides local, low-income residents with emergency assistance, food, financial-literacy programs, workforce skills, and one-on-one mentoring while BRAWS is a Fairfax-based nonprofit that provides women and girls living in shelters with new, personally fitted undergarments and menstrual supplies. Continue reading

Pure Pasty Company Of Vienna Wins World Pasty Championships

Pure Pasty Company, a Vienna-based bakery, has been awarded silver and bronze medals in the Open Savoury Category at the Eden Project on February 29. The cheese was the winning pastry while Onion took the bronze and Lamb Jalfrezi was the silver winner. Both of these pastries were brought to the competition by the boss and British ex-pat Michael Burgess and his English chef Nicola Willis Jones. Jan Mathieson, won the amateur Open Savoury category with a Goat’s Cheese, Pear, and Walnut pasty. Continue reading

Oakton Students Take Morning Announcements To Instagram

Hearts sank across the state for students who were looking forward to making milestone memories when Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia schools will remain closed through the rest of the academic year. However, one high school senior in Oakton is making the best of things. Every morning, Noah Walker and Mattie Shannon’s voices would echo through the halls of Oakton High School for morning announcements. Walker, a senior who suddenly had his year cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, said they decided to take the daily routine to Instagram.

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