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Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Inhale, Exhale, While Trying To Prevail

Inhale, Exhale, While Trying To Prevail

 

It’s your best friend. It’s something you think you can’t live without, something you are used to. Every time you inhale is like your stress is pouring out of your body while you exhale. It soothes you, it calms you down, it’s your best friend, follows you wherever you will go, it’s your death.

Smoker. Is that a word you want to be known for?

I never judge. I really am a person who has been judged by so many and pointed at by plenty so I know.

I know how it feels to fall head over heels for habits that are not good for you, things that make you as strong as it makes you weak. I’ve been there just like you. We all have.

YaLa Fitness Launch Party, Hot Yala Nights

YaLa Fitness Launch Party, Hot Yala Nights

The following information was sent to us by Tara Chantal Silver:

 

Washington, DC’s own fitness personality and creator of YaLa Fitness, Laurent Amzallag, will be celebrating YaLa’s 10-year anniversary by launching a new health event, Hot YaLa Nights on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Southwest Waterfront. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center and more information on the event can be found at http://yalafitness.com/.

Tour Of D.C.'s Future "Walmart Of Weed"

 

WeGrow, which is a full-service hydroponic superstore also known as "The Walmart of Weed", is set to open its first East Coast shop right here in Washington D.C..

Interview With D.C.'s "Walmart Of Weed" Franchise Owner

WeGrow, which is a full-service hydroponic superstore also known as "The Walmart of Weed", is set to open its first East Coast shop right here in Washington D.C..

The store, which will open up at the beginning of March at 1522 Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast, won't actually sell marajuana but will act as a superstore for medical marajuana growers.

Take a look at the video interview above with Alex Wong, the D.C. WeGrow franchise owner, to learn more about the company.  

Also see Wong give a tour of the shop here.

Children’s National Opens New Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

 

From Emily Dammeyer:

Eighteen patients with severe cardiac disease were safely transported to a new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center yesterday. The new unit houses 26 private rooms spanning 34,000 square feet.