Thursday, April 7, 2011

Washington D.C. Design House 2011

1 House, 21 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause
The 4th Annual DC Design House is set to open April 9th!

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The 4th Annual DC Design House benefiting Childrenʼs National Medical Center is set to open April 1st to the press and then to the public on April 9th with the areaʼs top designers working daily to make the spaces in the 1925 English Country Tudor home at 3134 Ellicott Street, NW, Washington DC 20008 ready for viewing. Dates to remember:

- April 9, DC Design House Open To The Public
Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20. No food or drink, children under age 8 including infants,
photography, pets or high heels. Not wheelchair accessible. Tickets can be purchased at the house.

- May 8, Last day of the 2011 DC Design House

For more information, visit, and Twitter @dc_designhouse.

About the DC Design House: The Washington, DC Design House, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, began in 2008 as a unique design show house event for the DC Metro area in which top area designers showcased their talents into a “flowing design home” to raise funds for a local charity. What began as a single event goal to raise funds for Childrenʼs National Medical Center has developed into the regionʼs foremost annual residential design attraction and as a leading annual fundraiser event for Childrenʼs National Medical Center. Established by business partners and husband-and-wife co-founders Skip and Debbie Singleton, Principals of DC Living Real Estate, LLC, in partnership with an all volunteer team of sponsors, organizers, regional media, design industry manufacturers and some of the nationʼs most awarded and widely recognized designers. The DC Design House quickly earned a following with more than 20,000 visitors and more than $400,000 raised for Childrenʼs National Medical Center over the last three years. The tradition continues with the 2011 DC Design House.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fairfax County Free Recycling on April 9 & 10

Free Recycling on April 9 & 10

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will host two free events for Fairfax County residents to recycle old and unwanted materials during the weekend of April 9 and 10:

Document Shredding/Recycling

Saturday, April 9
8 a.m. - Noon
Mount Vernon High School
8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria

Residents may shred up to 5 boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Please remove all paper from binders and remove binder clips, plastic page covers and binding. Information stored on film or computer disks will not be accepted - paper documents only. All documents will be securely shredded on-site by a private contractor and the shredded material will be taken to a local recycling facility for processing.

Electric Sunday

Sunday, April 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
I-66 Transfer Station
4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax

Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers, scanners, etc. Also, residents can recycle unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs.

Complete details for these events and other recycling opportunities planned for 2011 can be found on the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program's web site at, or by calling the Recycling InfoLine at 703-324-5052, TTY 711.