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Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Looking to transform your home with inspiration from HGTV? You're in luck because the Washington Home & Garden Show is coming to the DC area March 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW.

Fairfax County Inspectors Remind Residents to Check Their Chimneys

From Fairfax County:

 

Fairfax County’s building inspectors want to remind homeowners to check their chimneys for any damage as a result of last summer’s earthquake.

Because of the recent swing between colder and warmer weather, it may be easier to spot cracks or crumbling mortar. Cracks allow water to penetrate a chimney, and as water freezes and unfreezes, it can  make cracks larger or lossen mortar.

Check your chimney for these signs of damage. A chimney sweep or mason also can provide a thorough, professional inspection.

Broken or cracked chimneys can cause fires, as well as let heat, smoke and toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, into the home.

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Fairfax County Christmas Tree Recycling

From Fairfax County:

All Christmas trees less than 8 feet tall can be recycled at the curb in Fairfax County during the first two weeks in January at no additional cost. Please remove tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree toppers. For larger trees, contact your trash collector for recycling details. See more Holiday Tips.

McLean House Fire Under Investigation

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County Fire and rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Monday, December 5, 2011, at approximately 7:30 p.m., in the McLean area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 1831 Massachusetts Avenue.

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Returns to DC

Washington, DC (December 1, 2011)—The all new Washington Home & Garden Show is extremely pleased to announce that Ty Pennington, the iconic host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will headline the March 9-11 Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC.

“We are incredibly excited to have one of the most recognized personalities in home improvement join us for our new and improved Washington Home & Garden Show,” said Alyson Caplan, Show Manager.  “Ty has supported Marketplace Events for four years and he is finally able to come to DC to offer his home design expertise to residents in the nation’s capital.”

Holiday Lighting Safety—Tips to Follow

Holiday Lighting Safety—Tips to Follow

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

The holiday season is a festive and joyous occasion. However, it's also a dangerous part of the year; over 400 lives are claimed, more than 1,600 injuries occur, and over $990 million in property damage is lost. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, taking simple, common-sense, life-saving steps will help ensure a safe and happy holiday. By taking some easy precautions, residents can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.

Lighting Safety Tips