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This Week's Super NOVA Creates a New Platform for Non-Profit Organizations

This Week's Super NOVA Creates a New Platform for Non-Profit Organizations

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Nina Un of the McLean/Falls Church area is this week’s Super NOVA for her dedication to non-profit organizations. Un had a casual idea this past October that lead to the development of her organization, Care to Lunch.

Care to Lunch is a charity-focused lunch networking group, and a forum for non-profits to gain awareness, as well as new members. She wanted to do something that was easy and accessible for people because as a mother of 2 young boys she felt that she didn’t really have the time to go to all the happy hours and galas around town to give back. The lunches are bi-monthly and held in Tyson’s Corner.

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Executive Chef Thomas Elder is this week's Super NOVA for having an on-site sustainable garden right outside the door of his new restaurant. Do you know any restaurants that have a garden a few footsteps away from the kitchen? restaurant härth is now open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Hilton McLean Tyson's Corner. The restaurant got it's name from the wood-burning oven that is at the center of the kitchen. härth's menu includes American comfort food with a modern twist. 

Executive Chef Tom Elder is excited about his on-site garden that will grow mint in the mint patch to make his signature mojitos, 2 beehives, and an area for hot peppers to name a few crops. Check out the video to see Chef Elder show us around his on-site garden. 

This Week's Super NOVA Uses Technology to Better the Lives of Autistic Individuals

This Week's Super NOVA Uses Technology to Better the Lives of Autistic Individuals

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the Northern Virginia crowd. Priya Krishnan of McLean was selected as this week's Super NOVA for her efforts to use technology to better the lives of autistic individuals. At age 17, Priya started her own non-profit organization, called Project Touch, to assist financially needy autistic children through a creative idea. 

Priya is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria. Every senior at Jefferson has to do a senior research project, and Priya hopes to do her project on socially assistive robotics. After cheer practice and school, Priya has a different agenda than most high school teenagers. She goes home to work on her non-profit organization, Project Touch.