With the heightened emphasis on continuous sanitation and comprehensive disinfecting of residential and work environments, it’s remarkable to find a professional cleaning company that is managing to save clients an average of 10 percent on cleaning costs.
Northern Virginia commercial and residential cleaning specialists WellNest Professional Cleaning has developed data-driven, evidence-based methods that allows them to clean when and where it is most efficient, and in doing so, has discovered cost-effectiveness that remains within budgetary restraints.
In other words, WellNest Professional Cleaning is working smarter, not harder. Here’s how:
The vetted, trained and dedicated “certified infection prevention” crew members of WellNest reallocate the frequency of cleaning from low-traffic areas to high-traffic areas by assessing building usage, density, traffic patterns, construction materials and ventilation systems. Applying the results of these studies, cleaners address areas of more frequent need with modern technologies, including electrostatic sprayers, autonomous vacuums, an autonomous floor scrubbers.
The combination of strategic emphasis and technological advancement is, indeed, working smarter, not harder. And each assessment is customized based on the client’s particular needs.
This innovative approach to cleaning has proven successful for WellNest since its inception in 2016, advancing the company to today’s status of 40 full-time employees — each trained by a janitorial industry veteran of 20-plus years — and helping thousands of commercial and residential clients throughout the region. Clients include office buildings, residential apartment buildings, banks, law offices, churches, private schools, fitness facilities, art studios, day-care facilities and, of course, home residences.
WellNest considers itself a strategic partner with its clients, emphasizing two-way communication, trust and transparency. During the pandemic, sanitation and disinfecting the work and home environment is more crucial than ever — it only makes sense to do it the smart way while remaining within or below budget.
Address: 2208 18th Street N.
Neighborhood: Lyon Village
Fantastic location in sought after Lyon Village. Just a few blocks from the Courthouse metro and all the retail and restaurants Clarendon has to offer.
This gorgeous, environmentally friendly craftsman exceeds all of Arlington’s Green home choice program standards. Featuring a large open living and kitchen combo on the main with energy star built in Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, custom solid wood cabinets, 10 foot ceilings with Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring and LED recessed lighting run throughout. An additional bed/bath above the garage provides for the perfect au-pair suite.
Solar panels on this home produce a large percentage of your monthly energy needs throughout the year. Come see this beautiful home in person or walk the property virtually.
Address: 1401 Oak Street, Unit 608
Neighborhood: The Weslie | Rosslyn
Spectacular two-level condo with a 180-degree view of the magnificent Washington, D.C. cityscape.
Enjoy entertaining family and friends in this elegant 2118 square foot condominium featuring soaring 13 ft ceilings, a full wall of windows with sliding glass door that leads out to the spacious balcony, offering sweeping views along the Potomac, from Arlington to Alexandria. You will be front row for the fireworks, spring blossoms, fall foliage and picturesque sky views.
This home is perched on the hill behind Iwo Jima, overlooking the magnificent monuments, Kennedy Center, bridges into the city, and planes taking off and landing at Reagan National.
The open floor plan on the main level features a formal living room with built-in bookcases, a formal dining room, and an open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The elegant primary bedroom suite has a Juliet balcony with amazing views, walk-in closet with built-in organizers, and spa bath offering a soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity. The upper level is complete with its own entrance, two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Enjoy the private elevator entrance to the upper level, and shared vestibule entrance on the main level which is unique to these units.
This unit also features assigned garage parking, a storage unit and easy temporary guest parking in the front of the building. The Weslie provides full-day concierge service, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., for excellent security, and helps with visitors and packages. The premium location allows you easy commuter access to D.C., Arlington and Alexandria as well as all the restaurants, shopping and entertainment these areas have to offer.
Address: 888 N. Quincy Street #1406
Neighborhood: Ballston | The Residences at Liberty Center
Open: Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Imagine waking up every morning and watching a gorgeous sunrise over Washington, D.C. from your 14th floor balcony.
At the Residences at Liberty Center unit 1406, this can be your every morning. This amazing 1 Bedroom + Den/1 Bathroom Hamilton Model in the heart of Ballston has a beautifully updated kitchen with granite counters, a breakfast bar accented by pendant lighting, and a stunning view enjoyed from almost every room in the condo.
To the left of the kitchen is an open den with built in cabinets, perfect for your home office. The breakfast bar overlooks the dining and living areas with hardwood floors, fresh paint and sliding glass doors that open to a balcony with monument views. The Owner’s Suite is filled with natural light, has two custom closets, and an en suite bathroom with a granite top vanity and a soaking tub/shower. The unit also comes with one prime parking space and an extra storage unit.
The Residences at Liberty Center is a luxury building with breathtaking rooftop views, a rooftop fitness center, an outdoor rooftop pool, a community room and a 24-hour concierge. Located in the heart of Ballston, this Arlington condo is just steps to the Ballston Quarter with dining, shops, nightlife and everything we love about Arlington.
Join the “Virtual Open House” for middle school and high school on Saturday, November 7, to introduce prospective students to Washington’s Edmund Burke School.
The 52-year-old preparatory school offers a close-knit, welcoming culture with progressive academics that give students the tools to advocate for themselves and for others.
Located in Northwest Washington, convenient to the Van Ness-UDC Metro station, the independent, nonprofit Edmund Burke School boasts a co-ed campus of 300 students and 50 faculty members. The diverse community enjoys a supportive environment by faculty and staff as students develop the skills and critical thinking required to be responsible citizens and community leaders.
Whether remote or on their Connecticut Avenue campus, Burke students enjoy hands-on projects, independent studies and civic engagement curricula that prepares them for success at the university level. Beyond the rigorous academics, Burke helps students flourish in the arts — including theater, visual arts, dance and music — and athletics, from soccer and cross country to softball and volleyball to basketball and golf, among other sports (including Ultimate Frisbee).
Burke is a member of the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference, with swimming competing in the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming and Diving League.
Edmund Burke School has been committed to equity, inclusion, and service in the nation’s capital for more than 50 years.
The Virtual Open House takes place for grades 6 to 8 at 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 7; the open house for grades 9 to 12 begins at 1 p.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. Register to begin the admissions process or to learn more.
The Edmund Burke School is located at 4101 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Call 202-362-8882 or email at [email protected]; admissions phone is 202-357-7670. During non-pandemic times, there are morning shuttle buses from Arlington and Alexandria.
Address: 1315 S. Walter Reed Drive, #103
Neighborhood: Commons of Arlington
Open: Sunday, October 18, 2-4 p.m.
Sunny 1 BR/1 BA condo makes you feel right at home! Foyer entry offers hardwood flooring, spacious coat closet and built-ins.
Gorgeous remodeled kitchen with top of the line appliances — Bosch dishwasher, GE Cafe Convection Range and French Door fridge, plus quartz counters, 42-inch cabinets and great sunlight. The living and dining rooms are open and also flooded in natural light. Living room walks out to a brand new balcony with composite deck. Bathroom is bright and remodeled, the hall has multiple closets, and the bedroom does, too.
Condo has great storage and a huge 6×9 storage unit in the basement. Don’t let the Walter Reed address fool you — the building is tucked away in a private courtyard — great space for pup walking and chatting with neighbors. Laundry is right downstairs in a room that also stores bikes. Arlington Commons is a lush, green community with a pool and gym.
Quick hop to Columbia Pike restaurants and bars, next door to Walter Reed Community Center and Basketball court, easy access to Pentagon and D.C., too. Condo fee ($353/mo) pays for water/sewer/trash; owner pays electric and internet only. Unreserved parking lots include 2 on 13th Road; plus lots of street parking in front.
For the first time in its 25 year history, the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour will be held virtually, letting you see, hear and shop from your favorite farmers in a socially distant way.
Launching on Saturday, October 17, the online tour will feature more than two dozen stops at launch and is scheduled to go live at 10 a.m.
For the best touring experience, please access it on a desktop device at LoudounFarms.org/FarmTour. Consumers are encouraged to sign up in advance for a notification email and shop the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace.
This initiative follows a successful virtual Spring Farm Tour, which connected thousands of people from 16 countries with 14 Loudoun farms, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. This time around, many of the 25 farms are open to the public, but the virtual format allows everyone to get involved.
Each of the featured farms submitted photos, videos, brief descriptions and an educational activity in order to be included in this season’s tour. All vignettes also link to the farm websites and online stores. Additional entries will be added throughout the harvest season on a rolling basis.
Here are the 25 farms that are featured on Loudoun’s Virtual Farm Tour at launch:
- American Academy of Equestrian Sciences
- Blooming Hill Lavender Farm and Gift Shop
- Checkmate Farm
- Double 8 Alpaca Ranch
- Endless Summer Harvest
- Equine Rescue League Foundation
- Equus CAN Educate
- Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese
- Green Hills Garden & Nursery
- Hogback Mountain Pony Rides, LLC
- Homestead 1870
- Hope Flower Farm
- Long Stone Farm, LLC
- Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
- Old Apple Valley Farms, LLC
- Paige’s Pit Stop
- Project Horse Empowerment Center
- Shepherds Corner Farm
- The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows
- The Farm at Walnut Creek
- The New Ag School
- Bleu Frog Vineyards
- Cannabreeze Organic Hemp Farm
- Casanel Vineyards & Winery
- Fort Bacon Farm
These two dozen farms represent a cross-section of Loudoun’s diverse farming industries, including traditional agriculture, equine, craft beverage and cheese makers, hemp producers, bed and breakfasts, plant nurseries, farm schools and museums, and much more.
Virtual farm tourists are also encouraged to shop the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace, with convenient pickup locations throughout Loudoun County.
The virtual farm tour will go live at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at LoudounFarms.org/FarmTour.
Not everyone has the time or financial resources to commit to a full master’s degree program. Some may already have a master’s and are just looking for a narrow update on a current skillset. For these reasons, Virginia Tech’s 100% online Master of Information Technology program now offers IT professionals the option to earn a graduate certificate in 10 specialized IT subject areas.
“IT leaders can find a certificate that speaks exactly to their professional needs without having to commit several years to pursuing a master’s degree,” says Barbara Hoopes, Associate Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech. In fact, students can earn a certificate in as little as 12 months as a part-time student.
Whether looking to simply enhance existing skills or prepare for a major career transition, students can expect to reap these rewards:
Enhanced Marketability — Both experienced and aspiring IT professionals can enhance their expertise through thoughtfully designed certificates that allow students to develop skills in areas where a current dearth of talent is driving competitive salaries and prime opportunities for career advancement.
Explore High-Demand Areas — Earning a certificate offers a relatively quick opportunity to explore a high-demand content area, like Cybersecurity, Business Data Analytics, or Health Information Technology, to boost marketability and stay abreast of IT trends. Employers can also use a certificate “to contribute to the skill sets and the knowledge base of employees without having to release them to earn a degree as a full-time student,” says Hoopes.
Greater Convenience — Exclusively online, a VT-MIT master’s degree or graduate certificate satisfies an increasing demand among IT workers for greater flexibility. Students can easily switch between full or part-time status and shift their course loads to match their personal and professional demands. An online VT-MIT degree or graduate certificate offers students the skills they need while at the same time balancing today’s personal, professional and academic demands.
Learn more about Virginia Tech’s 100% online Master of Information Technology and graduate certificate options at vtmit.vt.edu.
The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is offering a new three-part series of “virtual visits” to campus for prospective undergraduate students to see first-hand the opportunities and world-changing subject matter that a Schar School student encounters.
“The virtual visits will showcase some of the high-profile professors, students, and graduates who make the Schar School one of the highest ranked policy and government schools in the country,” said Shannon Williams, who works in student services and is coordinating the virtual visits. “The variety of the topics of the three events range from examining the future of American democracy to justice and prison privatization to getting ready for your career in changing the world. Prospective students will be able to ask questions at the end and they can register for one session or all three, at no cost.”
The virtual visit series will be held October 13-15, at 6 p.m. EDT. Topics throughout the week include:
- Bridging the Divide? Political Polarization and the Future of American Democracy
Tuesday, October 13
6-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
A government and politics panel of Schar School professors, joined by a current student and a recent graduate, discuss the idea of polarization and its impact on the future of American democracy
- Preparing for a Career that Makes a Difference
Wednesday, October 14
6-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
An internship and career readiness panel with Undergraduate Student Services, Mason Career Services, and Schar School students and alumni share various resources and opportunities available to students
- Corporate Profit or Public Good? Prison Privatization and the Question of Justice
Thursday, October 15
6-7:15 p.m. (EDT)
A policy and law panel with Schar School professors and the school’s pre-law advisor, joined by a current Schar School student and a recent graduate, examine corporate profit versus public good and their impacts on the core of America’s justice system
Arlington’s long-time favorite Delhi Dhaba Indian Restaurant is offering a new meal deal!
The meal deal: For a limited time, Delhi Dhaba’s $20 “Taste of India” special includes an entrée, a side dish of naan or rice, an appetizer of mixed pakoras and samosa, and a beverage, including Kingfisher Lager or a Golden Turmeric Latte. Entrée choices include butter chicken, chicken korma, chicken vindaloo, aloo gobi masala, palak paneer or chole.
The 29-year-old Delhi Dhaba, located in the heart of Arlington’s business district on Wilson Boulevard, continues to offer its successful “Family Meal” combination. The Family Meal offers four samosas, two chicken entrées, a vegetarian entrée, two orders of naan and two orders of rice for $40, and has proved to be a very popular as a carryout offering since its introduction this summer.
Delhi Dhaba regulars may not know what a “dhaba” is, but the word informs the philosophy behind the cooking: A dhaba is a roadside café, serving wholesome and hot Punjabi food to weary travelers in search of a hardy and inexpensive meal. That tradition continues, and has continued for nearly 30 years, at Delhi Dhaba.
The restaurant’s motto are words to live by: “khao, piyo, aish karo” — eat, drink and have fun.
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