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Contributing Writer: Andrea Lopez | Image: Alicia Lopez

Manassas City Public School (MCPS) seniors graduated on June 13th at Jiffy Lube Live, but today June 16th, MCPS says goodbye to all of their students for the summer!

Although, this summer will be different from the years before because MCPS will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. This means that children will be able to go to one of their local elementary schools to get breakfast and lunch for free. MCPS students will be returning to school in late August.

Enjoy summer vacation, and remember Bull Foot Clinic is here to help you with any foot and ankle injuries to keep you active throughout the summer!

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Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe––

Shake off that winter chill and get ready to step into spring.  Historic Downtown Manassas, Va. is ready for the new season and bursting with fun and interesting events that will be entertaining for all! Bull Run Foot and Ankle Clinic is ready and excited for all the up coming events.  Here are the ones that made our top 5 list for March:

1.) 1st Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas; on the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. to 9p.m.

2.) Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, March 14

3.) Spring Restaurant Week, March 22-28

4.) A MCP Division Wide Wellness Night –happening this March on the 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. One of the best things about this event is that it is Free and open to al!  Not only is it free admission for all to come, if you choose to exhibit, that is free as well!! There will be healthy give aways too.  Contact Sandy at (571) 377-6043 for more information on this event.

5.) A Live Well Festival & Downtown Merchant Sidewalk Sale on the 18th of April

Send us your thoughts; what would you like to see –up for a raffle– at the Wellness event?

For this edition of Footprints, we wanted to feature some yearbook photos of Dr. Moien.
Not only was he active in sports, but he was a member of the Cadet Corps and the Senior Class President.  According to his senior yearbook, he was “off to college and a medical career.”

Photo via medtogo.com

Photo via medtogo.com

On Saturday, Novant Health will be hosting two drops to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue.  Pharmaceutical drugs, taken without a doctors instructions, can be just as dangerous as any street drug.  Likewise, disposing of unused prescription drugs in the trash can allow for retrieval and illegal use or resale of the drugs.  Attempting to dispose of any unused medications by flushing them can pose another significant health issue because it contaminates the water supply.
You can turn in your old drugs at two different locations:

Heathcote Health Center, 15195 Heathcote Blvd, Haymarket, VA 20169 

or

Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, 8700 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20110

Do you have any questions?  Visit the event page.

 

Image via novanthealth.org

Image via novanthealth.org

In the hopes of boosting community involvement, we want to keep you updated on local health-related events.

Novant Health will be hosting a Fitness and Wellness Open House on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Health Fitness Center.

The event will include a food demo of healthy snacks and treats from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Then, there will also be a tour of the facility, a free one-week pass for all attendees, chair massages, free body composition, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings.  The event will also feature refreshments and raffle prizes.

The Novant Health and Fitness Center is located at:
8640 Sudley Rd. Suite 104
Manassas, Va 20110

Will you be going?

Photo via healingfeet.com

Photo via healingfeet.com

News Flash: It’s August!  That means it’s time to start back-to-school shopping.  Along with school supplies and clothes, you’re probably going to be looking for shoes, too.  Picking out shoes is very important because the style and fit of the shoe can have an impact on the development of your child’s foot.

The American Podiatric Medical Association’s website has two articles about picking out shoes for young children and teens.  Both articles contain excellent information.  For example, did you know that for children it’s important to buy shoes that do not need a break-in period?  Shoes need to be comfortable from the start because any discomfort is a sign of strain on the foot.

Follow the two links for more helpful tips!

Children

Teens

 

 

 

Photo via act.alz.org

Photo via act.alz.org

It’s not too late to register for this year’s Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  The actual walk will be held on Saturday October 19 at Harris Pavilion in Manassas.

To register or donate, visit their website here.

Have you ever participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s?  Did you enjoy it?  Let us know!


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