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PERMIT NO. 724
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
COMI NG SOON!
COMI NG SOON!
We strive to make the most of each day. Fall is the traditional time for harvesting
crops, reaping the benefi ts of work done throughout the spring and fall. Why
don't we harvest in other areas of our life too? These two businesses can
lend a hand.
We're all familiar with the clever advertising campaigns of various insurance
companies, but in the end, it's a serious choice. Since 1936, the Government
Employees Insurance Company, known to all as GEICO, has stood out from
the crowd. Dave Stinson Sr. opened his GEICO offi ce in 2003, and his wife
Lori joined him a year later. For the past four years, their offi ce has been in
Haymarket in the Walmart/Kohl's shopping center.
The insurance industry is an ever-changing beast, in terms of policies offered
as well as many legal aspects that we as purchasers don't necessarily know
about. Dave notes that it's crucial for shoppers to speak with a licensed
professional agent prior to purchasing insurance. GEICO certainly offers
very competitive insurance rates, but far more important to staff members is
ensuring that customers are properly and adequately covered with the selected
policy. So beware of the discounted rates you may see online--they may not
meet your needs or properly insure you.
"Creating an insurance policy isn't a cookie cutter process," Dave says. "Each
individual's driving situation is unique, which is why when you call or meet in
person with a professional licensed agent, you get the benefi t of value-added
experience--and the same rates that are posted on our website."
Dave is equally committed to the importance of stressing driver safety. "Please
don't be a distracted driver!" he says, adding that distracted driving leads to nearly
as many accidents as impaired driving. To learn more, call
If you have a creative side that's itching for an outlet, consider
Center. In 1999, lifelong dancer J. Regan Kline opened the Manassas studio,
which continues to offer instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, and
theatre dance to students ages three years to adult.
While the studio has always given its students annual performance opportunities,
the focus shifted a couple of years ago when the Hylton Performing Arts Center
became their performance stage. Along with her staff, Regan brainstormed
on how they could make the most of such an opportunity, and they launched
the concept of a storyline show, meaning each class gears their act toward
a singular theme. This season's theme is "Dancing `til Midnight," which is
based on Cinderella.
"The thought is for all students not only to learn good technique and of course
have fun, but also to contribute to a storyline--learning to act while dancing,"
Regan says. "So we are focusing more on dance as a performing art. This
motivates students, and what's really great is that they all feel that they're
contributing to the bigger picture. It brings everyone closer together."
You can see several Virginia Dance Center dancers in action this weekend!
Head to the Manassas Park Community Center on October 14 at 11:00 a.m.,
when they'll be performing at the Manassas Park Annual Fall Festival.
To learn more, call
Home Life Harvesting
VIRGINIA DANCE CENTER