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Office Space or Storage for Sublease in Fairfax Business Park

April 18, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

Office Space or Storage  Room with easy access to outside through double doors and back parking lot.

Large 539 sq. ft.

Ideal location close to the Intersection of Interstate 66 and Route 50 in Fairfax, VA.
For more information contact NVRC
703-352-9055 or email info@nvrc.org.

 

What a Fantastic Spring Fling! It was great seeing you!

April 9, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

NVRC Logo

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

 

April 8, 2014
Spring Fling & Community Forum 2014 
 Thank you to all who joined us for a Super Spring Fling.  

It was a wonderful, heartwarming show of support as we wrapped up our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Thanks to our sponsors and all of you who participated, over $4,500 was raised for the NVRC Communication Access Fund. The raffle alone brought in $700. Many, many thanks for all your raffle gifts.

 

Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers for not only spreading general good cheer, but for collecting lunch money, selling raffle tickets, helping with the NVRC Milestones Game, and slaving in the snack bar. We appreciate your hard work!

Our Four Chefs.
A special shout out to our Fab Four Grillers – Chef Tom, Chef Ray, Chef Fred and ChefTony who not only cooked delicious burgers and hot dogs, but raised over $90 in the Tip the Chef competition! Woo hoo!

 

And especially thank you to our fantastic Board of Directors who provided the food and also came to volunteer.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Please answer our event survey.

Click here to watch the video

 

 

 

Please Note:

    – For those who purchased raffle tickets but weren’t able to attend, 

       winning numbers can be found here and are posted on our website.

 

    -108 people took the survey; results can be found here or from our website.

 

Improving Communication, Changing Lives

 

 

 

Fun Facts about NVRC Spring Fling!

April 1, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

NVRC Logo
Northern Virginia Resource Center for 

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

 

4/1/2014

FUN Facts    About NVRC  SpringFling 

90_num 25_num

The number of NVRC Milestones
historical facts

The number of people who took the NVRC online survey + 15 more . . . 105 total

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

4_num

The number
Grill Masters
that will be grilling

 

 

 

  
1_num

Awesome Door Prize

10_num

 

18_numThe number of
amazing raffle items

The Price for a
Lunch Ticket

 

 
 
 
 

13_num

 

1dollar

The price of a raffle ticket

The number of exhibitors at the Community Information and Services Table

 

Hope to see you here!

This Saturday – April 5th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

NVRC Spring Fling

NVRC Spring Fling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Event Location:

 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Improving Communication, Changing Lives

 

 

 

NVRC Spring Fling & Community Forum – April 5th

March 31, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

NVRC Spring FlingIt’s Almost Spring Fling Time!

NVRC posted 2/6/2014
updated 3/13/2014
updated 3/26/2014

For NVRC’s Spring Fling and Community Forum!

 

Plans are finalized for the Spring Fling and Community Forum! Please be sure to take our online survey and let us know what kinds of programs you would like to see in our accessible meeting room.  The results of the survey will be discussed at the Forum, (10:00-11:30). 

RSVP here for Lunch which will be available for $10.00 per person (children 6 and under eat free), including a drink from our snack bar. (12 noon – 2:00)

Community Information and Services Tables

Special Thanks to:
tmobile
for supporting
our Spring Fling event

The following sponsors will have printed information available all day during the event:

1. ALDA 8. Deaf Access
2. Harris Communications Catalog 9. NVAD
3. Lesner Hearing Center 10. Northern VA Cued Speech Assoc.
4. AT&T Virginia Relay 11. Providing Access to Healthcare (PAH)
5. Statewide Interagency Team (SIT) 12. Sorenson Communications
 6. VDDHH – VA Relay CapTel 13. Cochlear
7.  HLAA  14. Happy Hands

Door Prize  

Play the NVRC Milestones door prize game and enter your answer card
for a chance to win a computer desk from Office Depot.

Desk door prize

 

Raffle Items

Here’s a list of what you have a chance to win:
Tickets for raffle items will be  $1 each.
Drawing starts at 1:30 PM Sat. April 5th.

1. Quilt 10. Zephyr Hearing Aid Dryer
2. $50 Sephora gift card 11. Movie gift basket
3. $50 Trader Joes gift card 12. “Hark” the Gnome
4. $50 Container Store gift card 13. $25 Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card
5. $50 basket of Godiva Easter chocolates 14. $50 Nando’s Restaurant gift card
6. $120 restaurant gift cards 15. $50 eggspectation  Restaurant gift card
7. A pair of knitted bears 16. $75 Haircut at Zoe Salon & Spa
8. Knitted monkey 17. $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
9. Knitted elephant 18.  $50 restaurant gift cards($25 Great American Rest., and $25 Olive Garden)
KnittedDolls Quilt_raffle ALDAraffle

 

Hope to see you here!

Meeting Room Entrance

Event Location:
3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Parents looking for a Nanny that signs- Manassas, VA

January 18, 2014 in Employment, NVRC Announcements

Manassas VA- looking for a Nanny that signs

Parents of a Deaf Blind infant looking for FULL TIME CAREGIVER THAT SIGNS Hours would be 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. MUST be punctual and have a heart for working with children with medical issues. Contact Beth Klein at Providing Access to Healthcare for more info either through Facebook or at beth@pahdeaf.org

Beth Klein, Owner
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
540-207-7051 cell/text
703-496-7773 video phone

 

Claude Stout Speaks to Senate Committee on Wireless 911 Calls

January 16, 2014 in Emergency Preparedness, NVRC Announcements

Claude Stout Presents at U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

 TDI’s Executive Director Claude Stout Presents at Senate Committee Hearing

By Cheryl Heppner 1/16/2014

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke today at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke on Thursday – 1/16/2014

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke today at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommitee hearing regarding “Locating 911 Callers in a Wireless World.” Web Media Specialist Bruce Greenfield, Outreach Program Manager Bonnie O’Leary and Board member Tom Dowling joined me to watch it on one of NVRC’s flat screen televisions. Unfortunately the captions did not begin until approximately five minutes after the meeting started.

Mr. Stout, who had been invited to give testimony regarding location identification technology, was the second individual to
speak. He focused on the exciting possibilities that could be gained through these new and emerging technologies and praised the FCC, PACO,

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommitee hearing regarding “Locating 911 Callers in a Wireless World.”

NENA, CTIA and the four wireless carriers for listening to consumer demands and collaboratively implementing new accessible solutions in emergency services. Mr. Stout also talked about technology used by individuals with hearing loss or deafness to communicate by telephone and the crucial need that location-finding technology plays in an emergency. He stressed that consumers with hearing loss or deafness need to be able to describe their emergency situation and information without losing time in trying to provide information on their location.

Mr. Stout’s closing words were: “We simply want the same capabilities like anyone else to initiate and participate fully in communications with emergency services. Like our family members and friends who can hear, we do pay local property taxes and federal taxes that support our local public safety services, and also pay subscriber fees to access the telephone networks as a conduit to emergency services. As 911 centers continue to rely on funding from these sources, so should we rely on them to be fully accessible to every single one of us in the communities across America.”

See short video clip on NVRC Website.

Watch Entire Hearings Archive  (NOTE – Open Captions are not ON until 7 to 10 Minutes into hearing)

Farewell to Mary Elizabeth Tyner Allen

January 4, 2014 in Community News, Happy Hands, NVRC Announcements

Mary Elizabeth Tyner Allen died peacefully at her home in Vienna, Virginia after a long illness on December 28, 2013.  She was 95 years old.  She was a member of the Deaf Congregation at First Baptist Church of Alexandria.  Her husband, F.M. Allen, preceded her in death in 1993.  They lived in Aberdeen for the fifty years of their marriage.  She leaves her daughter, Peggy Schmidt (Greg), two grandsons, Allen Terrell (Stephanie) and Karl Schmidt.  She also had two great-granddaughters, Allison and Charleigh Terrell. All who knew her will remember her beautiful smile and her loving nature.

Graveside services will be held at Oddfellows Cemetery in Aberdeen at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 12, 2014. Arrangements are being handled by Tisdale Lann Memorial.   The family requests that donations be given in her memory to the Communication Access Fund of the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030.

 


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NVRC Closed December 23 to January 1,2014

December 20, 2013 in NVRC, NVRC Announcements


Happy Holidays!

NVRC will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Thursday, January 1, 2014
We will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014

We wish you the very best during this wonderful holiday season
and thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th Year

To make a donation:
http://www.nvrc.org/about/membership-donations/


 

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

NVRC Annual Meeting Sat. – December 7th

December 3, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

 

 

NVRC - 25 Years

NVRC Annual Meeting

SAT. – December 7th, 10:00 AM – Noon

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 12 noon. Enjoy a light brunch, meet up with old friends, and greet new ones. Learn more about our new Communication Access Fund, what we’ve done this year and our goals for 2014 , and we will have the quilt drawing. Make sure to get your quilt tickets at the door before the drawing.

If you are a member of NVRC, be sure your membership is current in order to vote at a short business meeting, after brunch. Contact Marla Dougherty at mdougherty@nvrc.org if you are unsure of your status. Members whose dues are paid will vote on the nomination of a new member of the NVRC Board of Directors as well as reappointment of others whose terms are expiring.

A light (but special) celebration brunch will be provided; please RSVP to Bonnie O’Leary at boleary@nvrc.org, or 703-352-9055 Ext. 106 by December 5th.

Hope to see you there!

Cheryl Heppner
Executive Director


Northern Virginia Resource Center
for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Office email : info@nvrc.org – Phone (Voice) : 703-352-9055
Office Videophone : 571-350-8656 – TTY : 703-352-9056
FAX : 703-352-9058
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
www.nvrc.org

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for Fun and Fundraising at Ledo’s Pizza – TONIGHT!

October 11, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

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JOIN US TONIGHT

NVRC is partnering with Friends of Fairfax County for this year’s Walk4Hearing on November 3

Join us at the Ledo’s Pizza fundraiser on October 28!

walk4HHlogo

Hearing Loss Association  Walk 4 Hearing

Please join our Teams: Friends of Fairfax, VA, & NVRC

at a COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER as we raise 

awareness for our friends and family affected by Hearing Loss!

Monday , October 28th

5pm – 10pm

Face Painting!     Balloons!

Ledo’s Pizza
7510 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22043

Raffle Item: American Girl Doll w/Hearing Aids

40% of the monies raised , by our Team, will support NVRC in Fairfax, Co.
The Monies will be used to host outinggs for all children, in Fairfax County Schools,
that are deaf/HH so that they have a place to play with Kids “just like them”

www.walk4hearing.com


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

NVRC- Board Members Remember the Last 25 Years

September 25, 2013 in NVRC Announcements, Uncategorized

25 Years of NVRC Memories #1

NVRC News Readers:

As we celebrate NVRC’s 25th Anniversary, we thought it would be interesting to ask the remarkable, talented and generous individuals who have served on our Board of Directors to share something that stands out from their term on the board. This first article is by Joan Cassidy, who was elected to the board in 1991 and served two terms of three years each, completing her service in 1997. She is still serving NVRC as our contractor for outreach and education services in Loudoun County, Virginia.

“My time on the board started when we were still at the original Merrifield address and covered our move to Democracy Lane. At least twice NVRC was threatened with serious cuts in our funding from Fairfax County. In fact one time I think the county budget included zero funding for NVRC. The board, staff and many volunteers went into action. I remember us spending a lot of time making up posters and signs such as Save Our Center, and then taking the posters with us to County budget hearings. We really packed the room with NVRC supporters. I still have one of the bumper sticker sized signs. Obviously we were successful in stopping the cuts, since we’re here celebrating our 25th anniversary.”

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

NVRC 25th Anniversary Celebration at George’s – Sept. 28th

September 17, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

SORRY DEADLINE FOR TICKETS WAS SEPTEMBER 25!

 

25Year-NVRC_logo

Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2013,

to Celebrate NVRC’s 25 Years of Service

 

Another Celebration for NVRC’s Anniversary! Celebrate Communication kicked off our 25 year anniversary; we hope you were there to enjoy our birthday cake!  Our next premier event is an elegant evening at George in Georgetown, www.georgeofdc.com.

Directions to George

Join us on Saturday, September 28 from 5 to 8 pm at a private event open only to those with NVRC tickets.  Come see old friends to renew friendships and make new ones with the dedicated people who have supported NVRC through the years!

The Details:

Tickets:  $50.00 per person.  Deadline is September 25st.  You must have a ticket to join the party. (Receipt from the online purchase serves as your ticket, please print out and bring to event )

DEADLINE to purchase tickets was September 25, 2013.

The 25th person purchasing the tickets will win two free tickets for the event! (to be reimbursed at the party). Staff and board members not eligible.

Communication Access:  Two sign language interpreters.  To enhance communication, there will be good lighting and no music.

Dress:  Business attire   

Refreshments:  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and the first drink will be provided for our celebrants. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. All bartenders are volunteering their time, so tipping is encouraged.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Transportation/Parking:
Street parking, and 3 garages nearby. For public transportation, see “Directions to George” link below.

Directions to George

Georges Address:
3251 Prospect Street. NW , Courtyard
Washington, D.C. 20007

Coming Soon!

Watch for news on our other free NVRC 25th anniversary events:

  • Open House on Saturday,November 2 at NVRC
  • Open House/Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7 at NVRC

 

Directions to George’s Sept. 28th Event

September 3, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

25Year-NVRC_logoRead Event Details – Buy a Ticket –  click here!

By Car:  Directions to George

George Address:
3251 Prospect Street. NW - Courtyard
Washington, D.C. 20007

1. By Car:
Driving directions:  (See Google Map to right)   

BY CAR,  if driving on I-66 East:

Take US 29 South to Rosslyn. Left onto Key Bridge, Right onto M Street, Left onto 33rd St, Right onto Prospect St. Look for parking garage on your left.

PARKING:
Two parking facilities are immediately available.

First parking garage is next to “George” on Prospect St.
** As you enter the garage keep left so the driver can get the parking ticket. **
Parking rate is $5 per hour. You pay at the vending machine when you leave (Bring your parking ticket with you).
After parking, walk up the ramp onto the sidewalk. When facing the buildings, Café Milano with the tall clock and flags on the upper story will be on your right.
Between the garage and Café Milano is a walkway. Go down this walkway to the end and George will be in the corner on the left.

Second parking garage is Doggett’s Parking lot an outside parking lot across Prospect street from Café Milano which provides valet parking.
Parking rate is $6 for the first hour and $17 for 61 min to 10 hours.

Both parking facilities accept credit cards.

After enjoying the 25th  Anniversary Celebration, you may want to enjoy dinner at one of the many outstanding and famous restaurants nearby within walking distance.

Parking Garage Near George, 3251 Prospect Street. NW, Courtyard, Washington, D.C. 20007

Parking Garage Next to “George”, 3251 Prospect Street. NW, Courtyard, Washington, D.C. 20007

Walkway to George

Walkway to George.

Wrong Entrance

3251 Prospect Street. Apt Building Entrance – Wrong Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By Public Transportation:

  1. Take Metrorail to Rosslyn Metro Station, go up to street level to take the DC Circulator bus to Georgetown.
  2. The DC Circulator bus stop is located at the corner of 19th St., N & N. Moore St. 1/2 block down the street from Rosslyn Metro [see attached map]
  3. Get off at M St. NW and Potomac St. NW [see attached map]  and walk around the block to George.

See the following link for more information on DC Circulator bus: http://dccirculator.com/Home/BusRoutesandSchedules/DupontCircleGeorgetownRosslyn.aspx

Fee: $1.50 cents if you are coming from Metrorail. For seniors or persons with disabilities, 50 cents or free if coming from Metrorail.

Weekend parking (Saturday and Sunday) at Metro parking garages, such as the one at Vienna Metro, is free.

The DC Circulator bus fee is $1 regular or 50 cents coming Metrorail and  50 cents if for senior/disabled or free coming by from Metrorail. You can hop on near the Rosslyn Metro Station. It stops at the corner of 19th St North and North Moore Street, just ½ block down Moore Street from Rosslyn Metro station. The suggested stop closest to George (3251 Prospect Street NW) is at M Street NW/Potomac St. NW.

The bus runs every 10 minutes or so, depending on the traffic or driver.
The hours of operation on this “DuPont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn” bus route run from 7 am to 2 am on Friday and Saturday.

Rosslyn Metro Street Level walk to Circulator Bus

Rosslyn Metro Street Level walk to Circulator Bus Stop.

Circulator Bus Stop Near George

Circulator Bus Stop Near George

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Event Details – Buy a Ticket –  click here!

Coming Soon!

Watch for news on our other free NVRC 25th anniversary events:

  • Open House on Saturday, November 2 at NVRC
  • Open House/Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7 at NVRC

 

 

Save September 28th! NVRC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

July 24, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

Come Join Us to Celebrate NVRC’s 25 Years of Service

Save September 28th!  NVRC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held  5 PM to 8 PM at George in Georgetown: www.georgeofdc.com . This is a private event. Heavy hors d’oeuvres  and the first  drink will be provided for the celebrants. The venue will be set up with appropriate lighting and no music. Cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Street parking and two parking garages are available. Dress is cocktail/ suits.  Cost of tickets will be $50 per person.

Celebrate July 4 With Earplugs!

July 3, 2013 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

HAVE A GRAND CELEBRATION
JULY 4, 2013

 

July 4th

Join us in appreciation of the ancestors who gave us independence in 1776.

Remember that fireworks can cause immediate, permanent hearing loss.

Please wear earplugs and keep a comfortable distance from firecrackers and fireworks.

Please share this with others and help us prevent hearing loss

 

NVRC Logo


© Copyright 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.