Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Comstock Announces Military Academy Day

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10) has announced the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies.

“To keep America’s fighting force the best in the world our military service academies must recruit the finest young men and women to be our nation’s future leaders,” said Congresswoman Comstock.

Representatives from all of the service academies – Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard – will be in attendance. Representatives from the Marine Corps ROTC program, the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Military Institute, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and The Citadel have also been invited. Additionally, the American Legion and Randolph-Macon Academy will be represented. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. to noon a formal presentation will commence. Each of the academies will make a presentation and students will be able to meet with admissions staff and ask questions. If you have questions, contact Mary Ann Cannon at 703-404-6903 or by email at Maryann.Cannon@mail.house.gov.

Dulles Regional Chamber to Debut Dished

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Dished: Dulles Chefs Showdown, the first major culinary competition ever for the Dulles Region. Competing for the top prize will be the executive chefs from Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, Hyatt Regency Dulles, The National, Westfields Marriott and Westin Washington Dulles.

As they develop their dishes from their mystery baskets, the audience will be able watch their preparations while enjoying food and drink, including tastings from local wineries and breweries. Entertainment will be provided by Tom Gavin’s DJ Delights. The judging team will host Robert Wiedmaier, celebrity owner and chef with Marcel’s, Beck’s and the Mussel Bars. At evening’s end, they will award the Golden Whisk to one of the competing chefs.

The event takes place Friday, April 22, 6:30–9 p.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Centre Road, Herndon. Tickets are $50 and a portion of the proceeds will go to aid the hungry of our area. Register at www.dulleschamber.org.