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August 20, 2010

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village



BOONSBORO - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village scored well in its latest annual Quality Indicator Survey from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

A state survey team visited Fahrney-Keedy in late June and found three incidents of noncompliance during their time at the facility. On average, a nursing home is cited for seven to nine such incidents during a survey, said Nola Blowe, administrator at Fahrney-Keedy.

An annual survey is required for all nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid. A survey team looks for noncompliance in any area of nursing, life safety and employee-related issues, Blowe said. Beyond the one-time annual survey, a state team may visit at any other time for other reasons, she said.

Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association recently launched a new website at http://www.easternwvhomebuilders.org.

The site includes information on member companies, including a searchable directory of businesses by name and business categories in order to find contractors, suppliers, real estate professionals, financing sources and more.

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The site also includes links to information on buying a home, local government contacts and the advantages of living in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

American Girl



MIDDLETON, Wis. - American Girl recently announced plans to open a retail store at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.

The 23,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011.

The American Girl store features a complete assortment of the company's popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing and a variety of best-selling American Girl books.

The store also will include a 110-seat Bistro, a Doll Hair Salon and a "Creativi-Tees" boutique. A variety of girl-and-mom-friendly events and programs also will be offered throughout the year.

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