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Original Pancake House – Still open 7 days a week to serve you and your family

One year into the pandemic, Jeff Bulman and his dedicated staff are still serving up pancakes, crepes, sandwiches, and salads at 7395 Lee Highway in Falls Church. In 2010, the Original Pancake House relocated from Broad Street to Falls Plaza, taking over the space where McGuire’s Appliance Store had been.

The large dining space they were able to obtain has helped in the pandemic. With restaurants in Virginia being allowed to serve at 50% capacity, they’ve been able to safely space customers and continue to serve delicious breakfast meals. You know you want one of those Dutch Babies, so get on line and order one now!
They have introduced a mini–Dutch Baby in case you’re counting carbs. You can order on line for curbside pick-up, and you can even order on line while seated in the restaurant.

The restaurant was so popular at their old location that the customers filled up the parking lot most weekends, and overflowed into adjoining properties. The move to Lee Highway eliminated that problem.
Jeff has also been very active with community outreach. When moving, the color scheme and décor were updated and they acquired new tables and chairs. They were able to donate the used tables and chairs to Home Stretch to help furnish apartments for people in need.

Additionally, for the past 15 years, the Original Pancake House has collected winter clothing and toys for the disadvantaged. On Christmas Day, with help from many volunteers and his own staff, Jeff has served a free breakfast to hundreds of people, sending them off with new warm clothing and a toy. December 2020 was the first time in the past fifteen that they were unable to serve their Christmas breakfast. Simply, with the numbers of volunteers needed for this event, it wasn’t safe to do so.
However, that hasn’t stopped their efforts in the community. They are still serving their most vulnerable neighbors as well as First Responders, and you can assist with that.

The website to order one of those Dutch Babies (or anything else on the menu) is and you can also make a donation to their community efforts on that same website.
Cookies For a Good Cause

You have a rare opportunity to get 4 dozen of Karen Hammond’s home-made cookies and contribute to a good cause, but hurry because this is limited to the first 10 orders. (Karen actually has a life outside of baking.)

Here’s the deal: 4 Dozen Cookies for a $50 donation to The Arc of Northern Virginia. Check can be dropped off and cookies picked up on Friday March 26, at 2841 Hartland Road, Suite 406, Falls Church VA.

There will be chocolate turtle cookies, lemon cookies, butterscotch lace, shortbread bon bons, peanut butter, blondie cookies, cookie fruit tartlets and more. 

If you want to place an order, e-mail but again, hurry because only 10 orders will be accepted.

Also, I hope you’ve rsvp’d to the Arc of Northern Virginia’s breakfast zoom meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m. Check it out in their announcement below!
2021 Community Partnership Forum Kick-Off
March 22 webinar

Please join nonprofit, business, government, and university leaders from the Washington, DC metro area for a webinar on March 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, that will explore how we can build a DMV region which is more equitable and ecologically sustainable and meets the essential needs of all residents.

This event features authors Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard from the Democracy Collaborative discussing their new book, The Making of a Democratic Economy.

Member News, Events & Promotions
Free Food Giveaway at First Baptist Church of Merrifield
March 20, 11am

Free boxes of food will be available at First Baptist Church Merrifield (FBCM) on Saturday, March 20, from 11:00 AM until all are distributed.

All members and surrounding community are invited to partake of the distribution. One produce and one non-perishables box per car/or household. 
'A Life Like Yours' VIRTUAL Benefit Breakfast-The Arc of Northern Virginia
March 25, 8am

This virtual, online fundraising event will provide guests the opportunity to learn more about The Arc of Northern Virginia, and hear stories about the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been helped by the organization.
Spring Break Camp at Creative Cauldron
March 29 - April 2.

Creative Cauldron's Arts Adventure Camps are now offered in a on-line format. This is an engaging and interactive program with all of the same elements that campers have come to know and love at Creative Cauldron for the past 18 years!
First Baptist Church of Merrifield
Prayer Groups, Bible Study & Events

First Baptist Church of Merrifield invites everyone to join in their zoom-based classes.
For a list of all upcoming events, click here!
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Streaming Sessions
Keeping Music Alive

For a full list of live streaming and rescheduled concerts, click here!
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