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Walmart Sponsors America I AM: The African-American Imprint Exhibition and Offers Discounted Tickets

Walmart Sponsors America I AM: The African-American Imprint Exhibition and Offers Discounted Tickets
Tickets are now available in select Washington, D.C. stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Jan. 24, 2011) – Walmart (NYSE:WMT), the presenting sponsor of the America I AM: The African-American Imprint tour, will offer specially-priced tickets at select Walmart stores in the Washington, D.C. area.  America I AM is a four-year touring museum exhibition that celebrates nearly 500 years of African-American contributions to this country.  To help give families the opportunity to enjoy this special experience, Walmart is offering tickets at the lowest available price: $10 for adults and $5 for children.  The discounted prices are 17 percent off standard ticket prices.



Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

LEESBURG, VA -- Omnilert®, LLC, maker of RainedOut™, the leading provider of event and group communication services, announced today that RainedOut has won the 2011 Soccer Product of the Year Award for Best Web Application. The 2011 SPY Awards, hosted by TopDrawerSoccer.com, recognized all the best products and services that make up the soccer scene. RainedOut was announced the winner during the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) annual convention in Baltimore last week. RainedOut is a FREE+ text message alerting service used by soccer clubs and leagues across America.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a soccer product of the year," said Ara Bagdasarian, CEO of Omnilert. "We are excited about 2011 and the introduction of our sponsor-based fundraising model – so leagues not only have the best communication system, but they can also raise funds with every message sent."

Walmart Announces Major Initiative to Make Healthier Food More Affordable

Walmart Announces Major Initiative to Make Healthier Food More Affordable

Walmart is launching a major initiative that could potentially change the food industry as a whole. Their goal is to provide customers with healthier, affordable options. First Lady Michelle Obama joined Walmart executives today as they unveiled their plans to help people save money, and moreover, allow people to live healthier lives.

“To say I am excited is an understatement,” said the First Lady. Walmart’s new initiative is aligned with Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign that launched about a year ago. “This new nutritional charter has the potential to change the way our kids eat,” she explained.  

While the timeline to roll out the program in its entirety is 5 years, Walmart has already begun to establish relationships in niche communities. Right here in Alexandria, Walmart has set up partnerships with local farmers to lower distribution costs and help sustain local farms.

Tips for Dealing with Debt after the Holidays

1.) Change your budget

 Now that the holidays are over and you are facing your holiday bills you may want to re-evaluate your budget to see where you can cut corners to apply more money to your debt. This may mean eating out less and going out to the movies less often.

 2.) Don’t keep using your credit cards

 As you pay off your credit cards, put them away and keep them out of your wallet. Do not use your cards for frivolous expenses, no matter how small they may seem. These small purchases can add up fast! Don’t fall into the trap of reusing your cards or you could get stuck in a cycle of working to pay them off after using them unnecessarily.

 3.) Pay More than the Minimum

 When you get the credit card bill, don’t just pay the minimum. Pay as much as you can toward the balance. The more you pay at once, the more interest your knocking out and avoiding.

2010 End of the Year Tax Tips that can save you big money in the 2011 tax season.

  • Homeowners can make their January mortgage payment in December giving them one more month of interest to deduct.


  • Donations made to qualified charities before year’s end can result in some serious tax savings. Be sure to use a credit card because if you write a check it may not clear until next year and then you would have to wait until next year to take the deduction.


  • Holiday business gift deductions: If you have sent out holiday cards, business pens, calendars or other gift items to clients or potential clients. You can deduct those expenses up to $25.00 as long as the items are for a business purpose.


  • Contribute to a college savings plan. Save for your kids and save on your taxes. You can contribute up to $13,000 in 2010.



On Wednesday, Dec. 29, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open Fairfax County Parkway Exit 166B from I-95 south to Fairfax County Parkway north, making it easier and faster for motorists heading to the Fort Belvoir North Area and other destinations in Fairfax County.

At 9 a.m. Dec, 29, crews will close the right lane on I-95 between the Springfield-Franconia Parkway (Route 7900) and the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) overpass. At noon, crews will begin removing traffic control devices, and by 1:30 p.m., the exit ramp will be open to traffic.

The ramp will offer motorists two options: Fairfax County Parkway on the left, or the newly opened Heller Road on the right, which goes into the Fort Belvoir North Area. This is where the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) is located. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the NGA will begin admitting new employees.