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THINK OUTSIDE THE DIGITAL BOX

                                                         THINK OUTSIDE THE DIGITAL BOX

     There is an obvious point being lost in the discourse over the continuing difficulties with the ObamaCare web based exchanges, now twenty-one days old. The vision of medical care for all Americans has been around for over fifty years, well predating the Internet. So if such a program had been instituted at any point between the New Deal and Hillarycare, how would it have been implemented?

THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

The historic hotel will host a Wine Dinner with one of Virginia’s premier vineyards

The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 24, 2013 it will host a Five-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Barboursville Vineyard. The Hay-Adams Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. will pair signature Lafayette Restaurant dishes with Barboursville’s featured wines presented by Barboursville Winemaker Luca Paschina.

PAGING DR. PHIL

            PAGING DR.

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

 

With the advent of October, Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course pumpkin beer dinner, featuring beers from Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Devil’s Backbone, Williamsburg Aleworks and Flying Dog. on Thurs., Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course dinner will be paired with a variety of pumpkin beers including: a Greeter Beer of Dogfish Head Punkin Pumpkin Ale; Southern Tier PumKing Pumpkin Ale with Pumpkin Hummus Bruschetta; Devils Backbone Icabod Crandall Pumpkin Ale served with Roasted Corn Soup topped with Cherry tomatoes and Chorizo; Williamsburg Alewerks with Homemade Butternut Squash served with toasted pumpkin seeds and Braised Short Rib; and Flying Dog’s The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale paired with Pumpkin Cheesecake.

MONZA MENU ITEM HONORS LOCAL WAR VETERAN; DONATES $1000 to USMC WOUNDED WARRIOR REGIMENT

MONZA MENU ITEM HONORS LOCAL WAR VETERAN; DONATES $1000 to USMC WOUNDED WARRIOR REGIMENT

 

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. became almost a second home to retired Col. Jack Lilley II, a long-time Catharpin resident, retired United States Marine Corp (USMC) and a war veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. After being a regular customer at Carmellos since 1978, the ‘Jack Special’ was born on Monza’s menu, with $1 of every order going to Lilley’s favorite charities:  the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment and The Freedom Museum. From June through August, Monza’s donated $1018, collected from the ‘Jack Special’. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

SECRET SHOPPING ON THE WAY TO THE STATE'S HOUSE

SECRET SHOPPING ON THE WAY TO THE STATE'S HOUSE

The Missouri Attorney General is suing Walgreen's in yet another case alleging overcharging by the chain. In the past few years, CVS has been the object of similar litigation, multiple times as well. Both companies have a presence in the Commonwealth; the latter seems almost ubiquitous. So why hasn't Ken Cuccinelli investigated this consumer issue?

I have personally found discrepancies between the shelf sticker and the receipt price many times, around fifty cents per item, in almost every department, at CVS.

THE FUTURE OF HEALTH?

                                                        THE FUTURE OF HEALTH?
 Right after the 4th of July, Terry McAuliffe took a campaign tour of INOVA Alexandria Hospital, including a stop in its ER, stressing that expansion of Medicaid in Virginia, covering up to an additional 400,000 under the Affordable Care Act, would improve the health of the Commonwealth's residents, and its economy, by creating approximately 33,000 jobs by 2021, in addition to making "the system" more efficient.
     About a month earlier, I was in that same ER, twice, on two consecutive days, a card carrying member of BCBS Federal.