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The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

Neighborhood collaborations make the getaway experience one to savor

City scenes and insider information greet guests who visit The Independent Collection’s new in-the-know websites, http://independentcollection.com. The recently relaunched sites are for a select group of hotels located in unique urban neighborhoods along the East Coast, all part of The Independent Collection. The Independent Collection, a growing collection of intimate lifestyle hotels managed by HHM, maps a course of travel for its guests that make the entire experience one to remember.

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

A nine-time Virginia Honor Band, the Battlefield High School Marching Bobcats have been selected as one of only six U.S. high school marching bands to participate in the first-ever commemorative D-Day parade on its 70th Anniversary in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Seventy years later on June 6, 2014, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by American paratroopers, will host a historic parade. Military units, marching bands, along with cultural and civic groups will march down the same streets that were lined with American troops in 1941. Dignitaries and military officials from the United States, Canada, and all across Europe will attend. The President of the United States, cabinet members, and officials representing all branches of the Armed Forces will also be present.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

 

Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance raised $5,000 at their first Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their new Alliance Theatre in Alexandria, Va. MFAC is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance Benefit Concert.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building the Alliance Theater,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

 

From April 20 through April 30, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon is going nuts over National Pecan Month featuring turtle and pecan praline gourmet cupcakes, and when you buy three pecan cupcakes, you get a FREE fourth cupcake of your choice. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“Pecans are a great healthy snack, I love to grab a handful when I’m on the go” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “Our pecan turtle cupcake and pecan praline cupcake give you that nutty flavor of pecans with the blended sweetness of caramel and sugar,” said Campbell.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

Greenspring resident, Joann Miller, Honored as 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria

Greenspring resident, Joann Miller, Honored as 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria

 


Miller honored for her decades of service to women, children and seniors in the city of Alexandria

(Springfield, Va.) – On March 21, Joann Miller was honored as a 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria.  Honorees who received this distinction “contributed at least one tangible improvement to the quality of the city's life that would likely be missing without this person's vision and energy” or those who have demonstrated “exemplary service to the city for ten years or more, especially service on Boards, Commissions, Committees or Service Organizations that improve the quality of life in Alexandria,” according to the Living Legends of Alexandria website.