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CiCi’s Pizza Comes to Alexandria

The following was sent to us by SPM Communcations:

Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Event Brings Together 20 D.C. Area Schools for Teen Environmental Leadership

This story comes to us from Linda Stratton:

Want to check out a new electric car and sports car? Explore a model of a home that runs purely on renewable energy? Careers in environmental sustainability? Approximately 100 students from 20 independent and public high schools from the D.C. Metro area will experience a day of education, discussion, and planning for environmental sustainability in their schools at the third-annual Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S), hosted by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School.

FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

Jewelry Designer to Hollywood Stars Appearing Soon in Alexandria

The following was sent to us by Elizabeth Mandros of Mystique Jewelers:

(Alexandria, VA) – The highly sought-after jewelry designer to movie and TV stars, rock stars and top Hollywood stylists Erica Courtney is coming to Mystique Jewelers in Old Town Alexandria to unveil her environmentally-sensitive Drop Dead Gorgeous® collection on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. This new collection is vibrant with color -- purples, blues, reds, greens and golds, a signature of Erica’s large-gemmed rings. The collection’s earrings and necklaces dazzle with platinum and diamonds, the use of which Erica is best known.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Local High School Students to Testify about Climate Change

Do you want to hear what high school students have to say about Climate Change? You can today at a mock congressional hearing! As part the USA Science & Engineering Festival, students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA will participate in a mock congressional hearing on geoengineering to address climate change, along with experts from NASA, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Bipartisan Policy Center, Climate Institute, and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.

"Tinkering with the Temperature of Planet Earth" will take place today from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW on the 5th floor. This event is free and open to the public.