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Occasionally Cake Sells Pumpkin Rolls in Nov.; 10 Percent of Sales to Benefit Mount Vernon, Va. Home

Occasionally Cake Sells Pumpkin Rolls in Nov.; 10 Percent of Sales to Benefit Mount Vernon, Va. Home

PUMPKIN ROLL SALES TO HELP MOUNT VERNON HOMELESS SHELTER

OLD TOWN MANASSAS SEEKS CONTESTANTS for GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

 Molasses, ginger, flour, baking soda – just a few of the ingredients you’ll need to get ready for the Gingerbread House Contest in Old Town Manassas this holiday season. Entry forms can be downloaded online at www.visitmanssas.org now through Nov. 18. For 17 years, Historic Manassas, Inc. of Manassas, Va. has displayed the talents of local amateur “architects” in the shop windows of Old Town Manassas during the annual Merry Old Town Manassas holiday festivities.  The public is invited to view the various structures and vote on them in the shops and on-line. Winners will be awarded in two categories, adult and child, with a first-place prize of a $100 Old Town Manassas gift card, second place walks away with a $75 gift card, and third place earns a $50 gift card. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

Fred's Free Ice Cream, Balloons and Home Repair Info Are a Hit at the Potomac Day Events

Fred's Free Ice Cream, Balloons and Home Repair Info Are a Hit at the Potomac Day Events

fred, www.schedulefred.com, employees give away 250 ice cream confections at the Potomac Day business fair and parade on Saturday

A group of employees from fred, a home repair service, participated in the Potomac Day events in Potomac, Maryland on Saturday, October 22, 2011. An ice cream truck wrapped in fred banners that said, "Follow fred - the first name in home repairs - to get your FREE ICE CREAM" followed the fred employees in the parade. The ice cream truck parked close to the fred booth at the business fair and the fred employees gave away 250 free ice cream confections to the people in the community.

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS
Merry Old Town Celebration Begins Dec. 2

Merry Old Town, sponsored by the Manassas Christian School, spreads holiday cheer in Old Town Manassas, Va. with a series of festivities from Fri, Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy listening to Christmas carolers, greet Santa when he arrives from the train, check-out the tree lighting ceremony with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, visit the Manassas museum, see the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade and window shop during the Merchant’s Open House. For a full list of activities, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

CFNC Goes on a Bearhunt with Good Shepherd Christian Academy

CFNC Goes on a Bearhunt with Good Shepherd Christian Academy

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On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 32 preschoolers at The Child and Family Network Centers’ (CFNC) Arlington classrooms were visited by third and fourth graders from Good Shepherd Christian Academy in Fairfax, VA. As part of Good Shepherd’s Serve-a-Thon, their students read stories, much to the delight of CFNC preschoolers.

 

RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

Today in my continuing preview of this weekend's REEL Independent Film Extravaganza, I'm going to stick close to home with the DMV (District, Maryland, and Virginia) showcase. Of the over thirty films in the festival, nearly half are produced by local filmmakers.

If you missed its AFI premiere, that I wrote about here on WUSA, you can check out Jason Baustin's Gone Forever (trailer). This 23 minute film tells the story of a young widower who struggles to find peace following the death of his wife. Gone Forever screens Saturday in the 4PM block.