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Alexandria and McLean Residents Awarded Full-Tuition University of Phoenix Scholarship

From the University of Phoenix:

University of Phoenix, the largest private University in North America, today announced the six nationwide recipients of its “Forever a Phoenix” scholarship.  Two of the six scholarships were awarded to local residents Timothy Steele of McLean and Traci Robinson-Williams of Alexandria. Steele and Robinson-Williams each hold a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix, and will use the scholarship to pursue master’s degrees. 

“It’s always rewarding to see students taking additional steps to advance their educations,” said Erik Greenberg, campus director, University of Phoenix Northern Virginia. “Timothy and Traci are true ambassadors of our values at University of Phoenix, so it’s an honor and a pleasure to award them these scholarships to continue to pursue their educational and career goals with the University.”

Local Travel Expert Wins Outstanding Sales Achievement Award from Cruise Holidays

From Cruise Holidays:

Cruise Holidays, North America’s most successful cruise-specialty retail franchise, presented a very select group of travel consultants with Outstanding Individual Sales Achievement awards at a special ceremony during the franchise network’s Annual Convention. The convention took place November 5-12 aboard Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam.

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

 

In the midst of the holiday shopping onslaught, it's good to remember the true meaning of the season. A friend of mine, Terence Tomlin, a chef and one-time front man of the phenomenal funk band The Mighty Heard, posted a story on Facebook that brought a tear to my eye. I think Terry's story deserves a bigger audience, so here it is, in his own words:

 

"Last Tuesday on my way to work I saw a lady struggling with her three kids. Looking at them reminded me of June 1980 when my mother took me, my brother and sister out of a abusive household leaving Bridgeport for California.

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Shop owners Jill Martin and Judith Carrig also participated in this monthly gathering of design enthusiasts. Bonus: Proxmire and Moss suggest time and money saving holiday design tips below.

Miss Alexandria Delesia Watson Helps Curry's Auto Kick Off Sponsorship of GMU School of Management

Miss Alexandria Delesia Watson Helps Curry's Auto Kick Off Sponsorship of GMU School of Management

Delesia Watson, Miss Alexandria and a student at George Mason University, visited Curry's Auto Service in the City of Fairfax in recognition of Curry's sponsorship of the GMU School of Management.

During the month of October, Matt and Judy Curry of Curry's Auto Service offered a free oil change to all School of Management students, alumni, professors and staff at their Fairfax shop at 9909B Main Street, several miles from the GMU campus. Curry's auto Service opened the Fairfax shop in April 2011.

Judy Curry is an alumna of the GMU School of Management, graduating in 1990 with a degree in business. As a sponsor for the School of Management, she and Matt Curry are looking forward to becoming more involved in school events and activities, including the alumni association.

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Senator Patricia Ticer to Serve as Grand Marshal Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

From the Campagna Center:

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Campagna Center is pleased to announce that Senator Patricia (Patsy) Ticer will serve as the Grand Marshal for The Campagna Center’s 41st Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. The Parade—presented by The Campagna Center, the St. Andrew’s Society, the City of Alexandria, and in Partnership with The Scottish Government—will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Old Town Alexandria.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE GIVES THANKS with FREE COFFEE/HOT COCOA on BLACK FRIDAY

OCCASIONALLY CAKE GIVES THANKS with FREE COFFEE/HOT COCOA on BLACK FRIDAY

After Thanksgiving Day Treats Sold with Free Coffee and Hot Cocoa at Occasionally Cake
 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is discounting their holiday cookies, pound cakes and peppermint truffles on the day after Thanksgiving, Fri., Nov. 25 (Black Friday) and is serving free hot cocoa and coffee with all purchases that day. Patrons receive 20 percent off when treats are ordered and paid in full on Black Friday.  For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.