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                                                                          A Chuckle Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, mentally and physically. Experts are saying that laughter, too, is good for your well-being. There are many benefits that laughter triggers such as strengthening your immune system, boosting your energy, diminishing pain, and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress.

In fact I just attended a Laughter and Resilience workshop and I have to say that I left with a smile on my face :-)).

Help This Alexandria Couple Win a $74,000 Destination Wedding

Help This Alexandria Couple Win a $74,000 Destination Wedding

Six different couples from Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Florida, and Alabama are in the running to win a $74,000 wedding on Jekyll Island in the Jekyll Island Dream Wedding Giveaway. These six different couples are the finalists that beat out over 600 entrants across the country. 

Alexandria locals Nick and Kristen are in the running and need hometown support and public votes in order to win the Grand Prize wedding! You can cast your vote for them today.


Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

McKinley Marketing Partners, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Dallas, Texas and the New York Metro area, recently embarked on a new era of operation by rebranding with a fresh logo and an updated, user-friendly website. The new circular design of its logo underscores McKinley’s mission – to provide complete, well-rounded marketing solutions for its clients’ interim or direct-hire needs.

By rebranding, McKinley is moving forward with new ways to assist its diverse Fortune 1000 clientele and to recruit new marketing talent. McKinley also wants to remain a vital community leader in Old Town Alexandria, with office headquarters in a remodeled warehouse that originally operated as an arms dealership. Since the rebranding, McKinley had found itself with reams of logo paper products and other office supplies it can no longer use due to the introduction of its new round logo.

T.C. Williams National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

From Alexandria City Public Schools:


Five T.C. Williams High School Seniors are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Paloma M. Alcala, Kathryn G. Aplin, Andrew K. Dewhurst, Phillip Espinoza and Joseph J. Powers have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names today.

“We congratulate these students for their exceptional achievement and commend them for them for setting a new standard for Alexandria City Public Schools,” said Superintendent Morton Sherman. “We wish them all the best as they continue their hard work and attempt to become Finalists in this prestigious competition.”



Learn to Dance at the New Dance Program, Watch a Chainsaw Artist and Ride Twisted Twister…

 It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, more than 100 crafters and an all new interactive dance session with dance groups like the Israeli Dance Program and the Happy Feet Cloggers at the 29th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides. For more information, call 703-361-6599.

New this year, the Fall Jubilee is hosting an interactive dance area with dance groups like, The Happy Feet Cloggers, The Suburban Gypsies and the Israeli Dance Program. Attendees can watch performances and learn the dance steps as well.