Our network

People

Scott Gordon Announces Candidacy for Alexandria City Council

From the Committee to Elect Scott Gordon:

Scott Gordon, member of the Del Ray Citizen’s Association and member of The City Council’s Sister Cities Commission has announced his candidacy for Alexandria City Council in November 2012. As a Moderate Republican, Mr. Gordon seeks the Council seat as a strong fiscal conservative and a liberal social activist.

CITY SQUARE CAFÉ ANNOUNCES RAFFLE WINNER OF THANKSGIVING DINNER

CITY SQUARE CAFÉ ANNOUNCES RAFFLE WINNER OF THANKSGIVING DINNER

 
Local Manassas Residents Enjoy Complimentary Dinner and Benefit SERVE

           

Dale and Jeff Pickard of Manassas, Va. were named raffle winners for the complimentary Thanksgiving dinner-to-go. Those people that brought in food donations to City Square Cafe for Manassas, Va.,-based SERVE were given a raffle ticket to win a Thanksgiving dinner-to-go, serving up to 10 people. City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. collected more than $400 worth of groceries for the local SERVE food pantry. For more information, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

City Square Café features homemade cuisine, made-to-order, without using preservatives or artificial ingredients. Chefs use fresh, local produce from local famer’s markets.

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.”

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.