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RIFE 2011 - Rock n' Roll and Electronic Music Films

RIFE 2011 - Rock n' Roll and Electronic Music Films

This week I'm previewing films from REEL Independent Film Extravaganza taking place this weekend at THEARC in Washington D.C.

On Sunday at 12PM, RIFE will have a two hour block of documentaries on music.

The Silo Effect: The Treehouse Sessions follows four young, Richmond based musicians who comprise the band, The Silo Effect, as they make the transition from the stage to the recording studio. Director Les Owen highlights the differences of playing in front of an adoring crowd and locking oneself in the recording studio, where the truth is laid bare. Anyone who has ever played in a band will relate.

RIFE 2011 - Two World Premieres (and Hercules), October 22

RIFE 2011 - Two World Premieres (and Hercules), October 22

REEL Indpendent Film Extravaganza will host two world premieres on Saturday October 22 starting at 7PM. First up is All in the Game, written and directed by Maryland filmmaker, Gary Ugarek. The film follows an East Baltimore drug kingpin as he vies for control of the entire city's trade. Besides a story that evokes the spirit of The WireAll in the Game also features several cast members from the acclaimed HBO series.

Following All in the Game is Coffin, presented by Skyrocket Productions. Here's the synopsis:

Occasionally Cake Welcomes New Cake Decorator

Occasionally Cake Welcomes New Cake Decorator

Nicole Garcia of Crystal City, Va. Joins Alexandria Cake Shop

 This time last year, Nicole Garcia was skiing the slopes in her hometown of Park City, Utah and finishing up her education at Brigham Young University. One year later and settled in the Washington, D.C. area, Garcia is fulfilling her life-long dream of cake decorating.  Although she earned a degree in advertising, Garcia’s creative eye has always been poised for the flair and imagination for cake decorating, which led her to Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. Call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Park Authority Honors Resource Management Volunteers

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority Resource Management Division recently honored dozens of volunteers who provide significant contributions of time and talent to the interpretation and stewardship of Fairfax County’s natural and cultural resources.  Volunteers from across the park system were honored.

Mike Moran, a resident of Vienna, Va., was the recipient of a Volunteer Excellence Award recognizing his work at Colvin Run Mill.  Moran became a volunteer in 2002 and has worn many hats since.  From tour docent to author of the site’s Natural Resource Management Plan, he has been instrumental in the site’s continued success.

THE BIG REVEAL: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

THE BIG REVEAL: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Gary Gaal, winner of the Extreme Exterior Makeover from Case Design/Remodeling and Ply Gem, continues to inspire with his community service.

A recurring question during the exterior makeover of Gary Gaal's home was: "How does someone volunteer so many hours?" For Gaal, it's easy. "I see people on the worst day of their lives and try to make it better." Gaal works every hurricane, flood and snowstorm and manages the scene at auto accidents and any other disaster that may occur. He is dedicated to helping others and is extremely proud of becoming a Fire Unit Officer which puts him in charge as an Fire Engine OIC and in command of the fire ground as a first arriving engine officer. One example: when an 11-year-old boy was thrown 30 feet off his bike after being struck by a car, Gaal was the first to arrive, controlled the scene and administered life saving techniques until the medics arrived. The victim survived.

CITY SQUARE CAFE AUTUMN WINE DINNER FEATURES VIRGINIA WINES, Th., Oct. 27

                                                                       

ANNUAL CITY SQUARE CAFE WINE DINNER FEATURES VIRGINIA WINES

Pearmund Cellars Featured at Local Old Town Manassas Bistro