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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.

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 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.

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $3,000 for BECKY’s FUND

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $3,000 for BECKY’s FUND

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $3,000 for BECKY’s FUND
McLean Salon Silent Auction Donates to Domestic/Dating Violence Prevention Campaign

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for the upcoming Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, raised more than $3,000 at their silent auction/20 year-anniversary party. All monies go toward Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. For more information call 703-893-5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.