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MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

A nine-time Virginia Honor Band, the Battlefield High School Marching Bobcats have been selected as one of only six U.S. high school marching bands to participate in the first-ever commemorative D-Day parade on its 70th Anniversary in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Seventy years later on June 6, 2014, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by American paratroopers, will host a historic parade. Military units, marching bands, along with cultural and civic groups will march down the same streets that were lined with American troops in 1941. Dignitaries and military officials from the United States, Canada, and all across Europe will attend. The President of the United States, cabinet members, and officials representing all branches of the Armed Forces will also be present.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

 

Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance raised $5,000 at their first Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their new Alliance Theatre in Alexandria, Va. MFAC is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance Benefit Concert.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building the Alliance Theater,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

OCCASIONALLY CAKE CELEBRATES NAT’L PECAN MONTH in APRIL

 

From April 20 through April 30, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon is going nuts over National Pecan Month featuring turtle and pecan praline gourmet cupcakes, and when you buy three pecan cupcakes, you get a FREE fourth cupcake of your choice. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“Pecans are a great healthy snack, I love to grab a handful when I’m on the go” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “Our pecan turtle cupcake and pecan praline cupcake give you that nutty flavor of pecans with the blended sweetness of caramel and sugar,” said Campbell.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE DONATES $6,000 of CAKE/COOKIES to USO-METRO GALA

OCCASIONALLY CAKE DONATES $6,000 of CAKE/COOKIES to USO-METRO GALA

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria donated more than $6,000 of cake and cookies to support the servicemen and women at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Ceremony at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. A “Stars and Stripes” centerpiece cake and star-shaped takeaway cookies by Occasionally Cake were on the dessert menu for the almost 700 attendees. Call (703) 647-9638 to register or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“My grandfather and uncle were both part of the U.S. Navy, so it’s with great pride that I’m able to support USO-Metro in their efforts to help the military and their families,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “We are thrilled to be part of the annual awards ceremony where we can help pay tribute to service members that sacrifice so much for us,” said Campbell.

Metro Fine Arts Center Donates $5000 To Make-A-Wish Foundation

Metro Fine Arts Center Donates $5000 To Make-A-Wish Foundation

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. raised $5000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, after pledging $1 of every ticket sold from their Nutcracker performances.

The MFAC Nutcracker was featured one weekend, each show sold-out.  Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com for class schedules.

“We are honored to be able to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has a personal significance to us, as we lost one of our young students a few years ago to cancer,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. “We appreciate the support of our community in helping us give back to an organization that inspires and lifts the spirits of those struggling with illness,” said Dobbs.