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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Results are in

Tammy Johns-Brown
Mrs. United States 2009

Congrats to all of the wonderful women who competed in the Mrs. United States pageant this week in Las Vegas.

A special congrats to my friend Rachel Naugle-McCarville, Mrs. Virginia, for placing in the top 12!!!

The results are as follows:
Mrs. United States- Tammy Johns-Brown (SC)
1st Runner Up: Janet McCulloh (WY)
2nd Runner Up: Lindsay Clark (TX)
3rd Runner Up: Kellie Lightbourn (FL)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alexandria's Newest PAL

Remy at Hotel Monaco
Photo Courtesy of Cascades Photography

It is official! Remy is PAL's newest representative!

People Animals Love is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization that brings people and animals together, brightening the lives of the lonely, easing the pain of the sick and enriching the world of at-risk children.

Remy at Hotel Monaco
Photo Courtesy of Cascades Photography

PAL volunteer dogs and their volunteer owners go out and about bringing the superhuman power of animals to nursing homes and treatment programs, to the lonely and the sick, and to others who need the amazingly therapeutic, miraculously curative and positively uplifting powers of a cold wet nose!

Remy at Market Square
Photo Courtesy of Cascades Photography

PAL is currently expanding into the Alexandria area. They are looking for a few good dogs to join Remy in bringing a little joy to those who need it. Be sure to visit the PAL Website to learn more.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The hottest VIP tickets in town are almost sold out...

Wednesday-Warmup for KEENFest at the W Hotel

Honorary Chairwoman Lindsay Czarniak of NBC News4 Sports and Chairwoman Amanda Polk invite you to join them as they walk the red carpet at Warm-up for KEENFest at DC's newest hot spot, W Washington D.C.

On Wednesday night July 29th from 7 to 9pm, Warm-up Party for KEENFest will be at DC’s newest hot spot, the W Hotel. There will be exciting raffle items including $500 at the Darlington House, a 2 Night stay at the W-DC- includes breakfast,a signed basketball by Michael Jordan and more. You won't want to miss this event with DC's who's- who crowd..

Proceeds from this event support KEEN’s exercise and recreation programs for young people with significant disabilities.

KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one exercise and recreational opportunities for children & young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

What is unique about KEEN?
1. We accept every child regardless of his/her ability or disability
2. All KEEN programs are run and managed by committed volunteers
3. Our programs are completely free of charge to the athletes and their families

This is a VIP event and tickets are limited.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here:


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Paws, Purrs and Exotics Animal Hospital holds a Grand Opening

On Saturday July 18th, 2009 Paws, Purrs and Exotics Animal Hospital will be holding its Grand Opening. The event will benefit the Washington Humane Society, which will have adoptable animals at the event.

Local dog friendly vendors including Hotel Monaco, Baskin Robbins, Karing by Kristina and Barkley Square Bakery have partnered with the Animal Hospital for a day full of fun, education, and free giveaways!

“We are bringing those whose businesses serve animals in our community together to celebrate our opening and to raise funds for the Washington Humane Society”, said owner Dr. Elton Vyfhuis. I have supported the WHS for years by volunteering performing surgeries for them at their National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center, and am excited that the first event at our new hospital will support the great work that the Washington Humane Society does in our community."

Paws, Purrs and Exotics Animal Hospital is the first African American owned Animal Hospital in the Alexandria area and is one of very few in the DC metro area that specializes in Exotics.

"We want to establish a long-term relationship with our clients, their families and their pets. We will host an open house to showcase our new clinic and look forward to serving the Alexandria community, as well as surrounding area. ” Dr. Nia Perkins said. Paws, Purrs & Exotics Animal Hospital will offer high-quality, affordable veterinary care for dogs, cats, small mammals and exotics. Their services include general medicine, surgery, digital radiography, grooming, day boarding and daycare services, and professional training. For details, call the hospital at 703-549-PAWS (7297)