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FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is hosting a free wedding cake tasting at their Alexandria, Va. location at 207 King Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 14, featuring samplings of their popular wedding cake and cupcake flavors as part of a two-hour, free Wedding/Bridal Show, co-sponsored with White Ribbon Studios Photography. Other wedding vendors will also showcase music, wedding attire, limousines, hair salons, wedding venues, restaurants and jewelry. Free two-hour parking is available, first-come, first-serve basis, a block or two north of King Street. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The event will offer Occasionally Cake cake samples, feature hair and makeup demonstrations and display a classic Bentley parked out front. Attendees will also receive gift bags.

5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

Tailgating has come to be a national pastime, with people doing it in the parking lots of football games across the country. They also do it before concerts and other events, but football remains a stronghold when it comes to tailgating popularity. One of the most popular things people do during tailgating is to pull out a small grill and whip up a meal prior to heading into the game. This football season, it’s time to take things up a notch and opt for some unique burger toppings, as well as a whole new twist on a burger!

“Do yourself a favor and, at least once this season, try shrimp burgers at your tailgating party,” says Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, who is the founder of CBS Foods and The Original Shrimp Burger. “Those tailgating with you will be impressed that you made such a tasty decision. Shrimp burgers cook up quickly and bring something new to the folding table.”

DC Teachers Eligible For $1,000 Grant

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --  A new grant program will allow DC teachers to apply for up to $1,000 for 'innovative classroom projects,' DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced.

The $25,000 grant program is available for all Washington Teachers' Union members from all DCPS schools. The grant proposal can vary from $50 to $1,000 dollars depending on the need project.

"With this grant, they have the opportunity to apply for funds to try new and innovative ideas to boost student learning even further," Henderson said. "I fundamentally believe we have the greatest teachers in America and I want to help them in any way I can."

DCPS teachers were notified of the grant last week. Grant winners will be given a gift certificate to School Specialty, an online teacher supply store.

Metro Passengers Describe 'Complete Mess' During Red Line Power Outage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- The six-car train was full to capacity with roughly 1000 people on board when the power went out on the train between Friendship Heights and Tenleytown.

It would take metro about an hour to restore power and move the train 150 feet to the Tenleytown station platform.
Passengers expressed frustration and confusion.
James Gallagher said, "They said they were going to evacuate us, then they stopped and said they were going to evacuate us again."

Minu Yerra says, "It was a complete mess for one hour. I didn't want to ride the train anymore."

Annie Luber was also stuck on that train, and like many others, says she has no other option but to take Metro.

She says she's concerned about Metro's lack of communication and efficiency. She's worried about the next emergency.
"it was a simple power outage; if there was violence, what would we have done?"

Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Do you love Chick-fil-A? If so, the 51 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the D.C. area have launched their “VIP of My Chick-fil-A” contest. This contest offers the chance for participants to win a free, one-day trip to Atlanta to score a Behind-the-Scenes tour of Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Headquarters.

To participate in the contest, guests should submit a written story through Facebook explaining why they should be selected as a “VIP” of their local Chick-fil-A restaurant. You can submit your stories by Saturday, Oct 13 to be entered in the contest.

From Oct.15 through Saturday, Nov.3, customers and friends can vote for their favorite finalists on Facebook. 

For more information on the contest, call your local restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area.

To find a nearby restaurant, click here. 

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

When it comes to picking out makeup, women often flock to the “it” brands they read about in magazines, but what exactly lurks in these “it” brands? Parabens? Synthetic fragrances? Sulfates? What defines the products you love may ultimately be negatively affecting the state of your skin and hair.

Through extensive research, EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics discovered which ingredients may cause harm in the long run. Avoiding such ingredients all together, EnvyDerm brings all-natural products to your eyes and lips using healthy and rare elements that have been overlooked by other cosmetic companies.

What ingredients has EnvyDerm purposefully overlooked for your safety? EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics wants to make you aware of 5 ingredients you want to avoid in your eye and lip products:

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.