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SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH SAYS THANK YOU
TO POLICE/FIRE DEPTS. FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 POLICE/FIRE Personnel Receive FREE Car Wash and 30 Percent Off Detailing Services in May

 In honor of National Police Week, Sun., May 15 through Sat., May 21, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is offering 30 percent off any car detailing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area police, fire and EMT personnel and volunteers, as well as offering them FREE car washes on Fri., May 20. One detailing service and one car wash per person only with valid police/fire personnel identification. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737 or visit www.speedygreencarwash.com for a complete list of car wash and detailing packages.

Stratford University Adds New “Street Food” Culinary Course

Stratford University Adds New “Street Food” Culinary Course

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, around 2.5 billion people around the world eat street food each day. Street food, those ready-to-eat foods and beverages that are prepared and sold on the streets, play an important role in helping to support and identify cultures. The new Street Food course, at Stratford University, will focus on giving students an in-depth awareness about the sector, as well as how they may go about owning their own street food business.

“In today’s economy, it is more challenging to open a restaurant, yet it is a dream of many,” explains Charleen Huebner, the baking and pastry coordinator at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “Being a street food vendor is the perfect fit for millions of people around the country. It gives them an opportunity to have a small culinary business, but it eliminates the big expenses of having a restaurant.”

HOMEMADE MOTHER’s DAY BRUNCH SPECIALS at City Square Cafe

City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

Celebrating The Royals!

Celebrating The Royals!

Tiaras, Cupcakes, Champagne & Jewelry 

No British weather for this party. The sun shone as more than 40 princesses flocked to the Old Town Alexandria jewelry boutique Mystique last Thursday evening for Mystique's first-ever Princess Party and to toast Will and Kate on the eve of their nuptials. The tiaraed guests sipped champagne and tried on rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings adorned with diamonds, sapphires, and more, all befitting royalty.

Mystique owner Elizabeth Mandros, who is celebrating 20 years in business this year (and her birthday as well), was the belle of the ball. "We had such fun," Elizabeth exclaimed, "It was a perfect night." And her guests agreed. Iris Perry, of Montgomery Village, Maryland, "felt like a princess."

The Washington Post Pulls a Darwin

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that traditional media struggles to find its place in the digital world. Electronic distribution gives people greater choice, and we consume from the publishers that give us the most value—however each one of us personally defines that value. Advertising revenues have followed eyeballs and, over time, newspapers have lost relevance. Now, The Washington Post has pulled a Darwin maneuver by launching a service called Trove.

While I applaud the move, I wonder if it’s going to net the results they seek. The Washington Post has teamed up with Facebook to aggregate and deliver personalized news based on a consumer’s likes and dislikes. That, in itself, makes me uncomfortable.

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

RFID Global Solutions can. They won $2,000 and a chance to snag the attention of local venture capitalists and angels using Twitter and a well-written micro story.

How did it call come about? The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship held a fast pitch called TweetDingman earlier this month. Participants told their stories in 10 tweets of 128 characters or less during a structured event co-sponsored with Driven Forward, Brazen Careerist, and Cooley, LLP.

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with: