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Kirsten Obadal

Kirsten Obadal

Kiki Obadal writes from Old Town Alexandria on a variety of lifestyle subjects in her column, "Meanderings". She has written for community media for several years, including the Old Town Crier and the Alexandria Times, and most recently for Local Kicks. On Local Kicks, watch for "Meanderings" and Kiki's articles about local leaders and events.

Articles By Kirsten Obadal

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Move over Groupon: Straight Offer.com is open for business
Aug 07,2012

Straight Offer.com founder David Johnson of Alexandria has improved on the popular Groupon concept with his new website: www.straightoffer.com. A former Navy officer, Johnson considered several business ventures after leaving the service. David Johnson is a person of varied interests

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In Support of the Wounded Warriors
Jul 23,2012

A few brave and committed souls, or perhaps just a few brave souls who should be committed, faced down the sultry heat last at Hillsborough Farm in Warrenton for an event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation. A Ford Shelby Mustang is being driven across the lower 48 states to raise awareness and funds for the cause

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Eric Trump: Like the Donald, in it to Win with Virginia Wine
Jul 18,2012

If there is one thing a Trump cannot resist, it's the opportunity to compete and be the best at something. Whether it's a hotel, a golf course, or now, a bottle of wine. Eric Trump recently took over where the Kluge's left off at their winery near Charlottesville. Donald Trump was close to the late billionaire


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Circe Reopens with a Splashy Pink and Green Soiree
Jun 19,2012

Old Town's boutique salon and spa Circe of Alexandria lifted the curtain on its new renovations and services with a "Pink and Green Soiree" last week in a splashy grand re-opening for several hundred people that would have made even P.T. Barnum blush. "I feel fabulous," enthused owner Ellen Vlasak, moments after she cut the "pink" ribbon

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Circe's Ellen Vlasak Passion for a Cure
Jun 06,2012

Ellen Vlasak is a two-time breast cancer survivor and passionate about finding a cure. Her personal battle inspired her dedication to transforming Circe of Alexandria salon into a luxurious escape for all clients, even if they arrive at the salon just as Ellen had two years ago with no hair due to chemotherapy

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THEATRE/LTA's Witness for the Prosecution
Apr 30,2012

Lovers of Rumpole of the Bailey, whodunits, and especially those in the legal profession will relish this no-nonsense depiction of the British legal system in the LTA’s current production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. Veteran thespian Eddie Page does a masterful job of directing this play


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Jazz Musician Ski Johnson: An underdog no more
Apr 23,2012

Early February brought a bittersweet moment for local jazz musician Ski Johnson; one moment he's reveling in the glow of a fourth walk down the red carpet of the Grammys in Los Angeles, the next he's mourning the tragic loss of his longtime friend and music mentor, Whitney Houston. “Clive Davis gave a party in Beverly Hills

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Bringing the Thrill of Riding to Inner City Kids
Mar 14,2012

February was Black History Month, and for those who attended the President’s Day Parade in Old Town, you would have noticed the riders of the United Horsemen’s Association. Based in Fredericksburg, the UHA’s mission is to promote horsemanship and carry on the traditions of cowboys into the urban environment.



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