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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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THEATRE/Little Theatre haunts happy with Cantorial
Oct 30,2012

One would hardly expect a happy ghost story from the pen of Ira Levin, the very same playright who terrified us with Rosemary's Baby in the 70’s. Cantorial is a story of a happy haunting: a young couple, Warren Ives (James Myers) and Lesley Rosen (Heather Benjamin) have just moved into a converted

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THEATRE/Little Theatre will split your sides with Funny Money
Sep 18,2012

British accountant Henry Perkins is on his way home from work one day, carrying his briefcase. Or rather, what he thinks is his briefcase. It so turns out that his own case has somehow been mixed up with another, identical case containing 735,000 pounds Sterling. He stops in a pub to celebrate, returning to a stall in the men's room

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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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THEATRE/Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Aug 07,2012

The opening night audience at the Little Theatre of Alexandria is a critical and discerning group of theater-goers. So it was good evidence of the success of the production of Sweeney Todd when the audience interrupted the musical several times with applause and gave it a prolonged standing ovation at the end.

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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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