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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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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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THEATRE/Heaven Can Wait
Mar 01,2012

What would you do with your life if you died, and God gave you a second chance? The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting Heaven Can Wait, written by Harry Segall, a light-hearted look at death and the choices we make. The production was directed by Roland Branford Gomez, and produced by Leighann Behrens and Mary Ayala Bush.

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THEATRE/The LTA's Putnam County Spelling Bee
Feb 28,2012

No topic is off limits in this new production at the Little Theater of Alexandria, which pokes politically incorrect fun at virtually every hot button issue that pertains to being a teenager in modern America: sex, homosexuality, crime, and religion. There is even a hilarious entrance by Jesus, which manages to be respectful

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Schooling Fido: Dog trainer Jenn Guerriero explains it all
Feb 21,2012

After investing several hundred dollars for a breed puppy, what could be worse than having it poop in the house and chew on your best pair of boots? Or bark too much? It’s enough to send you running to nearest pound. Better yet, find a certified dog trainer to educate your dog about proper canine behavior.

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Circe Day Spa Undergoes Renovation, New Ownership
Feb 13,2012

Circe was the Greek goddess of magic, renowned for her eternally youthful beauty and for her knowledge of healing herbs. Her name rightfully befits the Circe Day Salon and Spa in Old Town Alexandria, famous in the D.C. area among spa aficionados for its use of the naturally and organically based Aveda products

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The Washington Winter Show: Treasures of the Past
Jan 30,2012

Dozens of European and American art and antiques dealers convened with their choicest wares on American University's Katzen Arts Center in January for the Washington Winter Show, now in its 58th year. This makes it the oldest continuously running antiques event in country, second only to the annual show in New York City.

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THE SPORTING LIFE: Polo Icon John Gobin
Jan 13,2012

About an hour’s drive southwest of D.C. lies Willow Run, home to an icon of American polo, John Gobin. Gobin manages The Great Meadow Polo Club in The Plains, VA., and is captain of the US Polo Team, competing internationally against the world's finest teams. From April 'til November each year Gobin offers

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For a good laugh, see The Little Theatre’s 'Noises Off'
Nov 09,2011

The Little Theatre of Alexandria continues its tradition of quality productions with its current play, "Noises Off," with the return of Little Theater Veteran director C. Evans Kirk. The play ran on Broadway and film version with Christopher Reeve and Carol Burnett may be familiar to many readers. Noises off was written by Michael Frayn.

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