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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’s 'Nude with Violin' a Sophisticated Crowd Pleaser
Sep 15,2010

It is 1954 in Paris, and noted artist Paul Sorodin has just passed away. The primly black-clad family members gather and begin to discuss the estate. The deceased’s estranged wife is Gayle Nichols-Grimes; other family members include Elizabeth Keith, Rick Andersen, and Elizabeth Heir. Their formality and propriety are contrasted effectively

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A Winery in Fairfax County? Paradise Springs Arrives
May 06,2010

From the time of Mssrs, Jefferson and Washington, right up until the 20th century, Clifton, Virginia was a sleepy resort town owing its presence to its famous springs. “Paradise” water was bottled there for decades. Although no more Paradise water is being bottled in Clifton, the community has grown

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Weather Fit for a Penguin...Big by even Wisconsin Standards
Feb 10,2010

"Where I come from in Wisconsin this is a big storm, not just a Wisconsin dusting, which is what we call most DC storms," Father Dennis Kleinmann told his congregation at Old Town's St. Mary's Catholic Church Sunday afternoon. Snowplows, bulldozers and dump trucks worked non-stop Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday


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Fashionistas Seeking Stylish Bargains in Mint Condition? Ask for Toni
Feb 10,2010

A rainbow of color-organized clothing adorns the Old Town interior of Mint Condition Consignment Boutique as owner Toni Henderson explains her vision. “Everyone wants a bargain in this economy," Henderson said. "Consignment is a recession-friendly and green concept. Not only is it recycling clothing,

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A Celebrated Russian Maestro Brings a Muscular Joy to the Alexandria Symphony
Feb 03,2010

“She is indeed a winner with fluid, effortless technique, rhythmic acuity and alertness and genuine musical insights and feeling.” So says the San Francisco Chronicle about Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s visiting artist, DC-based Yuliya Gorenman. With a lineup that will make your heart

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Eureka! Couple finds Original Thomas Jefferson Letter in Old Town
Jan 27,2010

Alexandria residents Tom Hewitt and his wife Candice Bennett found a letter by Thomas Jefferson at the American Legion Post 24 in Old Town earlier this month. The Lorton, Va. couple were going through historical photos kept by the Legion in the upstairs office, when something caught Bennett’s eye. She turned to her husband.


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Rob Krupicka Lays Out His 2010 Agenda
Jan 26,2010

Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka provided Local Kicks with his 2010 Legislative Agenda this week. Krupicka addressed a number of issues that the Council will address in the forthcoming year, including HOT Lanes, BRAC, the Budget,

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Old Towner Rescues His Wife from Haitian Rubble
Jan 26,2010

It’s a long way from the Union Street Pub, which Old Town resident and missionary Frank Thorp once frequented. Thorp had been working in Haiti on a Catholic Mission for the last several years and was a mere hundred miles from the epicenter



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