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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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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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Facing a $3.6B Budget Shortfall, Will the Knife Cut Here too?
Jan 12,2010

Once the stimulus dollars are spent, where doeth the knife fall? That question seemed to be the on everyone's mind last Thursday at City Hall, when Alexandria’s delegates to the state legislature Charnielle Herring (D-46th) and David Englin (D-45th) listened to the concerns

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Alexandria Businesses Say Ho, Ho, Ho All the Way to the Bank
Jan 12,2010

Many business owners held their breaths as December approached, wondering what the shopping season would bring. Last week, Local Kicks spoke to several business owners and small business advocates to get a read on how the season went during the severe recession.


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MEANDERINGS/Cafe Society at St. Elmo’s
Jan 06,2010

There are places you can go for a cup of coffee, such as Starbucks; and then there are places you can go to socialize, read, have a good conversation, or just think over a good cup of joe. St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub is the latter, a true coffee house and neighborhood meeting place.

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Little Theater Spooks Patrons with 'Art of Murder'
Nov 05,2009

In a Halloween night premiere, The Little Theater of Alexandria spooked an enthusiastic audience with the chilling "Art of Murder," by playwright Joe DiPietro. Directed by C. Evans Kirk and produced by Robin Parker and Kevin O'Dowd

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It’s Harvest Time at the Corn Maze
Oct 02,2009

While rural Virginia seems to be disappearing rapidly, here is an opportunity to revel in our agricultural heritage in the great outdoors at the Plains, VA at the 10th Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival.


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A Refuge for Battered Women
Sep 24,2009

Each year in America , up to 4,000 women are murdered by abusive partners. A woman is beaten every 7.4 seconds, with some 3-4 million women experiencing domestic abuse each year.

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Politicians No Longer the Only Weenies in Town
Sep 24,2009

In 1870, on Coney Island in New York, a German immigrant named Charles Feltman started selling wieners wrapped in rolls. Others started doing the same at food stalls at such events as the World's Fair, and by 1900 the phrase “hot dog” was coined in public parlance.



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