Sign In or Register here


Meet Kirsten Obadal« Editors

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

Article Thumbnail
Attiring the European way with Victor Dash
Sep 21,2009

Back in the day, it was common to hear the well-traveled, well-heeled man say, “I do my shopping in Europe and New York.” In the days of the fedora, men routinely felt that the effort and expense of dressing well was worth it. At Dash’s, such style is still possible even today.

Article Thumbnail
CREATIVES UNITE: iMAGINE Alexandria Brings the Creative Commercial Class Together
Sep 15,2009

Imagine singing a song, shouting nonsense words, or acting out a skit in front of total strangers. Imagine making a total fool of yourself and enjoying every minute of it. Attendees at the iMAGINE blender held at the Lorien Hotel on Sept. 9 did all of the above, laughing all the way.

Article Thumbnail
Life is short, but Art Endures Forever at Festival of the Arts
Sep 08,2009

Every September, the quaint streets of Old Town are rendered more beautiful by the presence of 200 artists vending their creations. This year, the seventh annual Festival of the Arts comes again to King Street on September 12 and 13. Meander through the kiosks


Article Thumbnail
A 'Final Opportunity to be a Marine' Lost as Alexandria Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Aug 26,2009

He was a journalist, husband, patriot, Hill staffer and Alexandria resident, who at age 34 signed an age-waiver to join the Marines and serve his country after 9/11. This fall, he was to become a first-time father, with twin daughters expected any day now.

Article Thumbnail
Dragon's Blood Anyone? Our Forefathers Once Threw Back Some Pretty Strong Punch
Aug 19,2009

It once was the place where the likes of Martha Washington, Nelly Custis and Robert E. Lee dropped in for items like Fish House Punch, Dragon’s Blood made from an East Asian rattan plant, or perhaps a milder elixir to shake off a winter cold.

Article Thumbnail
At 100 King, a New Pan-Asian Restaurant Makes a Go at Remaking History
Aug 19,2009

The building at 100 King is one of Alexandria’s most historic and beautiful structures. Designed in 1871 by Benjamin Franklin Price in an Italianate style, the building was completed a year later and housed a corn exchange.


Article Thumbnail
Paul McCartney Brings a Raging Energy to FedEx Field
Aug 04,2009

Who says the Beatles are dead? They were very much alive and kicking Saturday night at Fedex Field when the one and only Paul McCartney rocked the stadium with scores of Beatles and Wings classics, in addition to several new tunes he tried out on the crowd.

Article Thumbnail
Residents Speak out on Chief Baker’s DUI Arrest
Jul 29,2009

Last year in Virginia, where the population is well over seven million, there were 24,095 DUI arrests in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Add one more arrest to the shocking numbers with Saturday evening’s apprehension by Arlington County police of Alexandria Police Chief Baker



2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11