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MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES/COOKIES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE, SAT., DEC. 8

MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES/COOKIES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE, SAT., DEC. 8

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria is hosting a FREE gingerbread house/gingerbread man cookie - decorating demonstration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 8 at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. No appointments are necessary. Demonstration is free, but participants must purchase decorating kits.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

DONATE A TOY for FIREFIGHTER TOY DRIVE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE; GET FREE GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE

DONATE A TOY for FIREFIGHTER TOY DRIVE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE; GET FREE GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va. is giving away a FREE gingerbread man cookie for each person that drops off a new, unwrapped toy at their cake shops to support the Firefighters and Friends Holiday Toy Drive, from now until Dec. 14, 2012.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Occasionally Cake will give out one free gingerbread man cookie per person for those that donate a toy. The Firefighters and Friends toy drive was founded in 1995 by Capt. Willie Bailey of Alexandria Fire Department, as a way to help families in need. They hope to help more than 4000 children in Northern Virginia this year.  Go to www.ffandfriends2therescue.org.

Va. Men Sentenced After 22 Car Thefts

LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- Police say 28-year-old Brian Romberger of Bristow and 24-year-old Justin Easom of Manassas were sentenced on Monday for 22 car hopping and theft cases in Leesburg.

According to Leesburg Police, the men were already in the Prince William Adult Detention Center on unrelated charges. They were later identified as suspects in the cases spanning from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22.

Romberger pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, grand larceny and three counts of credit card fraud. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison with seven years suspended. In addition he will will serve three years of supervised probation and ten years of unsupervised probation. Romberger will need to pay full restitution totaling $3264.98 to the victims.

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

 

Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including:

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS STUDENTS DANCE in KENNEDY CENTER TAP SHOW

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS STUDENTS DANCE in KENNEDY CENTER TAP SHOW

Roxanne King and Kyra Smith, both 15, of Alexandria, Va., were selected from more than 100 dancers to be part of the Kennedy Center’s highly-revered tap performance, JUBA! Masters of American Tap! at the Eisenhower Theater on Fri., Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Both are students of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. Tickets can be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office or www.kennedy-center.org/tickets.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.

Man Dies In Va. Wreck; Driver Charged With DUI

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- One man was killed and another man was charged with drunk driving, after crashing his pickup truck on Thursday night.

Roland Donald Reynolds, Jr., 25, of Manassas was killed when Jeffrey Scott Davis, Jr., 23, of Fairfax, crashed his 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup truck into a ditch, police said. 

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It happened at around 10:23 p.m. on the 8500 block of Yorkshire Lane, in Manassas, police said.