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Local Glee Club Competes for Top Prize

Chantilly High School’s Show Choir "Touch of Class" has advanced to the Top 10, amongst thousands of entries, in "Parade" Magazine's search for America's Favorite Show Choirs.  Vote today (before midnight!) to make this local DC area show choir Number 1! Vote online at www.parade.com/glee.  The title will go to the choir that receives the most votes by midnight tonight, October 12.

 

 

 

Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Terror After Dark

Dark Scream Productions announces the opening of "Terror After Dark" at the Dulles Town Center Mall. Terror After Dark consists of three “HauntedHouses” designed as “frightening entertainment”  for the Halloween season.

Terror After Dark is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during the month of October with continuous admission beginning at 7:00PM. It is located in the parking lot of the Dulles Town Center Mall in front of Macy's in Sterling, Virginia.

Chantilly Man Convicted of Using Business as Front for Cocaine Trafficking Ring in NOVA

The following was sent to us by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jamin Dodamin Oliva-Madrid, 30, of Chantilly, Va., was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring with his brothers and other individuals to distribute cocaine throughout Virginia. In addition, Esteban Salguero-Ortiz, a/k/a Cadejo, 41, of Philadelphia, Pa., was also convicted today of conspiring with members of the trafficking ring in Northern Virginia to expand their distribution into Philadelphia.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, made the announcement.

Gather Round a Campfire and Search for Bats on the Wing

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Park Authority:

Come to a batty campfire program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. From 7 to 8 p.m. families will learn all about bat species native to Fairfax County and where they live. Take a short night hike to look for the winged mammals and hear about their habitats. Halloween is the perfect time to become familiar with local backyard bat

Try using a bat detector to find feeding bats in the sky above. This sensitive instrument helps you to hear the high-pitch calls bats use to communicate and locate food. Settle by a glowing campfire to sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows. The cost is $5 per person.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located at 5040 Road in Chantilly. For more information, call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl.

Curry’s Auto Donates $15K to Dulles South Youth Sports at Freedom H.S.

The following was sent to us by Polly Elmore of PR Works:

South Riding, VA -- Curry’s Auto Service is donating $15,000 to Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) Football  Friday, October 8, at 7 pm, at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.

Chris Coulter, Curry's Vice President, and Aundria McCarthy, Curry's marketing manager, will present the check to  Gus DiPierro, Commissioner for DSYS. The check is seed money for the “Curry’s Field and Scholarship Fund,” which will provide athletic scholarships to DSYS players and funding for a future field facility. 

Washington Capitals and Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy

This was sent to us by Christina Bortner of MGH:

The Washington Capitals and Defenseman Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy for Participating in So Kids Can

Three kindergarten classes raised $1,550 for Children’s National Medical Center and hope to raise $2,000 for KaBOOM! through Green’s So Kids Can program