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Teens and Parents Invited To Dating Conference

Teens and Parents Invited To Dating Conference

From Montgomery County Office of Public Information:

Montgomery County’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) will host the second annual Choose Respect Montgomery teen dating conference on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus.

            According to a recent study, one in five high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.  Nearly half of teens involved in dating relationships report being controlled, threatened and coerced to do things they did not want to do. 

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

The DCIFF ends this Sunday March 13 with a showing of the Sundance cut of The Blair Witch Project with special guest, co-creator Ed Sanchez. And I can get you into the 7PM screening at Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown for FREE. PLUS, 50% off admission to the after party at Bar Louie with a complimentary drink and free food. If you're interested, click on my name up above to e-mail me with your name and the names any guests.

Bluebirds Take Flight in Montgomery Parks: Thanks to Volunteers More than 1,200 Fledged in 2010

Bluebirds Take Flight in Montgomery Parks: Thanks to Volunteers More than 1,200 Fledged in 2010

From Montgomery County Department of Parks:

Gaithersburg Hosts 3rd Annual Active Aging Expo

Gaithersburg Hosts 3rd Annual Active Aging Expo

From the City of Gaithersburg:

Gaithersburg, MD -  Montgomery County ranked first on a 2008 list of longest life expectancy in the U.S. at 81.31 years according to Money Magazine.  Staying healthy, active and involved are the keys to successful aging. 

The City of Gaithersburg Active Aging Expo will be a day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, and preventive screenings.  There will also be facials, massages and the opportunity to explore how to re-invent yourself at any age.  Learn how the arts can help you age more successfully, how to care for your skin to look your best, how to keep your brain active and healthy, ways to reduce stress, how to maintain healthy relationships and romance, and tips for leading a healthier, safer life.

Delta Sigma Theta's Catwalk For a Cause

Delta Sigma Theta's Catwalk For a Cause

Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter of Northern Virginia Signature Scholarship Fundraiser "Catwalk for a Cause" Fashion Show is creating quite a buzz in DC Metropolitan area fashion industry with the line-up of their upcoming red carpet gala featuring a runway fashion show with the season's hottest designers.

Honest Tea Celebrates Joining the Coca-Cola Brand, Investing in the Community, & Staying in Bethesda

Honest Tea Celebrates Joining the Coca-Cola Brand, Investing in the Community, & Staying in Bethesda

Honest Tea® and The Coca-Cola Company announced today that The Coca-Cola Company has exercised its option to acquire the remaining portion of Honest Tea.  The move completes a transaction which began three years ago when Coca-Cola, led by the Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit of Coca-Cola North America, purchased a minority stake in the company.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

HAUGHTY COSMETICS LAUNCHES IN DC: Launch Event will Benefit Becky’s Fund

HAUGHTY COSMETICS LAUNCHES IN DC: Launch Event will Benefit Becky’s Fund

WASHINGTON DC----- Haughty Cosmetics, a new luxury makeup line founded by Michelle Coyle, will launch in DC with an event benefiting Becky’s Fund, a non profit organization focused on domestic violence awareness and education, on March 10. Haughty’s mission is to empower women to feel beautiful inside and out while raising money and awareness for domestic violence prevention.

Coyle, 29, founded Haughty after realizing that she could make a difference for countless women by combining her love of cosmetics with her passion to end relationship violence. The resulting product line pledges 50 percent of its profits to domestic violence prevention education. “I am so proud to be launching a company founded on one of my core beliefs: that true beauty comes from empowering others”, Coyle said.

Coyle is proud to partner with Becky’s Fund because they share a common life goal: preventing as many young women as possible from entering into violent and unhealthy relationships.