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OCCASIONALLY CAKE OFFERS VALENTINE DAY TREATS and SUPPORTS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

OCCASIONALLY CAKE OFFERS VALENTINE DAY TREATS and SUPPORTS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day treats through Feb. 11 for pick-up on Tues., Feb. 14, ranging in price from $15 to $35. In honor of American Heart Month in February, the cake shop is supporting the American Heart Association. When customers where red on Fri., Feb. 3 or Fri., Feb. 10, they receive a free cupcake and 10 percent of their purchase goes to the American Heart Association. For more information, go to www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.780.CAKE.

“Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays, when we create that special, sweet treat for a loved one,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. “This year, we’re honoring so many of our loved ones who are affected by heart disease by supporting the American Heart Association…so don’t forget to wear red on the first two Fridays of February,” said Campbell.

The Bloom is Off of Bloom

Attracted by the now long gone quirkly commercials, I patronized the Bloom in Annandale on a fairly regular, bi-weekly basis, since it opened. Mostly for sales, although at 99 cents, their bunch parsley was the best value I could find. The physical plant impressed me as an expanded, upscale convenience store, more than 7/11, but less than a supermarket in terms of selection, but on a par expensewise with the former. Like my club card touts, "Shopping is a Breeze." Given the concept was most likely conceived in more robust economic times, I am not surprised that this experimental hybrid failed in the current financial climate. It could have survived had the corporate powers that be adapted to the times and the chain had been recast into a "more choice than..., more ambiance than..., lower prices than..." model.

Fair Oaks Mall Presents Lunar New Year Celebrations on January 28 & 29

Fair Oaks Mall Presents Lunar New Year Celebrations on January 28 & 29

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Fair Oaks Mall Welcomes Two New Stores

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Giant Food Voluntarily Recalls Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable Packages

Giant Food Voluntarily Recalls Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable Packages

 

Black Friday Shopping Tips from Fairfax County

Black Friday Shopping Tips from Fairfax County

From Fairfax County:

With the best bargain shopping day of the year nearly here, shoppers are being encouraged to start their homework now on products and prices to help separate the genuine door busters from the many ho-hum deals being promoted this year.

Black Friday Deals Start Early at JCPenney

Black Friday Deals Start Early at JCPenney

 

On Black Friday, millions of shoppers will visit jcpenney stores across the country as they kick-off their holiday shopping. Over 500 deals will be offered including over 150 styles of women’s boots at $19.99 or $29.99 each, an Xersion premium down coat for $39.88 and Nerf, Barbie and Fisher Price toys only $3.99 each.

There will also be doorbusters from 4 a.m. – 1 p.m.