This October Sir Harry’s at Waldorf Astoria New York is giving guests the chance to join them in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the newly-launched Champagne Bar at Sir Harry’s.
For the duration of the month, Waldorf Astoria New York is inviting guests to raise their glasses and ‘clink pink’ with a variety of Laurent-Perrier Champagne and champagne cocktails with a purpose. One dollar per glass will be donated to The Pink Agenda, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s sister organization, in support of breast cancer research.
Highlight menu items include:
Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rosé – One of the finest rosés, remarkably consistent. The top notes are wild but also tender and fruity. A long, sharp finish
La Vie en Rosé – Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne, Aperol, Club Soda
Cleopatra Champagne Cocktail –Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne, Calvados Boulard, Benedictine, Grand Marnier, Campari (as featured in The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book)
The Pink Champagne – Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne, Vodka, Cranberry Ginger ale, Fresh Strawberry
Located just off the main lobby, the Champagne Bar at Sir Harry’s will lit in all pink with feminine décor that includes photographs of iconic celebrity guests who have frequented the hotel bar. Guests will be offered pink popcorn to nibble alongside their champagne cocktails.
As you know, bullying is a problem that students all across the country face every day. Increasingly, in this digital age much of the bullying takes place online rather than in person. Over 40% of teens (13-17 years old) have been bullied online – 25% report it has happened more than once. Today being National Stop Bullying day, AT&T wants to highlight ways that parents and teens can identify cyberbullying and help put an end to it.
·Recognize context – Teens may not recognize certain forms of online harassment as cyberbullying. When discussing cyberbullying consider use terms such as “digital cruelty” “being mean” online or “abuse” as a way to help young people better understand what cyberbullying behavior looks like.
·Know when the line is crossed – Help your teen tune into his or her own feelings and recognize when an interaction online has gone too far. If they feel emotionally or physically scared, it’s time to get help.
·Encourage empathy – Help teens understand the detrimental impact of cyberbullying on people who are targeted, now and later in life. Encourage them to listen to the targets of bullying and to become their allies.
·Be realistic – Teens may not want their social dynamics infiltrated by parents, which can make helping them directly difficult. Encourage teens to find friends or other trusted adults to help them through the situation. Reporting an incident to a website administrator can also be an empowering step.
·Bullied can become the bully – Teens can take different roles in cyberbullying at different times. A teen who is cyberbullied might turn around and cyberbully someone else to feel powerful again. Ask questions to understand what role or roles your teens are playing.
·Disengage – Encourage your teens to ignore or block the bully, and even take a break from the web for a while. Point out that cyberbullies are often just looking for attention and status, so don’t let them know that their efforts have worked.
Since 2015 AT&T has been involved with making the web safer for everyone through the Digital You campaign which offer tools, tips, apps, guidance and events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.
Steph Snaps Photos, Hilton McLean and Harth have yet again joined forces for their 2nd annual costume drive. The purpose of the drive is to secure gently used or new costume donations for local families. Cash donations are also accepted atwww.gofundme.com/costumedrive2016. The money collected will help purchase additional costumes with size requirements that have not been fulfilled through the donation process.
The collected costumes and funds will benefit a diverse number of non profit organizations in our community. Last year the children of the The Shelter House, The Alternative House and Jill’s House all benefited from this drive. The Alternative House’s provides a safe, nurturing environment for community members suffering from domestic violence. Jill's House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and the Shelter House serves homeless families and domestic violence victims in Fairfax. We were grateful last year to have the opportunity to outfit over 350 children with costumes.
Based on our success last year, this year we were able to diversify our drive further. Inova Children’s Hospital is allowing us the opportunity donate costumes as well as help with their Children’s Parade. The support of our community is what made this drive successful last year and we hope to benefit from the communities generosity again. Donations and Costumes are being accepted through October 14th. The Shelter House is a community-based non-profit organization serving homeless families and domestic violence victims in Fairfax County. With these organizations combined there are THREE HUNDRED children we are "outfiting" this year for Halloween.
Stephanie Snapkoski, owner of Steph Snaps Photos also works full time at the Hilton McLean Director of Sales and Marketing for Hilton McLean Tysons Corner and Harth (7920 Jones Branch Drive). An avid lover of the Holiday, she dresses her young son each day in October to celebrate. You can view the photos at http://stephsnapsphotos.pixieset.com/halloween After having a difficult time donating costumes she decided to start a drive of her own. In sharing her idea with her General Manager Brian Kelleher, he immediately rallied the hotel to support this effort. “Our Hotel is committed to not just fulfilling the business needs of our community but integrating ourselves with our community. Some holidays are better supported than others and I saw this as an opportunity to help support a Holiday that is so cherished by our youth but may be overlooked” New or gently used costumes of any size can be dropped off at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner any day. The hotel will offer its on-site laundry services to prepare all costumes for delivery the week of October 19. To learn more or to donate to the cause visit http://www.gofundme.com/costumedrive2016
Additional Contributors so far this year include;
Michael & Sons Sportsplex at Dulles
Kids R Kids South Riding
Drohan Management Group
Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday Throughout the Month of October! This October, come celebrate National Taco Day all month long with California Tortilla! The fast casual chain will kick things off on Tuesday, October 4 with BOGO tacos: buy one taco and the fast casual restaurant will throw in the second for free. And what’s more, they’ll be celebrating Taco Tuesday all month long, with two-for-one tacos every Tuesday through the end of October!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 4; 11; 18; and 25; all day long while supplies last.
WHERE: Available at California Tortilla locations.
WHY: Because two is always greater than one—especially when it comes to tacos. We did the math.
For more information and a location near you, visit www.californiatortilla.com or visit on Facebook. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @caltort.
Over four nights culminating on Halloween, the “Curse of the Sea Witch” descends on the Revolutionary City when Colonial Williamsburg’s “A Haunting on DoG Street” returns for a second year. Guests of all ages need not wait for frights, however – a whole month of Halloween-themed programs lurks in the colonial capital’s shadows.
Along with perennial evening program favorites like the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk and “Ghosts Amongst Us,” which run nightly through late October, special programming at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square and at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg add spook to the season.
At the Kimball Theatre, highlights include regular screenings of Alfred Hitchcock horror classics, the 1926 silent film “Faust” with live piano accompaniment, Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s production of “Frankenstein” from the British Royal National Theatre, free G-rated Creature Features and the Williamsburg Old Time Radio Hour Presents “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script by Howard E. Koch.”
Art Museums programming includes the weekly themed tours “In Memoriam” and “Wild, Weird, Spooky,” plus special events such as “Samhain and Halloween,” which explores the modern holiday’s Celtic roots, a talk on “Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia” and family-friendly songs and stories with “Things that Go Bump in the Night.”
“A Haunting on DoG Street” features free trick-or-treating for preregistered guests ages 12-and-under from 5-7:3o p.m. Oct. 28-31, thanks to the generosity of Mars Chocolate North America. At time of issue, registration remains available for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters can upgrade to “A Pirate’s Life for Me” ticket with access to activities such as a Haunted Tavern and Pirate Carnival for $15. “Curse of the Sea Witch” programming, which is not suitable for young children, runs from 8-10 p.m. each night and is open to guests with a special $25 ticket.
Schedule details for other October events follow. Programming is subject to change and ticket availability is limited. For more information visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or call 855-296-6627 and follow Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram.
Washington D.C.-area Simon centers go More Than Pink™ with Susan G. Komen® to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the next 10 years
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Hagerstown Premium Outlets, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets andQueenstown Premium Outlets today announced the second year of a national engagement with Susan G. Komen®, pledging to donate $1 million each year for the next two years to support the fight against breast cancer*. More than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills® and Simon Premium Outlets® nationwide will encourage employees, retailers and shoppers to make a bigger, bolder impact in the fight against breast cancer by participating in Simon-sponsored activities throughout the month of October.
“Based on the success we experienced with the 2015 campaign, Simon is pleased to be increasing our pledge of support to Susan G. Komen in 2016,” said Todd Jerscheid, director of marketing and business development for Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. “Through the More Than Pink movement, we are throwing our support behind Komen’s Bold Goal of reducing current breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent in the next ten years.”
“We are delighted to see our partnership with the dedicated people at Simon grow stronger,” said Dr. Judy Salerno, Komen President and CEO. “Simon’s commitment to our More Than Pink movement helps move us closer to our mission and achieving our Bold Goal. The support of Simon and their customers will help us fund research, provide support to women, men and families suffering from breast cancer and play a key role in bringing our mission to people in communities across the country."
Visitors to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Hagerstown Premium Outlets, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets and Queenstown Premium Outlets will notice the pink theme carried out at the Guest Services booths and staff will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink accessories. Other planned activities include:
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
*From October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018, Simon is proud to support Susan G. Komen® and, with the help of generous individuals like you, will guarantee a contribution of at least $1,000,000 for each year of the program in connection with its various fundraising initiatives, including its discount card program, promotion of Komen’s Race for the Cure®, and promotion of Komen’s Do-It-Yourself fundraising platform.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2017 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards—a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States. Now entering their seventh year, the awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday in 2010. The program was initiated and funded through the generous support of arts philanthropists and friends of Mr. Sondheim, Myrna and Freddie Gershon.
Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim frequently attributes his success to the teachers in his life. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards are presented each year on Sondheim’s birthday, March 22, to outstanding teachers, living or deceased, kindergarten through college in all areas of education, who are nominated via the Kennedy Center website.
A total of 61 teachers from across the nation have been recognized over six years for their outstanding influence on students in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to the arts. Recipients each receive a $10,000 prize and their stories, as told by the nominating student, are featured on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. To date, $610,000 has been awarded since the Awards’ inception. Previous award-winning nominations have included submissions by composer, lyricist, actor, and creator of the Tony Award®-winning musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and founder of Yahoo Tech, best-selling author, and correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning’s, David Pogue.
Most people have at least one teacher who made an impact on their life. These inspirational individuals are rarely recognized for the life-changing role they have played. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards seek to spotlight those teachers and to recognize them publicly for their significant place in their student’s lives and society. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher homepage features leaders and celebrities, including Warren Buffett, Dr. Jill Biden, J. J. Abrams, Bill Bradley, and many others describing their favorite teachers and the lasting impact good teachers make on communities and schools.
“Teachers define us,” Stephen Sondheim has said. “In our early years, when we are still being formed, they often see in us more than we see in ourselves, more even than our families see and, as a result, help us to evolve into what we ultimately become. Good teachers are touchstones to paths of achieving more than we might have otherwise accomplished, in directions we might not have gone.”
Winner of the Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, Stephen Sondheim has received more Tony Awards® than any other composer. Mr. Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George (for which he also received a Pulitzer Prize), Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion, andRoad Show, as well as lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, and Do I Hear a Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide. Revues of his work include Sondheim on Sondheim, Side by Side by Sondheim, Marry Me a Little, You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, and Putting It Together.For films and television, he composed the scores of Stavisky and Reds and wrote songs for Dick Tracy, for which he received an Academy Award®, and Evening Primrose. He was also the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993. Mr. Sondheim is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, having served as its president from 1973 to 1981.
To nominate a teacher for the award, visit the Kennedy Center website. The nomination deadline is December 31, 2016. Nominators for posthumous recognition of a teacher must designate a 501(c)3 organization or fund within a K-12 school, school system, college, or university in the United States to receive the $10,000 award in the deceased teacher’s name.
According to the National Retail Federation, roughly $7 billion will be spent on the Halloween season. A good portion of that money will go to candy purchases, which will be given away to the tens of millions of trick-or-treaters who take to the community streets and neighborhood parties. Armed with a bag full of candy, many parents worry about whether or not their child is getting a sugar overload as this yearly holiday makes its way through their home. The good news is that there are ways that people can help make Halloween more natural and healthy.
“Halloween is an exciting time for kids, so the last thing we want to do is take away their fun,” explains Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care, and is celebrating his 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “We can still keep it fun and yet make it healthier. Most kids may not even realize that parents took steps to make it more natural.”
Dr. Sharp offers these tips for going natural and healthy this Halloween:
Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care product line includes children’s toothpaste, adult toothpaste, fresh mint mouthwash, and dental tape. All products are safe to use, made in the USA, and are metal free, gluten-free, have no artificial colors or flavors, are vegan, non-GMO, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Plus, they help whiten teeth and have xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that also helps to fight off cavities. The products are safe for the entire family. To learn more about Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care products or see where they can be purchased, visit the site at: www.drsharpcare.com.