Tuesday, August 26, 2008

July Home Sales up in Northern Virginia Real Estate Market

Ingrid Myers Northern Virginia Real Estate Market on Fox 5 News with Melanie Alnwick

According to this FOX 5 Northern Virginia Real Estate News report, "There's a glimmer of hope for the housing market mess that's hit millions of Americans. Sales of existing homes did better than expected in the month of July, and experts say that's fueled in part by a hot foreclosure market" - reports Melanie Alnwick, of Fox 5's News.

For more about this story, and other Northern Virginia Real Estate news and market indicators, see Ingrid Myers, one of Northern Virginia's most experienced realtors.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

South Riding Triathlon - Over the Hill Racing

The South Riding Triathlon is coming to Dulles South - Sept. 7th, 7AM, starting near Freedom High School. By the looks of the competition, this event is yanking all the latent, aged athleticism out of the South Riding garages - for what's sure to be a real community event.

Team KME Internet Marketing will be there - 1 individual, and 1 team...so get out and root! (at 7AM, you lubbers!).

Browsing the participant list, more than half of the 326 registered are first-timers, with 94 40-somethings trying to outdo 131 30-somethings. This is also sure to be a menagerie of competitive equipment and style; many competitors we know are basically brushing the cobwebs off the cruising bikes, patching the helmets, getting new shoelaces and struggling to find a bathing suit that both fits and doubles as running/biking shorts. My individual bike, for example, is a 15 year-old Giant mountainbike, with 3 working gears, constant brake rubbing, massive tires and weight, and plenty of squeaking to alert other riders of my slowness. But it works, and may come in useful for a few "shortcuts".

I've decided I'm guaranteed a first place finish in my particular (and private) division, which is the "significantly-past-40-and-20-years-since-college-athletics-now-with-cruddy-equipment-and-40-extra-pounds-and-four-kids-but-stoked-on-hops-oriented-Sat.-night-carb-loading-and-therefore-likely-to-finish-if-not-puke" category.

There's likely quite a crowd in this category, from the looks of things.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Real Hip Hop Network - Virginia Marketing and Branding

Are you a Hip-Hop fan? Take a look at the Real Hip Hop Network, whose mission is "to be the television destination for a growing multi-racial Hip-Hop generation". From Lil Wayne to Kanye West and KRS-One....this network's got it all for Hip-Hop, Rap, Urban, or any other variety of similar music and entertainment.


Why is this noteworthy here? Because Trivision Studios, located in Chantilly at the Rt. 50 Gateway to Loudoun (on Dulles South Ct.), is the official partner of this vibrant, explosive and revolutionary new channel for revitalizing the corporate identity of RHN with the creation of their brand, logo design, collaterals, web site, and other promotional items. RHN has also utilized TriVision’s amazing studio facility for most of its productions / post-productions, and as a core location for meetings and events.

Real Hip Hop Network and Trivision Marketing Press Release Here...

Trivision Studios is Northern Virginia's Web Design, Corporate Identity and Branding, Marketing and Communications experts - partnered with other local experts in areas such as Virginia Internet Marketing.

Who knew this area was so hip?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Celebrate 375 Maryland years of History in St. Mary’s County – PAX River area.

Did you know – Maryland will be celebrating its 375th birthday next year, 2009. “MD375” or “Celebrate 375” activities and events, as they’re known, will take place all over the state – though the focal point will be St. Mary’s county – a.k.a. “Maryland’s Birthplace”. “Celebrate 375” is in fact the official name of the Celebrate Maryland 2009 program underway by the St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism, headquartered in Leonardtown, MD – in the “PAX River” area of Southern Maryland.

St. Mary’s County, MD is part of the Southern Maryland region (SOMD), and also known as the PAX River area. A prominent landmark and economic engine is the Patuxent (PAX) River Naval Air Station (NAS). Pt. Lookout, a State of Maryland Park on the extreme southern tip of St. Mary’s County, in the Chesapeake Bay, is a mere 100 minute drive direct to downtown Washington DC (with little traffic!). St. Mary’s county is also home to many significant Southern Maryland businesses and other attractions, from Cherry Cove St. Mary’s Hotels and Hospitality services to St. Mary’s college and the numerous waterways and beaches perfect for St. Mary’s sailing or crabbing!

(All you Loudoun Landlubbers need to head on over to St. Mary’s for a nice daytrip or weekend, unencumbered by Bay Bridge traffic! We recommend Rt.4 to Solomons Island and across the “big bridge”, as the most trouble-free route.)

St.-Mary's Sunset

Point Lookout Beach - Southern Maryland PAX River area

From Wikipedia: “The settlement of Lord Baltimore's Maryland began with the arrival of passengers from England at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River in what is now southwestern St. Mary's County on March 25, 1634 (the anniversary of this landing being annually celebrated as Maryland Day). The passengers arrived in two vessels, the Ark and the Dove, which had set sail from the Isle of Wight on November 22, 1633. The county is also home to the first Catholic Mass celebrated in the original thirteen colonies.”

Celebrating 375 years will be an all-out effort and focus by St. Mary’s government, hospitality businesses and organizations, to both showcase the region’s 375 years of Maryland history, and attract families, tourists, visitors and businesses to the area. Information and special events, deals and other services will be available regarding St. Mary’s hotels and hospitality resources, as the MD 375 events are planned and begin next year. More “MD375” or “Celebrate 375” information will shortly be available via participating businesses, partners and organizations, along with the host St. Mary’s County Tourism Division. PAX River Online businesses and partners will also be promoting 375 years of Maryland history founded in St. Mary’s county. The PAX River Blog will be regularly providing photos and info about St. Mary’s Celebrate 375 events.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso at Freedom High - Aug. 23rd.

Mike Rayburn, “World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso” to Perform Benefit Concert at Freedom High School, South Riding, VA

Comedian and musician, Mike Rayburn, is scheduled to perform in concert on the evening of August 23rd at Freedom High School, South Riding, Virginia, with proceeds to benefit Arcola Elementary School’s Playground Project. A regular headliner at Carnegie Hall who has also been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, Gig, American Entertainment, and Campus Activities Today magazines, Mike’s presentation is an odyssey of masterful guitar that is clean and universally appealing! For a glimpse of Mike’s show, visit his website at http://www.mikerayburn.com/.

Join us for an evening of entertainment and help support a worthy local cause! To order tickets, call: (703) 542-8014, or send email request to: aeplaygroundproject@gmail.com .

SHOW DATE/TIME: August 23, 2008 / 7PM

Ticket Price: $15.00 General Admission

Click Here for more information on this event as well as others to benefit the playground project.

Arlington - Ballston Window-Washer Rescue

One side of a window-washing platform collapsed about 4 stories up near the CACI building about 20 minutes ago - at least 10 apparatus were brought to bear on the issue - the long hook-and-ladder wasn't able to reach - about 3 feet short; finally a larger ladder was brought in against the side of the building; all 3 window washers were rescued....