Archive for June, 2008


Fourth of July Visitors to DC are encouraged to help raise money to benefit the USO METRO this September by attending or having their company participate by donating items and goods to “The CONCORSO”

Monday, June 30, 2008


CONCORSO BALTIMORE 2008: Celebrating the
Art of the Automobile—September 6 & 7, 2008
A Community Fund Raising Benefit and Exotic Car Show to Benefit the USO
Welcome, Baltimore Washington and DC Metro Area Residents!

Maserati of Baltimore, Signature Flight Support, and the Cordish Company are proud to host this year’s 1st annual “Concorso For USO”. Get your tickets early–space is limited–and all event proceeds go to benefit the USO Metro.

MODIFIED 8/19/2008–see for details. Saturday activities at this two-day Baltimore event include a limited space road rally and private ticket sale evening reception. Sunday offers all Baltimore residents and guests an up close and personal view of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and all sorts of museum quality collectible exotic cars–expect the crowd to ooh and ahh more than those watching a fireworks show!

The rally starts Saturday morning at Maserati of Baltimore and wends 80 vehicles of “pilot” drivers and “co-pilot” navigators through pastoral Baltimore County in search of clues while racing to complete a friendly competition “passport” fun run. Light breakfast items and mid-day snacks will be provided to participants.

CANCELED 8/19/2008 The early evening reception, called “Wings and Wheels”, will be at Signature Flight Support on the grounds of BWI. The catered affair is also a charity auction and exhibit of private jets, military aircraft, fine cars, motorcycles and art. “Boarding Pass” tickets are on sale now, and ticket numbers are limited. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE DOOR–RESERVED SEATING AND ID ENTRY ONLY. Identification for all parties attending will be required, and space is limited to 400.

CANCELED 8/19/2008 Sunday’s Concorso Event (formerly Concorso D’Italy or Concorso D’Italia tied with Annapolis and Baltimore’s Historic Little Italy) is growing even larger this year and will showcase not only Italian vehicles, but all makes and models of luxury, high line, exotic automobiles. Celebrating the “Art of the Automobile” with artist Jon Kendall, the car show style event will feature over 100 exotic automobiles on display at the site, and much more. To be held at Power Plant LIVE in Baltimore City’s downtown Inner Harbor venue; crowds in excess of 5000 people are expected to join the fun at the gathering, so plan ahead now. VIP “Pit Passes” are available and many area hotels are already booking up with reservations for the classic auto event weekend.

All proceeds benefit the USO Metro–an organization supporting Baltimore Washington and Mid-Atlantic Regional based troops and their families–and donations are tax deductible.

For more information about vehicle registration contact Dave Born at To participate as a volunteer, prize donor, or sponsor for the rally contact Kae Davis at To learn more details about the upcoming event please visit and search the site for the term “Concorso Baltimore 2008” for all current and updated information. All ticket purchases and questions for the USO Metro should be directed through, including information about auction items and donations.


Brambleton hosting 2008 Fourth of July “Freedom Festival” Celebration Early–Saturday June 29th 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Excerpt from the Friday Flash…

Brambleton’s 4th Annual Freedom Festival and Fireworks Saturday, June 29th! – Join your neighbors in celebrating this year’s Freedom Festival. Gather at Vickery Park (off of Regal Wood Drive) at 3:20pm with your decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters and strollers for the kick-off parade which starts at 3:30pm sharp! Wrist bands will be available for purchase prior to the start of the parade. Wrist bands are also available at the HOA office today until 5pm. ALL children must have a wristband to have access to any of the festival rides (including children 2 and under). Children ages 3 – 18 are $5.00. Ages 2 and under are free. Adults are free. For detailed information about the festival, please view the event brochure or call 703-542-6263. NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED. BYOB IS NOT PERMITTED.


Loudoun Valley Vineyard hosting 2008 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Loudoun Valley Vineyard’s 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04 2008 – Jul 05 2008
Loudoun Valley Vineyards
38516 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
Tel: 540-882-3375


Celebrate the 4th of July in wine country! The Westin’s Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro will be barbecuing specialties that pair beautifully with Loudoun Valley wines. Live music and outdoor games will round out the two day celebration.

Event Time: 11am-7pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: TBA


Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration for 2008 to be held at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Excerpt from

Ol’ Time 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04 2008

Claude Moore Park/Lanesville Heritage Area
21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Rd.
Sterling, VA 20164
Tel: 571-258-3700

Celebrate an old fashioned 4th of July set in the park’s historic area. Activities include pony and wagon rides, a pie eating contest, crafts, an amazing reptile show, and nature exhibits. Tour the historic Lanesville Ordinary and see displays at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum. Enjoy live music and food vendors.

Event Time: 10:30am-3pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free; $5/donation


Ashburn Farmers Market Saturdays in June, July, August, September, and October

Friday, June 13, 2008

post courtesy of Brambleton’s Friday Flash

Ashburn Farmer’s Market Come and enjoy locally grown fresh products and meet your local farmer Saturday, June 14th. Get your fresh veggies, bread, fruits and meat at the market for Father’s Day! Make dad that special meal while supporting local agriculture.  The time is from 8am until Noon and runs every Saturday from June 7th until October 25.  Market is located at 43480 Yukon Drive, Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot at Ryan Park Shopping Center, just off Exit 6 of the Greenway.


“10 Best Cities to Live, Work, Play” says Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine

Friday, June 13, 2008
Daily Real Estate News | June 9, 2008

10 Best Cities to Live, Work, Play

Where are the best cities in the country to live, work, and play? Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine did its best to answer that question in its 2008 Best Cities report.

Kiplinger says it looked for strong economies and abundant jobs, a reasonable cost of living, and lots of fun things to do.

Kevin Stolarick, research director at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity, worked with the magazine to make the top 10 selections. “Our formula highlights cities not just with strong past performance, but also with all the ingredients for future success,” he says.

Here are the cities selected:

  1. Houston
  2. Raleigh, N.C.
  3. Omaha, Neb.
  4. Boise, Idaho
  5. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Fayetteville, Ark.
  8. Sacramento, Calif.
  9. Des Moines, Iowa
  10. Provo, Utah

Source: Kiplinger (07/01/08)


Mozilla Aims to Set Guinness Book Record for Most Downloads in a Day–Pledge to Download FIREFOX3 and Help Make TECH TRIVIA HISTORY

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Post notice courtesy of M.O.B. Exotics & Tri-Ed Tutoring.

Visit for more information about automotive special events in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro region, including the areas next large scale automotive event “CONCORSO BALTIMORE 2008: Celebrating the Art of the Automobile” September 6 & 7, 2008 to benefit the USO Metro.

Parents and students are encouraged to visit for more information about private tutoring in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Everything Ashburn thinks it is safe to say that folks living in the DC Metro, Baltimore Washington, and Dulles Technology regions know their way around the the Internet highways. Having grown up and cut our teeth on Internet Explorer, many of us have moved up the more sophisticated web browser Firefox created by a company affectionately known as Mozilla.

Now, with IT Marketing on the cutting edge, they have come up with an interesting and fun plan to promote their latest and (we hope) greatest new version of their tab topped, firewall protected, adware shunning software; they are asking patrons to download the new software version all together during one 24 hour period–and they are aiming to set the record straight.

Here’s the scoop, extracted right from the Mozilla Firefox page:

Set a Guinness World Record
Enjoy a Better Web

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours – it’s that easy. We’re not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

By the way, the official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon – so check back! Join our community and this effort by pledging today.

I pledge to get Firefox 3 during Download Day to set the Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours.

Pledge Now!

We’ve pledged… and will look forward to following this story. Our guess is that other folks around Ashburn and Brambleton will too. As such, we are looking forward to monitoring their progress on the story… and will post reminders as the date nears, too. For more information about the date of the release, please visit If you are new to Firefox, give it a few weeks until you know your way around before you dismiss it in favor of the old IE tried and true. We know we did, and are obviously glad. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here telling you.

Post notice courtesy of M.O.B. Exotics & Tri-Ed Tutoring.

Visit for more information about automotive special events in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro region, including the areas next large scale automotive event “CONCORSO BALTIMORE 2008: Celebrating the Art of the Automobile” September 6 & 7, 2008 to benefit the USO Metro.

Parents and students are encouraged to visit for more information about private tutoring in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.