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Renaming of Cowboy Stadium

Renaming of Cowboy Stadium

 

The Dallas Cowboys have announced a name change to their stadium. Now called AT&T Stadium, the change was a multi-year, multi-billion dollar branding deal. The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, says that he wants his stadium to be “more familiar than the White House.” The new deal will double the stadium’s Wi-Fi network to allow for faster mobile access.

A Tale of Peter Rabbit playing at The Elizabethan Gardens

A Tale of Peter Rabbit playing at The Elizabethan Gardens

The classic 1902  tale of Peter Rabbit has begun, as it opened to a full house Wednesday, June 26.

Nobody can forget the adorable human clothed wearing bunny rabbit, Peter. This production written by John Buford and Carl Curnutte stays true to the classic Beatrix Potter’s classic tale.

Peter Rabbit finds himself in the forbidden place of Mister McGregor’s prized garden. The captivating relationship between these two is played out in a half hour performance.

Peter Rabbit is performed by Alissa Sumerano, who is currently attdening Niagra University as she works on her BFA in Theatre Performance. “She really has a captivating stage presence,” said Curnutte.

Longwood University graduate, Justin Heavner, portrays the dedicated gardener Mister McGregor. “Justin stepped right into doing the kind of grumbling, mumbling sounds I imagined when I wrote the part,” said Buford.

July begins Firework Safety Month

July begins Firework Safety Month

We all know that July 4th, wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. July is Fireworks Safety Month, which couldn’t come at a better time.

In 2012 there were an estimated 8,700 injuries reported from the use of fireworks. Most of the energies were reported around July 4th, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Prevent Blindness America wants people to know the dangers of fireworks. The organization encourages you only attend authorized firework displayed. There are many people that will put on firework shows without a license, be aware, and protect yourself.

With July 4th quickly approaching, no one wants to take away from the fun of the holiday. But, before you go out to purchase illegal fireworks remember the dangers and charges that come along with the use.

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in D.C.

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in D.C.

The first solar-powered plane that is able to fly at night landed at Dulles International Airport on Sunday. The

airplane, Solar Impulse, doesn’t use fuel, but instead is covered with over 10,000 photovoltaic cells that charge

during the day. With the weight similar to a small car, the plane began its cross-country trip in San Francisco on

May 3rd. The plane will end its journey flying from D.C. to New York.

The Virginia Wine Expo Returns

Do you have a passion for wine?

Do you want to meet others with that same passion?

If yes was the answer to either of these questions then the Virginia Wine Expo, held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, will be an event you cannot miss.

From February 19th through the 24th the Virginia Wine Board will be benefiting the Feed More organization, which is a hunger relief organization that works with the Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen.

The Walk-Around Grand Tasting, on Saturday, February 23rd, seems to be the most anticipated event of the weekend.

The tasting event gives patrons an unique opportunity to walk around and sample different quality wines found throughout Virginia. Doors open for the grand tasting at 11am and online tickets are $36.00.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft with Free Paper Shredding

Identity theft is on the rise everywhere. The virtual world has made it far too easy to steal someone’s identity. “Identity theft can cause severe financial difficulties”, said John Brumbaugh with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. “Destroying documents with personal information makes your identity more difficult to steal.”

In 2011 the Federal Trade Commission reported that identity theft comprised 15 percent of all consumer complaints, the highest in any category.

Saturday, October 27th, people can being their sensitive documents to be shredded for free at Langley Federal Credit Union on Mercury Boulevard from 10am-2pm. Langley Federal Credit Union and ClearPoint Credit Solutions are hosting the shred-a-thon as part of Protect Your Identity Week.