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My Nerves! Horizon Elementary Spelling Bee

I have to admit.. I was a bit nervous when Horizon Elementary School asked me to be this year’s Guest Pronouncer at their annual Spelling Bee. I had to look up some of the words on the list.. seriously! In news you get so use  to writing with short, tight words. We call it being “conversational.” It was cool to exercise my brain a bit more and even learn some new things.

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The kids were great. All 5th graders competing for their chance to go to the Loudoun County regional round. We went 10 rounds before we had a winner! It was very cool to have students and parents in the audience- so supportive! Congrats Horizon on a great Bee! Shout out to Principal Jennifer Ewing for the warm invitation.

On the way out .. I stopped by the front office and loved seeing the staff has built a SNOW SHRINE complete with a Teacher’s Prayer for Snow! Ladies.. I promise to pass your pleas on to the News4 Storm Center ;)

 

Back to 'Mommy' Bootcamp

I was bold and headed back to Mommy Bootcamp for the first time since I had Adora. I brought the baby too… which is the beauty and mega perk of this high energy workout for women in our area. There are classes weekday mornings and also on Saturdays. It’s fun but let me tell you it’s tough. I know I’ll be hurting in the morning. With 20 more LBs to lose… that’s a good thing. Check out the MBC schedule here. Classes are held in Tysons, Dulles Mall and Dulles Sportsplex.

Adora broke out the sweatsuit for this one!

Amy and 13 week old Natalia

Mommy Strong All Day Long: Watch Us In Action

Nice Cans!

Watch Work It Girls in Action on WUSA9 Below 

Hundreds of tummies will not go hungry this Thanksgiving thanks to Work It Girl Networking and their 1 day, 4 locations  food drive in Virginia. 5 canned goods got you free wings and sliders at the various Velocity 5 restaurants from Potomac Falls to Arlington. Shopping carts were brimful with food for the hungry– all that will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.








 

Cesar, Crave & Cupcakes for a Cure

In local buzz today on the WUSA9 Morning Show …. 

We cover The Dog Whisperer comes to DC, CRAVE DC throws a party to celebrate local business women getting published and Dominion High School teens sell cupcakes and flip flops raising hundreds to help breast cancer survivors! Read the full story

VA Ballroom turned into big fashion boutique

Jewell Green, wife of football Hall of Famer Darrell Green hosted the ultimate fashion showcase at the McLean HiltonChampagne & Couture featured racks and tables of hand picked designers and accessories. Part of the night’s proceeds benefited breast cancer research through the Tigerlily Foundation. Read more

Dr. Alex Naini, POSH’s Jewell Green & Christie Askew from Christie’s Closet

Adrea MonahanMaimah Karmo with Karen Bryan & Charlene March from Hair Port in Sterling.

 

Pregnant, Push-Ups and Controlling Weight

Pregnant women doing push ups..

Check it out.. it’s going down in Northern Virginia! Peggy Fox follows me as I head out to Mommy BootcampFull story on wusa9…

We Walked Like MADD… and why I'm still mad

WATCH: Coverage of the Walk Like MADD 5K on WUSA9 TV

You can see from my shirt below that I walked in the Loudon County Walk Like Madd event for a young boy I sadly never had a chance to meet. First off I want to say hats off to the walkers for raising $7,000 for drunk driving awareness and education in our area.

Now to why events particularly like this touch me.  I met Sullivan’s family in 2005 under grim circumstances when I was a reporter in SC. 5 year old Sullivan Spradley of Kershaw County had returned from church with his family on Father’s Day. He was on a bike ride with his dad in broad daylight when the horrible happened. A drunk driver, a man I later learned was a repeat DUI offender hit Sullivan. Sullivan died an hour after the accident.

It was one of those stories you didn’t want to cover. But as important as doing stories to honor the brave little boy’s memory were the series of stories that followed that shed light on loopholes in SC law that allowed repeat offenders, people like the man who killed Sullivan back on the road.

Through this time I became friends with the family. Visiting his kind parents Tim and Tonya at their home. I also covered their days in court… reporting on the conviction of Donald Brown a man I watched receive his sentence for 13 years in jail.  

Angie Reports: Man Sentenced to 13 Years for hit and run that killed 5 year-old

It’s been 5 years and I still get Christmas cards from the Spradley’s. As a journalist there are stories and people you will never forget. The Spradley’s are one of those stories. I don’t live there anymore, but I feel I can reach out from anywhere on this serious issue… even if it’s just by doing 12.5 laps around a high school track.

To the Spradley’s and all families who have lost loved ones to this senseless crime. It’s okay to stay mad. From getting more education in our schools to getting ignition interlock systems passed in more states the fight is far from over. Keep walking, keep talking and stay hopeful for that day that drunk driving  doesn’t take anymore innocent lives.

Howard Katz (left) lost his son Adam in 2009 to a drunk driver

Angie and Kathy Corby aka Mommy Bootcamp

Jen Davis, Marian Lozano and Susan Cleveland

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