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Miriam’s Kitchen Gets Healthy Donation

Ameriprise Financial's Thomas Block presents the check

I really enjoyed my volunteering experience at Miriam’s Kitchen so you can imagine my excitement when I saw they were getting a big donation this week.

Ameriprise Financial presented the non profit that provides healthy meals for more than 4,000 homeless people with a $7,000 check.

Miriam’s Kitchen’s Executive Director, Scott Schenkelberg says “Nearly 100 percent of Miriam’s Kitchen’s funding comes through private donations. We are particularly grateful for Ameriprise Financial’s generous support of our work serving homeless men and women in the District of Columbia.”

Founded in 1983, Miriam’s Kitchen provides free, healthy meals and high-quality support services to thousands of homeless men and women each year through four core programs: Meals, Case Management, Miriam’s Studio, and Miriam’s Cafe.

GMU "Green Machine" Rages

My buddy and fellow Patriot Tom Block uploaded this video that has gone viral! It’s of the George Mason University “Green Machine” Band rocking (and headbangin’) to Rage Against the Machine.

I was once in the band and remember I thought it was cool when we got to do Phantom of the Opera. These guys with horns got it good. Now if they could just bust out some Cee Lo Green… that be some shhhhhhh.


Big thanks to my buddy and fellow Patriot Tom Block for helping keep the GMU pride in the family! Baby Adora is now officially part of Mason Nation. Congrats to the green and gold for beating Delaware last night. That’s 5 in a row BABY!

Hats off to Tom!

Congrats to my college buddy (GO GMU!) Tom Block who just got designated a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor through the College of Financial Planning! I’ve taken some of  Tom’s courses at Ameriprise Financial in Centreville– specifically on money management. This is a huge honor for someone who helps so many plan their money goals for life… and gives a ton to the community. Tom has been a big supporter of the ‘Newsbabes‘ and Miriam’s Kitchen just to name a few. Way to go friend!

Oh Snap! Dinner is SERVED, Coffee Needed

Thanks Tom Block for inviting me to volunteer with Miriam’s Kitchen. Miriam’s is now opening it’s door to the area’s homeless for free homecooked, healthy dinners 5 days a week. We served 130! I loved the fact that it’s like a restaurant with table seating and fresh flowers! The kitchen which serves free breakfast & lunch too really needs coffee & cereal.

Vounteering at Miriam's Kitchen

To donate food or funds visit

Watch: Miriam’s Kitchen on WUSA9 

 [Pictured: MK staff and volunteers following the 6th dinner, Angie Goff with Tom Block, MK’s dedicated Sou Chefs]

OMG 1/28/10: Elizabeth leaves, Miriam's Kitchen

OMG on WUSA9 on January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– OH MY GOFF! CBS/AP is reporting that there may be a John Edwards sex tape. CBS references’s new report that says the former presidential candidate starred in his own tape in “several sex acts” with mistress Rielle Hunter. Watch Angie Goff’s report on Edwards separating from his wife, ‘Ugly Betty’ getting canceled, JLo jumping to TV, Miriam’s Kitchen and a college face-off on Facebook.

Oh Snap! Fashion Takes Flight

Professional models and our military men and women set the runway on fire at the 2nd Annual Fashion Takes Flight fashion show held at the Longview Gallery in Northwest DC. Special thanks to Kristen Murdoch for directing the show and for the veterans from Walter Reed who attended.

The night benefitted Luke’s Wings… paying they way to reunite families with their wounded heroes. Watch the Video Recap of the show courtesy L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC

Eww. Nissan Pavilion now Jiffy Lube Live?

Jiffy Lube LiveJess Doyle first reported this on the morning show today..and then @tomcblock sent it to me on twitter saying “I just see too many dirty jokes with this” and I think he’s right. What capis Live Nation thinking with the name change? Anything with LUBE in the title is destined to be a comical target.  I mean… it just sounds wrong… Coming Soon.. Taylor Swift to “The Lube”. Venues always get their name cut… The Pavilion, Wolf Trap, Merriweather clear examples.

On the flip side, this South Carolina die hard fan still wears her “Cocks” cap around Washington.  It’s annoying when people make wise cracks because it’s perfectly normally down south. So perhaps music and art patrons in the metro will take a similar liking to J-Lube Live.

I guess we’ll find out if the new name sticks.

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