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Free Event With BBQ & Music to Benefit Wounded Warriors

August 27, 2014

Everybody is invited to a National Tribute To Wounded Warriors on Saturday September 13  from 4 pm to 9 pm at the estate of Brian and Pam Karem, 9492 Rocky Ridge Road, Rocky Ridge, Maryland (located near the foothills of Camp David) 21778.

Says the invitation: There will  be “some of the best barbeque east of the Mississippi,” a live performance by Kennedy Centers’ philharmonic musicians, and live music from the class rock ‘n’ roll band Rhythm Bandits.

The main sponsor is Brian Karem, editor-in-chief of the Montgomery County Sentinel newspaper, author, and former TV producer and reporter with America’s Most Wanted. Oboist H. David Meyers, who has performed at the Kennedy Center and on leading stages in New York, and author Wendy Leonard, also are hosts.

 Word is that some LA folks will be there, too.

There will be a 20-minute screening presented in person by the multi-Emmy award winning filmmaker Leo Eaton, who directed, wrote and produced one of PBS’s most anticipated series to be broadcast this coming winter. The series follows wounded warriors from around the United States.

The purpose is to create a national wounded warriors day to provide awareness and support and to establish a national telethon to raise funds for wounded warrior programs everywhere.

To R.S.V.P. and for more information call 301.296.4408; or H. David Meyers at 1.240.370.2010 email:

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Hey, Isn't That the Italian Rock Star?

August 18, 2014

Luciano Ligabue, one of the most successful Italian rock stars ever, dined with his family at il Canale Saturday night.

 Ligabue’s presence at the Georgetown restaurant made quite an instant impression on the young Italian and international staff, as well as global-minded customers, since in his native Italy he is considered to be in the musical realm of Madonna. 

His hits include Balliamo sul Mondo (Let’s Dance on the World) and Ho perso le parole (I’ve Lost Words).  His most famous song of all, Certe Notti (Certain Nights), was voted Italian song of the 1990s in a poll by a popular music magazine. He also directs films and writes literature.

il Canale group wth Ligabue (2nd from right) (Photo by: il Canale) il Canale group wth Ligabue (2nd from right)

At il Canale, Ligabue dined on paccheri (Artisan large tube pasta with meat sauce and a touch of ricotta cheese) and Neapolitan-style pizza.

Naturally, Ligabue agreed to a group photograph with the staff, all of whom speak Italian. Greeting Ligabue in picture are from left assistant chef Roshan Ashiq, manager Giorgio Greco, Stefano Ferrari (in back), Ligabue and hostess Rosalia Acampora.

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'The Girls Of Real Estate' Join Beasley

July 27, 2014

Heidi Jerakis, Candace Moe, and Chelle Gassan have joined Beasley Real Estate, it has been announced.

Heidi has a decade of experience in real estate sales within the Commonwealth of Virginia and 12 years of corporate management. 

Candace brings over 30 years of marketing and sales experience, and was formally the vice president of marketing and sales in the recruitment industry and senior living properties. 

Chelle also has a background in marketing and sales, therefore practices good customer service and attention to detail. 

“The Girls of Real Estate” join Beasley with a combined array of background experiences and designations.  All three have the prestigious designation of Top 1% of Real Estate Agents in the Nation.

Giving back is very important to “The Girls.”  Thus far they have focused their efforts on the “War on Breast Cancer.” Each has personal stories of family members, dear friends and clients who have had to fight breast cancer.  

Annually, “The Girls” sponsor an event where all proceeds collected are donated to end breast cancer.

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