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  • Thursday, December 30, 2010

    December 30, 2010 by  
    Filed under Journal, Morning Show

    Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations!  Want to do more than just stay at home this New Year’s Eve?  Here are some ideas that are Family Safe and Kid Friendly!  Please share your ideas with us too at 877-948-7919.

    New Year’s 2011 Annapolis
    This free event based on the City Dock begins at 3:00 p.m. with kids events, followed by early bird fireworks at 7:30. Parties then begin on the dock at 8:00 and culminate in a firework show over the harbor at midnight.

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Baltimore
    Live music beginning at 9:00 p.m. right on the inner harbor will be followed by the area’s largest multicolored fireworks display.

    First Night Alexandria
    A string of events in various venues along King Street will begin at 6:15 p.m., featuring musical acts such as the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Strings, the Vaughn Ambrose Trio and Bill Kirchen. Tickets are $15 before Dec. 21 and $20 after.

    First Night Warrenton
    Sponsored by Bluemont community performance organization, 50 performances, including puppet shows, jazz and other music, will take place at 15 indoor locations in historic downtown Warrenton and on the Old Courthouse Green starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for kids and free for children under 3 years old. They’re also offering special $30 family rates.

    First Night Leesburg
    Also sponsored by Bluemont, the puppet shows, blue grass and the other musical acts in the 100 performances will begin at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Leesburg. The evening culminates at 11:45 p.m. in lighting candles and singing songs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for kids and free for children under 3 years old. They’re also offering special $30 family rates.

    Falls Church Watch Night
    The free event at Broad and Washington streets beginning at 7:00 p.m. includes live music, a 66-foot dragon obstacle course, a velcro wall, karaoke, face painting and a D.J. dance. Count down the near year with the lowering of the historic star that first lit the Falls Church sky in 1948.

    Brenformation (aka Brennan’s news)

    If you could use a bit of help not texting while driving…there’s an app for that. With the new year days away, many tools are now available to help people stay in line, including a GPS-enabled app that locks down texting once a car gets rolling and a program that cuts off credit-card spending. Another device monitors your workout and offers real-time voice feedback

    Got a family safety alert for you when it comes to your car…the most cars that are stolen happen on New Years Day…lot of people take time off from work…Halloween and July 4th are the next busiest days for car thieves…most stolen cars in Virginia from last year was the 96 Honda Accord, in MD it was the 94 Honda Accord, and in DC it was the 97 Dodge Caravan.

    Starting in just a couple of days, if you get a traffic ticket in MD, you’ll have 3 options to respond…you have to let the District Court know within 30 days if you’ll pay the fine, request a hearing or request a trial date…if you don’t make a choice, they may suspend your license.

    Agatha Vonn Trapp,  the original member of the Von Trapp family singers has died.  Liesel was her character in the movie. She died at 97 at a hospice in Towson, MD.  She was a kindergarten teacher at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parrish.

    Positive Thoughts

    Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

    Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

    A parent is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be

    The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships

    Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

    Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.