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Sterlingfest – Save the Date

Saturday, October 10 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Washington, DC

Every October, The Sterling Foundation throws a massive block party, celebrating the best of our hometown! Bring the whole family, explore booths offering the best of local businesses and artisans. Sample fine food from a wide variety of local restaurants. While the kids enjoy games, obstacle courses, and crafts, parents can sit down in the Beer Garden for a pint of locally brewed beer or a lovely glass of Virginia’s finest wine.

SterlingFest takes over multiple streets surrounding the Sterling Community Center at 120 Enterprise Street, turning it into one giant party celebrating the best that Sterling has to offer. Get to know your neighbors, learn about local businesses, buy unique gifts from local artists, and have a great time! Best of all, the entire event helps raise funds to benefit The Sterling Foundation, ensuring we can continue our work to strengthen and beautify our hometown.

Enjoy the best of Sterling at SterlingFest!

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ConnectIt Magnetic BBQ Tool Set – Proud Grill

A great way to spend a day in isolation is in your backyard with your BBQ Grill! You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to be a Grill Master either; in fact, the brand new, simple and sleek Connect it Magnetic 2 Piece BBQ Tool Set from Proud Grill is all you need! Simply connect 2 tools for 4 different uses: a spatula, fork, tongs or a server, depending on your needs. The magic is in the unique magnetic handles so the spatula and fork can be used individually and you connect them together as a tong or server. And when you are done the 2 piece set nestles of top of each other for slim easy storage. The Connect it BBQ Tool versatile handle system makes for a fun and ideal accessory for the backyard grill enthusiast. The Connect it BBQ Tools can even hang from your stainless steel BBQ, metal Smoker or Ceramic Grill side shelf while grilling. These elegant and contemporary tools are made of durable, high quality stainless steel and will be a lifelong investment in all your BBQ adventures!

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All We Need Is Love, by Michele D. Baker

“All We Need Is Love: In Service to the Light Book One” by Michele D. Baker is a collection of messages the author has received from angels, ancestors, spirit guides and other sentient beings from other worlds as she moves through her Ascension, or spiritual awakening. By means of automatic writing, Baker relays the channeled information, most of which comes from Archangel Michael. She also weaves her own thoughts and perceptions with these angelic passages, giving a first-hand account of her experiences of Ascension. Though many of the messages are directed towards her specifically, they contain vital information about the future of the planet as well as universal truths about love, purpose, energy, emotions and more that all readers can benefit from.
(Bio by Leslie Standridge, LAVIDGE Publicity)

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Make Pizza in your Back Yard! – Californo

This July 4th celebrate INDEPENDENCE with the best gift you’ll ever buy yourself – a wood-fired oven from CALIFORNO! When you aren’t getting lost in the hoopla of the holiday, highlight the perfect meal with wood-smoked burgers and hot dogs BBQ-style. Roasted meats, veggies, a whole turkey– if it goes in a conventional oven, Californo has you covered. Prefer portability? Enter the Californo Pizza Oven Trailers! The portable Carrello model comes in three sizes, plus in wood and propane. Dazzle at your next extravaganza with the Garzoni line, which features easy to install wood-fired oven kits with options for custom-tiling to suit your home décor.

This domed oven is US made, handcrafted using traditional Italian methods perfected over centuries. Durable, long lasting with zero maintenance results in higher cooking temperatures that give you a pizza with crispier toppings and delicious flavor! This dome coupled with perfected high temperature concrete mix mimics firebrick in its application. It not only provides substantial savings but also stays authentic to the original form and function.

Whether cooking out by candlelight amidst the fireflies or marveling over the spectacular overhead displays, share slices of homemade pizza with family as rockets burst. Rejoice in the revelry from the simplicity of your own residence with this restaurant-rivaling product. Match the shriek in the sky with the sizzle of fresh wood-smoked steak. Couple the eye popping crescendo with flavor blasted by true wood-fire taste and set your taste buds ablaze! Cause sparks at your next gathering! With your new pizza oven kit you can host your own wood-fired pizza party any time you want from the comfort of your own backyard; with the savings on eating out, it will pay for itself, ten-fold.

aliforno crust is crisp, light, and most importantly delicious. Bake breads like a French patisserie with symphonies of crackle – perfectly perfumed smoke-infused crusts. Make memorable times with the whole family, while it melts in your mouth. Might we suggest our recipe for Authentic Vera Pizza Napoletana Dough? Remember, cooking is truly one of life’s great pleasures. Buon Appetito!

Bonus: Here’s a recipe for pizza dough!

Pizza Dough – Authentic Pizza Napoletana Dough Recipe

500 Gram 00 flour
325 Gram water (65% hydration)
10 Gram salt
3 Gram active dry yeast

1. Place all the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
2. Mix the dough ingredients in a stand mixer, or by hand. If you are using a stand mixer, mix it slowly for two minutes, faster for 5 minutes, and slow again for 2 minutes.
3. Cover the dough and let it rise for 2 hours, or until double.
4. Punch it down and push out the air bubbles. Form the dough into a large ball, then cut it into 4-5 equal pieces.
5. To make your pizza balls, shape each piece of dough into a ball. Gently roll your dough into a ball, then stretch the top of the ball down and around the rest of the ball, until the outer layer wraps around the other side. Pinch the two ends together to make a smooth ball with a tight outer “skin.” Set your ball seam-side down where it can rest.
6. Dust your pizza balls with flour, and store them under a damp towel, in a proofing tray, or under plastic wrap. That’s to prevent the outside of the ball from drying out and creating a crust, and becoming difficult to work with. The top of the pizza ball should be soft and silky.

7. Your pizza balls will need to rest for about an hour to become soft and elastic, so that they can be easily stretched into a thin crust pizza. If you won’t need your dough for more than an hour, refrigerate it until you are ready to start.

8. At this stage your pizza balls are ready to be rolled into thin Neapolitana dough using your wooden dough roller.

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To Walk In Faith, by Sandra J. Petrusaitis

Praise and worship leader Sandra J. Petrusaitis inspires readers to connect with their spirituality in her recently published Christian book, “To Walk In Faith: Twenty-One Days to Walk in the Power of Faith.” For the book, Petrusaitis utilized personal anecdotes and Scripture to provide an inspirational and unique narrative that will uplift readers and encourage them to plug into their faith. Petrusaitis faced domestic violence and struggles as a single mother. Despite these challenges, she was able to use her strong relationship with God to maintain strength in all facets of her life. Petrusaitis hopes that her story will inspire other women to foster their relationship with the Lord and lean into the strength that He provides.

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American tea drinkers haven’t had news this revolutionary since the Boston Tea Party: Nana Mint is here. This slightly and naturally sweet cultivar of Mentha spicata, found only in the Mediterranean region has long been prized by Israelis, Moroccans, and other nearby Middle Eastern cultures.

Now Wissotzky Tea is introducing this exotic mint closer to home with a full line of carefully-crafted Simply Nana Teas – incomparable to other teas.

That’s exciting news for American tea drinkers looking for the Next Big Thing. And since the Nana Mint trend is just beginning to move the needle in the U.S. tea category – which is more than ready for a caffeinated jolt – it’s a great time for retailers to get in on the buzz.

So, what is Nana Tea? Nana is unlike any other variety of mint. Reminiscent of the sun-drenched warmth of its Mediterranean origins, it unleashes a subtle layer of earthiness and invigorating minty flavor in every tantalizing cup. Nana Tea is sure to awaken the spirit whether served hot or icy cold.

Consumers can get “Nanafied” in a variety of delicious, all-natural ways:

  • Simply Nana Mint Black Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Green Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Lemon Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Ginger Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Chamomile Tea

In addition, Wissotzky is providing multi-tiered support to drive the Nana Tea revolution. Promotions include digital advertising, shopper marketing, social media, influencer marketing, demos, and a presence on Amazon.

Family-owned since 1849, Wissotzky is beloved throughout the world for its superior blends of the highest quality teas and infusions. Every bag of Wissotzky Tea contains 100% natural tea and hand-selected herbs and spices for a full-bodied, GMO-free, certified kosher tea drinking experience.

Nana Mint Iced Green Tea & Honeydew

Green tea pairs perfectly with Honeydew Melon and the refreshing & invigorating finish of exotic Nana Mint and just a little touch of honey makes this an iced adventure you won’t want to miss.

How to make:

  • Brew two Nana Mint Green tea bags per 16oz of water
  • Let steep for 3-5 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and let chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours
  • Dice Honeydew and lightly coat with honey
  • Add to a glass and muddle slightly to release its sweetness
  • Top with ice and chilled tea and enjoy!

Nana Mint Iced Simply Black Tea Half & Half Sparkle

The rich and refreshing taste of our premium Black tea and exotic Nana Mint are artfully paired with sparkling lemonade to create a refreshing twist on the traditional half & half. Add fresh lemon and mint and you are ready to sip back and enjoy the warm weather.

How to make:

  • Brew two Nana Mint Simply Black tea bags per 16oz of water
  • Let steep for 3-5 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and let chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours
  • Add lemon slices and fresh mint to a classic Highball glass
  • Fill each glass halfway with chilled tea
  • Top with sparkling lemonade
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh mint

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Pair with Parrano during National Dairy Month

This Summer

“Pair with Parrano” Whether Together or #Alonetogether

And Celebrate June National Dairy Month

Paramus, N.J. (June, 2020), Parrano® cheese invites you to re-imagine your favorite summer ideas and to “Pair With Parrano” for the perfect kick off June National Dairy Month and at home summer celebrations! Parrano® Originale is a one of kind cheese that is aged for five months, blends the smooth, creamy texture of a Gouda with the nutty, buttery flavors of a parmesan. It’s complex but approachable flavor is sure to elevate the everyday and the unique blend of flavors makes for a must have cheese when entertaining.

With the nation “Sheltering at Home” the simple pleasure of enjoying delicious food with family is more important than ever before. Parrano® wants to help make your Summer more enjoyable by encouraging you to craft your next favorite entertaining recipe using Parrano® cheese! Incredibly versatile, Parrano® can be served in a variety of ways and is great for all occasions of the day. From Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners, snacks and appetizers, your creativity is the limit. Parrano® is asking fans to share their favorite “Pair With Parrano” creation on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to have their unique content featured! Join the fun, simply share your favorite recipe using #PairWithParrano and automatically enter your creation for a chance to be featured!

To get your creative juices flowing, here are some #PairWithParrano summer favorites:

Breakfast pairings:

· Parrano® breakfast board

Lunch Pairings:

· Parrano® cheese, meat and veggie Kabob

Snack and Appetizer Pairings:

· Parrano® Charcuterie platter

“Parrano® is the perfect cheese to pair with just about anything. For example, try pairing Parrano® with a cold summertime drink like a Lager or Kolsch for an unforgettable experience sure to satisfy your inner cheese connoisseur. “The combination of Gouda and Parmesan offer exceptional flavor unmatched by other cheeses,” says Tara Kirch, Senior Marketing Manager for FrieslandCampina. “This Summer make Parrano® part of your at home adventures and create the perfect pairings for shelter at home companions.”

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Have Better Sex… Naturally!

Get ready for an all-natural coconut oil-based and water-based boost in the bedroom! Coconu has USDA Certified organic personal lubrication products for stimulating, deeply satisfying sexual experiences for couples. Designed to stimulate the senses, the ingredients provide real, natural health benefits, too!

Options include the Coconut Water-Based Formula ($24.99) and the Coconut Oil-Based Formula ($24.99). Or get the combo pack that includes both ($44.99)!

Coconut Oil-Based Formula highlights include:

Long lasting formula designed to protect and moisturize dry or sensitive tissues
Works to automatically stimulate your body’s natural lubrication
Coconut oil-based formula is USDA-certified organic.
Hypoallergenic, 100% cruelty free, 100% edible and non genetically modified organisms
No alcohol, petroleum, parabens, gluten, phylates, fra- grances and dyes
Also perfect as massage oil
Coconut Water-Based Formula highlights include:

100% natural ingredients and 100% cruelty free
100% edible
No genetically modified organisms
No alcohol, petroleum, parabens, gluten, phylates, fra- grances and dyes
Doubles as a lubricant and vaginal moisturizer
Rehydrates sensitive tissues
pH balanced to preserve vaginal environment and pro- tect against irritation
An extremely lifelike lubrication

Multiple media outlets have reported the spike in sales for products related to sex during “stay at home” orders. Coconu is the healthy, certified organic, safe and cost effective way to bring more joy to the bedroom!

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Give Dad the Gift of Recovery with DEFY’s CBD Muscle Balm

DEFY’s CBD Muscle Balm was designed with a powerhouse combination of 800mg CBD, 10 percent menthol and five percent camphor to soothe stressed and tired muscles. Its no-mess, roll-on design makes it the perfect gym bag accessory post-workout, post-game and beyond.

DEFY’s recovery enhancing CBD products are exclusively sourced from hemp crops grown using organic practices on licensed U.S. farms. Products are made traceable back to the batch, and are third-party tested for potency and purity.

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Beowulf: A Translation into English Verse, by Matthew Hutchinson

“Beowulf: A Translation into English Verse” by Matthew Hutchinson is a well-researched translation of the Old English, epic poem: “Beowulf.” Hutchinson starts the book with a detailed background on his approach to translating the poem. Then, he presents his translated version of the poem, which is easy for readers to follow. In the appendices of the book, he provides additional information about the poem including the names that are mentioned, genealogical charts and suggested readings that are about the poem.

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Catch some zzzz’s this summer

Wake up ready to take on the day with vitafusion™ Max Strength Melatonin Sleep Support Gummy Supplement.* It’s a yummy gummy made with a natural strawberry flavor that helps you get your beauty sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Each two-gummy serving supports sleep and helps with jet lag recovery.* It’s specially formulated to provide 10 mg of melatonin per serving. What you won’t get: no gluten, no dairy, no synthetic (FD&C) dyes, no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup.

Helps Regulate Sleep Cycle*
Helps with jet lag*
Natural Strawberry flavor
Maximum Strength Melatonin 10 mg per serving
Contains NO Artificial Flavors, NO high-fructose corn syrup, NO gluten, NO dairy and NO synthetic (FD&C) dyes

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Son of a Barista

I am delighted to introduce you to SON OF A BARISTA, an artisan espresso based coffee maker and pod system, that combines high-quality barista level coffee at an accessible price point. Due to the current landscape, the brand is transitioning from a hotel based in-room coffee sales model, to a direct-to-consumer approach. With a fun, catchy (and tongue-and-cheek) name, Son of a Barista intends to disrupt the coffee industry and shake up the convention. SON OF A BARISTA has cut out the retailers, storefronts, and costly ads, to bring customers the highest quality coffee at wholesale prices.

Due to our current reality – with our customers now at home more than ever – we are offering the machine complimentary with the purchase of the Starter Kit, as we want to offer everyone the gift of artisan coffee during quarantine. The Starter Kit is $78 and includes a COMPLIMENTARY ESPRESSO MAKER + 2 month’s worth of coffee.

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