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5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

Tailgating has come to be a national pastime, with people doing it in the parking lots of football games across the country. They also do it before concerts and other events, but football remains a stronghold when it comes to tailgating popularity. One of the most popular things people do during tailgating is to pull out a small grill and whip up a meal prior to heading into the game. This football season, it’s time to take things up a notch and opt for some unique burger toppings, as well as a whole new twist on a burger!

“Do yourself a favor and, at least once this season, try shrimp burgers at your tailgating party,” says Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, who is the founder of CBS Foods and The Original Shrimp Burger. “Those tailgating with you will be impressed that you made such a tasty decision. Shrimp burgers cook up quickly and bring something new to the folding table.”

Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Do you love Chick-fil-A? If so, the 51 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the D.C. area have launched their “VIP of My Chick-fil-A” contest. This contest offers the chance for participants to win a free, one-day trip to Atlanta to score a Behind-the-Scenes tour of Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Headquarters.

To participate in the contest, guests should submit a written story through Facebook explaining why they should be selected as a “VIP” of their local Chick-fil-A restaurant. You can submit your stories by Saturday, Oct 13 to be entered in the contest.

From Oct.15 through Saturday, Nov.3, customers and friends can vote for their favorite finalists on Facebook. 

For more information on the contest, call your local restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area.

To find a nearby restaurant, click here. 

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

When it comes to picking out makeup, women often flock to the “it” brands they read about in magazines, but what exactly lurks in these “it” brands? Parabens? Synthetic fragrances? Sulfates? What defines the products you love may ultimately be negatively affecting the state of your skin and hair.

Through extensive research, EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics discovered which ingredients may cause harm in the long run. Avoiding such ingredients all together, EnvyDerm brings all-natural products to your eyes and lips using healthy and rare elements that have been overlooked by other cosmetic companies.

What ingredients has EnvyDerm purposefully overlooked for your safety? EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics wants to make you aware of 5 ingredients you want to avoid in your eye and lip products:

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

ALERT: New Traffic Light Law In Md. To Go Into Effect

PIKESVILLE, Md. (WUSA) - Beginning Oct. 1 Md. drivers will be required to obey by a new law when approaching a non-functional traffic light, according to Maryland State Police.

The new law states that when approaching a non-functional traffic light drivers need to make a complete stop: at a clearly marked stop line; before entering any crosswalk; or before entering the intersection.

Once stopped the driver must: yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection; and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection.

"Just because a traffic control signal is not functioning at an intersection does not mean drivers are relieved of their duty to exercise care and caution. The new law makes clear the procedures each driver must now follow," the Maryland State Police stated in a press release.

25 West Nile Virus Cases In Md., 2 Deaths

BALTIMORE (WUSA) -- A total of 25 residents have tested positive for West Nile virus and two have died in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). 

The cases have been detected in 13 counties and all infected have been adults. Being that the surveillance period is only half way through and officials want to make sure all residents are taking the necessary precautions.

"Since West Nile virus was first detected in Maryland, it has had an impact on every part of the state," said DHMH Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein in a press release. "It's important for all Marylanders to take basic actions to reduce the risk of getting infected."

Measures people can take to protect themselves, according to DHMH include:

Humane Society Teams Up with Kitty Cats to Help Scratch Out Bullying

Humane Society Teams Up with Kitty Cats to Help Scratch Out Bullying

The Montgomery County Humane Society and dreamBIG Press, publisher of the new Kitty Cats book series, are partnering in an effort to raise awareness about bullying in the community. The move comes just as kids around the country are heading back to school. Bullying has become an important issue that parents and schools are facing across the nation.

“It’s exciting for us to team up with dreamBIG Press to help address the issue of bullying in our community,” says BJ Altschul, director of humane education at the Montgomery County Humane Society. “Using animals in this awareness is a win-win situation, because children learn to be more compassionate toward each other, as well as toward animals.”