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What are you thankful for? There are basic things of course--a roof over our heads and
food on the table. Then there are the less tangible, although equally important things,
such as good health and feeling safe in our communities. This month, let's be especially
thankful for local businesses and organizations that contribute to our well-being.
With the holidays approaching, you're likely planning some festive meals. Why not
include the best ingredients?
Manassas Olive Oil Company can certainly provide you
with top-notch olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Manager Emily Thomson explains that
her family had long been interested in opening a shop, and when they began exploring
the history and health benefi ts of olive oil, they knew they had found their calling.
The Manassas store is the fi rst of its kind in the area, featuring a comprehensive range
of olive oils--extra virgin, fused (fl avored during the crushing process), and infused
(fl avored after crushing) as well as balsamic vinegars--dark and white, plus a host of
sea salts, spices, and locally made products. To learn more, call
(703) 543-9206.
If you're a whiskey or bourbon connoisseur, make plans to visit
KO Distilling in
Manassas. Only 5% of bourbon is made outside of Kentucky, and KO Distilling is part
of this elite percentage. Using 100% Virginia-grown grains and insisting on the highest
quality in every aspect of production ensures that their whiskeys and bourbons stand
out among the crowd.
Don't miss the release of their newest product--Bare Knuckle Cask Strength Whiskey
(from ~118 to ~125 Proof!) on November 23. Join the KO Distilling staff from noon­7:00
p.m. for the commemorative release of six new Bare Knuckle Single Barrel products,
each of which is hand selected, in limited supply, and only available at the distillery. To
learn more, call
(571) 292-1115.
Music brings people together, and that was Erich Russek Robbins' hope when he
opened
NOVA Music Center. In addition to selling guitars--they recently became a
Fender dealer--ukuleles, plenty of accessories, and sheet music, the shop rents a
full range of band instruments and offers private lessons in voice, band and orchestra
instruments, piano, and of course, guitar and ukulele.
Manager Julie Villavicencio, points out that Erich's love for music (and his reason
for opening the shop) dates back to his youth, when he worked in a music store and
performed in various bands. She has a musical background as well, having majored in
voice in college, and she loves the shop's friendly environment as much as those who
visit it. To learn more, call
(703) 335-5001.
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~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
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