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Marlene Hall grew up an army brat and has lived all over the world and in Washington, DC. Since an early age, she has played sports including soccer, basketball, and swimming; receiving three letters in high school for sports participation. Marlene graduated from the University of Virginia where she wrote for the Cavalier Daily and interviewed popular 90's bands including No Doubt and the Goo Goo Dolls. Commissioned an Air Force officer, she served in Korea, Germany, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Marlene earned two masters degrees while in the Air Force in Management and IO Psych. After leaving active duty, she has worked as a government contractor, freelance writer and public relations executive. Marlene dabbles in improvisational comedy and has taken classes at the famed iO Theater in Chicago. She is very active in the DC charity and social scene and contributes her time to DC Humane Society's Fashion for Paws. She also was a supernumerary in the Washington National Opera's Carmen with opera singer Denyce Graves. An extrovert at heart, she has never met a stranger. Marlene loves journalism, attending events, meeting people and making things happen. She lives by the motto, "The best way to predict your future, is to create it."

Bethesda Row and The Shops at Wildwood Valentine’s Day Specials

Support your local businesses in Bethesda, Maryland while showing your significant other your love this Valentine’s Day! Bethesda Row and The Shops at Wildwood both located in Bethesda, MD will have Valentine’s Day specials for any lovers who still need plans or gifts for the Holiday as well as for the month of February.

These deals are perfect for any last minute shoppers with offering that are traditional and not so traditional.  Some highlights at Bethesda Row include: Redwood’s three-course dinner and live jazz for just $59 per adult, Equinox giveaway of their dark chocolate facial to one lucky winner, and Cecile Jeanne Paris will have their entire winter collection discounted 20-50% off.

Highlights at Wildwood include: at Balducci’s, Enjou’s High Heel Chocolates that come in a ruby red or leopard print shoe (super cute), Bella Vestiti sweetheart sale with 50% off all golf, resort, and tennis apparel, and South Moon Under’s collection of Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow jewelry collection.

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