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  • Chris Baker Gets Inducted Into Hartford Boys And Girls Club HOF

    04.27.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins

    Redskins DL Chris Baker otherwise known as "Swaggy" was inducted into The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 23. 

    Baker, originally from Windsor, Conn., wrote he was “privileged, blessed and honored” for the induction. Chris Baker said "It feels great to be home," as he recalled his days as a Boys & girls Club member. "I learned a lot at the club that I took forward with me in life," he said. "Paying attention to academics and being the best person I could be," he added. "I owe the club a lot."

    Last year, Baker began ... Read More

  • Today is National Pretzel Day!

    04.26.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Introducing the delectable New York style burger, the Pretzel Burger. Alongside foods such as pizza, cheesecake and steak strips, pretzels are iconic in New York.  This recipe is inspired by Food Republic; they have combined delicious ingredients to create the ultimate Pretzel Burger in honor of National Pretzel Day.  

    Servings: 2 burgers

    Ingredients

    for the beer cheese

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/2 bottle of a light beer (we used Amstel light)

    4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

    1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

    dash of hot sauce (optional)

    for the beer-caramelized onions

    2 large onions, thinly sliced ... Read More

  • The Woman Who Inspired “Rosie the Riveter” Has Passed At 92

    04.25.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    According to the Associated Press, Mary Doyle Keefe, the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s iconic WWII-era painting, “Rosie The Riveter,” died April 21, 2015 in Simsbury, Connecticut at the age of 92.

    In 1943, Keefe was 19 years old when she posed for Rockwell and what came to symbolize one of the biggest World War II efforts in history. The petite telephone operator aided in an inspiring work of art that empowered women and spoke volumes to society.  The "Rosie the Riveter" painting, features a muscular giant snacking on a sandwich, with a rivet gun on her lap and one ... Read More

  • WOW Exclusive Offer: Ladies Nike Redskins Warpspeed Shorts

    04.24.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins

    The Ladies Nike Redskins Warpspeed Shorts are great workout shorts for any activity. These pants feature Nike Dri-FIT fabric to keep you cool and dry through the toughest workout. The stylish Nike Dri-FIT shorts feature a screen print team logo on the right and the trademark Nike Swoosh design on the left. These shorts also feature team colors on the side along with an elastic waistband with internal draw cord. 

    WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL155

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS DEAL!

    Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer ... Read More

  • Break Out The Calendars: Redskins Release 2015 Schedule

    04.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    It's time to plan out your fall, ladies! You can now officially make your Sunday gameday plans-whether it be attending the game and WOW Pregame Party, heading to a local bar to cheer on our team, or hosting the ultimate game-watching party at your home-this is what we live for! 

    On Tuesday, April 21 the NFL released its 2015 regular-season schedule, which features the Redskins opening up at home on Sunday, Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Bring it on! 

    Overall, second-year head coach Jay Gruden and his team are preliminarily scheduled to play three ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: ONE WEEK LEFT!

    04.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Week SIX: Prep Your Checklist!  

    You've signed up, you've logged the training miles and race day is almost here! Now it’s time to prepare you for what to do on race day. Here’s a must-haves checklist of what you need to tackle the Redskins Draft Day Dash 5K!

    Pre-race

    Race confirmation

    Vaseline or other anti-chafing lotion

    Sunscreen

    Lip balm with sunscreen

    Hat or visor

    Safety pins

    Water bottle

    Race

    Watch or GPS

    Sunglasses

    Gels or sports drink if you've been training with them

    Band-Aids or NipGuards if necessary

    Post-race

    Extra socks

    Extra shirt and shorts ... Read More

  • Happy #WellnessWednesday! Keep Fit And Strong With GeniLee!

    04.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    WOW sits down with Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer GeniLee. 

    Mind And Body Coordination And Targeting 

    Your mind controls your body while your body reflects your mind. When physically targeting, mind and body coordination is essential. 

    Did you know that in the early months of life your movement is unilateral?  The arm and leg on the same side of the body extend and flex together at the same time to create movement.  When the right arm moves, the right leg does as well.  After about 6 months of age, you begin to cross-pattern, which is the right coordination, in which ... Read More

  • NFL Schedule Release Day!

    04.21.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    The anticipation is almost over. We knew the NFL schedule was to be posted this week but we weren’t sure about which day. Yesterday, the NFL Network announced on Twitter that the league will release the 2015 NFL schedule Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

    That’s right. Don’t miss the release of the 2015 NFL schedule TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET!

    As for the Redskins we know we will travel to New England, New York (Jets and Giants), Carolina, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Dallas.

    And coming to FedExField: the Redskins will host Buffalo, St. Louis, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa ... Read More

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Top Five Needs For The Redskins

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    In less than two weeks the draft will kick off in Chicago, IL where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will read off the names of many different prospects that have officially ended a long, and sometimes draining, draft process by being picked by one of 32 NFL teams. This is the first time the NFL Draft is taking place in Chicago since 1964!

    The first round will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The second round and third rounds will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, while selections in the last four rounds will kick ... Read More

  • OrthoVirginia Provides Insight On Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment

    04.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Brought to you by our friends at OrthoVirgina 

    Often, people with numbness and tingling in the hand may try to ignore their discomfort. All too soon, however, numbness and tingling may progress into swelling and pain, and work, family, and quality of life becomes negatively impacted. When the diagnosis is carpal tunnel, physicians at OrthoVirginia are poised to lend a helping hand.

    What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
    Carpal tunnel results from compression of the median nerve, one of the three major nerves that supply sensation and function to the hand. This nerve travels through a “tunnel” in the wrist, a ... Read More

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