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Wavy Gravy, the iconic 1960's activist, and his eponymous Ben & Jerry's ice cream are back. A campaign of Wavy Gravy fans resurrected the concoction from Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard during the company's summer-long Raise-A-Flavor contest.

Wavy Gravy, the flavor, will be available at Scoop Shops across the country for a limited time starting Aug. 22. First introduced in July 1993, the flavor was two years and hundreds of recipe combinations in the making, finally debuting as cashew and caramel brazil nut-based ice cream with a hazelnut fudge swirl and roasted almonds.

The flavor's popularity, as well as the zeal of old hippies and fans of the man who emceed at Woodstock, helped overcome stiff competition from other flavor camps. Wavy Gravy ice cream was the clear winner with nearly 17,000 votes, twice as many as KaBerry Boom received. Contact Robert Reed at 202-842-5882 or dcbenjer@erols.com. Visit www.benjerrys.com.

The Second Friday Studio Series presented by Dragonfly Asian Antiques & Collectibles and Mayflowers Design Showroom, 11411 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston. Programs will be held Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Speaker begins at 7 p.m. Programs are free and include light refreshments. No reservations are needed. Call 703-467-8675.

Sept. 9: Does today's bling bling ever become a classic? What are the hottest trends to watch? And where can they be found without breaking the bank? Hear Sarah Shaffer of DC Style magazine talk about what's in store for the fall, how they decide what's fit to print and get a head start on the latest. Also featured will be Land of the Lotus, floral photography by Terre Jones. Jones, who is also President and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will be present to speak about his work.

Oct. 14: Tibet is the focus for October. A slide show from the Children of Tibet Trust Foundation's recent visit to the complex and conflicted region, rich in cultural and spiritual significance, will be presented. In addition, sacred artifacts from the region will be showcased. Special music will be provided by Tenzing Tsewang, a professional Tibetan/Australian musician trained at the Namgyal Tantric College, private monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Also featured will be slides of a recent visit by Children of Tibet Trust Foundation the Tibetan region of Drigung and Mt. Kailas with founder Achi Tsepal speaking.

Nov. 11: Fabric and flowers. Textiles have always been sought after even when commerce was conducted via overland caravans. Today's technology and design capabilities provide us with an unlimited array of fine fabrics and patterns. Washington Interiors fabric reps will show you the latest for your d├ęcor with matching boutique flower arrangements from Mayflowers to complete the picture.

Dec. 9: It's a cherished tradition whether called chado, chi, or simply tea. From health benefits to heightened consciousness, tea is steam-rolling its way to the top of our all-time favorite beverage list. Learn from the experts on what is good for anti-oxidants, what can help you relax and how to prepare the perfect cup. Gift suggestions for the season and a chance to take a breather.

Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc., announced Reston's STG, Inc., has hired the PR and branding firm to handle all public and media relations for the performance-based integrator. Boscobel's responsibilities will include: public and media relations, RFP positioning and marketing; and graphic design and tradeshow support.

Boscobel, located in Silver Spring, Md., is the oldest and most experienced public relations firm specializing in government and industry. The firm works in all facets of industry, including mid-tier integrators, niche IT firms and satellite/telecom.

The Vice President of Development and Special Events for the National MS Society, Ellen Harris, recently presented a Plaque of Appreciation to Megan Crabtree, Property Manager for Equity Office at Reston Town Center. Reston Town Center hosted the April 10 MS Walk, which had 4,948 walkers whose combined efforts raised $1,201,063.

Greater Reston area business people have a new professional networking opportunity. A.M. Executive Connections is held the third Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30 a.m., and features breakfast and a display table for promotional literature and door prizes. Contact Barbara LaRock, 703-709-8600, bml@barbaralarock.com or www.barbaralarock.com.