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Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Five local high school students from the CS Monroe Technology Center, who will be competing in this year’s National ProStart Invitational, are being mentored by Jordan Lichman, the dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Stratford University. The dean, who has helped the students polish their eco-friendly menu, polish their verbal presentation, and adjust the layout their kitchen design, will meet with the students again on the morning of April 25 & 27.

“They are an incredibly dedicated, talented, and astute group of students who are taking their passion for great local, organic, and seasonal foods and designing a very realistic quick casual restaurant concept around it,” explains Dean Lichman. “It’s been a pleasure working with them because they not only have great ideas, they’ve dedicated the time and developed the computer and design skills to win.”

Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas Features George Carr Round

The 27th annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the City of Manassas Beautification Committee, will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Old Courthouse lawn in Old Town Manassas, featuring guest speaker, George Carr Round, a Union Army Signal Corps veteran, played by Doug Nelson of Prince William County, Va.  Round was significant in creating the town of Manassas and organized the 1911 Peace Jubilee. Round will also be at the National Peace Jubilee event on Thurs., July 21 at the Old Courthouse lawn. The Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Manassas Utilities Department and is FREE to the public. For more information, call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

Speedy Green Car Wash Gives Away Tree Seedlings on Earth Day

Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is honoring Earth Day, Fri., April 22, by giving away 100 tree seedlings to the first 100 customers who would like to have a tree. Committed to recycling 100 percent of their car wash water, Speedy Green Car Wash is dedicated to being environmentally conscious and encourages their customers to find ways to give back to the environment. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.


152 Local Heroes Recognized During Awards Ceremony

From Chris Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax, VA – As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, help Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honor local community heroes during the 19th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. The event will be held April 14, 2011 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Waterford at Springfield. More than 450 guests are expected to be in attendance at the early morning ceremony to recognize 152 local volunteers. The Service Awards is one of the largest community-wide recognition events for volunteers in Northern Virginia.

Get Detailing at Speedy Green Car Wash - Donate 50 Percent to Austism Center


April 28 and 29, 50 Percent of Full-Service Car Detailing Donated to Manassas Matthew’s Center

In honor of National Autism Month and National Car Care Month, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park is donating 50 percent of their full-service car detailing for appointments made on Thurs., April 28 and Fri., April 29. All donations go directly to the Matthew’s Center, a Manassas, Va.-facility that helps children with autism. Customers can make appointments for Thurs., Apr. 28 and Fri., Apr. 29 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and reference the Matthew’s Center for the Meguiar’s Ultimate or Meguiar’s Traditional full-service detailing. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737.

Cinco de Mayo Festivities at City Square Cafe


Taquitos, Enchiladadas, Sopapillas Featured at Old Town Manassas Bistro

City Square Café of Manassas, Va. will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thurs., May 5 for all day festivities presenting homemade dishes, like taquitos, camarones, taco, enchiladas, as well as sopapillas and specialty drinks, like margaritas, sangria and Mexican beers. Call 703.369.6022 for more information.