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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

As part of the City of Manassas Capital Improvement Program, Manassas’ water transmission main line has been slated for an upgrade, replacing the 24-inch water transmission main line with a 36-inch main line. The current, 45-year old water main line has served the City of Manassas well, but now that the line is approaching its useful life, it is being replaced with a water main line to supply the higher-demand for water, especially in the summer months, as well as improve overall system performance. The City of Manassas is currently working together with Prince William County, Va. along the Rollins Ford/Vint Hill Road/Route 28 road improvement areas, to replace the water transmission line, with project completion planned for 2020 at a total cost of more than $20 million.

VALENTINE’s DAY DINNER at CARMELLO’s; FREE RED ROSES, FEB. 13 to FEB. 15

VALENTINE’s DAY DINNER at CARMELLO’s; FREE RED ROSES, FEB. 13 to FEB. 15

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner from Fri., Feb. 13 to Sun., Feb. 15, giving away one red rose to each of their lady diners . Valentine’s Day menu prices range from $7 to $38. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

 “We are offering a Valentine’s Day dinner throughout the weekend, so if you can’t make Feb. 14, stop in for dinner on Friday or Sunday and get your roses too,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is kicking off Valentine’s Day early with a four-course Cakebread Winery Wine dinner, featuring wines like Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Pinot Noir 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, and Merlot 2011 on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for $110 inclusive per person. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

The Cakebread wine dinner menu includes: Sauvignon Blanc 2013 served with pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, red quinoa, Maitake mushrooms and pomegranate gastrique; lamb meatballs with homemade fettuccine, feta, sundried tomatoes, mint and pistachio, pesto Alfredo with Pinot Noir 2013; Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 served with Lombo De Vaca À Porto, which is a grilled four-ounce filet mignon, with espresso and port wine sauce, fingerling potatoes and asparagus; and finally, for dessert, a ruby-port poached pear, ruby port-sauce, candied walnuts, crème fraiche, and mint served with Merlot 2011.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

Monza is hosting a Dogfish Head Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $75 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Dogfish Head beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.                                         

The four-course dinner includes the 90 Min IPA with Meat and Cheese Platter; Namaste with Namaste Drunken Smoked Bacon Mussels, includes garlic, shallots, scallions, dijon crème fraiche and crostini; Punkin Ale with Four-Cheese Ravioli, served with wilted spinach, diced tomatoes, parmesan, creamy alfredo and pumpkin seeds; Indian Brown Ale with All Natural Braised Beef Ragu and Butternut Squash Gnocchi, served with carrots, celery, arugula, parmesan and olive oil ; and Aged-World Wide Stout with Homemade Bread Pudding, includes chocolate, cherries and crème anglaise.