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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.

CARMELLO’s UNVEILS FALL MENU; TALKS TURKEY for THANKSGIVING, Manassas Restaurant Donates Turkeys

CARMELLO’s UNVEILS FALL MENU; TALKS TURKEY for THANKSGIVING, Manassas Restaurant Donates Turkeys

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. recently presented their fall menu highlighting its signature dishes, including Lamb Meatballs with Housemade Fettucine and the 12-ounce All Natural Local Grilled New York Strip, sourced from local Virginia farms. And although turkey is not on the menu, they’re donating a 10-lb turkey to SERVE, a Manassas-area homeless shelter for each order of New York Strip with a bottle of wine in November.  For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.

“The holidays are upon us soon, and several will go without the standard Thanksgiving dinner, that many of us take for granted, so we invite you to enjoy your NY Strip and bottle of wine, but know that someone else will be eating a little better this Thanksgiving because you did,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va.

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR
City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities welcomes Monica Boehringer of Fredericksburg, Va. as their new refuse and recycling coordinator. Boehringer is responsible for managing the City’s refuse and recycling contract and collections, facilitating community outreach and education for recycling, waste reduction and stormwater, and managing programs, such as Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Stream, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.Since starting at City of Manassas, Boehringer has also been instrumental in updating the refuse, recycling and storm-water websites, making them more user-friendly and providing more online options for customers.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

WEAR PINK in OCT.; BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

WEAR PINK in OCT.; BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is donning pink in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Each customer that wears pink to their appointment in October, Bellezza Spa donates $5 to the American Cancer Society. Customers will also be entered to win a FREE oxygen-infused facial, valued at $150, which will be awarded in November. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

Bellezza Spa will donate $5 for each service valued at $50 or more.

“We’re are reminding all of our October customers to wear pink this October and help us support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “Most of us know someone that has been affected by breast cancer, and we want to do our part to call attention to prevention, research and screenings, just wear pink,” said Berrios.

MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

City of Manassas residents can now use a more convenient way of receiving and paying their utility bill online. They have the option to pay by electronic check for free or pay a nominal fee to use their credit card. As of Sept. 1, the City of Manassas had more than 800 customers that have paid bills online, and almost 500 are using e-billing, enabling electronic notifications of due dates. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Customers choosing to pay their bills by mail or in-person, can continue to do so.

For those customers who register for e-billing now through Nov. 30, they will be automatically entered for a raffle to win an Ipod Nano.

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; some of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) along with international dance teachers from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Classes are taught at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive, and include master dance classes in street jazz, Broadway jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

“We’re honored to have such well-trained instructors from all over the world visit our studio, each with their own dance expertise, they share their skill and experience with our students from a real-world perspective,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va.