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BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS OPEN ARMS: DONATES $230 SPA PACKAGE

BELLEZZA SPA SUPPORTS OPEN ARMS: DONATES $230 SPA PACKAGE

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. joined Open Arms Worlwide’s gala, donating a $230 spa package to support the enrichment of children in under-served countries. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Open Arms is a wonderful organization that provides for so many children throughout the world, who are not as fortunate to have the  support, education and the comforts that so many of us take for granted,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

Ana Davis, City of Manassas Utilities customer services manager and Tarek Aly, City of Manassas deputy director of utilities, completed phase one of an elite, one-year, public power manager certification program offered by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The initial class was in Myrtle Beach, SC with completed leadership projects due within a year. Davis and Aly will be the only City utilities employees to receive the certification. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. helped support Life with Cancer by donating 20 percent of all services sold during Mother’s Day, totaling $260.  Bellezza Spa owner, Paola Berrios, is an advocate and volunteer for Life with Cancer, a Fairfax-based program, part of Inova Health System.  For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“So many are managing day-to-day with cancer, and Bellezza Spa is actively committed to helping children with cancer receive the best possible care and support,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS COPPELIA on SAT. MAY 17

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS COPPELIA on SAT. MAY 17

Metropolitan School of the Arts will premiere their first spring ballet, Coppelia, performed by the Metropolitan Youth Ballet on Sat., May 17 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Va. Coppelia is the story of Swanhilda, a young girl who appears magically to bring a doll to life. The show is geared toward young audiences who can enjoy a ‘meet and greet’ with the characters after the show. Tickets are $7.50 per person, go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.                                                                                          

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Carmello's Receives Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence

Carmello's Receives Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2014 Award of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

“We are passionate about our Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.