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Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

James Woods, 18, of Alexandria, Va., and senior at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. was selected by The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to study music education, in the fall of 2017. Not only is he finishing up his high school studies at MSA, Woods worked as the music director for Aldersgate Community Children’s Theater (ACCT) with Elf Jr. and is also employed by the Educational Theatre Company of Arlington, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information on the school.

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Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar Closes Doors After 30 Years in Business

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar Closes Doors After 30 Years in Business

The Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar announces the closing of their doors as of January 29, 2017. This comes after being in business for over 30 years and serving up some of the finest seafood and having the best raw oyster bar in the area.

“The restaurant was a big part of the community for over three decades,” says Lisa Hornstein, vice president of sales and marketing at RB Properties, Inc. “We thank all the diners who supported us over the years.”

There will be something new in the future. Plans of what that entails have not been released at this time. The restaurant was a favorite of locals and tourists alike, specializing in an extensive raw bar, seasonal menus, and offering a variety of locally sourced seafood. Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, was located at 1054 31st St. NW in Washington, D.C.

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

 

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is turning 30 on Feb. 6, 2017. In celebration, Carmello’s will offer 30 percent off all food from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12, 2017, located at 9108 Center Street in Manassas. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s has been a family-owned restaurant in Historic Manassas, since 1987. Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine with Portuguese influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re so grateful for our customers, and we welcome them to stop by and help us celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

Want a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift? Think Defined Value Diamonds!

Want a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift? Think Defined Value Diamonds!

Valentine’s Day is a time when both men and women spoil their significant other with goodies to show their love and appreciation for them. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend around $142 on those gifts, which typically include candy, flowers, apparel, and jewelry. This year, there is a unique gift that people can give to both men and women that will not only surprise the recipient, but will give them a lasting investment at the same time.

“If you want a truly unique gift this year, consider giving the gift of a diamond investment,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the creator of the Defined Value Diamonds. “Not only will it bring them joy then, but it will provide them with a secure investment that they can have for many years to come. These diamonds can also be set in jewelry anytime and their investment value will not be affected.”

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BASIS Independent McLean Elects Its New Mascot by Student-Designed Election Process

BASIS Independent McLean Elects Its New Mascot by Student-Designed Election Process

BASIS Independent McLean started its inaugural year this fall in McLean, Va., Tysons Corner’s first k-12 school, and quickly went to work on the election process to vote in their first school mascot, the BASIS Independent McLean Bobcats. The student-designed electoral process, led by BASIS Independent McLean ninth grader, Rohit Narayanan, mimicked a voting system similar to the United States, and provided a learning tool for students to understand the electoral process during the recent presidential election. For more information on the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 5th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 5th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the fifth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 50 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and, Marshall Academy and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va. Students can shadow professionals in more than 30 industries for one day in January or February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award for Workforce Development from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 20 local companies are hosting students, to include: BASIS Independent McLean, Intelsat, Navy Federal Credit Union, Impact Business Solutions, Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, AV Architects, Alpha Graphics and Seasons 52.

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

One year ago, a community was rocked by an image of a frozen dog that was posted on social media by an animal control center in New Jersey. The dog had been found frozen to death on a city street, and the picture was posted as a message to others of how dangerous winter temperatures are for pets, and how important it is to take action to help keep them safe throughout the winter. In order to avoid recurring images like the one posted last winter, it’s crucial that people take pet winter safety seriously.

"Every winter there are animals found dead, injured, or ill because they are not being properly taken care of,” stated Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue organization. “Our team puts in a great effort to help as many pets as we can, but we don’t do it all on our own. We are urging the communities to get involved in helping to keep the pets in their area safe throughout the winter chill.”