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CARMELLO’S WARMS the HEART with VALENTINE’s WEEKEND DINNER and ROSES and CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER

CARMELLO’S WARMS the HEART with  VALENTINE’s WEEKEND DINNER and ROSES  and CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER

Carmello’s is hosting a Cakebread Cellar Wine Dinner, Thurs., Feb. 11. at 7 p.m. for $110 inclusive, per person at Carmello’s on Center Street in Manassas, Va. The four-course dinner will feature Cakebread Cellar wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new winter menu.  A special Valentine’s Day dinner is also being served from Fri., Feb. 12 through Sun., Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., to include a rose. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

The Cakebread Cellar wine dinner menu includes:  1st Course Sauvignon Blanc 2014

CARMELLO’s 29th ANNIVERSARY: GET 29 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 1 to FEB. 6

CARMELLO’s 29th ANNIVERSARY: GET 29 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 1 to FEB. 6

Carmello’s of Old Historic Manassas, Va. is celebrating its 29th anniversary on Feb. 5th. In gratitude to their customers, they’re offering 29 percent off food items from Mon., Feb. 1 through Sat., Feb. 6, featuring their new winter menu. Menu prices vary.  For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

“We invite all our customers to come and join us for our anniversary celebration…we’re grateful for their continued patronage,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va.

CARMELLO’s 29th ANNIVERSARY: GET 29 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 1 to FEB. 6

CARMELLO’s 29th ANNIVERSARY: GET 29 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 1 to FEB. 6

Carmello’s of Old Historic Manassas, Va. is celebrating its 29th anniversary on Feb. 5th. In gratitude to their customers, they’re offering 29 percent off food items from Mon., Feb. 1 through Sat., Feb. 6, featuring their new winter menu. Menu prices vary.  For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

“We invite all our customers to come and join us for our anniversary celebration…we’re grateful for their continued patronage,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va.

Senior Citizens Group Helps Hundreds of Military Veterans Through Donation

Senior Citizens Group Helps Hundreds of Military Veterans Through Donation

Two decades ago, a small group of Loudoun County senior citizens saw the need for a dedicated multi-purpose senior center to benefit the entire Loudoun community to encourage healthy aging of the county’s older population. The Friends of The Senior Center at Cascades (FSCC) was formed and they began by educating the County Board of Supervisors of their vision. Focusing on fundraising efforts and countless volunteer hours, the FSCC was able to give seniors a place to remain active and feel connected.

Now, with the retirement of the FSCC’s president Olga Ricciardi, the Board’s wish is that their remaining funds be donated to help military veterans and their families. The all-volunteer board voted unanimously to donate $150,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, where the money will be used to help the country’s combat veterans heal and recover from the aftermath of war.

LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS 4th ANNUAL, AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS 4th ANNUAL, AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM


Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the fourth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 60, 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va., where students will shadow professionals in various industries for one day in  January or February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award 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 30 local companies are hosting students, to include: 1st Stage, Earls, Fairfax Water, Intelsat, LearningRx, Sen. Mark Warner’s office, MITRE, Navy Federal Credit Union, Nordstrom, Sun Gazette, Our Daily Bread, Purple Onion and YEXT.

MONZA DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS to SERVE

MONZA DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS to SERVE

Monza of Historic Manassas collected more than 100 gently used coats to donate to SERVE in exchange for a $10 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

 “We appreciate all the support to help SERVE provide coats to those in need,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza and Carmello’s in Historic Manassas, Va.

ABOUT SERVE:
SERVE of NVFS (Northern Virginia Family Services) offers a continuum of housing assistance programs, from homelessness to rental assistance to homeownership. Go to http://www.nvfs.org/housing.

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them. Even within the business travel world, there are plenty of resolutions and trends that people will set, as they make their way around the country and world in the name of business. There are some emerging trends for the New Year that will help keep travelers healthy as well as happy.

“Anytime we can maintain healthy habits while traveling, we are doing great,” explains Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness. “Traveling can be demanding for anyone who is even remotely health conscious, but times are changing as indicated by exciting new trends that facilitate keeping a healthy mind and body on the road.”