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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.

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Man sexually assaults Manassas woman


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A thirty-four-year-old man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman from Manassas, Va. on November 22, Prince William County Police said.

Officers responded to the 7200 block of Royal Fern Circle in Manassas, Va. for the report of a sexual assault at 3:54 a.m.

The victim told police that she and a known acquaintance got into an argument which escalated. The man physically and sexually assaulted the woman, police said.

The suspect left the home after the assault and the victim called police.

Nestor Alexander Arevalo-Manica, 34, of Chantilly was arrested and is being charged with object sexual penetration.

He is being held without bond.


CARMELLO’s/MONZA RAISE MORE THAN $1000 to SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

CARMELLO’s/MONZA RAISE MORE THAN $1000 to SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. donated 10 percent of all brick-oven pizza orders and 10 percent of all Lamb Meatball Fettuccine orders in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness. From those orders, they raised more than $1000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Simply by enjoying some good eating, people can help give back, and we’re so grateful to our customers for helping us give back to support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

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.

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Man wanted in series of Prince William Co. hotel robberies


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are searching for a suspect in connection with a series of hotel robberies in Prince William County.

Officers responded to four hotels on November 8 and 9 for the report of armed robberies, police said. A man of similar description went into the lobby and approached the staff at the front desk, authorities said. The man then pulled out a handgun, takes the money and runs away. Nobody was hurt in any of the incidents.

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE.

“Each year, the United States generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste— that’s more than four pounds per person, per day,” said Monica Boehringer, refuse and recycling coordinator of Manassas Public Works and Utilities.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their pint-sized, 30-minute version of the Nutcracker for younger audiences, along with a breakfast on Sun., Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $38 for children, 10 and younger,  and $48 for adults. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for tickets.