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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.

LEARNINGRx of RESTON, VA. EARNS NATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD and CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

LEARNINGRx of RESTON, VA. EARNS NATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD  and CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx brain training centers of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. received the national 2015 Community Impact Award for being one of the top 10 LearningRx brain centers in the United States and was recognized for the 2015 Outstanding Customer Service Award by LearningRx’s corporate offices in Colorado Springs, Colo. LearningRx of Vienna, Va. is also celebrating their five-year anniversary. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

 “As someone that has suffered a brain injury, I know that brain training can be life changing, whether you’re just looking for some improvement in school, or whether you’ve been affected by brain trauma,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “We love being part of the Reston community and being part of our students’ achievements,” said Loftus.

LEARNINGRx DONATES $300 SCHOOL SUPPLIES to SIX FAIRFAX Co., VA. SCHOOLS

LEARNINGRx DONATES $300 SCHOOL SUPPLIES to SIX FAIRFAX Co., VA. SCHOOLS

LearningRx brain training centers of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. are helping schools this year by providing $300 in school supplies for six schools in Fairfax County, Va. The donation is to help offset the schools’ supply wish list for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information on how to help with teacher’s wish lists, go to www.teacherslists.com.

LearningRx staff dropped off school supplies to Wolf Trap Elementary, Aldrin Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Lake Anne Elementary, Forest Edge Elementary and Clearview Elementary, all in Fairfax County, Va. Baskets include: glue sticks, notebooks, tissues, disinfectant wipes, folders, pencils, markers, crayons, dry erase markers and highlighters. 

LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

CARMELLO’S to HOST FLYING DOG BEER DINNER, TH., MAR. 26; AND RUFFINO WINERY WINE DINNER, TH., APR. 2

Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. are featuring a Flying Dog Beer Dinner with a four-course dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Single Hop Imperial IPA HBC 431, Earl Grey Black Wheat, Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale and Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive per person; and the Ruffino Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for $85 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com

TOP FIVE CURBSIDE TRASH TIPS for BAD WEATHER in City of Manassas

TOP FIVE CURBSIDE TRASH TIPS for BAD WEATHER in City of Manassas

Windy, winter days are still ahead of us, and the City of Manassas Public Works suggests five curbside trash tips that might help customers make trash pick-up a little easier and help keep a lid on their curbside trash. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org/trash or call the Trashline at 703-257-8252.

City of Manassas Public Works recommends the following tips to help ensure trash is contained during bad weather conditions.

-          Set trash and recycling out in hard-sided containers with tight fitting lids. If you have a smaller recycling bin, make sure that heavier items are on top, so that papers and lighter objects don’t blow away.