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DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

Local LearningRx brain training centers are looking for LEGO®s; lots of them for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, where LEGO® building is a regular part of their community events. Northern Virginia LearningRx centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston, and Vienna have a goal to collect 20,000 LEGO®s in total, and upon reaching that goal, center owners commit to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their outreach programs.

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. are gearing up for the annual Historic Manassas Restaurant week, Mar. 7 to Mar. 13. Carmello’s will feature a 3-course menu for $35 (inclusive) and Monza offers 2-courses for $25 (inclusive). For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s Restaurant Week menu offers 3-courses from the following selections:

Course One: Mozzarella Spedini, Crab Fritters Portuguesa or Salada Mista de Alcachofas

Course Two: Linguine Mar e Monte, Agnolotti con Pesto, Filete de Robalo ala Vasca or Chicken Marsala

Course Three: Mascarpone Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, New York Style Cheesecake or Crème Brûlée

Monza’s Restaurant Week Menu offers 2-courses from the following menu:

Course One: Crab Fritters Portuguesa, Insalata alla Caesar, Chopped House Salad, or Mozzarella con Pomodoro e Basilico

MS-13 gang members arrested in Manassas murder


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Authorities have made arrests in connection with a murder investigation after remains were found in Manassas in January 2016, Prince William County police said. 

RELATEDMurder investigation launched after human remains found in Manassas

 

Police arrested two juveniles and an 18-year-old in connection with the remains that were found in a wooded area on Barrett Dr. in Manassas on January 13. The remains found were identified as Oscar Rene Andrade, 29, of Manassas. Andrade had been reported missing by his family on September 14, 2015. 

3rd suspect in Manassas shooting arrested, 1 still at large


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A third suspect in connection with a 2015 shooting that happened in Manassas City has been arrested, police said. 

William "Ruda" Tapscott, 26, of Manassas, was arrested in connection with the incident that happened on Stevens Ct. on September 25, 2015, Manassas City police said. Tapscott is being charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and shooting missiles at a vehicle. He is being held without bond, authorities stated. 

Human trafficking survivor speaks out


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The disturbing case of child pornography and abuse in a Maryland school is resonating in Manassas, Va.

That's where a woman who was abused by a child pornographer when she was a little girl is speaking out.

"There was rape, assault and everything else," said Jen Spry who was horribly abused by a next door neighbor when she was an 8-year-old child. 

"Two years of my life. I was tortured on a regular basis."

It happened after school in her abuser's studio apartment. 

"When the window was cracked it meant come in. When it was shut, it meant go home," Spry said explaining that the man groomed, coerced and threatened her.

Her mother never knew. When her mother was home she thought her daughter was just playing in the backyard. When young Jen would come home with wet hair, she'd tell her mother she was playing with the hose. 

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

In preparation of the opening of BASIS Independent McLean, (which is Tysons Corner’s first prek-12th grade school), Basis.ed’s co-founder Michael Block will speak at an introductory session on Mon., Feb. 22 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel at 7 p.m., located at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Va. The Washington Post recently ranked BASIS Oro Valley in Arizona the number one most challenging high school in America and now that  private school model is coming to McLean, Va. To register, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

Block was recognized not only as a top educator by Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, but Noodle also noted Block for ‘creating educational institutions that combined the rigors of Asian and European schooling with the American system’s emphasis on creativity and originality.’

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS Independent McLean will be Tysons Corner, Va.’s first, private school for pre-k to 12th grade. Enrollment is open now through Aug. 1, 2016. School will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more enrollment information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

“We’ve have a global marketplace, a global economy‑‑‑and our children’s education should meet that global challenge, which is exactly what we’re doing at BASIS Independent, teaching our next generation to be globally competitive,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. “Whether it’s our select teacher recruitment, foreign language or critical thinking curriculum, BASIS Independent continually raises the bar for students to learn more,” said Aiken.