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MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

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.

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.


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.

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.

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR
City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities welcomes Monica Boehringer of Fredericksburg, Va. as their new refuse and recycling coordinator. Boehringer is responsible for managing the City’s refuse and recycling contract and collections, facilitating community outreach and education for recycling, waste reduction and stormwater, and managing programs, such as Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Stream, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.Since starting at City of Manassas, Boehringer has also been instrumental in updating the refuse, recycling and storm-water websites, making them more user-friendly and providing more online options for customers.

Suspect wanted in Manassas 7-Eleven robbery


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is wanted in connection with a 7-Eleven robbery that happened in Manassas, Va. Tuesday night, according to the Manassas City Police Department.

The robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 10438 on Dumfries Rd., police said.

The suspect went into the store, pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded money. The employee gave the suspect the money and the suspect then fled in the direction of the wood line between Nikki Pl and Barrington Park Cir.

Police are still investigating this incident, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black man with a slim build. He was wearing all dark clothing, sunglasses, a beanie on his head and a white cloth around his face at the time of the robbery.