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METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS STUDENTS DANCE in KENNEDY CENTER TAP SHOW

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS STUDENTS DANCE in KENNEDY CENTER TAP SHOW

Roxanne King and Kyra Smith, both 15, of Alexandria, Va., were selected from more than 100 dancers to be part of the Kennedy Center’s highly-revered tap performance, JUBA! Masters of American Tap! at the Eisenhower Theater on Fri., Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Both are students of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. Tickets can be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office or www.kennedy-center.org/tickets.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.

Man Dies In Va. Wreck; Driver Charged With DUI

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- One man was killed and another man was charged with drunk driving, after crashing his pickup truck on Thursday night.

Roland Donald Reynolds, Jr., 25, of Manassas was killed when Jeffrey Scott Davis, Jr., 23, of Fairfax, crashed his 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup truck into a ditch, police said. 

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It happened at around 10:23 p.m. on the 8500 block of Yorkshire Lane, in Manassas, police said. 

5 Reasons to Go Vegan

5 Reasons to Go Vegan

Bill Clinton did it. So did Ellen DeGeneres. In fact, millions of people around the nation have taken the pledge to go vegan. November is considered World Vegan Month, and it is a great time to take a look at what veganism is and why so many people are moving toward this lifestyle, which eschews using any animal products.

“Veganism is a diet based on living in peace and harmony with the natural world,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started and leads events through the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation. “There are many great reasons for being vegan, and people around the country are beginning to take notice, helping to increase the number of those who are either vegan or moving toward a vegan lifestyle.”

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter months are just around the corner and road travel can be a concern for many during below- freezing temperatures. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 22 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“Ice and snow can prevent mobility and cause a lot of traffic issues, which is why we proactively invest in snow preparedness and manpower” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “Last year we had a mild winter, but our reserve of salt and sand is well-stocked in the case of extreme weather conditions, and our crews are trained and committed to the task of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice, as well as safe for our residents,” said Moon.

Myra Dorsey Turns Tragedy into a Page Turner

Myra Dorsey Turns Tragedy into a Page Turner

At some point, we all face adversity and challenging times. But what we choose to do with the lessons we learn through them can make a world of difference. For Myra Dorsey, author of the book “Benefit of the Doubt,” she has taken her struggles and turned them into a page-turning book that helps others learn how to change their mindset in order to change their life.

“People are brought up to believe and aspire to many different things, and our lives can take many different directions,” explains Myra Dorsey. “We may get caught in traps of thinking one way when, in order to overcome challenges and live our lives to the fullest, we need to be willing to change the way we think.”

PHOTOS: Rt. 28 Bridge/Tracks Overpass In Manassas

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- The Virginia Department Of Transportation and the City of Manassas mark the completion of the Route 28 bridge over Wellington Road and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks on Thursday morning.

The new four-lane overpass was built to bring Nokesville Road/Center Street over Wellington Road and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, says VDOT.  The bridge and ramps  span from Technology Drive to Cockrell Road, meaning cars won't have to stop for trains anymore. An estimated 20 trains go through the area every day.

VIEW: Photos of the bridge project and traffic details here