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Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Carmello's Receives Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence

Carmello's Receives Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2014 Award of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

“We are passionate about our Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in  WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. was named “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines for his work in pediatric allergy and immunology. With offices in Falls Church, Gainesville, and Lansdowne, Va., the locally renowned allergist is noted for his patient care and clinical treatments, especially with food allergies. For more information, go to www.vasneezers.com.

“It’s an honor to be noted among the ‘top doctors’ in our area,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville, Lansdowne and Falls Church, Va. “There is way to manage allergies effectively and it’s an exciting time to be in the immunology field, where we’re finding new and better treatments for those suffering with food allergies,” said Dr. Paluvoi.

MANASSAS CITY REVIEWS SNOW REMOVAL BUDGET

MANASSAS CITY REVIEWS SNOW REMOVAL BUDGET

Although the City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities budgets $250,000 a year for snow removal, the large snowfall totals this winter have used up much of the budget. Manassas has spent approximately $425,000 on snow removal efforts. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Between December 2013 and February 2014, Manassas City crews have been mobilized for nine snow-related events using approximately 1200 tons of salt, 200 tons of sands, 3600 gallons of ice ban liquid, 18 pieces of hired equipment, 18 pieces of Manassas City equipment and utilized 49 Manassas City employees. Manassas City has a general contingency fund account that can be used for additional snow removal expenses.

Approximately $51,000 of the snow budget was used for snow removal of Manassas City Schools.

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

 

Susan E. Lhotka has been the City of Manassas refuse and recycling coordinator since 1995 and assisted with the management and oversight of solid waste management programs for Manassas including the residential refuse and recycling contracts. Lhotka is retiring this month after 18 years of service to the City of Manassas, Va.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS  TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

George Washington University alumnus, Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va. supplied more than 300 mini-cupcakes for the Taste of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

 “It was wonderful to be back on the George Washington University campus and it was amazing to be able to sample so many delicious cakes,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.