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Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FACIALS in FEB.; GET FREE DERMALOGICA TRAVEL KIT; STRAWBERRIES

VALENTINE CHOCOLATE FACIALS in FEB.; GET FREE DERMALOGICA TRAVEL KIT; STRAWBERRIES

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is featuring chocolate facials the entire month of February, complemented with free strawberries and beverage. Customers who request a chocolate facial, will receive a free Dermalogica travel kit as well, valued at more than $30, which includes a facial cleanser, facial toner, an exfoliant and eye cream. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“We love Valentine’s Day and chocolate facials are a sweet way to pamper yourself or your loved one,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “The antioxidants and moisturizer naturally found in chocolate, provide soothing and refreshing effects on your skins,” said Berrios.

CARMELLO’s 28th ANNIVERSARY: GET 28 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 2 to FEB. 8

CARMELLO’s 28th ANNIVERSARY: GET 28 PERCENT OFF DINNER FEB. 2 to FEB. 8

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is celebrating its 28th anniversary on Feb. 6th. In gratitude to their customers, they’re offering 28 percent off dinner from Mon., Feb. 2 through Sun., Feb. 8, featuring their new winter menu. Menu prices vary.  For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

“We are so thankful to our community and our patrons; 28 years is a long time and we appreciate all of their support,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

Greenspring’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Champions Crowned

Greenspring’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Champions Crowned

Guest judges sampled more than one dozen chili recipes during the ‘heated’ competition

(Springfield, Va.) - While the snow fell around the D.C. region on January 21, more than 150 Greenspring residents and staff warmed up inside at the community’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off.   This year, over one dozen recipes were submitted from staff members and residents including Greenspring’s reigning Chili Cook-Off champions.

Each chili was sampled and rated by a panel of five judges including ABC7/WJLA-TV news co-anchors Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji, Greenspring’s dining committee resident chairman Hank Spille, Greenspring’s Director of Finance Berwick Drews, and Greenspring’s Associate Executive Director Pam Haman.  During the event, the room of chili enthusiasts was entertained by KingStreet Bluegrass, a local Alexandria based-band, as well as Greenspring’s own resident square-dancing club.  

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES CANNED GOODS to NO. VA. FAMILY SERVICES

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES CANNED GOODS to  NO. VA. FAMILY SERVICES

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. has collected more than 75 non-perishable food items for Northern Virginia Family Services, while offering a 10 percent discount for any customer who donated five or more canned goods. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“We appreciate the support from our customers who helped us contribute to Northern Virginia Family Services food pantry,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS in “THE LAST FIVE YEARS” in DC; STUDENTS MAKE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS in “THE LAST FIVE YEARS” in DC; STUDENTS MAKE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will debut their first, student-directed, produced performance on Fri., Jan., 16 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Atlas Performing Arts Theatre at 1333 H Street., NE, in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

The Last Five Years is a live production of Jason Robert Brown's masterpiece, which was recently rated one of the top five musicals of this decade. It premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002. The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt, a struggling actress.

Over $300,000 Donated to Staff Appreciation Fund at Greenspring

Over $300,000 Donated to Staff Appreciation Fund at Greenspring

 

(Springfield, Va.) - This year, residents at Greenspring donated a total of $302,014 to the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund.  The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say “thank you” to the non-management hourly employees at the community.

At Greenspring, eligible employees may include the community’s wait staff, security officers, communication and administrative staff, banquet servers, maintenance workers, culinary team members, housekeepers, and special projects team members, totaling 953 staff members.

On Tuesday, December 9, Greenspring hosted a Staff Appreciation Fund reception where donated funds were distributed to each eligible employee.  Employees also had the opportunity to visit with residents and write notes of thanks for the generosity shown.