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MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

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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.

2 men wanted in Sterling Wells Fargo Bank robbery


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects in connection with a robbery that happened at a Wells Fargo Bank in Sterling, Va. on Wednesday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 4 p.m. at the bank located in the Community Plaza in Sterling, Va., officials said.

Two men, both carrying firearms went into the bank. One of the suspects threatened a customer and demanded money, according to officials. Both of the men were dressed in black and wearing masks. They are both being described as tall men with larger builds.

The suspects fled the scene in a light color, possibly silver or white late model Nissan Altima, according to officials.

Suspect wanted in Sterling High-Up Food Mart robbery


STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Detectives from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that happened at a High-Up Food Mart located in Sterling, Va. on Wednesday.

The robbery happened at the High-Up Food Mart located in the 400 block of Enterprise Street, officials said.

The surveillance video shows the suspect going into the store right before 9:30 p.m. He pulled out a firearm and then demanded cash. He is then seen jumping over the counter and grabbing money from the cash register, officials said.

The cashier and a customer got involved in the incident and then a fight broke out. After what officials explained as a brief struggle, the suspect fled from the store with the money. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LearningRx of Leesburg, Va. is celebrating their anniversary on Sat., Feb. 28 from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 305 Harrison St., NE, Ste. 100A in Leesburg, Va. The family-friendly events offer door prizes like free LearningRx cognitive assessments, gift cards from Starbucks, and Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles, and many more. Refreshments and brain-boosting snacks like pumpkin trail mix, avocado gelato and blueberry smoothies will be served. Kids can enjoy Test Your Memory contests, Attention- Speed Races and Remember-the-Name game. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com/leesburg.

Limited parking is available in the adjacent parking, but street parking is accessible. The Leesburg LearningRx anniversary event is a family-friendly, indoor event.

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.