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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) raised $8,000 at their second Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their Black  Box Theatre project in Alexandria, Va. MSA is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the concert at the George Washington National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., hosted by FOX 5’s anchor, Annie Yu.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building our Black Box Theatre,” said Melissa Dobbs, presidents of the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

MONZA Gives Away $3,800 in Gift Cards; Collects 152 Coats for SERVE

MONZA Gives Away $3,800 in Gift Cards; Collects 152 Coats for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 152 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during the Manassas Christmas parade. For every person that donated a coat, Monza gave away a $25 Monza gift card. For more information, call 703.434.3621 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our holiday coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Miguel Pires, general manager 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.

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.

A Message to the Community from Loudoun Interfaith Relief

A Message to the Community from Loudoun Interfaith Relief

Dear Editor and Friends of Loudoun Interfaith Relief;

The holidays are supposed to be a time of hope and happiness, but for those struggling with hunger the holidays are another day where they don’t know where their next meal will come from. Can you imagine? Right here, in our community, that is a reality for so many of our neighbors.

Each day we open our doors to Loudoun community members in need.  I struggle with the fact that there is a need for our services in the wealthiest county in the nation. I am however, astounded at the generosity and kindness that our community has been able to provide. It gives me such pleasure to thank you all for your contributions to support Loudoun Interfaith Relief.  So many families, organizations, businesses, grocery stores and faith based organizations have helped us meet the needs of our community.

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.

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.