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CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2013 Award of Excellence for the fourth 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 invest a lot of time and diligence in our extensive Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

NICOLE ALVAREZ JOINS ALLERGY and ASTHMA and AFFILIATES of LEESBURG and GAINESVILLE

NICOLE ALVAREZ JOINS ALLERGY and ASTHMA and AFFILIATES of LEESBURG and GAINESVILLE

Nicole Alvarez, physician assistant, joined, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. in his Gainesville, Va. office. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

“We are fortunate to have Nicole on our team; her patient care and clinical diagnose technique have been a great asset to our staff,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Leesburg and Gainesville, Va.

“I love children and never pass up a chance to engage with them…I love the opportunity to help alleviate their allergy symptoms,” said Nicole Alvarez, physician assistant at Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. “Allergies can affect your daily routine and limit children’s activities, so when we can help diagnose and provide symptom relief, we provide peace of mind for both parents and children,” said Alvarez.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. recently hosted its annual Spring Recital, featuring their senior students with piano and musical theatre performances at the The Artisphere in Arlington, Va. The Center’s high school graduates are moving on to college, including

Hermela Solomo, joining the High Tech Dance Team at Virginia Tech, Rosie Matthews going to Pace University in NYC, studying commercial dance, Gabi Stapula, also to attend Pace University in NYC for musical theatre, Arianna Bhambhani to attend Virginia Tech, Brianna Latrash, heading to University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,  Emily DiMaggio attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alexandra Rosenberg going to The College of William and Mary and Ara Snyder attending Pennsylvania State University. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

May is Hunger Awareness Month in Loudoun County

May is Hunger Awareness Month in Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has declared May as “Hunger Awareness Month” in Loudoun.

As the Board’s proclamation notes, food pantries in Loudoun County receive generous donations over the holidays and winter months, but as summer approaches donations significantly decrease.

During the summer months, the county’s largest food pantry, operated by Loudoun Interfaith Relief, increases the amount provided to each qualified child by 25 percent to make up for the loss of school-based programs. With a decrease in donations and more area families in need, area food panties are stretched thin. Loudoun Interfaith Relief reports that its food supplies are “dangerously low.” 

Through the Hunger Awareness Month proclamation, the Board is sending a message of support to those in need, raising awareness of the critical issue, and encouraging citizens to donate food items to one of the area’s local food pantries.

In Downtown Leesburg: 10th Annual Acoustic on the Green Concert Series Begins June 8

In Downtown Leesburg: 10th Annual Acoustic on the Green Concert Series Begins June 8

 

The artist lineup for the 10th annual season of the Acoustic on the Green outdoor summer concert series is now official. 

Concert dates and artists for the 2013 season are:

NOVA schedules seminars to help foreign-educated immigrants

Northern Virginia Community College is hosting two events to help skilled immigrants pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the United States.
 
Foreign-educated immigrants often struggle to find jobs in the U.S. that match the education and experience obtained previously in their home country. An estimated 2.7 million college-educated immigrants in this country are unemployed or underemployed, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

NOVA is teaming up with World Education Services and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education to address this problem with the Pathways to Success® seminar, developed by World Education Services through its Global Talent Bridge initiative.