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Local waitress receives surprising holiday tip


HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A waitress in Herndon got the tip of her life on Thursday.

Megan Asadi was working her regular shift at the Virginia Kitchen, when she received a $1200 dollar tip on a $128 tab.

The tip came from an anonymous group, that calls the massive gratuity a 'Tip Bomb'. The group chooses not to identify themselves in order to focus the act on the recipient of their large tips. Their goal is simply to spread holiday cheer to others.

Linc Kruger, the owner of Virginia Kitchen said he had no idea they group had decided to stop by his restaurant. "They were just kind of like... we left a tip on the table we want her to get it," Kruger explained.

Kruger said the random act of kindness could not have happened to a better person.

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BELLEZZA SPA COLLECTS CANNED GOODS for N.Va. Family Service; 10 % OFF SPA SERVICE; 20 % OFF PRODUCTS

BELLEZZA SPA COLLECTS CANNED GOODS for N.Va. Family Service; 10 % OFF SPA SERVICE; 20 % OFF PRODUCTS

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. encourages all their clients to bring in at least five canned goods between now and Dec. 31 for Northern Family Services in Fairfax, Va. For every customer who brings in five canned goods of food, they will receive 20 percent off any product (except intraceuticals) and 10 percent off a spa service of $50 or more. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

Bellezza Spa will offer one 10 percent discount off a spa service, per person that drops off five canned goods. The discount can only be applied once, per person.

“Many homeless shelters and food pantries are in need of extra supplies and food during the holiday season, so we want to help give back to our local community,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

3 arrested for car theft, burglary and credit card theft in Va.


HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County Police have arrested three people in connection with a series of crimes that took place in Herndon, Va.

Ezekiel Pajibo, age 25, Marion Pajibo, age 18, and Nicholas MCloud, age 22, all of Herndon have been arrested in charged in a series of car larcenies, burglaries and credit card thefts that have taken place since August 2014.

During the early morning hours the suspects would enter vehicles and steal credit cards, cash and other items of value, police said. In some cases, the suspects would use garage door openers to gain access to homes, police said.

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DROP OFF TOYS FOR CASA at MONZA/CARMELLO’s and GET $10 GIFT CARD

DROP OFF TOYS FOR CASA at MONZA/CARMELLO’s and GET $10 GIFT CARD

From now through Dec. 24, Manassas residents can drop off toys for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Children) of Manassas, Va., at Monza and Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. in return for a  $10 Monza/Carmello’s gift card. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.

“CASA is a tremendous support for kids in need of support, guidance and love, and we want to be able to bring them some extra kindness during the holidays, by offering them some surprise holiday gifts,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

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CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE's DINNER at CARMELLOS

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE's DINNER at CARMELLOS

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve a la carte dinner on Tues, Dec. 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Menu prices vary. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

Appetizer selections include: Brick-oven Oysters Rockefeller, Spitada de Camarao, Mini-Beef Wellingtons, Risotto Fritters and Calamari Fritti, as well as two soups, Lobster Bisque and Roasted Butternut Squash.

Autumn Mesclun Salad, Caesar Salad and Chopped House Salad will be offered along with several entrees, including Lobster Mascarpone Ravioli, Deconstructed Veal Agnolotti Lasagna, Pan-seared Filet Mignon with Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Pan-roasted Fish of the Day, Slow-braised Beef Short Ribs, Portuguese Paella Valenciana and Red-Wine Braised Duroc Pork Shank.

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.

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY; AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY;  AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LearningRx of Vienna, Va., Reston, Va. Fairfax, Va., Chantilly, Va., Leesburg, Va., and N. Potomac, Md. are collecting toys at their brain-training centers from now through Dec. 24 for the their respective, local Salvation Army facilities. For every five toys that are collected, LearningRx will also donate one of their ‘smart’ brain-building toys to Salvation Army; toys that help build cognitive skills, like memory, auditory, logic, attention and processing speed. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.