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LearningRx’s Hosts 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber Stars Event

LearningRx’s Hosts 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber Stars Event

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Stars event with 42 students attending from 21 Fairfax County area schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 130 attendees joined the event, including Jay Pearson, executive principal, Region 2, Fairfax County Public Schools and Maureen Loftus, youth and education chair for the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Tysons Regional Chamber partners with area schools to celebrate and honor selected students who deserve recognition for positive potential or significant improvements. The Chamber Stars event celebrates the accomplishment of students who have persevered despite significant obstacles or personal struggles. 

LearningRx Names March Madness/Brain Awareness Month Winners

LearningRx Names March Madness/Brain Awareness Month Winners

Katie Merritt, age 9 of Reston, Va and Gabriel Galdabini, age 7 of Arlington, Va. won LearningRx’s Brain Awareness Month’s March Madness Competition at its Reston and Vienna centers, respectively. The March Madness brain competition required all competitors to complete a circuit of five brain training activities as quickly as possible (with accuracy). Merritt held the winning time at LearningRx Reston at 2 minutes and 7 seconds, while Galdabini won with 4 minutes and 25 seconds LearningRx Vienna. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Merrit and Galdabini received a basket full of brain training games and brain-healthy snacks, including: 5 Second Rule, Set, Spot It, Distraction and Apples to Apples, dark chocolate-covered blueberries and nut mix.

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at MATHCOUNTS State Competition; Heads to Florida’s Natio

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at MATHCOUNTS State Competition; Heads to Florida’s Natio

The BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS team placed first in the MATHCOUNTS state championships in Richmond, Va.; its first time participating in the annual statewide MATHCOUNTS competition. BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS members include: Austin Feng (8th grade), Joshua Fu (8th grade), Pravalika Putalapattu, (7th grade) and Ethan Zhou (6th grade), and are led by Coaches Tyler Sullivan and Rikki McCullough, s BASIS Independent McLean math teacher. MATHCOUNTS state champions head to the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany, of Haymarket, Va. donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to www.cookintuscany.com

The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the region’s passion for food and fun. The tour provides daily cooking lessons from local “Nonnas”, first class accommodations in the medieval hill-top village of Montefollonico, visits to regional wineries and cheese makers, tours of local and historic sites and many recreational activities.

“It’s our honor to be able to support Comfort Cases, we hope that our auction items can help provide hundreds of backpacks for foster care kids,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany.

BASIS Independent McLean Students Give Back to Fairfax County Animal Shelter

BASIS Independent McLean Students Give Back to Fairfax County Animal Shelter

BASIS Independent McLean’s early childhood and primary students created and donating 20 hand-made animal beds, blankets, cat toys and dog treats to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. For more information on the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

“At BASIS Independent McLean, we teach our students how we’re all part of a bigger community, which is exactly what our animal bed project conveyed to our youngest students,” said Sean Aiken, head of school, BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va. “Not only did our students love creating the beds, but they were equally enthusiastic to learn that their hard work would bring comfort to so many animals in need,” said Aiken.

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

James Woods, 18, of Alexandria, Va., and senior at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. was selected by The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to study music education, in the fall of 2017. Not only is he finishing up his high school studies at MSA, Woods worked as the music director for Aldersgate Community Children’s Theater (ACCT) with Elf Jr. and is also employed by the Educational Theatre Company of Arlington, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information on the school.

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

Carmello’s Celebrates 30 Years; Offers 30 Percent Off Menu Feb. 3 – Feb. 12

 

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is turning 30 on Feb. 6, 2017. In celebration, Carmello’s will offer 30 percent off all food from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12, 2017, located at 9108 Center Street in Manassas. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s has been a family-owned restaurant in Historic Manassas, since 1987. Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine with Portuguese influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re so grateful for our customers, and we welcome them to stop by and help us celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.