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USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, was recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today. Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers spend six months of the year in Tuscany, where they host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

More than 20,000 Legos were donated to the Autism Society of Northern Virginia by local LearningRx brain training centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston and Vienna, Va., and LearningRx directors committed to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet upon meeting their 20K Lego goal. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

“We’re grateful to the community to help us support autism awareness and surpassed our Lego goal,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston and Vienna, Va. “Our Lego Walk of Fire was everything you’d expect…it was painful, but fun…the key is to walk quickly,” said Loftus.

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their autism outreach programs.

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.  

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

Local LearningRx brain training centers are looking for LEGO®s; lots of them for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, where LEGO® building is a regular part of their community events. Northern Virginia LearningRx centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston, and Vienna have a goal to collect 20,000 LEGO®s in total, and upon reaching that goal, center owners commit to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their outreach programs.

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. are gearing up for the annual Historic Manassas Restaurant week, Mar. 7 to Mar. 13. Carmello’s will feature a 3-course menu for $35 (inclusive) and Monza offers 2-courses for $25 (inclusive). For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s Restaurant Week menu offers 3-courses from the following selections:

Course One: Mozzarella Spedini, Crab Fritters Portuguesa or Salada Mista de Alcachofas

Course Two: Linguine Mar e Monte, Agnolotti con Pesto, Filete de Robalo ala Vasca or Chicken Marsala

Course Three: Mascarpone Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, New York Style Cheesecake or Crème Brûlée

Monza’s Restaurant Week Menu offers 2-courses from the following menu:

Course One: Crab Fritters Portuguesa, Insalata alla Caesar, Chopped House Salad, or Mozzarella con Pomodoro e Basilico

Police: Driver with kids on board hits another car head-on


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Springfield man was traveling with three kids in his car when he deliberately drove it head-on into another vehicle Sunday afternoon, Prince William County police said. 

After hitting the other vehicle, police say Villegas Torres then got out of his car and began punching the driver in the face multiple times before the driver found a box cutter and slashed Torres in the face. 

According to police, Torres was driving near the 15000 block of Lost Canyon Court in Woodbridge with three children, ages 2, 9 and 10, in the car. While driving, Torres saw a car with a woman involved in a dispute with Torres and a 61-year-old male driver, according to police. 

When he saw the woman, police say Torres, 34, drove his car head-on into the car the woman was riding in, causing minor damage.

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

In preparation of the opening of BASIS Independent McLean, (which is Tysons Corner’s first prek-12th grade school), Basis.ed’s co-founder Michael Block will speak at an introductory session on Mon., Feb. 22 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel at 7 p.m., located at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Va. The Washington Post recently ranked BASIS Oro Valley in Arizona the number one most challenging high school in America and now that  private school model is coming to McLean, Va. To register, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

Block was recognized not only as a top educator by Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, but Noodle also noted Block for ‘creating educational institutions that combined the rigors of Asian and European schooling with the American system’s emphasis on creativity and originality.’