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Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Interview originally posted on I AM Modern Magazine

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts, located at 9100 Church Street, Suite 101 in Old Town Manassas, Va., opened its doors to offer quilting classes, sell books and quilting fabrics. An avid quilter, Manassas resident, Jean Schachner is the owner of Aurora Quilts.   For more information, go to www.auroraquilts.com.

For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Speedy Green Car Wash Donates More Than $300 to SERVE in February

With the help of their customers, Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. raised more than $300 for the local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of a February charity campaign. Customers selected the SERVE fundraiser code when making their car wash selections and 20 percent of their total car wash service went toward SERVE. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is moving and re-opening its doors in downtown Haymarket , Va. on Tues., Mar. 29, with renovations underway to host a new Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge in May. Located at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304, the 4,800 square-foot salon will be offering its traditional hair services, as well as facial, nail care and massages, but will also be expanding to feature a Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge, which is still under construction. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.


Good Luck to Super Spellers Tonight

From Prince William County Public Schools:

everal students in PWCS middle schools are going far beyond their usual homework this week as they study and prepare for the Prince William County Spelling Bee on Friday, March 11 at Godwin Middle School. The event is co-sponsored by the “News & Messenger” and the Bel Air Women’s Club.

Participants and their parents or guardians should arrive at Godwin Middle School by 6 p.m. The doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. Godwin Middle School is located at 14800 Darbydale Avenue, Woodbridge.

Among the participants at the Prince William County Spelling Bee will be:


Thomas Strei III

Alternate: Daniel Te

Benton Middle School


Jayne Ross

Alternate: Kirsten Strother

Bull Run Middle School


Anna Mach

Alternate: Emily Legge

Graham Park Middle School


Chathurya Anuga

Alternate: Firas Odeh

7th Annual Spring Wine Dinner at City Square Cafe in March


City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is welcoming spring with their 7th annual Spring Wine Dinner on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7 p.m., featuring a four-course dinner with wines specially selected by Chef Robert Barolin. Wines are from New Zealand, Chile, and Italy. Cost is $79 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.