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City Square Café Debuting Winter Wine Classes with Chef Robert Barolin

City Square Café Debuting Winter Wine Classes with Chef Robert Barolin

Chef Robert Barolin at City Square Café in Old Town Manassas is featuring wine classes on Thursdays from Jan. 6 through Feb. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Barolin, a former wine representative for various vineyards, will teach a class about “Getting to Know your Wines.” He’ll discuss student’s wine knowledge, how to taste wine, what to look for when purchasing wine, which wines are trending, teach the names and origin of the wine grapes, discuss why the same grape tastes different in different regions, instruct about the best wine and food pairings and test students’ final knowledge with a blind wine tasting. Class size is limited to eight people. Cost is $35 per week or $250 in advance. Call 703.369.6022 to sign-up.

Two red and two white wines will be tasted in every class and paired with light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees must sign up for all eight classes.

Northern VA Black Chamber Announces 2011 Board of Directors

From Gaea at Northern Virginia BCC:

Alexandria, VA – The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2011 Board of Directors:  

Gaea L. Honeycutt, Chairwoman

G.L. Honeycutt Consulting, LLC

Alexandria, VA

Seventh Annual Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award to be Presented

Seventh Annual Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award to be Presented

From Amy Krueger:

December 6, 2010 - At 1 p.m. today the Capital Area Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association will honor Prince William County Police Department Senior Lieutenant Phillip “Flip” Harrover, Jr. with its seventh annual Theodore Roosevelt Police Award. The Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award honors a deserving law enforcement officer who has overcome a serious handicap, illness, or injury and continues to render outstanding service to his or her department.

The ceremony will take place at the American Legion-Washington Office, 1608 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Charlie T. Dean, chief of the Prince William County Police Department, will speak about Harrover’s experience. Doug Hill, Chief Meteorologist for WJLA-Channel 7 and WTOP, will serve as master of ceremony for the event. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

Chef Robert Barolin Judges Lockheed Martin Employee Bake-Off Competition

Chef Robert Barolin Judges Lockheed Martin Employee Bake-Off Competition

City Square Café owner and chef, Robert Barolin was one of five Manassas-area judges selected to choose winners of Lockheed Martin’s inaugural Employee Bake-Off at Lockheed Martin’s offices in Manassas, Va.  Barolin selected a pineapple upside-down cake as the overall winner. There were 48 baked items submitted with 17 winners chosen in four different categories, including cookies, pies, cakes and other baked goods. First, second and third place winners were chosen in each category. Items were judged on taste, texture and presentation.

City Square Café provides tapas and homemade American bistro favorites with an international flair, seven days a week.

Hours of operation include: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lunch and dinner,) Fri., 11 a.m.to 10 p.m. (lunch and dinner), Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch).

Miss Virginia 2010 Speaks to Local Elementary School

This morning, Miss Virginia 2010, Caitlin Uze, spoke to Prince William County's Mountain View Elementary School students. She spoke about about saying "no" to alcohol, body image, self image, and bullying. The elementary school gym was filled with first through fifth graders and faculty; Uze gave more intimate presentations to each kindergarden classroom afterwards. 

Miss Virginia displayed a picture on the large screen of her from when she was in elementary school. She explained how she was bullied and teased because of her glasses, braces, and the way she spoke with a lisp. It is not about the outside "package," but rather more important things like how you do in school, was her message. "But the truth is, when other people judge you, they are not defining you, they are defining themselves," said Uze. 

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Haymarket Teen is Recognized by Police and Fire Departments for Heroism

From Prince William County Police Department:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Christopher “Chris” Berger of Haymarket was recognized Nov. 9 by the Police Department and the Department of Fire & Rescue for his quick thinking and heroism in helping a Haymarket man from an overturned and burning SUV – thus saving the man’s life – just weeks before Chris began his senior year of high school.

“Prince William County has great youth living here and Chris exemplifies what is great about them,” said Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee. “His actions saved the life of another person and without that, the outcome would have been very tragic.” Police Chief Charlie T. Deane added his praise of Chris’ actions: “I’m proud of this young man because we never know how we’re going to react in a life threatening situation and Chris demonstrated a selfless regard for others.”