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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

3 men attack Uber driver in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – Three men were arrested after police said the trio attacked an Uber driver, Arlington County police said. 

The incident happened on Saturday around 10.55 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Washington Boulevard.

Police said the Uber driver was transporting six people and despite telling them not to, the passengers opened alcoholic beverages. That is when the driver terminated the trip, pulled over and the passengers exited the vehicle.

According to police, when 26-year-olds Justin Allen Norconk and Jeffery Eugene Rowe Jr., and 25-year-old Lance Daniel Ingram went back to get stuff they had left in the car, they got into an argument with the driver. Police said the Uber driver was hit with a beer bottle and a window in his car was shattered by the three. 

Police: Drunk Va. woman steals car, calls police next morning


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- An Arlington woman was charged with grand theft auto after county police say she stole a car while she was drunk Saturday night.

Arlington County police found out about the car the next morning after they say Samatha Bauman called authorities to tell them she had a car that was not hers.

Bauman, 22, was arrested and charged with grand theft auto. She was held on a $2000 unsecured bond.   

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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.’

Source of Potomac River oil spill remains unknown


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Coast Guard said Monday that fuel oil was discovered in Roaches Run Wildfowl Sanctuary and the Potomac River. Now they're trying to figure out where it came from.

Officials say that's challenging because the system that drains into the river dates back to the 1800s.

On Monday, the Coast Guard and other agencies popped manholes in Arlington trying to figure out how oil got into the Potomac River.

The systems drain into Roaches Run Wildfowl Sanctuary. That's where the oil first appeared about a week ago.

"It is always a huge disappointment when something like this happens," One park-goer said. 

Especially since geese and other animals are supposed to be protected there.

On Friday, our cameras caught Canada geese covered in oil. 

Road closures scheduled for Clarendon Mardi Gras parade


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Road closures will be in place Tuesday due to the Clarendon-Courthouse Mardis Gras Parade. 

The parade is set to begin at 7 p.m. 

The following closures will be in place: 

•    Wilson Blvd. from Veitch St. to Barton St. will be closed from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
•    Adams St and Wayne St., between Clarendon Blvd. and Wilson Blvd., will be closed from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
•    Wilson Blvd. from Barton St. to Irving St. will be closed from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Officials are advising residents to use the Metro due to the limited amount of parking. Street closures will also be limited.