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MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT

THINK OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT


The latest on the missing Malaysian plane is that its computerized flight path was deliberately altered - that first off course turn - maybe even before it left the runway. The primary focus of the investigation seems to be clearly on the pilot and co-pilot, because, well, no one else on board seems to have had the requisite expertise. I have a different theory - remote hackers.
Think about this scenario. The data breach that targeted Target and other retailers, no pun intended, using malware created by a Russian teen who was never implicated, occurred during the busy shopping season associated with the religious holiday of Christmas. MH 370 went missing at the start of Lent, a time again widely observed by Christians, and close to the one year anniversary of the ascendancy of a Pope who, for lack of a better term, is packing them into the pews.

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in  WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. was named “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines for his work in pediatric allergy and immunology. With offices in Falls Church, Gainesville, and Lansdowne, Va., the locally renowned allergist is noted for his patient care and clinical treatments, especially with food allergies. For more information, go to www.vasneezers.com.

“It’s an honor to be noted among the ‘top doctors’ in our area,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville, Lansdowne and Falls Church, Va. “There is way to manage allergies effectively and it’s an exciting time to be in the immunology field, where we’re finding new and better treatments for those suffering with food allergies,” said Dr. Paluvoi.

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

 

Susan E. Lhotka has been the City of Manassas refuse and recycling coordinator since 1995 and assisted with the management and oversight of solid waste management programs for Manassas including the residential refuse and recycling contracts. Lhotka is retiring this month after 18 years of service to the City of Manassas, Va.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Erickson Living Expands into Florida Market

Erickson Living Expands into Florida Market

Devonshire at PGA National has new ownership and management company

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – January 30, 2014 – Erickson Living, manager and developer of Greenspring in Springfield, Va. and Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Va., announced today its ownership of and new role as management company for Devonshire at PGA National, and its continuing care neighborhood, Chatsworth at PGA National.   

“We are proud and excited about bringing the Erickson Living lifestyle to southeast Florida and expanding our management portfolio to 17 campuses nationwide,” said Alan Butler, CEO.