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WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

Congratulations to the winner of our Facebook Photo Caption Contest, Charlene Woods. Did you watch the Super Bowl?

This photo (provided by US Presswire) is of NY Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw running for a touchdown with :57 left on the clock.

The theory is that the New England Patriot allowed the Giants to score the touchdown, so they could get the ball back with one timeout and enough time to make a final drive. The Giants ended up winning Super Bowl XLVI 21-17.

See PHOTOS from the Super Bowl.

CITY OF MANASSAS WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC, TAREK ALY

CITY OF MANASSAS WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC, TAREK ALY

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities recently named Tarek Aly, of Manassas Park, Va., deputy director of electric. Aly has worked for the public works/utilities department for nine years and is an 18-year veteran in the utilities industry. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Aly helps to ensure a safe work environment for field employees, produce reliable electric systems and provide feasible rates for customers. An avid soccer player, Aly spends much of his spare time playing indoor and outdoor soccer. He (published in April 2005), and is also a

“Tarek has shown great leadership and skill in helping direct the electrical operations for the City of Manassas,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.  “We’re thrilled to have him on board as the new deputy director,” said Moon.

Alexandria, D.C., Arlington Some Of America's "Most Generous" Cities?

Alexandria, D.C., Arlington Some Of America's "Most Generous" Cities?

The residents of Washington, D.C. are Northern Virginia are apparently pretty generous.  

According to a report released by Convio, an organization dedicated to assisting non-profits raise money, Alexandria, D.C., and Arlington are respectively the second, third, and fourth most generous "online" cities with populations greater than 100,000 in the country.

The report, which ranks the 273 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated to charity, listed Seattle, Washington as the number one city, followed by Alexandria, D.C., and Arlington.  Cambridge, Massachusetts came in as fifth on the list.

Students Earn Spots in District Jazz Band

From ACPS:

Congratulations to the nine T.C. Williams High School band members selected to the District Ten Jazz Band: Bobby Warden, Garrett Youmans, Duncan Forrester, Denny Okudinani, Stephen Olmstead, Jonathan Forbes, David Salmons, Maria Jones and Kevin Bueno. Nick Braun and George Waskowicz are alternates. After rehearsals Jan. 26 through 28, the group will present a public performance at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Ainslie Arts Center at Episcopal High School, 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. For more information, contact T.C. Williams Jazz Director Doug Rogers at douglas.rogers@acps.k12.va.us.

NOVA Professor Writes Award-Nominated Western Web Series

NOVA Professor Writes Award-Nominated Western Web Series

NOVA professor writes award-nominated Western Web series

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels of Washington, D.C., has been nominated for an Indie Soap Award for her role in “Thurston,” an online Western drama series. “Thurston” tells the story about residents of a remote mining town in the Kansas Ozarks and their struggle for survival. Frels portrays Maggie Callaway, a pioneering and emotionally complex character seeking a new chance at life in the untamed West.