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Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Largest VA Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

On July 1, 2012, Manassas Regional Airport, Virginia’s largest regional airport, will begin construction to extend their longest runway by an extra 500 feet. The airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $3,974,723 and $353,309 from a Virginia Department of Aviation grant to lengthen their existing runway to 6200 feet. The extension will permit aircraft owners more runway to stop in inclement weather, allow aircraft to take more fuel for coast-to-coast flights and reduce noise levels to the north of the airport.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures

 

From John Lisle: The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the U.S. Park Police have provided the following information about temporary road closures for events scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend.

 United House of Prayer for All People Memorial Day Parade

 

Scott Frederick: Automated Insights, Inc

Scott Frederick: Automated Insights, Inc

Scott Frederick is the Chief Operating Officer of Automated Insights, Inc., a revolutionary new technology company that transforms raw data into surprisingly compelling narrative content, visual displays and interactive applications. Prior to joining Automated Insights, Scott was a venture capitalist, most recently co-founding Valhalla Partners, a company that has over $400 million under management. Scott was also a partner at FBR Technology Group, where he played a key role in the creation and management of one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prolic venture groups. We spoke to Scott about Automated Insights, his past ventures and what his plans are for the future.

Locally-Owned Car Wash Hosts March 24th Blood Drive for Boy Awaiting Bone Marrow Transplant

Locally-Owned Car Wash Hosts March 24th Blood Drive for Boy Awaiting Bone Marrow Transplant

A letter from Pat Wirth, Owner of Potomac Falls Express Lube and Car Wash:

Dear Friends,  

March 24, 2012 is Joey Angel's 8th birthday. Guess what he wanted for his birthday? A blood drive to help keep him alive! You see, Joey has Severe Aplastic Anemia and is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. His mother and I are friends and since March is Red Cross month and I am a member of the Loudoun County Leadership Council for the American Red Cross we thought this was a match made in "heaven" (pun intended!). Joey and his family live in Potomac Falls and Janel, his mom, works for Cardinal Bank.  

OLD TOWN MANASSAS DEBUTS FOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS

OLD TOWN MANASSAS DEBUTS FOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department recently unveiled the new ChargePoint America Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Old Town Manassas, Va. In efforts to be environmentally friendly and cost-effective the department has proactively researched alternative energy options for customers. More than 100 Chargepoint America EV charging stations are installed throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, while more than 50 areas in the United States also contain the stations. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Airports Authority Commemorates Black History Month

From MWAA:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is commemorating Black History Month with two special events that will entertain passengers while involving students in the celebration of black history. Local middle and high students will compete in a Poetry Slam that will be judged by Nikki Giovanni, a New York Times Bestsellers List author.

At another event, Kwame Alexander, an author who was recently nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award, will read his children’s book to elementary school students. The book whimsically highlights the contributions of musical icons to African-American culture.

Dulles International Airport
Monday, February 13
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
“Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Barn” will be read and performed by Kwame Alexander to local elementary school students from Loudoun and Fairfax County Public Schools.