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Donna Manz

Donna Manz of Vienna has a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut, 1969; studies at Virginia Tech, MBA program, Tourism and Hospitality Management, ongoing. Donna prefers soft news, life-style news, to hard news. Particularly enjoys promoting human interest stories, especially those of the people and civic groups who make Vienna and Oakton a better place to live.

Recent Stories

Vienna: The Artful Gift Shop Locks Its Door

Handcrafts shop closed on June 27.

Five Vienna businesses closed down in June – Extreme Pizza, Johnny’s Pizza, Lili the First, Out-of-Sight Wines, and The Artful Gift Shop.

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Stroke Comeback Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Community

Virginia House of Delegates recognizes mission of Center.

The Stroke Comeback of Vienna, focusing on communication challenges of stroke survivors, celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 16 with community on-hand, and, with a Commonwealth of Virginia House resolution lauding the Center’s mission and achievements.

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Vienna Optimists Celebrate Anniversary with Free Food and Fun

The Optimists Club of Greater Vienna celebrated its 60th anniversary serving the youth of the community in-style, with a colorful and musical bash on the Town Green on the afternoon of June 14.

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Afternoons on Church Street in Vienna Debuts May 31

Vienna Arts Society hosted kids’ activities, artworks.

Afternoons on Church Street kicked off its debut on a steamy-hot Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 5 p.m., with exhibits and children’s activities planned and hosted by the Vienna Arts Society [VAS].

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Enjoy Vienna Summer

Activities and events abound from June through September.

Activities and events abound from June through September.

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Culinary Kids Compete in Cook-off in Vienna

Culinaria Cooking School debuts competition for young cooking champion.

Calling all culinary kids in Vienna ---- Culinaria Cooking School premieres its first-ever kids’ cook-off competition on June 28.

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ViVa! Vienna! Returns for Three-Day Memorial Day Weekend

Rotary Club and Town of Vienna partner to offer family fun, food, and live entertainment.

Vienna’s most family-friendly, fun-filled festival returns for Memorial Day weekend. ViVa! Vienna!, a celebration of food, live entertainment, amusement rides, and more than 300 merchandise and service vendors, kicks off on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. with food vendors, amusement rides, and live entertainment. Vendors open their booths on Sunday, when Church Street closes down to vehicular traffic. The Historic Church Street corridor turns into a rollicking community-centric party.

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Bike Rodeo Tests Skills, Offers Fun and Safety Tips

The annual Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation rodeo is different from most community events. The police department worked with the children participating as they navigated the obstacle course.

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Recognizing Helping Hands

Vienna Optimists honor sixth-grade students with Helping Hands Awards.

It is not often that elementary school students are recognized for outstanding contributions to school and community at an evening banquet in their honor.

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Taste of Vienna Serves Up Food and Fun

Sponsored by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, the annual food-fest draws hundreds throughout the day.

The 2015 Taste of Vienna was the chilliest food-fest since its inception – and cloudy, as well - but the weather did not appear to keep away local and not-so-local folks from coming by to sample signature dishes of popular restaurants, and, if you were a kid, to bounce in the bounce house.

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