Donna Manz | Staff

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.

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Vienna: Cool Things to Do in Winter

When children are off from school in cold weather, there’s still fun to be found.

The children are off from school --- again. It’s winter and it’s cold, and, possibly, snowy. You’ve done the library (Patrick Henry and the Oakton Library), the movies (huge selection at Tysons AMC) and have taken the kids bowling (Bowl America is full of youngsters during “break”).

What to Do This Winter in Vienna

Fun to Fun Fundraisers coming up.

The thought of snow sends Northern Virginians into survival mode, discouraging the scheduling of mega-events.

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Vienna Athlete ‘Slides’ Towards 2018 Winter Olympics

Veronica Day competes in skeleton, nationally and internationally.

While watching the 2010 winter Olympics bobsled and skeleton runs staged in Canada, James Madison High School graduate Veronica Day joked to her college roommate they they, too, should learn to bobsled.

Vienna: What’s on Radar for 2016

Local officials look out over the horizon in the new year in Vienna.

What does 2016 look like to elected officials and the business community serving the greater-Vienna area?

Vienna: New Year’s Hopes, Resolutions

What are your hopes and resolutions for 2016?

Independence Days

For many area seniors, aging-in-place is a strike for self-reliance.

Irene Coyne, 77, fills her days with activities, from crafting jewelry and knitting to volunteer work at a multitude of nonprofit organizations, such as Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

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2015 in Vienna, The Year That Was

Community center renovation was community’s biggest newsworthy story.

Not much in the way of earth-shattering events happens in Vienna and not much changes there every year …

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December Events in Vienna Add Sparkle to the Holidays

From music to ice skating, area makes most of the colder months.

Most holiday fairs have passed by early December but special events and activities remain.

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Where to Find Last-minute Gift Ideas in the Vienna Area

From memorial contributions to over-the-top “wow,” The Connection looks at unique gifts for the holidays

What makes a gift one-of-a-kind? When it is customized to the recipient’s interests and joys. Here are a few last-minute gift ideas, from the noble to the sublime …

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Church Street Holiday Stroll Still Sparkles in the Rain

Hundreds of families enjoy the outdoor and indoor festivities.

A cold drizzle may have dampened the attendance numbers at the annual Church Street Holiday Stroll but it did not dampen the spirits of the guests and strollers who braved the weather conditions on Nov. 30.

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