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

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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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Vienna Rotary Honors ‘Service Above Self’ Recipients

Awards presented to outstanding VPD, VVFD and town employees.

The Rotary Club of Vienna awarded 2014 M. Jane Seeman Service Above Self awards to outstanding members of the Vienna Police Department, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, and Town of Vienna staff on April 22.

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Greater Vienna Optimists Honor Local High School Juniors

Youth Awards of Excellence renamed in honor of founder TR Cook.

The Optimists’ slogan is, “bringing out the best in kids.” On April 15, the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna recognized outstanding high school juniors from George C. Marshall, James Madison, and Oakton high schools at its newly-renamed TR Cook Awards of Excellence presentation at Madison.

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Historic Vienna, Inc. Used-book Sale Draws Hundreds of Buyers

When the Vienna Community Center opened at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, book lovers moved in, snaking their way around the hallway.

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Vienna Volunteers Honored

Individuals, businesses, recognized for contributions to community.

More than 35 volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the Vienna community at the 14th Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Reception held on April 14 at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department’s Flame Room.

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Shepherd’s Center Volunteers Honored

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV), Executive Director Michelle Scott honored SCOV’s 237 volunteers, recognizing outstanding contributions with a pin presentation to several of the service organization’s members.

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Vienna Idol Returns for Fourth Year

Auditions open to vocalists and musicians through May.

Growing bigger every year with stakes growing higher, as well, Vienna Idol kicked off its qualifying rounds – auditions – in early April. Local musical talent is vying for a $1,000 grand prize in 2015.

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