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Air Fest 2014 at Culpeper Regional Airport (T. I. Martin Field)

by Dan Verner Since I have been interested in aviation and World War II since I was five (these interests resulted 61 years later in my novel On Wings of the Morning), on Friday, October 10, I visited Air Fest 2014 at T. I. Martin Field, the regional airport for Culpeper, located in Brandy Station. I recommend this event to …

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EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES ON I-495 NORTH BEGIN THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 24-26 FOR SHOULDER LANE PAVING OPERATION

Provided by Virginia Megaprojects FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that double-lane closures on I-495 North, from near the Dulles Toll Road, Exit 45, to the George Washington Parkway (Exit 43), will be extended this weekend, Oct. 24-26. Lane closures will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday night and will extend until 10 a.m. on …

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Lane Closures on Westbound Leesburg Pike at Tyco Road Next Three Weekends

Provided by Virginia Megaprojects Final paving work and road configuration work on Route 7 at Tyco Road will cause major lane closures in Tysons Corner over the next three weekends. Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews work to complete road work at this busy intersection. Closures will be in effect from Friday nights at 10 p.m. through Monday mornings at 5 …

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Fall Fun Events from PWC Moms

Provided by PWC Moms www.pwcmoms.com October 14 St Paul UMC in Woodbridge (1400 G Street) will host their annual pumpkin patch from October 12-31st.  M-F 2-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 1pm-6pm.  Proceeds benefit Children and Youth Ministries. Lake Ridge Nursery Pumpkin Patch 8am-8pm M-S, Sunday 8am-7pm The Burnside Barnyard in Haymarket is open and there’s no admission. The fall market is a great place for …

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The Aberdeen Barn

By Virginia Burbage I felt like we took a step back in time last night. For those of you too young to remember, prime rib used to be a big night out. And at the Aberdeen Barn it still is! A visit here is the perfect way to end a day in the lovely Charlottesville area, which at about a two-hour …

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County is Home to Best Preserved Civil War Battery on the Potomac

Contributed by Prince William County The Cockpit Point Battery, or canon emplacement, which served as part of the Potomac Blockade against Union shipping between October 1861 and March 1862, is the best preserved of the batteries that lined the Potomac River during the Civil War. A recent study, presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, showed that Cockpit Point, …

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Manassas “Celebrate America!” a Blast

Thousands Fill Historic Downtown to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – Thousands of people filled the Manassas Museum lawn and lined streets in historic downtown Manassas Friday to watch one of the largest Independence Day fireworks shows in Northern Virginia. The Manassas “Celebrate America!” Fourth of July festivities began with kids’ rides at 3 p.m. …

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Ticket Price Increase Does Not Keep Crowds Away

Nearly 5,000 Attend Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival 2014 By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – A $10 increase over ticket prices for last year’s festival did not stop thousands of people from spending Father’s Day last Sunday (June 15) at the 10th annual Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, held for the second consecutive year on the Manassas Museum lawn. At …

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Record Attendance at Heritage Railway Festival

More than 30,000 Visit the Train, Layouts By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – A sunny, beautiful day and the chance to ride the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) with family, see the displays of model railroad clubs and meet a “frozen princess” attracted more than 30,000 visitors last Saturday (June 7) to the Heritage Railway Festival in historic downtown Manassas. It …

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