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Celebrate Flag Day –Retire Old Glory with Respect

Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division June 14 is Flag Day in the United States.  It celebrates the adoption of the United States flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. This officially replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field …

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June Is National Fireworks Safety Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Although the first holiday of the summer has come and gone, the excitement and anticipation of all the wonderful festivities yet to happen remains; part of that excitement is fireworks. Annually, healthcare practitioners and public safety officials warn consumers about the dangers of fireworks that can result in injury, death and destruction of …

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Flags Honor the Fallen

Provided by Anthony Garris May is National Military Appreciation Month! Please join Forest Park High School JROTC and Combat Veterans of America Motorcycle Club on Saturday, May 27, 2017, as we partner again this year to honor our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will MEET at Quantico National Cemetery with a mission to place 10,000 flags …

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Egg Dyeing Tips

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant Hard-Boiled Eggs Place 12 large eggs in 8-qt. stockpot; add enough cold water to cover the eggs about 1 inch. Quickly bring water just to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat. Let eggs stand, covered, for 20 minutes. Immediately run cold water over the eggs or place them in ice water until …

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Occoquan Peep Show

Provided by Business Guild of Occoquan Saturday April 15, 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m. Over 20 Occoquan shops displaying creative dioramas using Easter Peeps. These marshmallow Peeps will be doing amazing things….there will be Peep Artists, Peep Wine Connoisseurs, Peep Fashion Show, Peep Politicians and more…..Free “Peep Hats” while supply lasts. Look for yellow balloons at participating shops. Vote for your favorite Peep Diorama …

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New Year’s Eve Prime Time for Fireworks-Related Injuries

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve are two popular holidays known for celebrating festivities with fireworks. Unfortunately, these two holidays are also associated with a high occurrence of fireworks-related injuries and property damage. Each year, in the United States, individuals are injured by fireworks that require medical treatment not to mention the …

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Preserving Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions come in many forms – from decorating the tree and shopping for loved ones to movie nights and your favorite festive foods. However, there is no holiday tradition quite as enjoyable and rewarding as giving back. Here are several ways that you can create and preserve this important holiday tradition with your family. Write a Letter to Make …

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December is Safe Toys & Gift Month – Be Sure to Choose Wisely

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue During this time of the year, children become excited in anticipation of the toys they’ll receive from Santa, friends and family, yet if not properly selected, toys chosen may cause injury even death. During the past four years, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)(cpsc.gov) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have stopped …

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Giving Back: City of Manassas

Provided by City of Manassas At this time of year with gift giving and holiday cheer, City of Manassas staff took some time out to give back to the community.  During the 12 Ways of Giving campaign, city staff stuffed envelopes for Project Mend-a-House, helped out at the Animal Shelter, organized arts and crafts at the Boys & Girls Club, …

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the Firehouse

By Frank E. Vaerewyck Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the Firehouse Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The bunker pants sat by the beds with care, In hopes that no calls will let us sleep fair; The Captain was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of promotion danced in his head As the …

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