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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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Recycle Your Holiday Greenery

Provided by Prince William County Department of Public Works After all the holiday festivities are over and the finery has lost its luster, give your Christmas tree, wreath and other cut greenery another life as compost, mulch or habitat. Simply remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and the tree stand and take the greenery to one of locations listed below …

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Holiday Tipping: Who do you tip and how much?

Provided by Serbin Media There’s the mailman and the doorman, the pet sitter and personal trainer, not to forget the housekeeper, home healthcare worker and many others.  Who do you tip this holiday season and how much? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers this simple checklist of which service providers …

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Last Full Measure of Devotion: Enduring Respect for Fallen Soldiers

Provided by Prince William County Schools Carrying on the time-honored tradition of placing wreaths to honor fallen soldiers, more than 50 students and staff from Rippon Middle School participated in the National Wreath Project on December 3 at the Quantico National Cemetery. Students learned in class about the tradition and its significance to America’s history and freedom. They joined hundreds …

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There is an Elf on One of These Shelves

Provided by Prince William County Santa gets pretty busy this time of year with all the Christmas preparations he has to do, so he sends his elves out to different spots to see how children are doing during the holiday season. One such spot is the Prince William Public Library System. The elves hide in different areas around the library waiting …

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