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Lightning Safety Week is June 23rd – 29th

Summer has officially arrived and as more individuals begin enjoying and participating in outdoor activities, there is the likelihood they will encounter stormy weather. According to the National Weather Service (www.nws.noaa.gov), summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. Lightning accompanies all thunderstorms and is extremely dangerous. Except for flooding, lightning kills more …

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Independence Empowerment Center Announces their 7th ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Fair on July 13th

This years event will be held at the Harris Pavilion(9201 Center Street, Manassas), on July 13th, starting at 10am and going until 2:00. A new, special service animal:  A miniature horse! Yellow Cab, featuring one of their accessible cabs for everyone to see. Cake decorating by the Aubergine Chef. Live band Silent auction with signed Capitals hockey puck, a signed …

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GOING PLACES (AND NOT STOPPING):

Mary Lopez and the Independence Empowerment Center July 2012 By Audrey Harman, Contributing Writer   Growing up as a “military brat,” Dr. Mary Lopez has lived in such countries as Spain, Argentina and Panama. In the midst of her travels, she spent her high school years here in Prince William County, graduating from Woodbridge Senior High School in 1976 before her …

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Lyme Disease Season Is Here; Top Ten Tips to Prevent Lyme Disease

Dr. Srinagesh Paluvoi, Local Immunologist Recommends Prevention to Avoid Tick Bites Lyme disease season is prevalent in Northern Virginia and local immunologist, Dr. Srinagesh Paluvoi of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. cautions his patients to be aware of Lyme disease symptoms and stresses top ten tips to help avoid exposure to tick bites. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information. …

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Loudoun County Health Department Informing Travelers of Possible Measles Exposure at Dulles International Airport on June 7, 2013

(Leesburg, Va.) Out of an abundance of caution, Loudoun County Health Department is informing people who were at Dulles International Airport on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6 – 9 p.m. in Concourse A or B, in the International Arrivals Building or in the Baggage Claim level of the Main Terminal that they may have been exposed to a person …

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Prince William Health District Announces Branding Campaign

Serves Residents of Prince William County, and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park (MANASSAS, Va.) — The Prince William Health District recently introduced an updated visual identity, including a new logo, to support its visibility within the community. The new branding campaign is designed to promote the various and diverse services that the Prince William Health District provides to …

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Mother and Daughter Walk Out of the Darkness

By Lauren Jackson, Contributing Writer Mother and daughter duo Melissa and Mikayla Harshman have literally and figuratively trekked through the night to reach the dawn together. The Bristow residents joined almost 2,000 others to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention during the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Washington, D.C. on June 1. …

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Prince William Living – Ladies Night at Magnificent Belly Dance!

Saturday, June 15th 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 9000 Center Street, Manassas Meet Prince William Living staff and the instructors at Magnificent Belly Dance and try some basic belly dance moves- feminine and  graceful along with rhythmic and energetic. Dress up in costume if you wish  (costumes in many sizes and degrees of exposure provided) for a fuller experience and dance along …

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A Clean Home is a Safe Home

In honor of National Home Safety Month in June, Merry Maids of Prince William, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties offers these ideas to ensure your clean and safe home. Watch Where You Step: Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional home injury and are often the result of damp or slick floors and cluttered pathways. They can happen anywhere, …

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Training Futures Opens Manassas Location

Second Training Site Now Enrolling for Mid-June Launch (Oakton, Va., June 3, 2013)  Training Futures, the nationally-acclaimed workforce development program by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), held a grand opening ceremony at its new location in Manassas on Thursday, May 30. The program is housed in Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Innovation Park facility at 9485 Innovation Drive. More than …

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