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Annual Wreath Across America Day December 16

Provided by Arlington Tours Arlington National Cemetery Tours is proud to support Wreaths Across America and their mission of honoring our nation’s greatest heroes. On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 and Jan. 20, 2018. On these two days, we’ll assist the organization at Arlington National Cemetery to place ribboned wreaths at the foot of every headstone in a touching ceremony that …

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Antietam Elementary School Reaches for the Stars

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) “NA1SS, this is KM4TAY for our scheduled contact,” were the call letters heard in the school-wide assembly at Antietam Elementary on Dec. 11. One of only 20 schools chosen from around the world, Antietam’s students made contact with Astronaut Mark Vande Hei aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via amateur radio. Antietam Elementary …

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Hylton Athlete Named Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year

Provided by Prince William County Schools In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company has named Ricky Slade of C.D. Hylton High School in Prince William County Public Schools as its 2017-18 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year. Slade is the first Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year to be chosen …

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Holiday Procrastination and Good Intentions

Provided by Errand Works This was going to be the year you got ahead of the game, right? Where the presents were bought and wrapped early so you could enjoy a stress-free holiday filled with family time. How’s that going? Well if you were full of good intentions but life got in the way, trust us, you’re not alone. We …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Storefront Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a two-story commercial structure fire at 14339 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Woodbridge early Saturday morning..  Crews arrived within minutes and reported smoke showing from the roof. Crews forcibly entered through front door and found fire on the first floor.  The source of the fire was found in …

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Seven Ways to Green Your Family’s Holiday

By Roger LeBlanc What if you could gift your loved ones a cleaner environment this holiday season? Every day, the average country resident produces 6.3 pounds of trash – and between gift giving, holiday parties, lights and decorations, this number rises over the holiday season. Here are seven easy ways to reduce waste and trash drops off during the holidays. …

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Dulles Glass & Mirror, Inc., Celebrates Growth at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Provided by Dulles Glass & Mirror, Inc. Dulles Glass and Mirror, Inc. celebrated the opening of its new facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as the special guest, as well as Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Dec. 5, 2017, at Dulles Glass’s new headquarters at 7610 Doane Drive, …

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CWG Chapter Joins the Sgt. Mac Memorial Foundation Wreath-Laying Tribute

Provided by Colonel William Grayson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution The Colonel William Grayson Chapter (CWG), Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, joined hundreds of patriotic Americans at the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery. This tribute is in honor of Sgt. Eric McColley, USMC. Evergreen wreaths with red bows were placed on over 11,000 graves of …

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The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir Begins Rehearsals

Provided by Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. All students in grades K-12 are welcome. No auditions required except for lead singers. Perform during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: In His Own Words: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow The concert will be held Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 11:00 a. m. at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge. …

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Kerrydale Elementary Connects Reforestation Project to Learning

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) When you have a big job to do, you get many hands involved to make the work easier; that’s why Kerrydale Elementary School and PWCS Environmental Services collaborated to plant 900 trees of many varieties on school grounds. Students and staff enthusiastically offered to help dig holes, pile in dirt, and hammer support …

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