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1st Anniversary – Pet Adopt Shop

Come celebrate the first anniversary of the Pet Adopt Shop with the Prince William Humane Society! There will be games, treats, food, goodie bags, fun for the whole family! Plus, there is a 50% discount on all adoptions!

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Free Children’s Day at the Weems-Botts Museum

Join us on Free Children’s Day at the Weems-Botts Museum for a fun STEM/history lesson! Learn about Dumfries’s harbor and why it is silted in through a hands-on experiment. See if you can craft a “seaworthy” vessel. Try it out in our mini-harbor, and see if you can keep your “cargo” (tea bag) dry! Make a model ship to take …

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Prince William County: More than Just a Battlefield

By John Cowgill Prince William County is home to a number of historic sites and parks. A visit to any of these sites would be a great way to spend a few hours. Probably the best-known local attraction is the Manassas National Battlefield, where two major battles of the Civil War took place.  Two miles south on Virginia Business 234, …

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Ali Krieger Sports Complex Grand Opening

By Liam Griffin Since its groundbreaking in 2015, the Ali Krieger Sports Complex has steadily grown from an unrecognizable field of cleared dirt to a world class soccer facility. This past Saturday, the complex celebrated its grand opening. Ali Krieger is a professional soccer player and a product of Prince William. Her accomplishments include a World Cup victory in 2015 …

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Walking Tour of Historic Prince William Towns: Dumfries

Provided by Prince William Historic Preservation Free; donations accepted. Join local historians on the first Friday of every month this summer for a special walking tour of historic towns in Prince William County. On May 4 explore Dumfries, the oldest chartered town in Virginia. Please meet at the Weems-Botts Museum in Dumfries – 3944 Cameron Street. Call 703-365-7895 for more information.

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Dumfries’s Potomac Shores Recreational Complex Gains National Attention

Provided by Olde Red General Contracting Luxury homes and river views are certainly selling points at Potomac Shores, a transit-oriented, town center style development in Dumfries.  But it is the community’s 13,000 square-foot recreational complex that is making headlines. Most recently, the project was featured in Builder magazine and “Heavy Timber Structures: Creating Comfort in Public Spaces,” a book highlighting …

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Nuttall Place Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, August 3rd at 9:53 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 16800 block of Nuttall Oak Place in Dumfries. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire on the third floor balcony of the townhome. Firefighters initiated suppression operations and quickly extinguished the fire preventing further extension. …

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Ribbon cutting and open house at new headquarters for the Young Marines

Provided by Young Marines More than 50 people attended a ribbon cutting and open house for the new headquarters of the Young Marines, a national youth organization. The event took place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the headquarters, 17739 Main Street, Suite 250, Dumfries. The Young Marines moved from Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C. The ribbon was cut by …

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Lost Towns of Prince William County Bus Tour

Provided by Prince William Historic Preservation While historic towns such as Dumfries, Occoquan, and Manassas survive to the present day, many smaller ones were abandoned, destroyed, or lost throughout history. Join local historians as we explore these long-forgotten communities and learn about a lost chapter in Prince William County history. $80 per person (lunch included). Reservations required: 703.365.7895

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Volunteer for LPW’s Comcast Cares Event – April 22

Provided by Leadership Prince William (LPW) Leadership Prince William is a proud partner of Comcast Cares Day 2017, which benefits neighborhoods and communities around the country through a day of volunteerism. We need you to help us accomplish big goals on Saturday morning, April 22! Join nearly 300 volunteers for a half day of service as we refurbish, restock and beautify …

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