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Ticket Price Increase Does Not Keep Crowds Away

Nearly 5,000 Attend Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival 2014 By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – A $10 increase over ticket prices for last year’s festival did not stop thousands of people from spending Father’s Day last Sunday (June 15) at the 10th annual Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, held for the second consecutive year on the Manassas Museum lawn. At …

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Record Numbers at Volunteer Recognition Event

Nearly 2,300 Prince William Volunteers Receive Congressional Records By Val Wallace WOODBRIDGE, Va. – More than 350 people attended the Volunteer Recognition Event and picnic held Sunday (May 18, 2014) at Rippon Lodge Historic Site in Woodbridge, where nearly 2,300 volunteers and 29 nonprofit organizations from throughout Prince William were recognized for their contributions to the community. “This is the …

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Celebrate Your Garbage Person

  Prince William, VA, May 8, 2014 – June 17 is National Garbage Man Day.  The movement’s organizer encourages communities across the nation to take a moment and show appreciation for the men and women in the solid waste management industry and particularly, our trash collectors, for the life-saving service they provide on a daily basis. On June 17 the …

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Changes to 12th High School Boundary

The Prince William County Schools’ (PWCS) Administrative Recommendation is the proposed boundary plan drafted by the Office of Facilities Services in collaboration with PWCS leadership. The administrative recommendation on the boundary for the 12th high school has changed as a result of public meetings held last week and feedback via e-mail, telephone calls, and conversations. The new recommendation is based on factors noted below: Administrative Recommendation …

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Ellen Chang Honored for Her Work with Pregnant Teens

Ellen Chang, CPS, Bridges Program Coordinator was honored by the South Atlantic Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas with its Ruby Award for her work with the Bridges program within the Prince William County Department of Social Services.  She was nominated for this award by Soroptimist International of Manassas. Bridges is an outreach and education program conducted in all …

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House of Mercy Starts Mobile Food Pantry in Georgetown South

By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – Calling it “Mercy on Wheels,” the House of Mercy has started a mobile food pantry at the Georgetown South Community Council center, located at 9444 Taney Road in Manassas. There, staff from the local nonprofit humanitarian organization set up shop the second and fourth Friday each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to …

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Rising Writers Workshop Draws 42 Participants

By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – More than 40 aspiring writers attended Saturday’s Rising Writers Workshop, held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Old Town Manassas. Most who participated are creative writing students at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) specialty program at Woodbridge Senior High School, said Linda Johnston, the event’s co-organizer. …

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