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School Bells Ring and Children Sing

Prince William author Dan Verner

By Dan Verner If you are of a certain age, you might recognize that phrase as the beginning line of a commercial ditty which aired on television in the 60’s for Robert Hall, a sort of low-end clothing store which we visited every year in late August so my parents could buy my brother and me our suits. I have …

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Manassas “Celebrate America!” a Blast

Thousands Fill Historic Downtown to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – Thousands of people filled the Manassas Museum lawn and lined streets in historic downtown Manassas Friday to watch one of the largest Independence Day fireworks shows in Northern Virginia. The Manassas “Celebrate America!” Fourth of July festivities began with kids’ rides at 3 p.m. …

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Record Attendance at Heritage Railway Festival

More than 30,000 Visit the Train, Layouts By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – A sunny, beautiful day and the chance to ride the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) with family, see the displays of model railroad clubs and meet a “frozen princess” attracted more than 30,000 visitors last Saturday (June 7) to the Heritage Railway Festival in historic downtown Manassas. It …

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Taste of Historic Manassas Is Sunday

Promises a Contest and More Selections By Val Wallace MANASSAS, Va. – Visitors to the second annual Taste of Historic Manassas this Sunday (June 1) will find a few changes from last year’s event. “Every restaurant [participating] will have an appetizer, entree and dessert for Taste, and we’ll … have a competition among the restaurants for the best appetizer, entree …

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PRTC Completes 4-Year Project to Overhaul Buses

  When your vehicle costs $550,000, you want to ensure that it lasts.  When that vehicle is a motor coach style passenger bus, that means rigorous ongoing maintenance and a mid-life overhaul so the bus performs as well at the end of its life as it does at the beginning. So the recent completion of a four-year project to overhaul …

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The Division Bell Turns Twenty

By Christopher Aloysius Mariotti, of lonesomenoise.com ______________________ Regret, man. It chews on your memories until they bleed into your hands. I was nineteen years old when Pink Floyd came to Tempe for their tour supporting The Division Bell. I had recently become obsessed with them. I remember the first time I heard them: I was five years old, “Another Brick in …

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Review: A Girl I Never Met EP by Goodnight Blue Moon

Album Cover Goodnight Blue Moon

By Christopher Aloysius Mariotti, of lonesomenoise.com Goodnight Blue Moon is tethered to the sea. Whether it be the barnacle-riddled shells on the cover of their excellent new EP, A Girl I Never Met, or the songs themselves, there is yearning for the balance of what the sea can bring: both tumult and rebirth. The New Haven, Conn. septet (Erik Elligers on …

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Mill House Museum: Preserving Occoquan’s Past

By Carla Christiano, Contributing Writer If you want to learn about Occoquan, visit the Mill House Museum at the end of Mill Street, the town’s main road. This small stone building with imposing iron bars on its doors and windows is a remnant of the town’s past and the keeper of its stories. Just be sure to duck as you …

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Some Like It Hot: PWL Samples Chili’s Caliente Margaritas

Caliente margaritas feature Tanteo tequila

by Emily Guerrero, Editor in Chief Sometimes it is tough being the editor of an award-winning magazine. Like when you get invited to sample new Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila-based drinks at your local Chili’s. With dinner provided courtesy of the folks at Tanteo. Ok, fine, it’s a perk. Rebecca Barnes (our fearless publisher) and I got to meet the super-friendly staff …

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