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Community Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors May 19 at Park Valley Church

All graduating seniors in western Price William County are invited to participate in a non-denominational Baccalaureate Service on Sunday, May 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Park Valley Church in Haymarket.

Manassas City Police Beat 10/5/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime report for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 includes two arrests on drug charges.

Bloom Hill Farm in Manassas–A haven for history lovers?

A historic house for rent near Manassas VA could grab the attention of any history buff. The house at Bloom Hill Farm, with origins in the late 1700s, and a little over an acre are available for lease. According to information from the RELIC Room at Bull Run Library in Manassas, Bloom Hill was part of the land holdings of Rutt Johnson, an immigrant farmer from New Jersey who purchased approximately 100 acres in 1770 from Patrick Hamrick.

Eight escape townhouse fire on New Britain Circle

Fire and rescue units from the city of Manassas VA, the city of Manassas Park VA and Prince William County VA quelled a blaze that broke out in a middle of the row townhouse with heavy fire on the first floor on New Britain Circle. Seven adults and a child exited the structure before rescue units arrived. One resident was treated and transported to Prince William Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Damage was estimated at $150,000.

Ready for biblical parodies set to music? ApologetiX to stop in Gainesville

The ApologetiX band, now on its 20th anniversary tour, will stop at Gainesville United Methodist Church, 13710 Milestone Court, in Gainesville VA on Saturday, Sept. 29. "ApologetiX specializes in biblical parodies of classic and modern rock songs" and is suitable for all ages, according to J.Jackson, the band's lead singer and songwriter. Tickets at the door.

Western Prince William County free Farm Tour welcomes visitors Sept. 29-30

Has your child ever met a farmer? Have you? Now you can and ask those questions you've always wanted to know about farms during a weekend in the beautiful Prince William County VA countryside. Ten locations with fun and educational activities for the whole family will be open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Stop #1 on Prince William County Farm Tour Sept. 29-30 - Brentsville Historic Courthouse Center

Sample farm life of yesteryear at Brentsville Courthouse, #1 stop of the 12th free western Prince William County Farm tour. There will be goats and chickens in the nearby pens to visit and feed. They will be able to pet the goats through the fence and offer feed to the chickens, said Mike Riley, manager of the Brentsville property. There will be apple butter making. Hours are 10-4 Saturday, 12-4 on Sunday.

Stop #2 Prince William County Farm Tour Sept. 29-30 - Visit Evergreen Acres

Catch a hayride to the Christmas trees, organic produce and pumpkin patch during the 12th free Prince William County Farm Tour Sept. 29-30. Visit one farm or several. Talk to the farmers. Learn about local produce and see animals. A preview of stops #3 and #4 on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

People who work with children must report suspected abuse more quickly under new law

Under a new Virginia law, “Mandate reporters who fail to report suspected abuse or neglect as soon as possible, but no longer than 24 hours after having reasons to suspect abuse, can be charged anywhere from $500 and higher in fines. In the case of suspected acts of rape, sodomy, or object sexual penetration, a person who knowingly and intentionally fails to make the required report shall be guilty of a Class 1 Misdemeanor.”
Today's Obituaries

Suzanne M. Blais, former custodial manager at Vaughan Elementary School

A funeral service and celebration of life for Suzanne M. Blais will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Supervisor Lawson reschedules town meeting to Feb. 27

Due to the school closure on Feb. 11, Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson has rescheduled the Town Hall for the Alliance to Save Carver Road to Wednesday, February 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Haymarket Elementary School.

John Harper, former member Prince William County School Board

A funeral service was held on Feb. 15 in Dumfries for John Harper Jr., former member of the Prince William County School Board. Covington-Harper Elementary School was named, in part, for Harper.
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