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National parks to honor four-century history and influence of African Americans Aug. 25

Guest speakers, local historians and Prince William Forest Park staff will discuss the history and influence of African Americans in the local community at 2:30 p.m Aug. 25 at Prince William Forest Park visitor center. The park will participate in the ringing of the bells at 3 p.m. Remarks will follow.

Target announces plans to close store at Manassas Mall

Target will close its store in Manassas VA in 90 days. A news release cited "financial performance at this particular location" as the reason for the company's decision.

Election eve rally for Romney at GMU’s Patriot Center in Fairfax VA

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Mitt Romney speaks to crowd at Patriot Center Nov. 5
On the eve of the presidential election, thousands packed the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax VA to attend one last victory rally for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

NOVEC offices are accepting food donations for Operation Turkey

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting donations of non-perishable food for Operation Turkey until Nov.15. The Co-op will accept donations at its Gainesville, Manassas and Woodbridge offices to help provide Thanksgiving meals for unemployed and low-income people in Prince William County.

Obama, Clinton make one of the final campaign trail stops in Prince William County VA

Though both presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, had scheduled campaign stops in Prince William County VA before Halloween, Hurricane Sandy made both reschedule events. On Nov. 3, President Obama along with former President Bill Clinton made their appearance together at a campaign stop at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow VA.

Virginia State Parks to honor veterans on Nov. 11

Virginia State Parks will continue the tradition of honoring veterans by waiving parking and admission fees for all visitors on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Special programs will also be offered in all 35 Virginia State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Virginia State Parks to honor veterans on Nov. 11

Virginia State Parks will continue the tradition of honoring veterans by waiving parking and admission fees for all visitors on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Special programs will also be offered in all 35 Virginia State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Q & A about your smoke detector

The Virginia Department of Fire Safety has answered the most frequently asked questions about smoke detectors. Safety officials recommend changing smoke alarm batteries when turning the clocks back Nov. 4.

Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 4; set clock back

This Sunday, Nov. 4, residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Also change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock. This is the 25th year of "Change you clock, change your battery" slogan.
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.

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.

Lisa Leilani Pereyra, “Miss Lisa,” cafeteria nutritionist, school mural artist

A funeral Mass and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on March 9, at Christ Church, 7600 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, for Lisa Leilani Pereyra, “Miss Lisa," who died Dec. 30, 2018.
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