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OmniRide staff will welcome back riders at commuter lots - buses on Friday schedule

OmniRide has resumed operating all routes and increased service levels on OmniRide Express buses. Weekday Express service to destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. are running on a Friday schedule. The increase in service levels was based on the improving COVID-19 conditions, and the Governor’s order to begin reopening the state.

Manassas City Police Beat 8/27/12

Manassas VA City Police Department's crime reports include three incidents involving thefts of running shoes that were advertised online and valued between $170 and $400 as well as burglaries involving 29 Playstation games and a burgundy Gateway computer and its matching briefcase.

Lake Jackson Drive reopens today in Manassas

As a big weekend for visitors approaches in Manassas VA, the city manager has announced that Lake Jackson Drive, which has been closed, will reopen today, Aug. 24, a week earlier than planned. Many events in connection with the historic 1863 Second Battle of Manassas will be held this weekend.

Back to school family celebration at Stonewall High in Manassas

Parents whose teens attend Stonewall Jackson High School In Manassas VA can meet the principal and some staff, sign up for the "parent portal" internet access and learn about school clubs and activities, at a back to school family celebration at the school on Rixlew Lane in Manassas. The hoopla begins at 6:30 p.m. and is for parents and students.

Interstate 66 will be closed at the Capital Beltway for roadwork this weekend

Using I-66 from the Capital Beltway west may best be left for another weekend. Motorists can expect 30-minute delays and are strongly urged to use an alternate route during the weekend construction that starts at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, on Interstate 66 at the Capital Beltway, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

New priest for St. Paul’s Haymarket on Sept. 1

Sean Rousseau, a former Roman Catholic priest who was received into the Episcopal priesthood in 2011, will become the new priest-in-charge of St. Paul's Haymarket VA on Sept. 1, according to a news release from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Street closings in Old Town Manassas this weekend

City of Manassas VA has published a list of street closings as part of the Commemoration activities of the Second Battle of Manassas/Bull Run that will be held this weekend.

Free sports physicals in Haymarket Aug. 29

Prince William Hospital, which is building a new hospital in Haymarket, has partnered with Ronald Reagan Middle School in Haymarket VA to offer free physicals on Aug. 29 to middle school students who plan to try out or participate on any Prince William County athletic, dance, cheer or intramural team for which a physical examination is required.

Special programs and events to commemorate Second Battle of Manassas

Special tours highlighting significant events of the campaign and battle of Second Manassas, talks related to the battle and the Civil War in 1862, living history and historic weapons demonstrations are open to the public throughout Manassas National Battlefield Park and beyond the park boundaries in the local community beginning Aug. 25-26.
Today's Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Seefeldt, veteran, teacher, FFA program specialist, volunteer, global missionary

Robert Arthur Seefeldt, of Woodbridge, VA passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020 while receiving hospice care. Bob and his wife, Kathy, a former chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and a former Occoquan Supervisor, were among the pioneering families of Lake Ridge. A private service was conducted on June 10, 2020 followed by interment at Quantico National Cemetery.

Robert “Bob” Blevins Jr., retired principal, Woodbridge Lion, founding member Woodbridge church

Robert Lee Blevins, Jr. of Woodbridge, VA, died peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was 87 years old. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life in the coming months.

Elizabeth Crouch McCuin, PWCS bus driver for 46 years

A private burial service was held at the Gainesville Methodist Cemetery on Friday May 8, 2020 for Elizabeth Crouch McCuin, 78, of Gainesville, Va., who died at home surrounded by her loving family on May 5, 2020. A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held at a later date once it is deemed safe to gather in large groups.
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