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Healthy Kids micro grant for Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville Middle School is one of seven public schools in Northern Virginia to receive a Healthy Kids grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 for the 2020-21 school year were awarded to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition.

PAWS makes adopting pet more express

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Prince William County residents who are looking for pets should watch for the new pet adoption van, which will be unveiled Saturday, Dec. 10. The P.A.W. (Pet Adoption on Wheels) Express, bought in the summer by the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) with a $154,565 grant from the PETCO Foundation, is making its public debut at 2 p.m. at the Prince William County Animal Shelter, at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas. The van can hold about 26 cats and dogs. Potential adopters can see the animals through roll-up windows on the van, then walk through the van to meet the animals.

PWC Police Beat 12/8/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for Dec. 8, 2011.

PWC Police Beat 12/7/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for Dec. 7, 2011.

Snow in the future?

Students are waiting and watching to see if the snowy stuff will fall from the skies on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Weather predictions show a possibility of snow.

Stirrup welcomes newcomers at last town hall meeting

John Stirrup, who has been Gainesville
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supervisor for eight years, introduced Peter Candland, who will take Stirrup's seat and Dick Black, against whom Stirrup ran for state senate, among other newcomers and old hands in the political arena at a Dec. 5 meeting at Haymarket's Battlefield High School. This was Stirrup's last town hall meeting, which started at 7:30 p.m. After the candidates spoke at the lectern, they participated in a question-and-answer session with audience members.

PWC Police Beat 12/6/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for Dec. 6, 2011.

Ruritans’ fruit sales support students

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Customers Aldo Rodriguez and Megan Van Stry from Haymarket (on left) with Gainesville Ruritans Bart Colendene and Cynthia Hughes. Photo by Jan Davis. Gainesville-Haymarket Ruritans offer fruit for locals. Honeybells are to come, by order-ahead only.

PWC Police Beat 12/5/11

Prince William County Police Department’s crime report for Dec. 5, 2011.
Today's Obituaries

Christopher J. Snyder, aviator, veteran, father of two, deployed to North & South Poles

A Funeral Mass for Christopher Jon Snyder, 71, of Gainesville will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA 20155 on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following. Snyder was a U.S. Army and US Coast Guard veteran.

Agnes S. Merlino, a church founder, teacher, mother of three, Woodbridge area resident for 61 years

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, for Agnes Sims Merlino, 90, who peacefully passed away with her family at her side Aug. 12, 2020. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, a teacher and the mother of three children. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, VA.

Gerald Marcey, retired sales manager, football official, Haymarket Masonic Lodge member, father of 2

A funeral service for Gerald (Jerry) Lee Marcey, 80, of Haymarket, VA, retired Washington Gas sales manager, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. The family will receive friends before the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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