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George Liffert of Woodbridge, once a park ranger at Prince William Forest Park, now Superintendent

On May 24, George Liffert of Woodbridge became the new superintendent of Prince William Forest Park, the national park in Triangle where he started his career as a park ranger with the National Park Service (NPS).

Occoquan underscores 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote peak this week.

Historians to lead New Year’s Day hikes at two local parks

Local historians will guide Jan. 1 hikes at Neabsco Regional Park in Woodbridge (morning) and Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow (afternoon).

National Park Service to oversee “prescribed” fire at Manassas Battlefield Park near Brawner Farm

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a prescribed fire today, Nov. 18 through Nov. Friday, 22 on about 75 acres near the Brawner Farm (north of US-29 between Pageland and Featherbed Lanes). This window could be extended depending upon weather conditions, according to the National Park Service.

40+ events to celebrate 400th year of Thanksgiving in Virginia

For more information about the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.americanevolution2019.com/events The C.ustoms, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a signature event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

Historic building known as Barnes House ready for public viewing on May 18

The Barnes House has a rich history. Built in 1797 as a tavern, it is one of the county's oldest buildings. It has been moved twice, rebuilt and restored in 2017, and now sits at the Montclair Community Library. With the exhibits inside the house complete, it is ready for visitors.

New historical marker erected at River Mill Park in town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan recently received a new historical marker, situated at the base of the Nathaniel Ellicott footbridge and the town’s River Mill Park. This new marker details the history of the Ballendine Ironworks and the Janney Cotton Mill.

Manassas buys Annaburg Manor building and grounds for new city park

Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish and City Council have agreed to terms to purchase 3.65 acres of land and the structure on it known as Annaburg Manor from the Prince William Hospital Corporation for $846,000.

Nearly 2000 employees of Prince William County Schools recognized for service milestones

Outstanding service and dedication to the Prince William County School Division is being recognized as 1,748 employees receive pins to honor their service. Three employees have served 45 years with PWCS. They are Pamela Chryst, Kilby Elementary; Wandalyn Boley, Stonewall Jackson High; and Nancy Weaver, T. Clay Wood Elementary.

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