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Celebrate the season with Hylton Planetarium’s “Holiday Lights”

Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Check out the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s presentation of “Holiday Lights" on Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Hylton High School at 14051 Spriggs Rd. off VA 234.

December: Va. Christmas Tree Month; 500 Christmas tree farms in Va.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Dec. 2 presented Governor and First Lady Northam with a Christmas tree and wreath for Virginia’s Executive Mansion. Search for Virginia Christmas tree growers online at VirginiaGrown.com and on the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association’s website at VirginiaChristmasTrees.org.

What to know to avoid being burned when buying firewood

As home heating season begins, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) advises consumers to measure deliveries of firewood to ensure they receive the full value of their purchase. In Virginia, bulk deliveries of firewood for home heating are sold by the cord which is 128 cubic feet of firewood.

Keep your green - Sept. 30 community conversation on rural area incentives

Prince William Conservation Alliance will host a community discussion of some development alternatives: conservation easements, transfer of development rights and purchase of development rights with three speakers Sept. 30 at Guiseppe's Restaurant, 5120 Washington Street, in Haymarket beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Biting into a just-picked Virginia peach can be addictive

This year’s crop is excellent: sweet, juicy and luscious with plenty to go around. Virginia peach season began officially on July 1 and the next several weeks will offer prime picking.

Nokesville man named top conservation volunteer in nation

Duane Mohr has received the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS’) highest award for volunteerism, a news release said. The agency selected Mohr as the nation’s top individual volunteer for outstanding contributions to the Earth Team Program through his work with the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Va. game board passes ten-year elk management plan

The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting. The plan covers from 2019 to 2028 and will guide the state game department’s management of a growing elk population.

More and better recycling of yard waste and food products in Prince William County’s future

Freestate Farms has a contract with Prince William County to run the Balls Ford Road Composting facility, as well as build an advanced composting facility to greatly improve yard waste processing and boost the capacity to process other food waste.

Gov. Northam’s classic car show at Capitol rescheduled to Sept. 29 due to approaching storm

Governor Northam announced Sept. 11 that the Governor’s Capitol Classic Car Show is postponed due to inclement weather predicted for this weekend and has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.

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