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Occoquan mayor announces winners of Duck Splash 2018

Earnie Porta, Mayor of the Town of Occoquan, gave thanks to everyone who helped out or participated in the 11th Duck Splash race in Occoquan July 7 and then announced the winners.

NOVEC offers ‘help for heat’ as winter approaches; apply for energy assistance through Nov. 10

Winter is coming. So is the need for home heating. To provide heating assistance to low-income people in the region, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative asks area residents to contribute to NOVEC's Operation Round-Up® (ORU) program.

Food collection for needy for Thanksgiving begins in Prince William area

Operation Turkey, food collection for the needy for Thanksgiving, now underway. Donations may be dropped at schools-Oct. 25 in eastern Prince William and Central Office, Nov. 16 in western Prince William

Is the Hurricane Harvey charity seeking your donation real or fake?

As Texas recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to exercise caution as they consider donating money to assist victims in their recovery. Sadly, scammers often use natural disasters such as hurricanes to set up fake charities where the money collected is pocketed by the scammer.

Community meetings on boundaries for Lake Ridge Middle, Woodbridge Middle for 2018-19

Two community meetings are scheduled March 20 & March 29 to gain public feedback on proposed attendance boundaries that affect Lake Ridge Middle School and Woodbridge Middle School:

Va. Tech cadet from Bristow leads Corps of Cadets’ fundraising for National D-Day Memorial

A little bit of history came to life for Cadet Brooke Edwards of Bristow, as she collected donations for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. The Sept. 17 effort raised $4,933.13 for the memorial site.

House of Mercy relying on community for gifts for 325 needy children by Dec. 10

House of Mercy in Manassas will be hosting its fifth annual Christmas with Mercy on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event provides gifts to children who, otherwise, might not receive any this Christmas. In years past, HOM has relied partly on Toys for Tots to help provide gifts; however, this year, it is relying on the "kindness of the community."

Ice cream cones on June 18 to help family after accident

Every ice cream cone purchased from Effee’s Frozen Favorites on Thursday, June 18 represents hope and recovery for the Powell family. During the "Cones for Kelly & Carson" event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., all ice cream cone proceeds will go to the family, according to a news release.

Nokesville Day activities shifted to Brentsville District High School

Nokesville Day activities on Saturday, May 16 will be centered at Brentsville District High School due to VDOT's unexpected closing of the Aden Road railroad bridge. Parking will be at Nokesville Elementary and along Aden Road.

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