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NOVEC HELPS now collecting food for needy for Thanksgiving until Nov. 14

NOVEC HELPS is asking area residents to drop off nonperishable food at two NOVEC offices, open 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday: at 10323 Lomond Drive, Manassas, VA 20109 and at 14500 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193.

Drop off “Toys for Tots” at PWC-Manassas-ManassasPark fire stations

The Prince William Department of Fire and Rescue and the members of the Fire and Rescue System have begun collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. This year’s event will run through Dec. 14. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped at any Prince William County, City of Manassas Park or Manassas City fire station.

Kena Temple Shriners to open new headquarters in Manassas Dec. 15

After being located in Arlington and Fairfax counties for 67 years, Kena Shriners will open new headquarters in Manassas at 9500 Technology Dr. this Saturday, Dec. 15, in a ceremony from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Battlefield teachers recognized for empowering students in event against childhood cancer

Battlefield High School’s Mary Beth Starkey, teacher on special assignment, and Lauren Maula, math teacher, received the 2018 Four Diamonds Mini-THON® Leadership Development Award for their roles as Mini-THON® advisors for providing an environment that encourages leadership development, empowers students and supports individuals’ visions and goals.

Young leaders engage in philanthropic “competition” for two local nonprofits

Now through July 26, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser.

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.

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