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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.

Two food delivery persons report robberies by three suspects Oct. 21 in Lake Ridge

The victim, a 26-year-old male, reported to police that while making a food delivery in the above area, he was approached by three unknown males who took the money from the victim before fleeing the area on foot. Later in the evening, an additional incident was reported near the above address where three suspects attempted to obtain money in a similar manner. The investigation revealed that the suspects were the same in both incidents.

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.

Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

The key to putting food on your table

As you sit down to dinner this Agriculture Week, why not lift your glass in a Salute to Stick-To-Itiveness for those farmers who put food on your table day after day and year after year despite the weather, price drops, increased prices for seeds or fuel, labor shortages and changing public tastes.

M-m-m good snacking! Hershey to expand its candy-making operation & add 65 jobs in Augusta County

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Hershey Company, the leading North American chocolate producer and a global snacks company, will invest $104 million to grow its major manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

Breakfast programs at 93 Prince William County schools bring gold award from state

PWCS reports that it is the only school division in the state that attained the gold award for increased participation in their school breakfast programs.

Beehive distribution program suspended due to demand for bee hives; applications due again July 1

Due to an overwhelming response to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Beehive Distribution Program, the program has been suspended. VDACS anticipates that the current volume of applications will utilize all funding allocated for the program.

VDACS on how to solve the Easter egg dilemma

A common question this time of year is, is it safe to leave Easter eggs out overnight? The answer is no.

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