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VDOT crew get roads prepped for Jan. 16-17 winter storm

As of Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022: at 11 a.m. VDOT Northern Virginia reports that its crews "are ready for snowfall and wintry precipitation that are forecast to significantly impact the region Sunday and Monday."

30-day countdown to start of hurricane season on east coast

With just one month until the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges Americans to ensure their families, homes, and businesses are prepared.

Talk to a master gardener about your gardening questions

Master gardeners are on duty twice a month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manassas farmer's market on Saturdays and the Dale City farmer's market on Sundays.

Panel to discuss bicounty parkway plans at April 25 Committee of 100

Prince William Committee of 100 will host a program to discuss the proposed BiCounty Parkway for Prince William and Loudoun Counties - Love It or Hate It?, on Thursday, April 25.

Yard sale sign restrictions in Prince William County, VA

Prince William County's Neighborhood Services Division reminds residents that it is illegal under state law to place signs in the right-of-way of all public roads. County and VDOT crews will remove illegally placed signs, a news release said.

April 18 designated National Lineman Appreciation Day

NOVEC thanked "these first responders [who] put their lives and comfort on the line everyday so that we can have electricity" and the US Senate whose members voted to designate April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Cicadas emerging after 17 years, will be gone in 4-6 weeks

Virginia may be inundated with the sound of cicadas for 4-6 weeks through the end of May or early June. Though they can be extremely noisy, cicadas are not poisonous and do not bite or sting.

Apply now for Merrimac Farm master naturalist program starting May 23

Learn how to monitor bluebirds, investigate vernal pools, facilitate camera trapping for the Smithsonian, monitor stream health, and more through the Master Naturalist training at Merrimac Farm that starts May 23.

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