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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.”

VDOT to close Rt. 15 in Haymarket at night May 15 and May 16

Route 15 (James Madison Highway) between Route 234 (Sudley Road) and Logmill Road (Route 701) will have overnight mobile lane closures Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 so rumble strips can be installed along the shoulders, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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.

With closing of six local Metro stops soon: OmniRide has a plan to get you to work & back home

OmniRide will offer FREE shuttle service connecting residents with two nearby Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Stations during Metro's summer shutdown. The shuttles will begin operating on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and will continue until Metro reopens the six Blue and Yellow line stations that are scheduled to undergo major repairs.

Prince William Police advise they’ll begin seat belt enforcement May 13

Prince William County Police will join law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce safety-belt and child safety-seat laws. Expect high-visibility patrols – day and night – from Monday, May 13, through Sunday, June 2 (which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend).

Virginia offers new ways to get people out of their cars and to their destinations

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with five Virginia commuter assistance programs, is launching a new ride matching and commuter rewards service available to those who travel within the Commonwealth at commuteva.org.

Rt. 15 to be closed between Logmill & Loudoun County line April 29-30

Route 15 (James Madison Highway) between Logmill Road (Route 701) and the Prince William/Loudoun county line will have overnight mobile lane closures Monday, April 29 for rumble strip installation along the shoulders

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.

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