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Manassas Battlefield Park donates venison to Hunters for the Hungry to feed hungry neighbors

Manassas National Battlefield Park was among seven national parks in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbiathat donated more than 12,000 pounds of venison to local nonprofit organizations that will serve approximately 48,000 meals to families in need. Manassas donated 1710 pounds according to a news release.

Occoquan Post Office loses retail services due to damaged building

Due to structural damage to one of the walls of the Occoquan Post Office, retail operations in the Occoquan Post Office will be closed until further. notice.

Visit OccoquanTown Hall on Friday, April 7—for Congressional Mobile Constituent Service

Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta has announced that staff from the office of Virginia's 7th District congressional representative, Abigail Spanberger, will be holding a mobile constituent service session on Friday, April 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Occoquan Town Hall (314 Mill Street). No appointment is necessary.

Prescribed fire scheduled for Prince William Forest Park to restore ecological processes

National Park Service says it plans to conduct a prescribed fire in Prince William Forest Park in March, potentially tomorrow, March 16, depending on weather conditions. The planned fire will cover approximately 105 acres of forested areas along Scenic Drive, near the Oak Ridge Campground.

Academy Day 2023 at Randolph Macon College in Ashland on April 29

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians and school counselors to Academy Day 2023 on Saturday, April 29, for a seated program with comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. A panel discussion will follow.

PW Service Authority reviewing proposed new regs for PFAS in drinking water

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals used in coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. Because they do not break down in the environment, PFAS can reach surface and groundwater drinking water sources. “The Service Authority’s mission is to provide safe, clean and reliable water to the 380,000 people we serve in Prince William County,” said Calvin D. Farr, Jr., General Manager/CEO.

Ten Virginia politicians to make FBI site in Springfield pitch to Feds March 9

On Thursday, March 9, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine will host a media availability following their presentation to the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding why Springfield, Va, is the best location for the new FBI Headquarters.

March virtual town halls on changing race/ethnicity data collection parameters for US Census

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards (Working Group) are hosting three Town Halls in March to hear directly from the American public about the initial proposals to revise Statistical Policy Directive No. 15: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (SPD 15).

Proposed foster family licensing regulation could boost access to kinship caregiving

ACF believes that child welfare agencies can develop different foster family home licensing or approval standards for kin in a manner that does not compromise child safety and well-being.

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