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“Shiver in the River” has new look

It's no surprise that Keep Virginia Beautiful's largest annual fundraiser, Shiver in the River, will look different this year due to COVID.

Volunteers needed Feb. 25 for a muddy job on Powell’s Creek

Prince William Public Works Department, Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition, and Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District are teaming up to clean up a portion of Powell's Creek near Riverwoods at Woodbridge Apartments Feb. 25, and they are inviting the public to help. The event starts at 9 a.m.

TODAY’S COLUMN: Keeping Prince William beautiful: 2017 a year to ‘Do Beautiful Things’ in PWC

I like to tell folks in discussing the services Keep Prince William Beautiful provides that we clean up not just for the sake of keeping things beautiful, but rather so our people can do beautiful things. When the park is clean, more kids will go. Home values are higher in clean neighborhoods; new businesses open on vibrant and clean streets; when we take pride and keep it beautiful, our communities are safer and stronger.

Care about water quality? Local programs need volunteers

Who takes care of the trash in our streams? Where does this trash come from? Where does this trash end up? How does this trash impact water quality and aquatic life? What type of waterways and water quality will the next generation enjoy? How can residents help promote clean waterways? Take Action: Stop littering, recycle, promote programs to raise awareness about trash in the communities, and join those who are already volunteering with the District.

What are YOU doing the day after Christmas? Important Nokesville bird count could use your help

Birders and other volunteers can participate in the National Audubon Society’s 117th Christmas Bird Count, which is held annually by groups on any one day between Dec.14 and Jan. 5. The Nokesville Circle will take place on Mon., Dec. 26, starting at 7 a.m. at Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area.

Best Buy grant to PW Public Library System to help local teens use technology to promote books

Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) has announced that Friends of the Montclair Community Library has been awarded $5,000 from the Best Buy Foundation Community Grant Program for teens who need to apply for the program by Nov. 30 (tomorrow).

Comstock’s INSPIRE Women Act to help women get future space jobs passes Senate Committee

The legislation calls on the NASA Administrator to develop a plan within NASA to have retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators to engage and share their vast knowledge with K-12 female STEM students.

Manassas women trains puppies to be of assistance to people who have disabilities

Canine Companions for Independence (CC4I), a national nonprofit providing assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, reports in a press release that Brodie II, an assistance dog raised by a Manassas woman, was recently placed with a U.S. wounded veteran enrolled in a new joint study program with the Veterans Administration and CC4I.

American Red Cross issues emergency appeal for blood and platelets

American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

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