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PWC trains volunteers to help in getting out word about the 2020 census

People who volunteered have been trained to go out to scheduled community events, festivals, block parties, and other places that people might gather, to pass out Census fliers, educate people about the Census and answer questions.

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.

Lockheed Martin-Manassas a Founding Gold Member of Businesses for the Bay

Lockheed Martin-Manassas has joined Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as a Businesses for the Bay Founding Gold Member. The organization is a partnership of large and small businesses in the Chesapeake Bay watershed undertaking voluntary actions to improve the health of the bay and its watershed, rivers and streams.

Keep Virginia Beautiful offering grants; apply by April 30

Apply until April 30 for a grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful. Winners will be announced each day in June for grant awards from $500 to $1,000 in these categories: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Community Beautification and Cigarette Litter Prevention. Grant winners will be announced daily at http://www.keepvirginiabeautiful.org and through social media.

Meeting & training April 4 for Neighborhood Watch & those interested in it

Interested in starting a Watch in your neighborhood? This event will include the training needed to start one. Are you already part of a Watch? Come for a refresher and to meet other Watch coordinators and members to share ideas.

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