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Children 17 & younger can get a free ride on OmniRide next Thursday, April 25

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children ages 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride any OmniRide Express commuter bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!

Youngkin and legislators agree to work on budget

Gov. Youngkin intends to call General Assembly into session May 15 - for final vote after budget disagreements are resolved.

Making Math Relevant: Hanover math teacher chosen 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year

“Mrs. Yamamoto challenges every one of her students to not just learn the rigorous math concepts in her classroom, but she also makes the math relevant and applies every lesson to real life,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons. She strived to make math come alive for students and share how it applies to real-life situations. She was also determined to show students that math is not scary and help them believe that they are “math people.”

Community meeting tonight in Manassas on proposed Sports & Events Center

Prince William County is seeking comments from community members about the proposed Indoor Sports & Events Center tonight, April 10, at the Ben Lomond Pat White Center (The Barn )just off Sudley Manor Drive at 10501 Copeland Drive, in Manassas. Meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free motorcycle safety course April 20 at NVCC-Manassas, approved by Va. State Police

Warmer weather traditionally leads to an increase of motorists of all kinds on Virginia roads, especially motorcycles. With that increased traffic comes the increased likelihood of motorcycle and vehicle interactions. Virginia State Police is once again offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle self-assessment courses across the Commonwealth in hopes of making those interactions as safe as possible.

York River State Park reopens boat ramp with floating dock and sidewalk

The project also included replacing all dock structures and dredging the area. The docks are made of composite materials and provide ADA accessibility to visitors.

Some IRS TAxpayer Assistance Centers open April 13

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will open its Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) in Hampton, Richmond, and Roanoke on Saturday, April 13, for face-to-face help.

Gov. Youngkin proposes 242 budget amendments

Together, the 242 amendments to the budget offered by the Governor he says preserve the vast majority of spending priorities as passed by the General Assembly. It increased funding for Metro, toll relief in Hampton Roads, affordable access in Higher Education, and the Housing Trust Fund, the Governor's Office said.

The late Lillian Orlich, long time educator, leaves $1 million to SPARK educational foundation

Prince William County Schools announced April 3, 2024 that Miss Lillian Orlich, who served PWCS students for 64 years and passed away on March 7, 2024, left a $1 million donation to SPARK, the education foundation for PWCS.

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