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Two Poor Teachers one-stop shop for kitchen and bathroom remodeling

Two Poor Teachers is actually One Poor Teacher now– namely founder Ken Nies –but the name fit when Nies and Tom Pennell started the kitchen and bathroom remodeling company in 1999.

Save “N” Serve joins ranks of thrift shops in the Manassas area

Five books for $1. Golf clubs for $2 each Clothes for the same prices are some of the bargains smart shoppers can find at the newly opened Save "N" Serve Thrift Store in Manassas.

Apply now for Merrimac Farm master naturalist program starting May 23

Learn how to monitor bluebirds, investigate vernal pools, facilitate camera trapping for the Smithsonian, monitor stream health, and more through the Master Naturalist training at Merrimac Farm that starts May 23.

Youth walk in the footsteps of history at Civil War camp at Brentsville Courthouse

A dozen campers ages 8-13 tried out the life of a Civil War soldier in Prince William County recently at Basic Civil War Camp at Brentsville Courthouse Centre in Bristow. David Born, historical program coordinator, and Michael Riley, site manager for the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, led the young history buffs. The program was developed by Prince William County VA's Department of Historic Preservation.

Local area to shine in new movie due out in June

Many local residents and picturesque spots had a hand in Independent filmmaker Vianlix Mestey's second film, for Money or Love. The film will have its premier performance June 10 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

Everything I needed to know about business, I learned while running a rock and roll band

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The Confidentials in the early days (courtesy photo)
Teen musicians may think of a band as art--creating a unique sound. Playing in a band can be good training for a future life in the business world. A drummer-band manager reveals the business lessons he learned while booking and playing gigs from the time he was 15.

Wild weather walloped the region

The year 2011 will go down in the record books for its weather highs and lows. From deadly tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, flooding and high winds in different parts of the country – to a hurricane and an earthquake in the same week in our area!

Top 10 stories: the countdown of 2011

A great deal happened in 2011. The Observer newspapers picked the top 10. The top story had to be the 150th commemoration of the start of the Civil War. The top four will appear here from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2012. All 10 appear in the print edition of the Observer.

PWHS helps people get zzzzzs

Prince William Health System offered a seminar on sleeping better. Dr. Kevin Glass presented.

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