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Northern Virginia Food Rescue to provide free food at some Prince William Public Libraries

NVFR is coordinating with some Prince William Public Libraries to get food to people who need it through its Summer Food Distribution program.

Fire & Rescue personnel go up the ladder

Among those promoted by Prince William County Fire & Rescue Jan. 31, 2012
Staff of Prince William County's Department of Fire and Rescue were recently promoted during a ceremony held at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge. In all, 41 career personnel from the county's Department of Fire & Rescue and seven support personnel from the Office of Public Safety Communications received job promotions and recognition during the ceremony.

City medic units carry oxygen masks for rescued pets

If needed, pet masks in three sizes are ready for use on two City of Manassas VA medic units.

Road work in PWC rolled on

In an effort to minimize congestion and increase safety on area roads, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Prince William County transportation office work to improve roads and intersections. However, sometimes these changes take time and can impede traffic flow and add a few minutes, and perhaps a few headaches, to our commutes.

US 29 one lane each way in Gainesville this weekend

Local Gainesville area drivers may want to stay off US 29 and Linton Hall Road this weekend. The traffic pattern is being changed to allow for new construction.

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From 7 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, US 29 will be one lane in each direction between I-66 and Virginia Oaks Drive. The Gainesville traffic pattern will be moved to allow for construction of road improvements. The project is to take 3+ years.

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!

PWHS helps people get zzzzzs

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

Tranquility in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa & Salon moved to Haymarket in the spring. In 2012, the business, owned by Gloria and Wayne Harding, will celebrate 15 years of business.

PAWS makes adopting pet more express

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Prince William County residents who are looking for pets should watch for the new pet adoption van, which will be unveiled Saturday, Dec. 10. The P.A.W. (Pet Adoption on Wheels) Express, bought in the summer by the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) with a $154,565 grant from the PETCO Foundation, is making its public debut at 2 p.m. at the Prince William County Animal Shelter, at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas. The van can hold about 26 cats and dogs. Potential adopters can see the animals through roll-up windows on the van, then walk through the van to meet the animals.

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