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Citizens group announces effort to recall Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland

According to Elena Schlossberg, executive director of the Coalition to Protect Prince William County, the lawsuit would be based on the assertion that Candland has violated the direction of Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth Attorney: “That Candland should neither discuss nor vote on anything related to the PW Digital Gateway or the Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District.”

Public comments wanted June 20 on first group of transpo projects

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) will hold an Open House followed by a Public Hearing and an official NVTA meeting on June 20, 2013 at the Council Chambers at City Hall in the City of Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA to gather public input and share information on a proposed list of projects to be funded with the new revenues.

June 12 open house at old Manassas courthouse on transportation proposals

Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park will host a community open house on Wednesday, June 12 on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s (NVTA) list of proposed projects for Fiscal Year 14, which starts July 1, 2013.

Yard sale sign restrictions in Prince William County, VA

Prince William County's Neighborhood Services Division reminds residents that it is illegal under state law to place signs in the right-of-way of all public roads. County and VDOT crews will remove illegally placed signs, a news release said.

Bloom Hill Farm in Manassas–A haven for history lovers?

A historic house for rent near Manassas VA could grab the attention of any history buff. The house at Bloom Hill Farm, with origins in the late 1700s, and a little over an acre are available for lease. According to information from the RELIC Room at Bull Run Library in Manassas, Bloom Hill was part of the land holdings of Rutt Johnson, an immigrant farmer from New Jersey who purchased approximately 100 acres in 1770 from Patrick Hamrick.

Lucasville Road in Manassas will close for repairs June 20

The Virginia Department of Transportation will detour traffic off Lucasville Road in Manassas VA for about five months beginning June 20 to replace a drainage structure that will ease flooding and improve drainage. Traffic will use VA 234 (Dumfries Road, Godwin Drive and Hastings Drive for the duration of the road work.

Slow down, stay alert for VDOT mowing crews

Roadside mowing will be ongoing for about the next 4-5 months and the Virginia Department of Transportation asks the motoring public to please drive slowly and be especially alert in areas where the mowing crews are at work. Most roads will get up to three cycles of mowing over the spring-summer-fall, according to a VDOT news release.

“Plant More Plants” campaign renews emphasis on bayscaping

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is pushing the Plant More Plants campaign to help improve the Chesapeake Bay. The campaign encourages residents to help protect the Chesapeake Bay while having fun, improving their yards and reducing polluted runoff.

May 15 workshop about profit in growing produce

With renewed emphasis on buying and eating fresh produce, along comes the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service with a May 15 workshop in Manassas VA that could answer some questions. VCE specialists will cover several topics to address: What does it take to have a profitable greenhouse production of local produce?

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