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Discover Occoquan, a day of free activities, on May 18

The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants’ Guild will host Discover Occoquan on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This event features a full day of free activities.

Spend the day with nature and see thousands of Va. bluebells April 14 in Nokesville

The 11th annual Bluebell Festival will be held at Merrimac Farm Wildlif Management Area on Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA. The Family-friendly event is free. Welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Winter-damaged shrubs call for patience, then pruning

Freeze damage is easily visible on many evergreen shrubs at the beginning of spring, and the temptation to prune those plants back right away can be strong. But gardeners should be patient and wait until May or June to see how far the damage goes, urged horticulturist Mark Viette.

See 70 barn quilt squares on Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail which runs through Greene County

ith 70 quilt images on display countywide, the Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail in Greene County is Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail and one of the largest in the U.S., according to the Greene County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Barn quilts are squares of wood painted to look like a quilt block and displayed on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or business.

National Park Service plans prescribed fire at Antietam National Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing for a prescribed 13-acre fire at Antietam National Battlefield between March 26 and April 5, 2019. These dates may be extended depending upon weather conditions.

Quilt show at PWC Fairgrounds March 30-31

See 180+ quilts at the annual Cabin Branch & Stone House Quilters' Quilt Show is this coming weekend at the Prince William Fair Grounds. Show dates and hours are Saturday, March 30, from 10-5, and Sunday, March 31, from 10-4.

Retrace August 30, 1862 Civil War battle in Manassas on walking tour led by historian John Hennessy

Civil War buffs will be able to retrace a noted Civil War battle that occurred in Manassas on the afternoon of August 30, 1862 during an April 14 walking tour at Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va. 234 and US 29) led by historian John Hennessy.

Va. is for Lovers turns 50 - Many new attractions this year for tourists and visitors

Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) released What’s New to LOVE in Virginia, the agency’s curated guide to what is new and newsworthy for the travel industry in 2019. The guide is produced annually and offers a regional and by-interest look at what’s to come in 2019.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities in our community - Jan. 18, 2019

The PWC Library System is having a Nonprofit Resource Fair at Potomac Library in February 2, 10am-2pm and at the Central Library on February 23rd, 10am-2pm. Meet representatives from area organizations to learn the many ways to help the folks they serve.

What visitors can expect in D.C.-area national parks during the partial government shutdown

During the partial shutdown of the federal government, D.C.-area national parks will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures, according to a news release from the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
Today's Obituaries

Richard “Skip” Zilka, 84, Navy veteran, WVU graduate, friend to everyone, father of three

A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 7, 2021, at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, for Richard "Skip" Zilka who passed away March 22, 2021. Father Ed Guilloux officiated. Interment was private at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

Grace Ann Nichol of Haymarket, mother of two

A memorial service will be held on April 10 for Grace Ann Nichol of Haymarket, who passed away March 31, 2021.

Timothy John Shevlin, land surveying specialist, beach lover, father of three

Timothy John Shevlin, 55, of Middleburg, VA passed away on Feb. 19, 2021 after a long and brave fight with prostate cancer. Tim spent 30+ years working as a Land Surveying Specialist at Schools & Townsend in Manassas, Virginia where he made many close, lifelong friends who felt more like family than coworkers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 or online at pcf.org.
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