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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.

Volunteers are needed at upcoming community events in April, May & June

Volunteers are needed at upcoming community events April 26-27 & 28, May 4, May 11, May 18 and June 1-2. Details below.

Volunteer opportunities in our community March 22, 2019

Prince William Area Free Clinic needs volunteers to offer free medical care to low income and uninsured individuals in the community. Positions include administrative, scribing, translators, doctors and nurse practitioner.

Merrymaking at Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat near Lynchburg on the weekend before July 4

Celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American Independence at the cherished private retreat of the man who wrote the Declaration!

Grief dog in training with Nokesville School third graders

Lily, a one-year-old chocolate lab, is more than an adorable puppy, she’s a dog with a job to do. Lily’s owners, Gina and Mike Post, the owners and operators of the Baker-Post Funeral Home and Cremation Center, are having her trained as a grief service dog.

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.

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