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Occoquan’s kayak launch ramp now open!

Located beneath the Route 123 bridge, the ramp was largely funded through a grant the Town sought in 2010 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. It is believed to be the only free, 24/7, public access ramp on the Occoquan River suitable for people with ambulatory disabilities.

Putting for Pets golf tournament Oct. 23

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), will hold a fundraising Putting for Pets—Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament at Westfield’s Golf Club in Clifton on WEdnesday, Oct. 23.

Governor signs bill to require biennial review of concussion policies

Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation Feb. 22 designed to support and improve the safety of student athletes across Virginia. House Bill 1930, introduced by Delegate Richard Bell, requires the Board of Education to collaborate with stakeholders to biennially update its guidelines on policies related to concussions.

Tough Mudder Classic Event to be held at Silver Lake Regional Park in June

Prince William County has entered into an agreement to host a Tough Mudder Classic Event at Silver Lake Regional Park in Haymarket, on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 2019

What to do with that Halloween pumpkin; it makes fine compost

Once we carve and light pumpkins, most people think their value is gone. Think of this: just as many resources went into growing that Virginia grown Jack O’lantern as any other food product, and it will produce a nutrient-dense compost as it rots. Putting every bit of your pumpkin to good use takes a little effort, but it can be a fun family activity and a way to do something good for the planet.

In-water boat show returns to Norfolk after nine-year hiatus

November 9-11, 2018, Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. will host the return of the Norfolk In-Water Boat Show, which a news release describes as "the only major in-water boat show in the Hampton Roads region." The show will take place at the Waterside Marina, Town Point Park, and the newly opened Waterside District.
Today's Obituaries

Christopher J. Snyder, aviator, veteran, father of two, deployed to North & South Poles

A Funeral Mass for Christopher Jon Snyder, 71, of Gainesville will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA 20155 on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following. Snyder was a U.S. Army and US Coast Guard veteran.

Agnes S. Merlino, a church founder, teacher, mother of three, Woodbridge area resident for 61 years

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, for Agnes Sims Merlino, 90, who peacefully passed away with her family at her side Aug. 12, 2020. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, a teacher and the mother of three children. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, VA.

Gerald Marcey, retired sales manager, football official, Haymarket Masonic Lodge member, father of 2

A funeral service for Gerald (Jerry) Lee Marcey, 80, of Haymarket, VA, retired Washington Gas sales manager, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. The family will receive friends before the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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