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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.

Va. hunters asked to be careful to avoid passing on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) reminds hunters about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a serious threat to the deer in Virginia.

Washington DC Area Browns Backers now have viewing site in Haymarket

The Washington DC Area Browns Backers have established a new viewing site at Lion & Bull in Haymarket, VA, and hope to attract fans from Manassas and Prince William County.

Hunting opportunities this fall in Virginia State Parks; three hunts in Northern Va.

Closeby hunts will be held in Prince William, Loudoun and Stafford Counties: Shotgun hunts (slugs only) will be held at Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, reservation period begins Oct. 5; at an undeveloped state park site in Loudoun County on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, reservation period begins Sept. 6; and at Widewater State Park, in Stafford County, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, reservation period begins Oct. 3.

Gov. Northan to throw out first ball at P-Nats game July 6

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is scheduled to throw the first pitch at the Potomac Nationals game at 6:45 p.m. on July 6 at the Prince William County Stadium Complex, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Today's Obituaries

Raleigh Gary Nelson, retired USPS mechanic, motorcyclist, father of four

Raleigh Gary Nelson, 67, passed away Nov. 1, 2018. Visitation will be held at Pierce Funeral home in Manassas on Monday Nov. 5, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at Nokesville Church of the Brethren where he was a lifelong member. Interment will follow.

Dr. Carl Henry Ernst, world turtle expert, retired Geo. Mason professor, Smithsonian researcher

Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service for Dr. Carl Henry Ernst of Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 110 N Mulberry St, Lancaster, PA 17603, where he was a member. Dr. Ernst passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the age of 80.

Lisa Lamoureux, educator in Lake Ridge at Lake Ridge and Old Bridge Elementary Schools

Lisa Lamoureux, who worked in Prince William County Public Schools for more than 20 years, beginning as a substitute teacher in 1997, died Oct. 20, 2018. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Oct. 25, 2018 at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd, Woodbridge, VA.
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