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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

Charles J. Colgan Jr., veteran, founder/president Freedom Museum, Verizon-30 years, father of 3

There will be a viewing at Pierce Funeral Home on Center Street in Manassas on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at All Saints Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 with burial following at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Lynne Guilfoyle, formerly of Westridge; retired teacher, Navy veteran, quilter, traveler, mother

Lynne Guilfoyle, 70, of Fawn Lake, VA, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020. There will be a celebration of life service on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fawn Lake Country Club, Spotsylvania, VA. All who knew her are welcome to attend.

Diane A. Pyles. senior manager for Federal Express, mother of three, traveler, horse rescuer

Diane Pyles, an animal lover who had a long career with Federal Express and lived with her family on a hobby farm in Haymarket, passed away Sept. 22, 2020.
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