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COLUMN:Age Well - Seniors need to keep cool as temperatures rise

- Images of the beach, lazy days and cool drinks swirl in my head when I think about summer. Indeed summer can be fun and may allow for more time to spend with our families and older loves ones. You may notice if you visit your older loved one that even during summer months, they may wear sweaters or have their air conditioner off. As we age, our bodies become less able to regulate internal temperature.

Manassas to unveil Gillum sign

- Gillum was born in Manassas and graduated from Osbourn High School in 1940. He served as mayor of the city from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that he served as a school board member for more than 15 years.

ACTS director resigns

- Action in Community Through Service's (ACTS) executive director Frances Harris tendered her resignation to the ACTS Board of Directors in June. Harris stepped down with “much affection for the mission of ACTS,” noting that “this is not a decision that I made lightly, but it is time that I pursue other opportunities. As I contemplate my 11 years with ACTS, I am extremely proud of how the organization has changed and adapted to the changing social services environment.”

Local teams claim four District 8 baseball titles

- While the big local winner of the Babe Ruth League baseball tournament this year is the Gainesville-Haymarket Baseball League 13U state championship team, that group was actually one of four Prince William County baseball teams to compete at states. The 9U and 14U Greater Manassas Baseball League all-stars represented the county too, after also winning the Division 8 title, as did GHBL at the 13U and 16-18 level. Aside from the 13U GHBL squad, the other three teams had a much more difficult outing in the double elimination state tournament than at districts.

Engineering an end to hunger

- Volunteers for the Workday D.C. Cangineering Challenge spent approximately 120 hours perfecting their national artfully delicious sculpture entry at Haymarket Regional Food Pantry headquarters last week. Workday is a cloud-based software vendor with offices worldwide -- including in Washington, D.C. Sixteen different Workday offices are competing to win bragging rights and a company donation for their favorite cause.

Ghost hunters come to Ben Lomond

- A man named Benjamin Tasker Chinn built Ben Lomond House in 1832. In 1850, he rented the house to the Pringle family, who still lived there at the start of the Civil War. On July 21, 1861, the day of the Battle of First Manassas, Confederates commandeered the house for use as a field hospital.

GHBL all-stars win state title

- Chalk up Sunday to being one of those days where the third time really was the charm. At Stratton Woods Park in Herndon, the Gainesville-Haymarket Baseball League 13U all-stars won the program's first-ever state championship for the Babe Ruth League in Virginia after the 11U and 12U tournament teams finished as runners-up in 2011 and 2012.

P-Nats in seesaw affair for first place

- All it takes is a couple inches to upend a race for the playoffs. On Friday night in Woodbridge, Wilmington rallied in the top of the ninth inning for three runs after collecting only one hit during the previous eight innings, defeating home team Potomac 3-0. It marked the Blue Rocks' fourth win against Potomac in five games, held over three days with double-headers on Wednesday and Thursday.

Dawkins Crest Circle Fire incident

- On Sunday, July 20th at approximately 3:15 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest Circle in Bristow. Upon arrival fire and rescue units found heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of a 3-story middle of the row townhome that was spreading quickly to adjacent townhomes, immediately the incident commander requested a second alarm.

Let it go

- The Marketplace at Madison Crescent in Gainesville was packed on Friday, July 11 for an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie “Frozen.” The cartoon musical was featured as a sing-along where hordes of small children -- and their parents -- could belt out the words to the wildly popular song “Let It Go,” and all the rest.
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GHBL all-stars win state title

P-Nats in seesaw affair for first place

Dawkins Crest Circle Fire incident

Let it go

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Woodshop volunteers build community

ACTS director resigns

NOVA info desk commander gets unsung hero award

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