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Just in time for Easter

- On April 12, children and adults gathered at the Candy Factory in Old Town Manassas to learn the Ukrainian art of pysanka. Pysanka is a centuries-old Slavic tradition of using wax to write or decorate eggs. The class was taught by Abigail Binkey of Woodbridge, but do-it-yourselfers can also find instructions online at www.pysanka.com.

One year after skydiving crash, Woodbridge family celebrates

- It was April 6, 2013 -- just about a year ago -- when Austin Glover’s life changed radically. Then 19 years old, the Outback server and student set out on his 76th skydiving jump. After jumping from 13,000 feet, his equipment rigging malfunctioned, sending him into a hard right spin. Austin fought to correct the problem, but by the time he deployed his backup chute, he was too low for the device to deploy fully. He crashed to the ground, fracturing his pelvis, puncturing a lung, and sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

Japanese toys on display at Bull Run Library

- For the month of April, Bull Run Regional Library is hosting a display of Japanese folk toys, dolls, wood carvings and a miniature village. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, was put up by Carol Collins of Gainesville. Collins said she acquired the pieces 50 years ago while she was a student at the International Christian Univerity in Tokyo. One of the items, however, was picked up more recently in Manassas.

Police reports: 04-16-14

- **UPDATES** Residential Burglary *ARRESTS – On April 9th, detectives from the Property Crimes Unit identified the suspects involved in the burglary which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 4800 block of Kempair Dr in Woodbridge on April 4th. Officers were able to identify the juveniles following a separate, unrelated investigation. During that investigation, property reported missing from the burglary was recovered.

Earth Day in Haymarket

- The Town of Haymarket hosted its annual Earth Day Celebration and Spring Festival on April 12. Washington Street was closed for the day while vendors and entertainers set up for a street fair and parade.

As construction winds down, hiring begins for K-8 school before fall opening

- In less than five months, the next school year will already be upon Prince William County and one of the school system's biggest experiments will be underway. According to four officials involved with the development of the new K-8 school in Nokesville, construction of the facility is on-time and still under budget. A ribbon cutting for The Nokesville School will likely take place between late May and early June, said School Board Member Gil Trenum, who represents the Brentsville Magisterial District.

Stormin’ Norman - Musician Norman Voss lights up the local scene

- t was a random customer at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Woodbridge who inspired two of Norman Voss’ current pastimes: entertaining seniors and rocking a wedding. Voss, a singer, guitarist and professional DJ, grew up in Dale City. He started playing guitar as a young teen, about 30 years ago. He began singing a decade later and then he played consistently in bands through high school and college.

Brentsville dominates possession but Enos hat trick leads to Fauquier girls soccer win

- There’s no easy way to remove a tire from a speeding Bugatti. It’s like trying to take a soccer ball off the foot of Megan Enos. The Brentsville District varsity girls soccer team discovered that similarity Friday. Enos used incredible quickness and a surprisingly strong frame to score three goals and assist another during her Fauquier Falcons' 4-1 victory over Brentsville on the road in Nokesville.

COLUMN:Age Well - Spend some time outdoors

McGuire, Neda
- For the past month, each morning, I have noticed an older gentleman walking along the street near my office, heading for the local gym. The weather has no effect on his routine, whether there is rain, snow or sun, he is appropriately dressed and headed towards his daily activity. Individuals such as this gentleman clearly understand one of the most important aspects of healthy aging.
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Stormin’ Norman - Musician Norman Voss lights up the local scene

Brentsville dominates possession but Enos hat trick leads to Fauquier girls soccer win

COLUMN:Age Well - Spend some time outdoors

Leake backs slew of council candidates, Mattox flies solo

EDITORIAL:Happy holidays

Times to host Quantico candidates forum Saturday

Police reports: 04-15-14

Dumfries Road fire incident

Pioneer sluggers pound visiting Raiders, 10-0

Gar-Field boys shock Patriot with 5-4 comeback

The results are in from the “Times’” first Reader’s Choice Awards!

Bobcats pull 8-2 win over Raiders


seal Click here to see the winners of the Prince William Readers Choice contest.

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