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Boys, Girls State participants named

- American Legion Post 158 and 1799 recently announced the names of juniors selected to be a part of Girls and Boys State. Post 158 out of Manassas provides funding for representatives, while Post 1799 conducts the interviews.

Volunteers spruce up for spring

- Project Mend-A-House’s Spring Spruce Up event on April 11 saw 60 volunteers tackle major home improvement projects to improve the lives of low-income seniors. Following up on the success of the organization's Fall Fit-It event, volunteers worked at three locations to make a variety of repairs to the homes of seniors.

Tax day stress relief

- In an attempt to provide some stress relief to last-minute tax-filers, free chair massages were offered on April 15, the annual tax deadline day, at the H&R Block at 7478 Limestone Drive in Gainesville. The massages were given by licensed, professional massage therapists from Massage Envy Spa Gainesville.

Heritage Hunt golf tournament winners named

- The 2015 Heritage Hunt Spring Mixer golf tournament was held on April 18. The format was two-person net best ball and the winners in each flight are as follows:

Neabsco Creek boardwalk timeline announced

- A few dozen area residents gathered at Leesylvania Elementary School recently to hear about updated design plans and timetable for the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk during a town hall meeting. The meeting was hosted by Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi (D), Parks and Recreation staffers and landscape architect Jim Klein of Lardner-Klein.

LETTER:Fast-track voting costs trade agreements needed scrutiny

- In the last 20 years, we’ve seen how previous trade deals authorized via the simple approve-or-disapprove voting process of “fast track” have cost tens of thousands of Virginians their livelihoods. Now, the president is asking Congress to grant authority for more up-or-down votes on future trade pacts that haven’t even faced the light of day or the scrutiny of debate.

NOVA inks education deal with Morocco

- The ink is dry on an agreement between the kingdom of Morocco and Northern Virginia Community College paving the way for faculty, student and cultural exchanges, joint research projects, and technical assistance. NOVA campuses already have about 150 students from Morocco enrolled. Six of them met with the delegation that came from their home country for the signing of the agreement at NOVA's Alexandria campus on April 20.

Hylton Performing Arts Center anniversary gala

- The Hylton Performing Arts Center held its fifth anniversary gala on April 11. The event raised more than $209,000 in funds for the Sen. Charles J. Colgan Community Arts Benefit Fund, which enables Resident Arts Partners and Affiliate Arts Organizations to perform at the Hylton Center at greatly reduced rates and to consider it their artistic home.

Dulles struggles with debt, competition

- Anyone who doubts the severity of the problems facing Dulles International Airport – the hundreds of millions in capital debt, dip in passenger totals and a consistent failure to compete with the smaller Reagan National down the road – need only consider the speakers headlining an April 16 seminar on why Dulles matters.

Ups and downs

- For better or worst, the Osbourn Park varsity baseball team just hasn't been able to put a big streak together this season ... winning or losing. The Yellow Jackets began this week playing .500 ball at 6-6 this season. Last week marked a perfect snapshot of that as OP first lost 3-1 to Battlefield on Tuesday night but then stormed back to top Stonewall Jackson 6-3 on Friday night.

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