Prince William News
Thu., Oct. 30 - Three years ago Carlos Diaz, a special education student at Forest Park High School, was extremely shy and withdrawn. Conversation did not come easily for him. Now, the senior high school student has joined the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and is up for a promotion to a leadership role. Diaz said he owes his success to therapeutic horseback sessions at Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket.
Thu., Oct. 30 - Leaders of a potential Washington 2024 Olympic bid briefed local authorities recently on the expected timeline in the process that would prepare the area to throw its hat in the ring to host the games. In August 2013, Washington 2024, the group preparing the bid, was immediately contacted by the United States Olympic Committee, according to John Powell, the director of government affairs and programs at Washington 2024.
Thu., Oct. 30 - One could forgive Atif M. Qarni if he's looking past Tuesday's election for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Like most folks in Virginia political circles, the 36-year-old Beville Middle School math teacher certainly wants his favorites to win next week.
Thu., Oct. 30 - On Friday, Oct. 24, Battlefield High School was packed with more than 60 students representing 14 different teams competing in a competition called CyberPatriot. Eleven of teams were from Battlefield High School, two teams from Bull Run Middle School and one team was from Ronald Reagan Middle School.
Thu., Oct. 30 - Happy Halloween, but just as important, Happy Thanksgiving to hundreds of families in our community. SERVE in Manassas needs your help with Operation Turkey! You can help several ways. Gather your friends, family and businesses to collect food items that can be dropped off on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Nov. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manassas Adventist Prep School on Barrett Drive in Manassas. Volunteers are also needed on Nov. 16 to bring any extra food back to the pantry.
Thu., Oct. 30 - The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan will display “Enjoying Art,” an exhibit featuring digital paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield and hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax. The exhibit will run through Dec. 1.
Thu., Oct. 30 - The Holiday Home and Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 15 at 3510 James Madison Hwy. in Haymarket from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be door prizes, food and shopping. The event is fundraiser for the Evergreen Fire Department and Rescue Center.
Thu., Oct. 30 - Rebounderz Manassas, an indoor trampoline arena, plans to open in late October with a grand opening celebration on Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 29 - Deflated balloons and wilting flowers adorn the stairway in front of Jessica Leigh Wilson's Bristow home a week after her murder. Only the garbage can sits in the driveway where her life was cut short during a domestic related incident early Sunday morning on Oct. 19. An online memorial fund for her two children, Taylor and Marcellus Wilson-Toombs, is growing while they adjust to life with their father in a new home.
Wed., Oct. 29 - It's one of the biggest local networking events of the year: The Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Connections 2014 event was held Oct. 23 at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas