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Big changes are coming to I-95

If you don't have an E-ZPass yet, you're going to want one soon. That's the word from transportation officials as they start preparing Northern Virginia drivers for the changes coming to Interstate 95 early next year. Michael McGurk, a spokesman for Transurban, said in an interview on Thursday that commuters should start planning ahead for what they're going to do when the HOV lanes on I-95 become express lanes instead.

Easter at Rippon Lodge

Rippon Lodge in Woodbridge held its annual Easter egg hunt on April 19, complete with games, prizes, activities and of course, egg-hunting for children. More photos from the event are printed in this week's 'Times'.

Board and Council hear about need for jail expansion

During a recent meeting at the Old Manassas Courthouse, members of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, the Manassas City Council and the Prince William-Manassas Regional Jail Board learned the findings of a Community-Based Corrections Plan which outlined population trends facing the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (ADC).

COLUMN:Virginia Afield - A Lake Anna field trip

“I learned how to paddle a canoe!” exclaimed one happy middle school girl after a recent adventure on Lake Anna. Select sixth-grade Louisa County Middle School students of science teach Jennifer Luck enjoyed three days of adventure on Lake Anna with members of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) April 9-11. On one of these ambitious days, I had the great pleasure of serving as a chaperone.

Prince William Reader’s Choice awards Second- and third-place winners

Last week, we published the first-place winners of the “Times'” Spring Reader's Choice Awards. We asked our readers to nominate their favorite businesses and activities in the county and then vote on the best of the best. After we published the first-place winners, we heard from many readers asking us to list the second and third-place choices as well. This week, we're doing just that.

Clean eating - Bristow group offers whole-food cooking help

With more than 80 members, the Clean Eating Support Club of NoVa convenes once a month in Bristow to discuss healthy eating habits, share recipes and support one another in living a whole foods life. Founder and manager of the club Cindy Santa Ana is an AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) certified health coach and Bristow resident. Meetings are held in her kitchen and at each one, Santa Ana begins with an information session and ends with a cooking demo.

Woman robbed at Potomac Mills

Police are asking for help in solving a robbery at Potomac Mills last week. On April 15, around 9:30 p.m., a woman was robbed in the parking lot outside JC Penney in the 2700 block of Potomac Mills Circle. The 39-year-old Fairfax woman told police that she was walking to her car when she was approached from behind by two men. They grabbed her purse and ran.

Mount Pleasant readies site plan for rebuilt church

Somewhere in the Easter season, there's a modern metaphor for healing after inflicted injury. For the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church community in Gainesville, it's been 1.5 years since an arson fire gutted their sanctuary, built in 1929.

Hylton sluggers top Potomac for tourney title

Defeating Potomac 3-2 on the Panthers' home field April 17 at their own tournament in extra innings for the championship title amounts to a pretty nice victory for the Hylton varsity baseball team.

Local police participate in prescription drug take-back day

The Prince William Police Department along with the Manassas Police Department will work with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 26 to get those medications off medicine cabinet shelves. The “National Take-Back Day” initiative seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft and to provide people a safe and legal way to get rid of unused medications.

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