Prince William News
Thu., Sep. 3 - This year the Fauquier Education Farm donated more than double the amount of produce to local food banks than it did last year. The non-profit farm gave more than 33,500 pounds of fresh squash, peppers, melons, lettuce, tomatoes, cabbages, broccoli, cucumbers, sweet corn and much more this summer. “I really believe that next year, we’re going to do even more,” said James “Jim” Hankins, coordinator of the Fauquier Education Farm.
Thu., Sep. 3 - The Chris Yung Elementary School ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony holds a special place in the hearts of many. For the new principal, Kathy Notyce, the dedication marks her beginning as a principal at a new school. For the staff and students it means a new school year. For the family of Officer Chris Yung, it meant he will be remembered for his bravery and dedication to his community.
Thu., Sep. 3 - This year's 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War doesn't bring an end to observances of that bitter conflict. The cycle continues as another anniversary at each battlefield rolls around. This past weekend saw the commemoration of the Second Battle of Manassas on the ground where it was fought over three days in 1862.
Thu., Sep. 3 - Before the calendar flips over to October, the fate of this year's University of Virginia football team likely will be determined. Opening with an away game against UCLA, UVa. then comes home to face Notre Dame, William and Mary and Boise State in September. That's three Top 25 teams, and if the Cavaliers come out of that gauntlet at 2-2 or 3-1, they should be heading to a bowl game. A record of 1-3 makes the task significantly harder.
Wed., Sep. 2 - The Mount Olive Baptist Church may be building a new building but the congregation still employs the well-worn plan that has brought them through the past 100 years. This time-tested plan is not a man-made plan. They say it is God’s plan. With hands in the air and songs in their hearts, the Mount Olive Baptist members proudly turned the ceremonial spade of dirt on their new church building last Saturday.
Wed., Sep. 2 - Two local swim teams combined to become a local power house of talent. Potomac Marlins just announced the merger of the Quantico Devil Dolphins (QDD) with the Potomac Marlins Swim Club. “The Marlins are a large team but maintain a small team feel,” said Mary Poleto, team administrator for the Quantico Devil Dolphins, a much smaller local club with a long 53-year-old history of success.
Wed., Sep. 2 - * Historic Manassas is gearing up for two of its signature events. Volunteers are needed for their Bands, Brews & BBQ on Sept. 12 and the Fall Jubilee on Oct. 3. These are both super fun community events in Old Town Manassas. You must be over 21 years old. The fun jobs include checking IDs, pouring beer, ticket taking, children’s games and of course set-up or take down. Please call Erin at 703-361-6599 to learn more.
Wed., Sep. 2 - On Sunday afternoon in their 2015 road campaign finale on Lewis Gale Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark, the Potomac Nationals (62-70 Overall, 31-38 Road, 29-33 Second Half) took series game four from the Salem Red Sox (60-72 Overall, 31-38 Home, 22-40 Second Half) by the final score of 4-1. With their “W,” the P-Nats secured a series split.
Tue., Sep. 1 - Ninth-ranked Hylton High School fell to the Battlfield High School Bobcats in a much anticipated season opener match up. A non-scientific user poll conducted by the Washington Post overwhelming “predicted” Hylton High School over Battlefield High School in Friday night’s season opener. Most other polls put Hylton as the preseason favorite in Prince William County.
Tue., Sep. 1 - Harris Teeter will throw open the doors and celebrate a second Gainesville location. The new Heritage Marketplace, located at 13901 Heathcote Blvd, will welcome customers with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. on Sept 9.