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COLUMN:Call to Action - Get in the holiday spirt

- Good morning Prince William - Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner so we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids. We currently have hundreds of children available and so many need warm clothes! I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid. Please visit my website at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me. You will have a blast. I'm already stockpiling Frozen characters because I've been told that's the hot item. Come help us provide a little joy to a child.

PW cadets sponsor wreaths for veterans

- Prince William Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members are helping lead the way by selling wreath sponsorships to honor fallen veterans through fundraising. Wreath sponsorships are available through Dec. 6 in partnership with Wreaths Across America. Dates and times for fundraising activities are still being coordinated and will be announced.

Winter Wonderland Train show set for December

- This year's Winter Wonderland Train Show will be held Dec. 10 to 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center for the Arts Candy Factory, located at 9419 Battle St. in Manassas. The free Winter Wonderland Train Show can be an engaging experience for the whole family.

Dansk celebrates 10 years

- Dansk Day Spa in Occoquan celebrated its 10th anniversary last month with a party for friends, colleagues and members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The Scandinavian spa is located at 212A Commerce St. in Occoquan.

Easy living

- Westminster at Lake Ridge invited all active adults in the Occoquan area to a join in its Field Day for two hours on Nov. 11. The festivities included a pickleball match, tree planting ceremony and dog parade. The pickleball match was held on the former tennis court, which a committee of residents had repurposed into a pickleball court and dog park.

LETTER:PW Parkway construction is a disgrace

- When is the construction crew working on the Prince William Parkway going to finish a job they have turned into a local Big Dig? It is disgraceful and disrespectful to taxpayers that they have ripped up the Parkway between Hoffman and Chinn for much of the past year, and the end is not in sight.

PW planning exec charged with indecent exposure

- Prince William's chief of long range planning, Ray Utz, was arrested Nov. 17 for indecent exposure, accused in two cases of “making an obscene sexual display” to two separate women in Woodbridge.

Holidays start early

- Virginia Gateway rang in the holiday season on Saturday with its Plaza on the Promenade Fireworks Spectacular and Family Fun event. The shopping center lit up the night sky with fireworks and hosted a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Lights, noise and laser guns

- Colder temperatures arrive just in time to heat up business for the newest indoor playground facility in Gainesville, JNJ BattleQuest. The new laser tag facility off Wellington Road gives kids of all ages a chance to unleash their energy inside 5,200 square feet of adventure land.

COLUMN:Another Voice - A true medical home

- What comes to mind when you hear the words “free clinic?” If you are anything like me, it is gray walls with long lines out the door of some deserted building. So I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to one of the local free clinics, the Prince William Area Free Clinic.

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