Prince William News
Fauquier County supervisors last week tabled discussion of a zoning change that could lead to a Nokesville group building an off-road motorcycle track. But before they voted to postpone the matter for up to 60 days, emotional comments were made for and against the potential project.
Earlier this month, military intelligence workers returned to what used to be their Officer's Club in Vint Hill. The men, women, and their families filled the Vint Hill Inn for the annual Army Security Agency Alumni Association picnic. Once, they worked in secret, surrounded by the chattering keyboards and machinery of an espionage nerve center.
There are immunizations children need before starting school; and if they do not have them then they will not be allowed to attend classes, said Kelly Andrews, the immunization coordinator for the Prince William Health District. Andrews said people should start taking their children to see their doctors now to avoid the rush before school starts.
Over the past few months, we've been watching a troubling new bloodsport emerge in western Prince William -- baseball. This week's article about the fight between the Gainesville Haymarket Baseball League and the Bull Run Little League contains only a small sampling of the hundreds of pages of emails, web postings, court documents and texts we've reviewed over youth baseball.
The UniStars Unicycling Showtroupe will be holding tryouts and registration on Aug. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Vint Hill Community Center Gym just south of Gainesville. Anyone interested in joining the troupe is encouraged to attend. Riders will have to exhibit controlled riding as well as the ability to ride in formations with others.
The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is showing a series of movies on Thursday evenings at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater. Participants can enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends. Everyone can sit on benches or bring a blanket to stretch out on the grass.
The 65th annual Prince William County Fair officially came to a close Saturday night in Manassas with a Monster Truck Show serving at the main event at the grandstands. Maxie Broadus of Tappahannock won the competition, earning 23 points in the wheelie event, 27 points for times of 19.54 and 18.59 seconds in the relay race, and 50 points in the freestyle.
As the afternoon sun shone on the barn rooftops and the storm clouds gathered on the horizon, community members gathered together to discuss plans for a mosque in Nokesville on Aug. 12. The site, which is likely to continue to generate controversy over the next few months, is a 14-acre tract of land at 12655 Vint Hill Road.
Playing golf with your spouse or "significant other" is a great opportunity to spend quality time together. It opens the door for some great vacation trips, and what could be more beautiful than the great outdoors with open air and beautiful landscapes that golf courses provide? My wife and LPGA instructor Leslie and I teach a class on "Couples Coaching" at Bull Run Golf Club and we have a very different perspective on how men and women approach the game.
n Aug. 19 the City of Manassas lost a pillar of the community. Life-long resident Mattie Parrish, born in Manassas on January 21, 1921, wife to Mayor and Delegate Harry J. Parrish and mother of current Mayor Harry J. Parish II, passed away Tuesday night at age 93.