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Chamber to hold silent auction

- On Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event and silent auction luncheon. The event will be held at Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, 6901 Arthur Hills Drive in Gainesville. A portion of its proceeds from the auction go to benefit the Chamber Student Scholarship Fund. The luncheon is sponsored by Novant Health.

PW officials cautious on immigration action

- When Pres. Barack Obama addressed the nation about immigration and illegal immigration on Nov. 20, his remarks about criminality raised questions among officials in Prince William County. The question centers on what, exactly, is the definition of a criminal. First, some history.

Playing with madness

- "Sixty seconds, boys! Sixty seconds!" With a cloud of breath steaming from his practically frozen-cold face, Battlefield back-up quarterback Lane Bryson didn't bark to his teammates with the confident swagger of a team once up 41-15 and trying to run out the clock. His call along the sidelines instead served as an emotional straw to grab for the boys clad in purple jerseys on the sideline. The Bobcats already bent that straw as far as it could recline in one piece with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter of the Group 6A North Region second round playoffs.

OP volleyball bows out in state semis

- Of the seven Prince William County volleyball teams to enter the regional playoffs during the last two weeks, only one earned a berth to states. And even that quickly ended. Osbourn Park (24-7) emerged from the 16-team Group 6A North Region bracket last week as the runner-up before falling to the same team in the state semifinals that eliminated Forest Park in the regional semis.

Patriot, Potomac knocked out of regional playoffs

- During the last three years, Patriot went from new-kid obscurity to elite county contender in varsity football. Each year, the Pioneers have had something better to show for it than the year before, claiming the Conference 8 title outright last season and winning their first playoff game this season. The problem is that post-season victory for 2014 is singular and the team is losing its star senior quarterback next year.

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.

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