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Pied Piper Theatre holds camps

This summer the Pied Piper Theatre will be holding summer camp at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Theatre Express is a two-week camp for ages 8-12 that explores acting, improvisation, dance, musical theater, stage combat, mime, juggling, music and voice. The group will be offering two Theatre Express camps over the summer.

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COLUMN: ‘New Woodbridge’ takes shape

Since I took office in 2008, we have worked together to transform our community and create what I call a New Woodbridge - a smart growth community that attracts high-paying jobs, reduces traffic congestion, and preserves residential neighborhoods. As a result of our efforts, over $1 billion in public and private investment is now coming to our community.

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(BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today. At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.

County exceeds recycling goals

Prince William County’s official recycling rate for 2013 was 40.5 percent only slightly behind the 41.3 percent rate for 2012. The county received confirmation of last years recycling rate from the Virginia Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) in June. Virginia requires each city, county, town or region to maintain a minimum recycling rate. Prince William County is required to maintain a rate of 25 percent.

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In my line of work I get to hear about a lot of rounds of golf by my students and fellow pros. It’s not at all unusual for someone to come to the course and play the best round of their life on their front nine and suddenly crash and burn on the back nine with not only a bad score but one of the worst scores of the season. They step onto the first tee and the story of their round has yet to be developed. No expectations, just hit the fairway, now hit the green, now make the putt.

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Working to better coordinate citizen access to information about upcoming events, city dining and shopping options as well as improving access to City Hall, Manassas Councilman Ian Lovejoy has announced the release of the “Your Manassas” community resource app. The app, which is currently available for download from the iPhone app store, features the ability to report concerns directly to the city, has access to the city news feed and Facebook page and also hosts a directory of commonly used numbers and city contacts.

Student is first at school to earn certification

Rising sophomore Grant Holbert recently became the first student from Christ Chapel Academy’s four-year Cyber Security Program to pass a certification exam. Holbert passed TestOut’s PC Pro certification, which measures the ability to do the hands-on portion of CompTIA A+ coursework.

World famous conductor Lorin Maazel dead at 84

Maestro Lorin Maazel, one of the most prominent of American conductors, died on July 13 from complications following pneumonia. Maazel was at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival, when he was taken ill. He was 84.

World famous conductor Lorin Maazel dead at 84

Maestro Lorin Maazel, one of the most prominent of American conductors, died on July 13 from complications following pneumonia. Maazel was at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival, when he was taken ill. He was 84.

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Pied Piper Theatre holds camps

Courtesy Photo/Don Flory
Children play the Lost Boys in Pied Pipers Theatre's performance of 'Peter Pan, Jr.' Kids can sign up for the group's theater camp this month.
This summer the Pied Piper Theatre will be holding summer camp at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Theatre Express is a two-week camp for ages 8-12 that explores acting, improvisation, dance, musical theater, stage combat, mime, juggling, music and voice.

The group will be offering two Theatre Express camps over the summer.

The first camp will run July 28-Aug. 8 and the second Aug. 11-22.

Camp hours will be Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $387 for members and $430 for nonmembers.

For details, visit center-for-the-arts.org or call 703-330-2787.
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