Prince William News
Fri., May. 29 - Bike to Work Day is a yearly event that supports the area’s bike commuters and promotes Virginia’s mission for sustainable transportation. Area bicyclists were offered free refreshments, bike tune-ups and giveaways from local businesses at pit stops located throughout Northern Virginia.
Fri., May. 29 - Gainesville resident and NOVA graduate, Isabela Lopes was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Top Ten All-Virginia Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held in Richmond. Twenty-year-old Lopes graduated in May with an associate degree in social sciences and plans to continue her education in health administration at George Mason University.
Fri., May. 29 - Athletes from Brentsville District and Manassas Park competed in the Conference 27 outdoor track and field championship May 20 at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. The top three results from local athletes in each event are as follows:
Fri., May. 29 - Athletes from Freedom and Potomac competed in the Conference 15 outdoor track and field championship May 19 at North Stafford High School. The top three results for local athletes are as follows:
Fri., May. 29 - Athletes from Forest Park, Gar-Field, Hylton and Woodbridge competed at the Conference 4 outdoor track and field championship May 20-21 at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. The top three results for local athletes in each event are as follows:
Fri., May. 29 - Prince William police have announced drug charges for 26 teens and young adults, primarily in the western part of the county after an investigation that has been ongoing since February. According to Officer Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for the county police, “Operation Growing Pains” started with multiple detectives working separate cases and “it just kind of developed” into a long list of suspected drug dealers, most between the ages of 18 and 22.
Thu., May. 28 - Prince William Ice Center’s Ice Stars Program will host the annual U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Competition “Blades of Summer” on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The competition is free and open to the public. Both beginner and advanced skaters are scheduled to showcase their talents on the ice.
Thu., May. 28 - Ninety golfers and dozens of sponsors helped raise more than $22,000 for charitable and community groups at the NOVEC Helps, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service. The third annual golf tournament was held on May 14 at the Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville. NOVEC Helps plans to donate the proceeds to the health, charitable, youth and community organizations it supports.
Thu., May. 28 - Whitt’s Harley-Davidson of Manassas, the oldest Harley-Davidson dealership in Northern Virginia, celebrated 30 years of sales and service with an anniversary open house on May 20. Mayor Harry Parrish II and Councilwoman Sheryl Bass officiated the event, which was hosted by Historic Manassas.
Thu., May. 28 - On May 16 Comcast celebrated the grand opening of its Xfinity Store in Woodbridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Del. Rich Anderson and Prince William County Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect Dalena Kanouse attended the event.
Bike to work
© Gainesville Times
Area bicyclists were offered free refreshments, bike tune-ups and giveaways from local businesses at pit stops located throughout Northern Virginia.
In Prince William, more than 250 cyclists were expected.
Pit stops were open at Dumfries Town Hall, Haymarket Bicycles, George Mason University, Kelly Leadership Center, Manassas VRE, Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, Rippon Landing VRE and Woodbridge VRE.