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There’s an app for that; Manassas releases app

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.

EDITORIAL:Leave the kids out of it

Gangs. Drugs. Violence. Abandonment. Trafficking. Broken homes. Being away from home at such a young age, holed up at Youth for Tomorrow, one of the only local institutions with the resources and design to give them special attention.

COLUMN:Age Well - Seniors need to keep cool as temperatures rise

Images of the beach, lazy days and cool drinks swirl in my head when I think about summer. Indeed summer can be fun and may allow for more time to spend with our families and older loves ones. You may notice if you visit your older loved one that even during summer months, they may wear sweaters or have their air conditioner off. As we age, our bodies become less able to regulate internal temperature.

Manassas to unveil Gillum sign

Gillum was born in Manassas and graduated from Osbourn High School in 1940. He served as mayor of the city from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that he served as a school board member for more than 15 years.

ACTS director resigns

Action in Community Through Service's (ACTS) executive director Frances Harris tendered her resignation to the ACTS Board of Directors in June. Harris stepped down with “much affection for the mission of ACTS,” noting that “this is not a decision that I made lightly, but it is time that I pursue other opportunities. As I contemplate my 11 years with ACTS, I am extremely proud of how the organization has changed and adapted to the changing social services environment.”

Local teams claim four District 8 baseball titles

While the big local winner of the Babe Ruth League baseball tournament this year is the Gainesville-Haymarket Baseball League 13U state championship team, that group was actually one of four Prince William County baseball teams to compete at states. The 9U and 14U Greater Manassas Baseball League all-stars represented the county too, after also winning the Division 8 title, as did GHBL at the 13U and 16-18 level. Aside from the 13U GHBL squad, the other three teams had a much more difficult outing in the double elimination state tournament than at districts.

Engineering an end to hunger

Volunteers for the Workday D.C. Cangineering Challenge spent approximately 120 hours perfecting their national artfully delicious sculpture entry at Haymarket Regional Food Pantry headquarters last week. Workday is a cloud-based software vendor with offices worldwide -- including in Washington, D.C. Sixteen different Workday offices are competing to win bragging rights and a company donation for their favorite cause.

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There’s an app for that; Manassas releases app

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.

The app also features “push notifications,” keeping citizens updated in real time regarding upcoming city events.

Reporting graffiti, potholes or other issues is also possible through the app's “report a concern” feature.

Lovejoy also included the ability to access upcoming public events as well as local dining and shopping options.

“Having developed this app personally, I’m particularly happy to announce it operates at zero tax payer expense,” Lovejoy said in a written statement. “I always feel innovation trumps taxation any day.”

The “Your Manassas” app is the first app deployed in the commonwealth and the only one known to combine standard City Hall functions, such as reporting concerns and staff directories, with a meaningful way to stay updated on community events and dining.

To download the app, search “Your Manassas” in the iPhone app store or visit yourmanassas.com.
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