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Virginia Department of Health Urges Caution In Advance of Severe Weather

The remnants of Tropical Storm Ian are expected to impact areas of the state beginning Friday, September 30 through the weekend. This storm could create dangerous conditions in creeks, rivers, and low-lying areas along the coast.

Listen to the People and Vote 'No' to Prince William Digital Gateway

Pageland landowners spoke for hours at Planning Commission Public Hearings, forcing citizens to stay up all night in order to get their turn to speak.

UPDATE: Missing Endangered Bristow Man Found

Mr. Cedric Keith Reed Jr. was reported missing on September 25 after leaving his home located in the 13100 block of Sapphire Ridge Place in Bristow (20136) earlier that day.

UPDATE: Vehicle Strikes, Kills Pedestrian on Balls Ford Road in Manassas

The deceased is preliminarily believed to be a 63-year-old man.

EDUCATION & LEARNING

Interviews with authors

The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and …

Dems Say Youngkin's Team is Attempting Dismantle Public Education in Virginia

Superintendent Jillian Balow requested right-wing education policy think-tank reviews Virginia K-12 history standards.

Prince William County Labor Caucus Supports 'Meaningful' Collective Bargaining for Teachers, Police, Firefighters

Manassas, September 19, 2022 - The frontline first responders, county employees, and educators of the Prince William County Labor Caucus call on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and the …

T. Clay Wood And Vaughan Elementary School Students Find Thoughtful Ways To Bring Cheer To Young Cancer Patients

T. Clay Wood and Vaughan Elementary Schools found compassionate and creative ways to bring cheer to young cancer patients in observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

How computer use in public school classrooms has changed since 2009

eSpark looked at how computer usage in schools has changed since 2009 using data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

New VDOE Policy Says Parents Will Decide if Schools Recognize their Students as Transgender

Governor Glenn Youngkin administration and the Virginia Department of Education released a new model policy (2022), which will prevent teachers from addressing a student with transgender pronouns …

Local Writer Brings Poetry Workshops to Unexpected Places

Katherine Gotthardt is on a mission “to bring poetry, writing and literary arts to unexpected places.” The poet is leading free poetry writing workshops for high school students and other …

8 important skills to be an elementary school teacher

Study.com compiled the required skills and abilities needed to become an elementary school teacher according to the O*NET Resource Center, as assessed via a survey of job incumbents, occupational experts, and occupational analysts that asked about the importance of various skills related to their jobs.  

RECENT & RELEVANT NEWS

Bristow Demonstrators Pushback Against Data Center Development Near Homes & Schools

A group of 128 Prince William residents participated in a rally and media conference to  "Save Bristow” against rampant data center development.

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COMMUNITY FEATURES
Community News

Youth For Tomorrow’s 37th Annual Country Fair & Auctions Rescheduled for Saturday, October 8

In light of anticipated declining weather conditions this weekend, Youth For Tomorrow’s 37th Annual Country Fair & Auctions has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 8.

County Will Celebrate Opening of Prince William Animal Services Center

Prince William County Police Department invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Animal Services Center, on Sept. 17. 

OmniRide, Keep Prince William Beautiful Unveil Bus Stop Beautification Project

OmniRide, Keep Prince William Beautiful and other community partners unveiled a Bus Stop Beautification Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of OmniRide’s bus stops, Wednesday.

Thursday, August 25

Prince William Community Gathers for Reflection at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Prince William County lost 22 residents, more than any other jurisdiction in the region. 

Sheffield Manor Residents Create Community Nature Trail

Community volunteers created the 1/2 mile nature trail through their Brisotw community without any formalized funding.

Sunday, September 25

VDOT & I-66 Express Lanes Partners Mark Early Opening of Western Portion of New 66 Express Lanes

The nine-mile western segment, which spans Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 28 in Centreville, opened ahead of schedule on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Monday, September 19
LIFESTYLES

3 smart fall sweets swaps and tips

(BPT) - As the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures get a little cooler, it can be challenging to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Cooler months often come with less outdoor …

Top Tips to Brew up a Fun, Festive and Safe Halloween for Pets and Pet Parents

by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP*(NAPSI)—Earlier sunsets, colorful leaves and cooler temperatures usher in a new fall season full of delicious autumnal flavors, treasured traditions and new …

Rates of women voter registrations are surging—particularly where reproductive rights are threatened

Stacker analyzed TargetSmart data to see how women's voter registrations have changed since the Dobbs decision. State rankings for legislation affecting abortion access are from the Guttmacher Institute.

Family-Building Benefits: A Must for Today’s Workforce

(BPT) - The pandemic has forever changed how, where and why we work. As a result, employers and employees alike are re-evaluating workplace benefits, including family-building benefits like parental …

5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor

(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.

Kickstart a Happier, Healthier Balanced Lifestyle

Are we really making a commitment to living a balanced healthy and happy lifestyle, or are we just making excuses?

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Food

Warm Up Fall with Filling Family Meals

(Family Features) Cooler fall months call for comforting, hearty meals that taste just as delicious as they look. Filling recipes like Chili Con Carne and Lasagna a la Sockarooni make the season a special time for spending quality moments with those you love.

Health

5 simple wellness tips for a balanced lifestyle

(BPT) - Are you looking to revamp your habits and focus on your wellness? You don't have to follow a strict program or completely change your schedule to have a balanced lifestyle that benefits your physical, mental and emotional health.

Green Living

Tackling climate change means leveraging beef’s benefits

(BPT) - Beef is valued for its flavor and nutrition in cuisines worldwide. However, recently you may have heard that eating beef is bad for the environment, so you're unsure if you should limit …

Pets

6 Tips for Pet Parents to Be Environmentally Friendly

(Family Features) For many people, "going green" means walking rather than driving, ditching single-use plastics and conserving energy. To go above and beyond, pet parents can follow additional measures like these that aid the planet while also supporting their furry friends.

Entertainment

Live entertainment is back: The secret behind the most thrilling events

(BPT) - Live events bring audiences worldwide a level of excitement unequal to anything else. Whether a concert, sporting event or action-driven event that draws a crowd, there are primal reasons …

Travel

10 unconventional perks companies are offering remote workers

Firmspace compiled a list of 10 unconventional perks employers are beginning to offer, with a focus on those benefiting remote workers.

Green Living

These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems

Stacker compiled a list of 10 animals from diverse environments, outlining how each helps sustain its ecosystem.

Education

How veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population

Stacker cited data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to visualize how veterans' employment compares to the rest of the population.

Opinion
I was extremely disappointed to read Dr. [Babur] Lateef’s letter to the editor of Inside NOVA endorsing the Prince William Digital Gateway proposal.
Every Prince William taxpayer will eventually pay for bad planning.
"Being a shill for corporate raiders looking to exploit our community is not progressive..."
Coalition to Protect Prince William County Executive director says: “She's already sold out. She needs to go."
Gainesville citizens petition to judicially recall Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland for continuing to participate in votes related to Gainesville data center development despite a conflict of interest.
BUSINESS

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

BLACK CAT WAX Celebrates Three Years!

Black Cat Wax, a full-body waxing studio for women & men in Gainesville, is known for its exceptional guest service. Denise Coleman and her team pride themselves on providing a quick and easy body hair removal experience