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Sea-Doo Demo Rides at Pohick Bay

Up for a little water fun? If you can sneak past the traffic on Route 123 that will be queuing up to go to the Occoquan Arts and Crafts show, cross the bridge and travel on up past Lorton to Pohick Bay Regional Park, you can get a chance to test-ride a Sea-Doo watercraft (you … Continue reading

Occoquan Craft Fair This Weekend

The Occoquan Spring Arts & Crafts Show is being held throughout the streets of Occoquan’s Historic District, today, Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, June 5 from 10 am to 5 pm. The arts & crafts show will include crafters and artisans not only from Occoquan but from across the … Continue reading

Pool Season Arrives!

Saturday, May 28 — The recent hot and humid weather made for a perfect opening day for pool season in our area today. A heavy shower passed through briefly in the afternoon, but most of the day was bright and sunny with humidity levels in the tolerable range. The recent warm weather also served to … Continue reading

Two WSHS Seniors Charged with Burglary and Vandalizim

Thursday, May 26 – Two Woodbridge teenagers pulling a senior prank at Woodbridge Senior High School has landed them in big trouble. Surveillance cameras in the high school caught the two discharging fire extinguishers, glueing coins to doors and dumpling liquid onto the floors causing some $10,000 in damage. Both students, one 18 and one … Continue reading

Taste of Lake Ridge Today

Tuesday, May 10 – The annual event, Taste of Lake Ridge, is on for today from 4-8pm at the Tall Oaks Parking lot, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive. The parking lot sits between the Tall Oaks pool and the Fantasy Playground, dubbed by our kids as the “Castle Park.” Tickets are only 50 cents, and that … Continue reading

Opening Day for Woodbridge Little League

Friday, April 29 — It was opening day for Woodbridge Little League (WLL), and hundreds of Little Leaguers, parents, supporters and local dignitaries turned out for the official start of the 2011 season. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn wafted through the air as the familiar ball park concession stand opened for the first … Continue reading

Marine Cpl. Joshua Himan Comes Home

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 — The word went out via email, social networks, telephone calls, flyers, handouts, word of mouth, the media … Marine Cpl. Joshua Himan was coming home. Hundreds turned out to welcome him home. People lined the streets for miles along his route home, cheering as he went past. From I-95, west on … Continue reading

Signs that Spring is Upon Us

Sunday, March 20 — They’re out there, a little more subtle than not these days, but they’re there: signs that spring is upon us. Folks are working in their yards in earnest, you can see the beginnings of newly sown grass shooting up, the early spring bloomers — forsythia, daffodil, tulip trees — are showing … Continue reading

High Winds Rip Through Woodbridge Area

Friday, Feb. 25 — High winds in our area have decimated one of the local landmarks here in Woodbridge — the Potomac Mills sign. This enormous sign loomed over I-95 like a rising moon, big and bright and seen easily every night from either direction. It’s been shredded by winds that have gusted up to … Continue reading

Weekend Brush Fires Force Extensive Response

Monday, Feb. 21 – Prince William County officials apparently tried to stay on top of what they thought were dangerous fire conditions when they issued a fire ban on Friday, Feb. 18, due to dry conditions and expected high winds. But even with the ban in place, six major fires flared up the next day … Continue reading

Prince William County Schools Closed Friday

Prince William County Schools are closed Friday, Jan. 28. Code Red for employees. The School Age Care Program will not open. Main county roads are passable, main thoroughfares through neighborhoods are relatively clear, but residential roads and cul-de-sacs still have some packed snow and ice, and with temperatures expected to dip into the 20s tonight, … Continue reading

After the Snowfall, Sledding Fun

It’s inevitable. After the snow starts falling right at the height of rush hour, causing commutes to Woodbridge to be multiplied 10-fold in some cases (we know of a woman who didn’t get home from work until 1 am), after roads get treated, after the snowfall finally stops, after the driveways get shoveled and the … Continue reading

Snow Hitting Woodbridge Hard; Schools Closed Thursday

Wednesday, Jan. 26 — We’re in the thick of it here, aren’t we? Snow is falling and accumulating quickly. It looks like we’re right on the edge of the band that will dump either 5-8 inches on us or 2-5 inches. Either way, it’s coming down fast and making a big impact on traffic. As … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Dixie Bones

You’ll find Dixie Bones on many a “Best of” list, including Washingtonian magazine’s, where it has made the list of top 100 Washington area restaurants and perennial appearances on its “Cheap Eats” list. We agree. This is hands down the best barbecue around. This is real pit barbecue, pork or beef, smoked over hickory logs … Continue reading

The Woodbridge ‘Ice Rink’

It’s skating time here in Woodbridge, as a veneer of ice is covering almost everything. Cars, driveways, trees, anything that doesn’t move or have salt or chemicals applied is encased in ice. Prince William County Schools, as well as pretty much every other school district in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are closed (Code Red … Continue reading