Dumfries Police Officer Arrested

July 28 — A Dumfries police officer is arrested while off duty, and another officer resigns under an ethical cloud. See the full story on InsideNova.com.

Federal Funding Sought for Route 1 Revitalization

The Washington Post is reporting that Prince William County is seeking help in the form of federal funding for the recently approved Route 1 revitalization project in north Woodbridge. This week, on Wednesday according to the Post, a group of PWC residents, businessmen and women, and county Supervisor Frank J. Principi (D-Woodbridge) are scheduled to … Continue reading

Community Invited to Review PWC Textbooks

Prince William County Public Schools has announced that the Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is in the process of textbook adoption for all CTE programs. Textbooks under consideration for each school site are available for public comment and evaluation. The books will be available to the public for comment from September through November … Continue reading

Woodbridge BMX Action

July 22 — On an early Thursday evening with temperatures still in the 90s, some 50 BMX racers as well as a large contingent of their families and friends gathered at the NOVA BMX track at the Prince William County Stadium Complex off the Prince William County Parkway for an evening of racing. Everyone was … Continue reading

Earthquake Tremor Felt in Woodbridge

July 16, 2010 — Some area residents were awakened at about 5 am Friday when the ripples of a 3.6 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the region. The origins of the quake were centered in the Gaithersburg, Md., area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Information Center, but were felt as far south as Spotsylvania. … Continue reading

Silly Bandz Trading Event

A youngster from Woodbridge was interviewed at a Silly Bandz trading event in Savannah, Georgia, in a story published today online at SavannahNow.com. If you have younger children, you’re probably well-informed about the fad that has swept the elementary school age group. Silly Bandz are thin, colored silicone loops that are fashioned into various shapes, … Continue reading

Skeletal Remains Found Near Route 123 in Lorton

July 13, 2010 — The Fairfax County medical examiner’s office is working with an anthropologist to try to identify a human skull and other skeletal remains found along Furnace Road in Lorton, according to a report from InsideNova.com and other local news organizations. According to InsideNova.com, a man getting out of his car to photograph … Continue reading

Record Attendance at Va. State Parks Continues

Mason Neck State Park

By Jim Meisner Jr. Department of Conservation and Recreation July 12, 2010 — Virginia State Parks continued the year-long trend of record attendance with an Independence Day weekend attendance of 266,739, a 22 percent increase over last year’s previous record-high of 218,889. The record-high visitation follows another record-setting holiday weekend when visitation increased 15.9 percent … Continue reading

PWC Police Renew Campaign Against Agressive Drivers

Wednesday, July 7 — From the Prince William County Police: “Aggressive drivers, beware! The eyes of the Prince William County Police Department are watching you. The second wave of the Smooth Operator aggressive driving campaign … runs through Saturday, July 10, 2010. Smooth Operator is a regional anti-aggressive driving campaign that involves nearly 30 law … Continue reading

Chicken Orzo Video Recipe

Simple Chicken Orzo

From time to time, we’ll post a little something that we whip up in our kitchen in case you want to give it a try. This one’s really tasty, and we almost always buy the ingredients either at one of the local farmers’ markets (Occoquan, Dale City or Manassas) or when they are on sale … Continue reading

Happy Independence Day

Of course the big event for fireworks in our area is the display that’s set off annually at the Potomac Nationals baseball field. Not only do they have fireworks there EVERY Saturday that they play there throughout the season, they have a game and then a HUGE fireworks display after the game, right as it … Continue reading