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

Workhouse 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, Jan. 8 — On the second Saturday of every month (which is today this month), the Workhouse hosts an “art walk” to showcase the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists who display their works among the facility’s seven buildings. The Workhouse, situated on the grounds of the former Lorton Correctional Complex, is … Continue reading

Outdoor Ice Rinks Offer Holiday Fun

The weather may be in a bit of a warming trend as we ring out 2010, but a great way to spend an afternoon or evening outside is to hit the rinks (that’s right, rinks, not links!). There are at least four open-air, outdoor ice skating rinks you can visit within a relatively short drive … Continue reading

East Moon Rising

Restaurant Review — East Moon Asian Bistro is a relatively new restaurant that opened earlier this year in the relatively new storefront plaza (officially known as the Madison Farm Shopping Center) at Minnieville and Caton Hill roads, which also houses Rita’s Italian Ice, $1.99 Dry Cleaners, Tazo Pizza and several other businesses. We were very … Continue reading

Mom’s Apple Pie Company: Pie Perfection

At Mom’s, it’s all about the pies. Yes, they’ve got breads and cookies, too. But this place is called Mom’s Apple Pie Company for a reason: they excel at making pies. Blackberry, Sour Cherry, Butter Pecan Apple and Shenandoah Peach crumb pies; Wild Blueberry, Raspberry Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb and, of course Apple pie. Pumpkin, Sweet … Continue reading

The Christmas Tree Search

The search for Christmas trees is on. At lots all over the Woodbridge area, families are heading out to make their purchases. We stopped in at the parking lot at Bethel United Methodist Church (above) where prices ranged from $25 for a 4-6-foot Scotch Pine to $70 for “Super Tall” 8-9-foot Douglas Fir or Concolor … Continue reading

Backyard Beauty

Mon., Nov. 8 — Beauty is where you find it, and sometimes it’s right in your backyard — that is, our common backyard as residents of Woodbridge. We’re introducing this regular feature to share with visitors to WoodbridgeLiving.com and use it as a forum to display the beauty that we come across in our daily … Continue reading

Back to School – Bus Schedules

What every parent of a school-age child wants to know: the bus schedule for your child’s school. We’ve got a link to the bus schedules of each of Prince William County’s schools, listed in alphabetical order: PWC School Bus Schedule. (Note: click on the headline at the top of this story or the read more … Continue reading

An Evening at the Prince William County Fair

Saturday, Aug. 14 — The smell of fresh popcorn, funnel cakes, sausages, fries, cheese steaks and smoked turkey legs drifted through the air. The sounds of laughter, shouts, squeals of joy, music and barkers calling crowds to their booths reverberated throughout the day. The smells, the sounds, the sights were unmistakeable. The Prince William County … Continue reading

PWC Fair Opens Its Gates

The annual Prince William County Fair opened Friday, Aug. 13, at the fairgrounds in Manassas (MAP). The fair, billed as the largest county fair in the state of Virginia, runs through Saturday, Aug. 21. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Bounty in our County,” and the list of events runs a familiar theme: livestock displays and … 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

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

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend Best Bets

Friday, May 28 — With the unofficial start to summer hitting this weekend and pools opening across the area, we look at a handful of ways to spend time over the three-day weekend if you haven’t made other plans, like hitting the beach. While nothing beats a quick trip to a local ice cream shop … Continue reading