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UVA Health today announced its three community medical centers received ‘A’ grades for The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grade. Fall 2022 marks the fifth consecutive grading period that all three UVA Health community medical centers received an ‘A’ grade. The medical centers are among the top hospitals nationwide – and one of only 37 hospitals in the state of Virginia – to receive ‘A’ safety grades.
I am excited to begin this letter before the Thanksgiving break congratulating School Board student representative Daania Sharifi, recipient of the 2022 Virginia School Boards Association Exhibitors Scholarship. This honor is bestowed upon exemplary school board student representatives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and community service. We are proud of Daania for her service to launching thriving futures for every student in an inclusive environment.
It’s all about A Kid And A Toy! You can help children in greater Prince William have a Merry Christmas through Volunteer Prince William’s Untrim a Tree program! Last year over 3,400 children had gifts on Christmas morning; you can bring huge smiles to their faces again this Christmas! It’s super easy: 1) Visit volunteerprincewilliam.org/donate/ to download and submit a donor form; 2) Shop for your child once you get their wish list; 3) Drop off your unwrapped gifts at the Untrim a Tree site in Manassas Park December 8-11. Senior baskets/gift bags are also needed to help homebound senior citizens have a Happy Holiday! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Many of us drive past the Cannon Branch Earthwork Fort on either Virginia Route 234 or on Gateway Boulevard, having no idea that it is nearby. It does not appear to be a fortress. Since it is an ‘earthen’ fort, the fort walls that were created by piling on dirt from the grounds around it to create the walls; they have eroded over the years. Earthen forts were easy to create because they did not require stones or bricks to create walls, and construction of earthen forts could be done quickly.
Earlier this week, Virginia House candidate Makya Little hosted a community service fundraiser in the newly drawn 19th House District in the form of a private screening of Marvel’s Wakanda Forever. Instead of focusing on donor participation, Little set her sights on corporations and community sponsors and invited area youth from underrepresented backgrounds to attend for free.
Six second grade classes at Buckland Mills Elementary School have been learning about climate changes and the tools used to track weather conditions over time. Each student has studied weather-measuring devices and have applied that knowledge to develop their own equipment, including bracelets for tracking the Earth’s water cycle, gauges for measuring rain levels, and weathervanes for tracking the direction of the wind.
The Family Literacy Night held recently at Springwoods Elementary School brought parents, students, educators, and other educational support staff together for an enjoyable night of reading, learning, and fun. The evening was coordinated by Michelle Percy-Best, reading specialist at the school, who wanted to ensure parents came away with skills and strategies to support literacy learning and ways to promote interest and engagement with reading and books. While parents and students in grades K-2 joined educators in the cafeteria to practice using story ropes and other literacy activities, in the library, parents of students in grades 3-5 were provided ideas for increasing a young learner’s engagement to reading. Families also had the opportunity to sign up for library cards through the Prince William Public Library System.
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Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) will return almost $10 million in CashBack to current and former Co-op customers in December. Current customers will see a credit on their bills. Former customers will receive checks if their individual amounts are $5 or more. What is CashBack?. NOVEC reinvests its revenue to...
Like this article? Support us by subscribing here. Your donation will help us continue to provide quality of life news and make local impact possible. Shopping for family and friends can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re someone who likes to find special or unusual items that fit the recipient perfectly. Last year you got Uncle Dave the toothbrush that sings “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” so how can you possibly top that? It’s like a scavenger hunt, only you don’t know what you’re looking for. Your best bet: head to downtown Manassas this December where you can have the fun of doing a real scavenger hunt while you hunt down the perfect gift.
Micron Technology, Inc. (Micron) in Manassas, Virginia has been a long-time partner and supporter of Leadership Prince William (LPW), the premier community leadership program for adults in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. But over the last year, the two organizations took their partnership in a new direction, and it has made a big difference for one local not-for-profit organization. This year Micron opted to sponsor the class project, challenging a group of 29 community and business leaders to design a project that “promotes human potential through STEM, addresses basic human need, and/or creates equitable opportunities for underserved populations in our community.”
Provided by Prince William County Service Authority. As the holiday season begins, the Prince William County Service Authority reminds home and business owners to protect their pipes—and public infrastructure—by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOG). “When fats, oils and grease are disposed down kitchen drains, they...
Westbound I-66 Express Lanes Between I-495 and Route 28 Remain on Schedule to Open This Saturday, Nov. 19
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), the Commonwealth’s private partner and operator of the new 66 Express Lanes outside the Beltway, announced today that the westbound direction of the new 66 Express Lanes from I-495 (Capital Beltway) to Route 28 in Centreville remains on schedule to open on or about this Saturday, Nov. 19. The eastbound direction of this same 13-mile section of express lanes is expected to open by the end of November and could open as early as next Tuesday, Nov. 22, depending on weather and other factors. Updates will be provided to the public as final construction progresses.
Like this article? Support us by subscribing here. Your donation will help us continue to provide quality of life news and make local impact possible. The perfect time to kick off the holiday season is . . . now. And the perfect place? The Town of Occoquan. This weekend, before shopping, holiday musical performances, and parades crowd out your schedule, head to Occoquan for the start of the three-week-long HolidayFest, which runs from Nov. 19 to Dec. 4.
Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting. The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Art & Technology,...
Provided by Prince William County Communications Office. National Adoption Day is Nov. 19, 2022, and the Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently proclaimed Nov. 19 as Adoption Day in Prince William County. The proclamation recognized that all children in need deserve the chance at adoption. More than 100,000 children...
Come to the Town of Occoquan this Saturday, Nov. 19, for the annual town tree lighting and shop late event. While you shop from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy an adult beverage from participating restaurants as you stroll the streets of town. Occoquan will be...
Provided by Historic Manassas, Inc. Historic Manassas, Inc., a Main Street™ organization and the leading voice for historic preservation-based economic development and community revitalization in Historic Downtown Manassas since 1986, has initiated its search for a new Executive Director, following the resignation of long-time director Debbie Haight. The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the work that Debbie put into HMI and thanks her for 13 years of service.
Provided by Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District. This fall, biological water quality monitors were trained and certified at Cub Run in Fairfax County. Many first-time monitors also attended. Kira Carney, the Mid-Atlantic Save Our Streams Coordinator for Izaak Walton League of America, supported this event. Five monitors were tested on benthic macro invertebrate identification and field sampling skills. Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District’s Water Quality program added four new certified monitors and one trainer to its list of certified monitors from this event.