News & Notes: Kamala Harris changes venue, new school board member coming

Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening around our area today.Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening around our area today.

Kamala Harris changes venue: It looks like Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the old Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad building on Graham Park Road in Dumfries on Thursday afternoon to rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Yesterday, it appeared the Vice President was going to occur with McAuliffe in the nearby Potomac Shores neighborhood. Thursday’s event is slated to run from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

New School Board member: An open seat on the Manassas School Board created when Chairman Sanford Williams resigned last month is expected to be filled on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A total of seven people applied to fill the seat (their resumes are posted to the school’s board website). The appointee will complete the remainder of Willaims’ term, which ends December 31, 2022.

2.4 tons of trash: On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 389 volunteers helped the Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) relieve the Occoquan River and Reservoir of 2.4 tons of trash (4,660 pounds in bags and 202 pounds of miscellaneous material) at the Bull Run, Fountainhead, and Occoquan Regional Park/Marinas in Fairfax, and the Lake Ridge Park/Marina and the Town of Occoquan.

Halloween haunts: The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is once again holding its annual haunt. This year, the event immerses guests through a themed walk-through experience. We also recommend Haunted Hallow in Warrenton. Now in its 13th season, it’s open Fridays and Saturdays from dusk until 10 p.m. (my family and I have been visiting this farm since at least 2012).

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Recent Stories

It will be a noisy few weeks on and near Quantico Marine Corps Base.

We have more information about two drivers who exchanged gunfire while traveling on the Captial Beltway in Fairfax County on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Tom Gordy announced his candidacy for the open Brentsville District supervisor seat in Prince William County.

According to the latest figures, owners of averaged-sized single-family homes in Stafford County could be slapped with a $4,811 Real Estate tax bill next year — nearly 40% larger than a year ago, a $1,331 increase.

Every Sunday from May until November, the Dale City Farmer’s Market offered to donate their leftover fresh produce to the North Virginia Food Rescue to help those struggling with hunger.

The Dale City Farmers Market has been serving its local community since 1987. It is one of the largest open-air markets in the area. Their first donation last May was over 3,300 lbs of produce. That single donation provided 2,825 meals to food insecure communities.

Since that time, they have completed 28 food donations totaling nearly 127,000 lbs taken to the food bank by Paxton Van Lines. This provided more than 105,800 fresh meals to those in need.

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Miller & Smith announces Cascades at Embrey Mill, is now selling. The age qualified 55+ Active Adult community offers main level living with low- maintenance homes designed for homeowners to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in Stafford, Virginia, near Fredericksburg, Quantico and Washington, D.C. The villa style attached homes at Cascades at Embrey Mill are priced from the upper $400,000s. The Rainier plan is available with and without a walkout lower level delivering three to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms and up to 2,800 square feet with a two-car front entry garage. The Rainier plan prioritizes space and flexibility via uninterrupted flow between rooms. Top wish list items such as a primary suite located on the main level, walk-in closets, and optional add-ons such as vaulted ceilings and zero entry primary showers attract prospective buyers. Other add-ons include a screened- in porch, patio and patio with screened-in porch. Buyers who need extra space can select a Rainier with a walkout lower-level plan. A community surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty, the Cascades at Embrey Mill offers residents 10 miles of trails and community gardens, pools, parks, a community café and multiple gathering spaces. An easy connection via I-95 to nearby national hotspots allows residents to live a universally fun and fulfilled life just minutes from home. Prospective buyers are encouraged to visit the newly decorated model home at 247 Smokebush Drive to see the Rainier model firsthand. Contact Debora Flora at 703-300-1333 for information.

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Potomac District Community Town Hall

Potomac District community town hall-County officials and Supervisor Bailey will give important updates regarding the happenings in the district relative to transportation, social services, planning, and future projects.

Van Metre 5K Run

Calling all serious runners, occasional joggers, and weekend walkers of all levels! Participate in the 31st Annual Van Metre 5K Run supporting Children’s National Hospital–the event that goes a long way!

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 8:30AM
Location: Broadlands


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