Stafford County announced a new citizens’ education class called Blu’s Academy.
The online class features videos with information about the function of each Stafford County Government Department. The course culminates with an in-person “graduation” at the Government Center.
The online class replaces the multi-week in-person “Citizens Academy” previously used to educate citizens about local government functions. The goal is to make the opportunity more accessible for more residents.
Perspective students can sign up for the class here. They will find multiple videos on that page detailing the functions of each department. They can download a worksheet asking brief questions about the information provided. They will have two months to view the videos and answer the questions but can join anytime before the graduation class.
Once students return the worksheet to Stafford County, they are registered for a special graduation party. Students will be recognized at the party, and there will be refreshments.
County government staff will be present to answer any questions.
Sign-ups for the class start on March 1, 2023, and graduation takes place on April 27, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road in Stafford.
The theater department of Mountain View High School (MVHS) will bring Les Miserables – School Edition to the high school stage beginning March 24.
This week’s Manassas police Fugitive of the Week is two people who are believed responsible for the robbery of a 7-Eleven, 10200 block of Dumfries Road on November 14, 2022, where an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets were taken.
After two-year hiatus, the Sentara 3D mammography van returns to communities in Northern Virginia.
Two children have been returned to their father due to the work of multiple law enforcement agencies after an abduction that occurred on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Stafford County.
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.
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.
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