Archive for August, 2013

Sequestration Town Hall Meeting

Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson (51st House District) invites you to join him this Tuesday, August 27, for a Sequestration Town Hall.  Please come and voice your concerns on “sequestration” and learn what Virginia is doing to mitigate its effects.

The Town Hall meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Ridge Baptist Church (12450 Clipper Drive, Woodbridge) and will feature Virginia Senator Bryce Reeves and Terrie Suit, Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security.  There will be Q&A, discussion and testimony from PWC residents impacted by Sequestration.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ryan Galloway at RGalloway@house.virginia.gov or 571-264-9983.

2013 Day to Serve

The Board of County Supervisors has proclaimed September 21 as the “Day to Serve” in Prince William County. The “Day to Serve” is a unique event that has inspired a diverse group of people in our larger region to set aside their political, religious and cultural differences to strengthen our collective communities by coming together to “feed the hungry, protect and enhance the environment, as well as strengthening our communities.”

Since the inaugural “Day to Serve” in 2012, this remarkable and unprecedented event swept from the state capital to local churches, schools, neighborhoods and families and resulted in over 750 community events with more than 14,000 volunteers, culminating in 26,000 hours of service rendered, resulting in over 600,000 pounds of food being donated to local food banks. These events also helped to improve the environment through planting trees, cleaning up parks and streams, and “adopt a road” campaigns. 

Residents, faith-based organizations and community groups throughout Prince William County are encouraged to participate and plan events as part of the “Day to Serve.”  For more information, visit www.daytoserve.org.

Stop on Red Week is August 4-10

The Prince William County Police Department will be targeting red-light running and promoting safe driving habits during national Stop on Red Week August 4-10. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, national Stop on Red Week seeks to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running as well as reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes.

In Virginia, red-light violations carry four demerit points on your driver’s license. You may be subject to a fine of up to $350 as well (Code of Virginia 46.2-833). 

For more information, call the Traffic Unit at 703-792-7254.

2013 is the Year of the Virginia Historic Home

Last fall, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell designated 2013 as the “Year of the Virginia Historic Home”. Virginia has more than 100 historic homes, most of which are open to the public as museums and historic sites. These homes offer a wealth of cultural, historical and architectural information and promote an understanding of, as well as an interest in, the story of Virginia.

In honor of the announcement, the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division will host special free admission days at Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Ben Lomond Historic Site and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre where visitors can learn about the county’s past. Visitors will be given free tours which run on the hour.

Free admission does not apply during special events and programs. For more information about free admission days, visit www.pwcgov.org/history