Gov. Youngkin Wants to Restrict Abortions in Virginia, but Democrats Push Back

Governor Glenn Youngkin-R announced he would push for expanding restrictions on abortion in Virginia in response to the new Supreme Court Dobb’s ruling, today. That ruling overturns Roe v. …

OmniRide to Host Employer Council Meeting

The region’s employers are invited to attend a virtual meeting to learn more about transportation options, projects and benefits...

Lifestyle
Local Writer Brings Poetry Workshops to Unexpected Places
Katherine Gotthardt is on a mission “to bring poetry, writing and literary arts to unexpected places.” The poet is leading free poetry writing workshops for high school students and other …
Register for July 4th 5K Firecracker Run & Sparkler 1 mile
Hurry, online registration for the July 4th Freedom Firecracker 5K and Sparkler 1 Mile is filling quickly!
Overcoming Obstacles for Self Empowerment
Beth Douglas of EatFitLife advises on how to stay focused on your goals regardless of obstacles.
Haymarket Flags for Heroes Ceremony Honors Patriots
You may have seen 150 flags displayed along Washington Street in Haymarket this week. Each flag is dedicated to someone’s personal heroes who served their country or community. The …
Pride Month Celebrated on the Sean T. Connaughton Plaza
The Office Executive Management, Equity, and Inclusion hosted the first Pride Community Celebration and Information Day Tuesday, June 7, at the Sean T. Connaughton Plaza at the McCoart Government.

Bristow Beat, Bill DePugh Announce Teachers of the Year 2022

Bill DePugh of Century 21 and New Millennium and Stacy Shaw of Bristow Beat announce the winners of their 2022 Teacher of the Year Contest.

Prince William County Schools Announces Its 2022 'Outstanding Educators' 2022

PWCS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021-22 Outstanding Educators Awards.

Local Education News
Prince William School Board Takes Step Towards Teachers Collective Bargaining
The Prince William County School Board took its first step towards certifying collective bargaining, passing a resolution to direct the superintendent to draft a collective bargaining …
Seven Prince William County Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships
Congratulations to the PWC students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, funded by NMSC.
Francie Vandivere: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Mrs Vandivere is a fantastic 4th grade teacher who goes above and beyond for all her students and creates a loving & caring classroom. You can see her love of learning and the excitement …
Jenifer Mayes: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Jenifer Mayes of Kyle Wilson Elementary School makes her lessons fun and exciting.
Audrey Baldwin: Best Teacher Honorable Mention
Audrey Baldwin believes that her role in serving children extends beyond the classroom; She chose to teach ELL at Loch Lomond Elementary School, a PWCS school in Manassas.
Wendy Atkinson: 3rd Place Teacher of the Year
Wendy Atkinson at Cedar Point Elementary School was nominated by fellow teacher Lisa House. House notes that Atkinson is the kind of teacher that everyone remembers, making her the perfect person to …
News

OmniRide to Host Hispanic Council Meeting

OmniRide has embarked on a Transportation Education/Awareness campaign geared towards the Hispanic Community within Prince William County.

Vehicle Strikes, Kills Pedestrian & his Dog in Lake Ridge

The driver has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

19-Year-Old Victim Dies of Injuries from Dale City Shooting

 The victim was shot during a planned encounter at Cheshire Station Plaza in Dale City.
Hot Topics
Food

Chef-Worthy Summer Classics

(Family Features) Steak enthusiasts and burger lovers alike can show off their summer cooking skills with these recipes for Southwest Steaks with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce and Parmesan-Herb Fries and Fried Lobster Po Boy Cheeseburgers.

Health

Salmon: Your secret to simple summer cooking

(BPT) - The summer heat calls for lighter dishes and less time in the kitchen. The key to tasty and simple warm weather dining is a meal that cooks quickly and doesn’t heat up your home! One of …

Money Matters

Grocery Store Savings Hacks

(Family Features) As people continue to eat more meals at home, shoppers everywhere are feeling the pinch of increasing prices on nearly every item at the grocery store. As you look for ways to save at the grocery store, consider these tactics.

Pets

5 Healthy Habits to Help Reduce Stress

(Family Features) While some stress is unavoidable and can be good for you, constant or chronic stress can have real consequences for your mental and physical health. Consider these tips for reducing stress and cultivating a positive mindset to improve health and well-being.

Home improvement

How to live BIG in your backyard this summer

(BPT) - The sun is shining, a warm breeze is blowing and you’re itching to get outside. You finally step out the door, and what do you see? A vast, empty space with untapped potential. When it …

Travel

Ready for a summer getaway? 3 tips for planning a family vacation

(BPT) - Summer vacations are an excellent opportunity to unwind, bond with your family and make memories. Summer is also one of the most popular times to travel, so it’s time to start planning …

Green Living

Spring clean your office: 5 tips for organizing your space and stocking greener products

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotSpring has arrived, which means it's time to clean and tidy up your living spaces, including your office. Whether you work from home or commute to the office, a clean …

Education

3 Fun, Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning During Summer

(Family Features) It can be easy to forget how much children learn through play, but they have a natural sense of curiosity. Consider these three tips to help your family incorporate learning classroom concepts in summer fun.

Community
Virginia tackles skyrocketing fatal drug overdoses
RICHMOND, Va. -- Opioid overdoses led to more than 9,900 emergency room visits in Virginia in 2020, a roughly 30% increase from 2019, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Senate Kaine, Congressman Wittman Address US's Baby Formula Shortage Crisis
Senator Tim Kaine announced the Biden Administration has taken steps to increase production and availability of baby food formula in the United States.
Danica Roem to Run for Virginia Senate in 2023
Virginia Del. Danica Roem- D of the 13th District announced her 2023 run for the Virginia Senate, this morning. She hopes to represent the newly formed 30th district that includes Manassas, Manassas …
Do the math: Buying a home now is possible
(BPT) - With record low housing supply and high inflation contributing to skyrocketing home prices, the barriers to owning a home may seem insurmountable. But buying a home in a sustainable, …
Four essentials every backyard ‘Staycation Station’ needs this summer
(BPT) - Picture this: You’re floating in the pool, enjoying some relief from the heat while lunch is sizzling on the grill. You hear soft music, the gentle sound of sprinklers splashing and …
New Resident at Carried to Full Term Moms & Babies Gets a Fresh Start
Last week, Miss Greene, 22, of Georgia, was homeless and pregnant. Today, she has a home, a support network, and a path towards independent motherhood.
Opinion
I was extremely disappointed to read Dr. [Babur] Lateef’s letter to the editor of Inside NOVA endorsing the Prince William Digital Gateway proposal.
Virginia Governor Youngkin has established a tip line to report teachers. Please report your PWCS teachers now!
Coalition asks people to sign up for Citizens' Time on June 15.
Image courtesy of Prince William County Government PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – The Prince William County Department of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism are encouraging residents, …
Photo of signage for Prince William Forest Park. (Photo by Prince William Coalition.) The Coalition to Protect Prince William County, a bipartisan organization, asks that residents speak out against …
LOCAL BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

BLACK CAT WAX Celebrates Three Years!

Black Cat Wax, a full-body waxing studio for women & men in Gainesville, is known for its exceptional guest service. Denise Coleman and her team pride themselves on providing a quick and easy body hair removal experience

Where Would You Like To Read Bristow Beat?

You probably have your favorite way of reading Bristow Beat. And while there is no wrong way to read Bristow Beat online, you may not know that we have a presence on many social media platforms such …

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