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Weekly News about The Town of Warrenton

Warrenton Word: Snow, MLK Day Closures, Blood Drive & More

Community Alert(s) / Local News: Town & County Offices Closed Monday; No Refuse Collection-Monday; Winter Storm Warning; Blood Drive; Sheriff Mosier Nominated; Pickup After Pet; and more
Supervisors Commend Shawn Murphy, the Nation’s Top High School Linebacker

Recent Unity Reed Graduate Shawn Murphy Wins the Dick Butkus Award

Shawn Murphy, a Unity Reed High School graduate, recently won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top high school linebacker.
Pageland Lane Residents respond to 'Civil War' Documentarian's support of preservation around Manassas Battlefield

'Filmmaker Ken Burns Doesn’t Live in Prince William County and He is Living in the Past' wrote Pageland Stakeholders

 "Filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest gift to the Confederacy is a letter to our Prince William County Supervisors against a proposal to allow data centers adjacent to (not in) Manassas …"

'Civil War' Documentarian Opposes PW Digital Gateway Near Manassas Battlefield

Documentarian Ken Burns urges Prince William Supervisors to protect landscape around Manassas National Battlefield.
Prince William Police Special Report: Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Manassas

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Sudley Rd, Sudley Manor

Police have not yet released the identity of the deceased.
Local Education News
Youngkin Rescinds School Mask Mandates, up to Grade 12, via Executive Order
Virginia parents may elect to send their children to their public schools without wearing a mask, according to Governor Youngkin's Executive Order number 2.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Signs 11 Executive Actions on Day One
The actions include an executive order affirming the rights of parents to make decisions on masks in schools,
PWCS Increases Pay for Substitutes, Tutors, Plus Teachers & Staff Covering Classes
PWCS will increase the hourly daily-substitute rate, the PALS tutor rate, and the afterschool temporary tutor rate, effective Jan. 18.
Brentsville District High School Turf Program Awarded Highest Industry Honor
This award is the industry’s highest honor and is awarded to recognize leaders who manage sporting playing surfaces at the professional, collegiate, schools, and recreation levels.
Recent Unity Reed Graduate Shawn Murphy Wins the Dick Butkus Award
Shawn Murphy, a Unity Reed High School graduate, recently won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top high school linebacker.
PWCS Clarifies 'Snow Day' Policies
Prince William County Schools has provided further clarification on when they would apply the new 'Code Orange,' for weather-related closings along with existing codes Red and Green.
Virginia State News
Virginia Governor's State of the Commonwealth 2020

Governor Northam Delivers Last State of the Commonwealth Address

If you asked me who we are in Virginia, I would tell you we are people who care about each other. We try to treat each other right. We want our neighbors to succeed, just as much as we want that for ourselves. And our policy choices are rooted in who we are—people who want the best for others.
Governor's Emergency Announcement

Northam Takes Action to Expand Hospital Capacity Amid COVID Surge

Governor Northam notes the overwhelming majority of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Virginia are unvaccinated, urges residents to get vaccinated and boostered.

Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Second Winter Storm

Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm that is predicted to bring snow and other winter weather to many parts of Virginia.
Message from Virginia Department of Health, concerning COVID-19 Omicron Variant

VDH Warns Virginians About Prevalence of COVID-19 Omicron Variant

(RICHMOND, Va.) — With Virginians expected to gather with family and friends over the holidays, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds everyone to take steps to protect themselves.

January Things to Do in Prince William County, Virginia

Ring in the New Year in Prince William, Virginia. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of indoor/outdoor activities, great food, and craft beverages and so much more this year. Check out the events you can find throughout the region to get out and enjoy!

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January Things to Do in Prince William County, Virginia
Ring in the New Year in Prince William, Virginia. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of indoor/outdoor activities, great food, and craft beverages and so much more this year. Check out the events you can find throughout the region to get out and enjoy!
Ring In The New Year With An ‘Anti’ Resolution List
(NAPSI)—As the world celebrates the new year, many will make an annual list of resolutions and goals, which often include improving overall health and fitness.  As we continue to weather …
Your Winter Weight Loss Guide
(NewsUSA) - In winter, it seems like life slows down in a variety of ways. Maybe that's because we need a break after the busy holiday season or because we have a natural urge to …
5 ways to keep your kids healthier all winter long
(BPT) - During the winter months, it can seem more challenging to focus on wellness — especially when it comes to your kids. Getting outside to stay active is more difficult in the cold weather …
Hot Topics
Food

Four easy ways to limit carbs in 2022 for a healthier you

(BPT) - Heading into the new year, you may be thinking about ways to work on your health and wellness. A new year is an ideal opportunity to consider positive lifestyle changes, and what you choose …

Health

Fitness Guru Isaac Boots Shares How to Choreograph a Better, Healthier 2022 While Leaving Migraine in the Rearview

(BPT) - Isaac remembers it vividly. The way it felt to be dancing on the edge of total darkness and the wave of fear that flooded in. “I was auditioning for a Broadway show and couldn’t …

Money Matters

Support Small Business: 6 ways to help businesses in your community thrive

(Family Features) Over the past year, pandemic-related operational challenges, combined with a surge in physical and verbal attacks, have been uniquely difficult for Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners. Consider these ways you can support small businesses, including AAPI owners and the community at-large.

Pets

6 Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm This Winter

(Family Features) Just as people prepare their homes, cars and families for extreme temperatures and weather events of winter, it's important to remember pets' needs this time of year. As cold weather sets in, consider these tips to prepare and ensure your pets are warm and happy throughout winter.

Home improvement

5 trends to inspire your outdoor living space design in 2022

(BPT) - Since 2020, you've likely spent more time at home than ever before. As a result, you're more conscious of how you use your space and how design can impact your comfort and ease. To give you a …

Travel

Survey: 4 ways driving could change in 2022

(BPT) - Our driving habits and relationships with our cars have made many unexpected turns throughout the pandemic — from driving every day, to the closure of many public places, leading …

Green Living

Clean Heat: Stay warmer with clean energy

(Family Features) For homeowners who live off the natural gas line, propane is an earth-friendly option that can reliably and efficiently deliver warmer air all season long.

Education

Want a good job with growth potential? Supply chain hiring is skyrocketing

(BPT) - Think of everything you use in an average day. From your favorite slippers to the computer you work on to the package that arrives at your door with food for tonight’s dinner, almost …

6 Reasons Infographics Can Help Your Content Strategy

(NewsUSA) - It wasn't that long ago that Infographics were the "It" tool for public relations and marketing - until they weren't. To understand why infographics should still be a viable …

The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace

(Family Features) As many pet parents return to the office in the new year, they are looking for ways to continue spending time with their furry friends during the workday. Consider these benefits of bringing pets to work, including boosting happiness and relieving stress.
Ric Segovia, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager for George Mason Mortgage for the last 27 years has over 34 years of mortgage banking experience.

George Mason Mortgage is a Trusted Name in Virginia Real Estate

George Mason Mortgage has been a trusted name in real estate for 40 years. Ric Segovia, Senior VP and Branch Manager for for the last 27 years brings 34 years of mortgage banking experience to the profession.
Founder Jeff Salter visits the Gainesville location

Caring Senior Service 'Grab the Bars' E-Bike Ride Spreads Awareness on Senior Safety

The “Grab the Bars” initiative aims to educate people on how bars installed in senior’s homes can save lives. Falls are the leading cause of serious injury among seniors.
Local Holiday Shopping Guide

The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm

There is now a winery that affords us all an opportunity to enjoy the scenic views of Lake Manassas. The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm in Gainesville is local owned and operated.
Local Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

SimaVisions

Whether you are shopping for friends, family or clients, sometimes the holidays make you feel you could use a little professional help.
Local Holiday Shopping Guide

The Running Store

For that runner or walker in your life, why not give a something special, a gift card or eGift Card to The Running Store?
OmniRide stakeholders explain significance of new Western Maintenance & Storage Facility

OmniRide Holds Ribbon Cutting for Western Bus Maintenance, Storage Facility

Now that the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission, or PRTC, has its OmniRide Western Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility on Doan Drive, in the western end of the county, buses will not …

A Sweet, Simple Way to Make Your Holiday Healthier

(Family Features) Whether you're looking to reduce the fat or added sugar content of a recipe or add more plants to your table, raisins are a healthy, natural option for topping or adding to your favorite dishes.
A Bristow Beat Column

What Do You NEED to Get Happy?

In this installment, writer Derek Kannemeyer answers questions on what we NEED in order to be happy.

3 helpful hints to enrich students’ virtual learning

(BPT) - While the majority of American students have returned to in-person learning, the shift to a more virtual way of life in schooling has changed for the foreseeable future with the increasing …

Bristow Beat's Local Holiday Shopping Guide

For most of us it aligns with our values to support local independently owned businesses; however, we often fall into the trap of doing most of our holiday shopping online with corporate retailers. …