Haymarket Day 2021
Enjoy a home town street festival including: parade, two main stages, kids zone, vendors & beer garden!
October Things to Do in Prince William County
Visit Prince William provides an extensive listing of upcoming events, festivals in Prince William County this October. Events include concerts, festivals, and family friendly events for the community.  
Pied Piper Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof
Pied Piper Theatre students are embracing “tradition” with their production of Fiddler on the Roof JR. From the first rehearsal the cast has explored how Fiddler on the Roof JR. touches on life in Pre-Revolutionary Russia. They are examining …
The Merit School Is Hiring!
The Merit School of Virginia, established in 1980, is a vibrant early childhood learning community in which all children are given an opportunity to excel.
Minnieland Academy is Hiring!
Minnieland Academy day care & early childhood education centers are hiring.
BAM! Pumpkin Spice everywhere!
 It is the first week of September and BAM! Pumpkin Spice everywhere! That includes the kitchen. We are excited about all of the fall flavors...

Teachables to Hold Grand Opening, Saturday

Just in time for back to school, Teachables, an independently owned educational supply store, is holding its grand opening at Bristow Commons, Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local Women Bring Nothing Bundt Cakes to Virginia Gateway

Western Prince William residents Jocelyn King and Brianne Hout are ecstatic about beginning new phases of their lives as owners of the Gainesville’s new specialty bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket.
Starting July 1st!

Prince William Libraries Go Fine Free

Thursday, July 1
Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) will no longer charge fines for late items beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.
Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson provides update

County to Move Forward with Groundbreaking on Rollins Ford Park

Thursday, July 1
For over ten years, Rollins Ford Park has remained undeveloped for a variety of reasons. That is no longer the case.
New teacher store presents award during challenging year

Teachables Nova Recognizes Kathy Blanco as 'Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year'

Thursday, June 10
Teachables Nova, a new educational supply store in Bristow, presents 'Best Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year Award' to Bristow Run Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathy Blanco for excellence during an unprecedented year.
Lifestyle

Explore Prince William County with the Discovery Challenge!

Thursday, September 9
All Ages/Families. September 1–November 30 Visit the four parks and historic sites and complete each site’s task using the Beanstack Tracker app! After you've successfully completed the challenge, stop by a library branch to …

Governor Northam Announces Extension of Expanded Child Care Subsidy Program

Wednesday, July 7
Governor Northam announced he is extending Virginia's Child Care Subsidy Program and expanding it to include working families who meet eligibility standards of financial need.

Prince William County Police, Fire & Rescue Community Fair

The Prince William County Police Department will host a community fair on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, to showcase the many facets of police work in the county with displays, fun activities, appointments with a recruiter, pet adoptions and much more.

Fun and festive ideas for celebrating Halloween 2021

(BPT) - Recent research from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) found that 82% of people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, including 93% of millennial parents. Whether you enjoy a …

Things to Do in September in Prince William County

Prince William, Virginia is the perfect place to start the Fall season. From chili cook-offs to one of Northern Virginia’s longest running art celebrations, you can find a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the last few weeks of Summer. Prince William, Virginia | Come enjoy its open spaces and friendly faces.

Are You Ready For Some Football Snacks?

Football is back this Sunday! What's on your game day menu? I have the perfect football snack!

Parenting
Raising Big Dreamers
Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help parents infuse some of the Take Your Child to Work Day spirit into everyday life.

How to Keep Life Spontaneous: Travel Adventures at Home and Beyond

(BPT) - We’ve spent the past year bookmarking the travel excursions of our dreams and now our next flight finally seems to be in sight. We’re all yearning for more spontaneity and …

Back-to-School Basics

(Family Features) Each new school year brings a chance for fresh beginnings and an opportunity to get the family organized for a smooth transition back to the classroom.

Top Students are Created by Top Parents

Millions of parents are frustrated because they know their children can do better, yet they don't know how to help. This how-to manual is packed with fun and creative activities, giving parents tools to make their children's education a vital part of daily living and child care.

Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About World History

Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them.
Family fun

Engage your kids with healthy snacks and family movies

(BPT) - There’s no time quite like family time. And what better way to enjoy those moments with your little ones than cooking, baking and making snacks together? According to The New York …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities.

Getting by

6 tips to pay for your child's college education

(BPT) - College tuition bills are due right around the corner. It’s true that college can be expensive, but knowing all of the different financing options available and making a plan can help you and other parents find peace of mind.

Potty training time? Why the right toilet seat is key to success

(BPT) - Of all the things you do as a parent, one of the most challenging is toilet training. It can take a lot of planning, supplies and patience to teach your toddler to say goodbye to the diaper. …

Celebrate Birthdays from a Safe Social Distance

Whether you’re celebrating a kid or a kid at heart, planning a socially distant birthday party is a way to enjoy some camaraderie and honor life’s important milestones.

How to Combat Social Isolation

Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others.

4 Child Safety Ideas That Help Bring Peace of Mind to Parents

(NewsUSA) - For busy parents, keeping a baby or toddler away from problem areas in the home can be an ongoing challenge. September is Baby Safety Month, and an important reminder for parents to look for potentially unsafe areas in the home

How this family went from debt to a seven-figure net worth

(BPT) - When they first got together, Andy and Nicole Hill thought they were doing fine financially. They made about $130,000 a year. They bought what they wanted and went out to dinner when they …

Virtual is here to stay: 5 creative ways people are connecting in a digital world

(BPT) - A year into the pandemic and a virtual lifestyle is the reality for many people. Remote work and online education are just the start — many people have taken a virtual approach to the …

11 easy ways to stay entertained without leaving your house

(BPT) - Cold weather paired with stay-at-home orders means families across the country have been spending more time at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together and make …

5 smart steps to keep medications safe from kids of all ages

(BPT) - Prescription medications have many benefits, including managing pain, regulating chronic conditions, preventing disease and more. Despite numerous positives, medications can be dangerous to …

Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …

How to Raise a Healthy Eater at Every Stage of Childhood

Daily food choices can have a profound impact on overall health and well-being. Not only do healthy dietary patterns help maintain good health, they also reduce the risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of life.

Tips for Parents on Teaching Kids Life Skills

(NewsUSA) -Parenting is hard, and the past year was especially challenging for parents of school-aged kids, as they struggled to juggle their children's virtual school and the loss of many activities …

5 fun ways to cool off with kids when temps soar

(BPT) - Heat waves can put a damper on family fun. When temperatures soar, you might not be able to do many favorite summer activities with kids. Playground equipment sizzles small hands. Sand …

BookTrib's BookBites: Kids Fun, Mystery, Life Lessons and Riveting Memoir

(NewsUSA) "Veronica Viggle and the Bubble Gum Machine: A Mad Scientist Story" by Louis Goldman A graphic novel for children (and adults) "with illustrations that jump off the …

Prince William Libraries Go Fine Free

Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) will no longer charge fines for late items beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.

PWCS, NOVANT UVA Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations for Anyone 16 Years and Older

Photo by Capital News Service UPDATE: April 16 at 3:50 p.m.: All appointments have been filled at this time. Prince William County Schools will be partnering with Novant UVA and the Prince William …

PWCS to Compensate Employees Staying Late to Supervise Children Waiting for Buses

Prince William County Schools will soon be compensating employees who stay after school beyond their contractual hours to supervise students waiting for buses .

Prince William School Board Revises Student Non-discrimination Policy

The Prince William County School Board voted to revise Policy 738 “Non-discrimination and Harassment of Students” so to include “gender identity” as a protective class in accordance with state and federal law.

36 Coronavirus Cases Close Prince William Elementary School for Week

PWCS Superintendent announced that Bennett Elementary School students will take a one week hiatus from in-person learning due to a significant COVID-19 outbreak at that school.

UPDATED: Critical Race Theory in Schools Discussed at 'Unsanctioned' Racial Social Justice Commission Members Town Hall

Racial Social & Justice Commission members Mac Haddow (Coles) held a town hall/listening session in which they discussed Critical Race Theory in schools, at Patriot High School, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. …