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This special edition of the Prince William Extra, produced by a team of Washington Post editors, reporters, editorial aides, photographers and artists, is a guide to our community. Included is important information about how to get around the region, how to contact elected officials and fun things...
La Amistad Visual and Performing Arts Organization
Dale City Farmers Market Dale Boulevard, Dale City commuter parking lot (next to Center Plaza) Dale City 703-670-7112, Ext. 227 (Betty Finney) Hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, April 1-Nov. 18. Haymarket Farmers Market 15000 Washington St. Town Hall parking lot Haymarket 20169 703-754-4816 http://w...
Board of County Supervisors McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Ct. Prince William 22192 703-792-6600 Corey A. Stewart (R) Chairman At Large Chairman's Office 1 County Complex Ct. Prince William 22192 703-792-4640 cstewart@pwcgov.org Michael C. May (R) Occoquan District 13083 Chinn...
Craig S. Gerhart County executive 703-792-6600 cgerhart@pwcgov.org William Hoffman Acting housing and community development director Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building 15941 Donald Curtis Dr. Suite 112 Woodbridge 22191 703-792-7530 David L. Tyeryar Budget director 703-792-6720 dtyeryar@pwcgov.org Phi...
Under a Virginia program, all restaurant inspections are available online.
Dumfries Police Department Calvin L. Johnson, Police chief 17755 Main St. Dumfries 22026 703-221-1111 Haymarket Police Department James E. Roop, Police chief 6763 Leaberry Way Haymarket 20169 703-753-2700 Manassas City Police John J. Skinner, Police chief 9518 Fairview Ave. Manassas 20110 703-2...
Town Hall, 17755 Main St. Dumfries 22026 703-221-3400
How do you get a county named after you? Well, it helps if you're a noble. That's what I discovered when I looked into where our local names came from. I discovered a lot of other things, too.
Prince William Commonwealth's Attorney 9311 Lee Ave., Suite 200
Potomac Hospital 2300 Opitz Blvd. Woodbridge 22191
Lifelong Learning Institute 6901 Sudley Rd. Manassas 20109
Ben Lomond Historic Site 10321 Sudley Manor Dr. Manassas 20109
14800 Joplin Rd. Manassas 20112 703-791-7200 pwcssupt@pwcs.edu
14800 Joplin Rd. Manassas 20112 703-791-8069 pwcsclerk@pwcs.edu
Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus
For better or worse, the federal government seems to thrive and grow in times of crisis.
Of the hundreds of places to eat in Prince William County, these are some of my favorites. This list is not encyclopedic. There are no rankings. These are just places -- some are single restaurants and others are locations offering several choices -- that you should know about if you live here.
This barbecue restaurant may be the best known eating place in Prince William County. Just off Route 1 on Occoquan Road, Dixie Bones serves Birmingham-style barbecue, which isn't the same as you would find in North Carolina or Kansas City. Basically, the sauce is tomato based and has a slightly...
Discover and explore Washington's museums and their vast cultural treasures
Here is a list of museums and historical sites in the city.
Timothy M. Kaine (D) Governor P.O. Box 1475 Richmond 23218
Robert G. Marshall (R) P.O. Box 406, Room 704 Richmond 23218
John H. Chichester (R) P.O. Box 904 Fredericksburg 22404-0904
Columbia Gas of Virginia 1809 Coyote Dr. Chester 23836
Prince William County Animal Control Bureau Samson Newsome, Administrator
This outdoor living history museum and archaeological park documents and portrays the lives of Maryland's first settlers and the colony's first capital (1634-1695). Visitors can meet a 17th-century tobacco farmer at the Godiah Spray Plantation, walk through the 1676 State House, go aboard the Dov...
Here's a chance to get out of the car and ride in a wagon behind horses through the working farm's 286 acres.
Here's another farm, a 520-acre Howard County beauty that offers educational tours by appointment, nature trails, a greenhouse and animals to feed and beekeepers to watch.
A working farm that is maintained as a reminder of agriculture, once the staple of Fairfax County. The park, with its Kidwell Farm, interprets agriculture, rural community life and landscape from the 1920s to 1950s. Among the attractions are its cows, pigs, chickens, goats and turkeys.
This is Fauquier County, one of Virginia's premium horse country areas, and there is plenty of interest in this popular park with access to the Appalachian Trail. There are bridle trails and hiking trails galore, with some primitive, hike-in campsites for those who want to rough it.
Editors Victoria Benning, Paul Bernstein, Maryann Haggerty, Mae Israel, Tom Lansworth, Lisa Frazier Page, Scott Patton, Tracey A. Reeves, Bob Samsot, Suzanne Wooton
G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium 7 County Complex Ct. Woodbridge 22192
601 F St. NW Washington 20004 202-628-3200 http://www.verizoncenter.com
333 W. Camden St. Baltimore 21201 888-848-BIRD (2473)
1101 Russell St. Baltimore 21230 410-230-8017 Seats: 69,700
1600 FedEx Way Landover 20785 301-276-6000; 301-276-6248 for recorded directions
2400 E. Capitol St. SE Washington 20003 202-547-9077
League National Football League Web site http://www.redskins.com
League National Football League Web site http://www.baltimoreravens.com
League East Division, National League, Major League Baseball
League East Division, American League, Major League Baseball
League National Hockey League Web site http://www.washingtoncaps.com
League Women's National Basketball Association Web site http://www.wnba.com/mystics or http://www.washingtonmystics.com
League National Basketball Association Web site http://www.nba.com/wizards or http://www.washingtonwizards.com
League Major League Soccer Web site http://www.dcunited.com
So you have the family together and you want to go somewhere interesting and fun.
All right, here's your excitement, more than some people want. There are more than 100 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including eight coasters, other major league thrill rides and Hurricane Harbor, a water park. The park has some frightful fun on weekends in October.
Washington's rivers are dotted with sailboats when the weather warms, and for the hearty, year-round. You can try your hand at a helm at the Mariner Sailing School in Alexandria on the Potomac. Young people start out with a Sunfish, learning skills of rigging and maneuvering and which side is por...
This park offers several venues and serves up an arts and cultural center, carousel, artists at work, dances, workshops, classes and camps.
Soar above it all, looking down on the Shenandoah Valley and the foothills of the Blue Ridge, like a hawk riding the air currents. What part of the area you see depends on the day's winds. Balloons soar from western Loudoun County. Passengers may fly the balloon if they want.
HOV (high occupancy vehicle), or carpool, lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses and motorcycles during weekday morning and evenin g rush hours. They are designated either HOV-2 (two or more passengers required) or HOV-3 (three or more passengers), which means there must be at least that...
HOW TO CONTACT METRO For administrative offices and general information, not including schedules and fares, call 202-962-1234 or go to http://www.wmata.com .
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As Heritage Plaza Shop Owners Push Road Fixes, Time, Not Traffic, Flies By
Kevin Schlagel estimated he has lost $30,000 since he opened his Daily Grind coffee shop in Heritage Village Plaza on Heathcote Boulevard in the Heritage Hunt development in Haymarket.
Prince William County has received high marks for management in recent years. This is reflected in the county's AAA bond rating and numerous accolades from national municipal organizations.
Several Prince William County athletic teams honored the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings, each in its own way.
Expectations Low, Production High: Forest Park 2, No. 4 Gar-Field 1
The sting of last season's disappointing conclusion still rankles C.J. Sapong and his teammates on the Forest Park boys' soccer team. The Bruins had one of the most talented teams in Virginia, but their state title hopes were crushed in a season-ending upset loss to Potomac in the AAA Cardinal...
Announcements
LEAGUES: Play Legends Baseball is registering men 28 and older. Fee is $189 per player. Information: http://www.playlegendsbaseball.com .
Prince William Community Events April 22-28, 2007
"THE ELEPHANT MAN, " NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group performs Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play. 2 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. $6; seniors, students and children, $4. 703-878-5750 or http://nwtheatregroup.org .
Home Sales
These were among sales recently recorded in Prince William County and supplied to The Washington Post by the Prince William County Real Estate Assessments Office. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Prince William and elsewhere in the Washington area, visit...
Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports. NV means Not Voting.
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