PRTC to begin fall service, new routes next month

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission bus service will begin serving the new Telegraph Road commuter lot Nov. 5 when the fall service change takes effect.

Only the buses on the Rosslyn/Ballston OmniRide route and the Dale City-Pentagon/Crystal City OmniRide route will serve the Telegraph Road lot. Then, the Dale City buses will no longer serve the PRTC Transit Center or Potomac Mills Mall.

Other changes taking effect Nov. 5 are:

→Closing the overflow gravel commuter lots at the Transit Center and on Telegraph Road.

→Eliminating the bus stop at Independence Avenue and Sixth Street in the District for the commute home.

→→Rerouting the evening trips on the Prince William Metro Direct buses to serve the PRTC commuter lot and Potomac Festival bus stop.

→Rerouting Manassas Metro Direct buses to eliminate direct service to the Manassas Virginia Railway Express station. Buses will continue to serve stops on Center and Church streets.

→Eliminating the bus stop at Dale Boulevard and Ashdale served by eastbound Dale City OmniLink buses. Buses will instead serve a new stop on Gideon before Dale Boulevard.

→For information or updated schedules, call 703-730-6664 or visit

Boy Scouts will collect food and clothing Nov. 10 and 11

Boy Scout troops will collect food and clothing donations during their annual drive Nov. 10 and 11. Scouts will deliver donation bags and fliers to neighborhoods Saturday.

Last year, troops collected 62,000 pounds of food, which was donated to pantries, relief missions and other organizations.

Gainesville dentist will buy unopened Halloween candy

Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Family Orthodontics will buy back Halloween candy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3.

The practice at 7915 Lake Manassas Dr., Suite 301, Gainesville, will offer $1 for each pound of unopened candy. The candy will be sent to the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Division Mobile Unit 8, stationed in Spain.

For information, visit

Registration to begin for senior holiday lunch at NVCC

Registration for the annual senior citizens holiday luncheon at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas begins Nov. 5. The free event starts at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and includes lunch, musical entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

To register, call 703-257-6543.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane