Target to close store in Manassas Mall on Feb. 2

Target announced last week that it will close its Manassas Mall store Feb. 2, “after careful consideration of the financial performance of this specific location,” according to a statement from the company.

The anchor store opened in 1997. Since then, Target has opened “super” stores at Sowder Village Square in Manassas and at the Gateway Center in Gainesville. A Wal-Mart Super Center opened at the mall in 2009.

City of Manassas has money in budget for a snowy winter

The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department is prepared for a white winter. The city budgeted $250,000 annually for snow treatment and removal, with 16 snow-removal trucks, 22 pieces of contract equipment, 1,500 tons of road salt and 500 tons of sand.

For information, call 703-257-8219 or visit

Parent Rescource Center celebrates 20th anniversary

Prince William County schools’ Special Education Parent Resource Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a reception and open house Tuesday in the atrium of the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas.

The reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m.; the open house will be all day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Parent Resource Center helps parents, families, teachers and caregivers of children who have special needs. The center offers free services, including parent support, information and referral to community resources; problem-solving strategies; a lending library; workshops; seminars; and a parent newsletter.

For information, call 703-791-8846 or go to

— Compiled by Sarah Lane