Meeting to discuss fire plan for Manassas battlefield

The National Park Service has scheduled a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, to discuss the proposed Fire Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.

During the meeting, the park service project team will address the need for the plan, site characteristics and other project details. The goal of the project is to meet federal policy requirements for fire management at the park while increasing safety for firefighters and the public.

Expert will talk about ADHD at Woodbridge conference

Russell Barkley, an expert on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, will talk about the nature, causes, risks, types and treatments for children with ADHD from 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 at Hylton High School, 14051 Spriggs Rd., Woodbridge.

Barkley is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. He is also founder and editor of the ADHD Report, which is in its 20th year of publication.

To register for free, e-mail Jan Russell at by March 14. Sign or foreign language interpreter services are available by contacting Russell by e-mail or at 703-730-3124 by March 12.

Cost of snow removal exceeds Manassas budget

The winter has taken a bite out of the Manassas snow removal budget. The Department of Public Works and Utilities has spent about $425,000 on snow removal, surpassing the allotted budget by nearly $175,000.

Since December, city crews have mobilized for nine snowfalls, using 1,200 tons of salt, 200 tons of sand and 3,600 gallons of ice ban liquid, according to data provided by the city.

Fauquier Community Theatre offers scholarship

Applications are being accepted through April 1 for an annual scholarship awarded by Fauquier Community Theatre to a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in the arts.

The program is open to all public and private school students in Fauquier and Prince William counties, as well as to home-schooled students.

To get information or an application, visit or e-mail Evelyn Rice at

— Compiled by Sarah Lane and Mari-Jane Williams