Financial outlook upgraded for City of Manassas

Standard & Poor’s recently raised its rating on the City of Manassas’s general obligation debt from AA to AA+ with a stable outlook.

According to the financial services company, the upgrade demonstrates the city’s strong budgetary flexibility, strength in management and strong financial policies and practices.

“We live in a wonderful City with a very strong sense of community,” City Manager William Patrick Pate said in a statement. “I believe it is this sense of community and the efforts by City staff that has led S&P to upgrade our rating.”

Northern Virginia Community College offers summer camps

Registration is open for youth summer camps at the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Theater arts, graphic arts and game programming camps are available for children ages 11-14. Sports camps are for children ages 9-14.

The camps, scheduled for July and August, will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $265 a week.

For more information, call 703-530-3077 or e-mail .

Calling all authors for annual library Author Fair

Applications are being accepted through March 31 for local authors to participate in the annual Author Fair at Bull Run Regional Library. The fair is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. May 3.

Applications are available at the information desk at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas or online at Click on “Our Government,” “Department and Agencies,” then “Library.”

— Compiled by Sarah Lane