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Workhouse Arts Center  in Lorton (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

Student Artwork on Display at Workhouse

LORTON, Va. -- Congressman Gerry Connolly will announce the winners of the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition for Fairfax and Prince William students residing in the 11th Congressional District at an awards reception on Saturday, April 28 at 4 pm at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.

Camels and a host of other animals came to Dumfries as part of Piccadilly Circus. (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

Circus Camels, Elephants Invade Dumfries

DUMFRIES, Va. -- If you’re looking for a fun event that the whole family will enjoy, then consider taking a trip to the Piccadilly Circus in Dumfries from April 18 to the 22.

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Kyle Wilson was killed in a Woodbridge house fire in 2008.
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Harrowing Commuter Tale Wins $50 Gas Card

PotomacLocal.com congratulates Barbara Dorver of Woodbridge for winning a $50 gas card for submitting her commuter tale to Slug Tales – the weekly online column that’s focused on your commute in Northern Virginia.

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What Should Go Here?

What should happen to this old shopping center? It’s location alongside a busy highway makes it ideal, but for what? New stores? A public building? How about tearing it down and making it a park?

Stafford sheriff’s 2nd Lt. Joe Pittman leads the department’s dive team, and places the mannequin searchers will attempt to rescue into Curtis Lake. (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)
Jenna Grazzini plays Anna Leonowens, and Bryson Jenkins is the King of Siam in the Woodbridge Senior High School production of “The King and I.” (Submitted)

‘The King and I’ Coming to the Stage

LAKE RIDGE, Va. -- Woodbridge Senior High School will open Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical The King and I, at Woodbridge Senior High School Main Stage Auditorium in Lake Ridge on April 19.

Students from New Directions Alternative Education Center participate in the Northern Virginia Regional SeaPerch Challenge in 2010. (Photo: Prince William County Public Schools)

Aquatic Robotics Meet Comes to Area

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. -- Student innovation and scientific skill will be on parade when Prince William County Public Schools hosts this year’s National SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition, set for Thursday in Manassas Park.

Clay Morris of Prince William County Watershed Management Division shows participants the stream location on a map of the Marumsco Creek Watershed, and talks about storm water and other issues affecting local streams, restoration needs and opportunities. (Submitted photo)

Stream Tour Kicks-off in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- On March 25, Prince William Conservation Alliance’s first session of the Stream Stewards program kicked off with an eye-opening tour of two badly damaged streams, one in Hylbrook Park in Woodbridge and the other half a mile away off U.S. 1.

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Photos: McDonnell’s Easter Egg Hunt

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell hosted the state’s first “Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt” at Capitol Square in Richmond. PotomacLocal.com’s KJ Mushung was there to get photos of the event that attracted 1,500 people.

A brush fire as seen from I-95 in Prince William County on Feb. 19, 2011. (Submitted)
More than 1,000 people were welcomed at the Virginia State Capitol for Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s Easter Egg Hunt (Photo: KJ Mushnung/PotomacLocal.com)

1,500 Attend Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt

RICHMOND, Va. – The lawn around the state Capitol was hopping with about 1,500 egg-collecting children Wednesday as Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell held Virginia’s first “Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt.”

Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on March 9, 2011, bringing to a close 27 years of spaceflight for the agency's oldest active orbiter. (Photo credit: NASA)
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Trillium grandiflorum, or white trillium. Photo by Irvine Wilson/Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

Homeowners Encouraged to Plant to Fight Runoff

Everyone has heard the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers.” The Plant More Plants campaign encourages homeowners to prepare for those spring showers while having fun, improving their yards and reducing polluted runoff.

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