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Explore Summer Reading at your Prince William Public Library

Free special events all summer, plus prizes for reading!

Visit your local Prince William Public Library to begin your journey through books. Summer reading kicked off June 19 and will run through August 19 with plenty of free fun, challenges, and prizes along the way. Register at any branch or in person by visiting www.pwcgov.org/summerreading.

Explore Summer Reading for Kids, Infants through Students Entering 5th Grade

Come to any library branch to pick up your Passport and we’ll give you your first stamp. When you come in for a second visit, tell us what you’re reading and you’ll receive a coupon for free food. At six library visits, you pick out a brand-new book to keep! Come back for up to nine visits; each stamp is an entry into the kids’ grand prize drawing of an Asus flip laptop! You can receive one stamp in a 24-hour period, regardless of how many libraries you visit.

Weekly Challenges

Don’t lose precious brain cells this summer! Each of the nine weeks of summer reading will have a different theme and a special challenge. Come in to your library to complete the weekly challenge and you’ll be entered into a drawing for even more prizes. There will be a different challenge for each week, so visit often. (more…)



Explore Summer Reading at your Prince William Public Library

Free special events all summer, plus prizes for reading!

Visit your local Prince William Public Library to begin your journey through books. Summer reading kicked off June 19 and will run through August 19 with plenty of free fun, challenges, and prizes along the way. Register at any branch or in person by visiting www.pwcgov.org/summerreading.

Explore Summer Reading for Kids, Infants through Students Entering 5th Grade

Come to any library branch to pick up your Passport and we’ll give you your first stamp. When you come in for a second visit, tell us what you’re reading and you’ll receive a coupon for free food. At six library visits, you pick out a brand-new book to keep! Come back for up to nine visits; each stamp is an entry into the kids’ grand prize drawing of an Asus flip laptop! You can receive one stamp in a 24-hour period, regardless of how many libraries you visit.

Weekly Challenges

Don’t lose precious brain cells this summer! Each of the nine weeks of summer reading will have a different theme and a special challenge. Come in to your library to complete the weekly challenge and you’ll be entered into a drawing for even more prizes. There will be a different challenge for each week, so visit often. (more…)

News
Lake Mooney will be open for fishing on Saturday, July 1

The Lake Mooney Reservoir, the most expensive public works project in Stafford County’s history will soon be open for fishing.

From a press release:

Stafford County and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries proudly announce that Lake Mooney will be open for fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The lake, named for the late Stafford Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Mooney, opened to visitors in June 2016. It is also the 5.54 billion gallon reservoir for Stafford County.

Lake Mooney is stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, and bluegill. Black crappie and several other species naturally colonized the lake during filling. There are creel limits and size limits in the chart below. There is a park at Lake Mooney with restroom facilities and a boat launch – no gas-powered engines are allowed. There is no charge for admission to the park. No swimming is allowed and a license is required to fish. For information on buying a fishing license, please visit www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses.

Lake Mooney is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., mid-March through October 31. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., November 1 through mid-March. All boats must be off the water an half hour before closing. Lake Mooney is located at 500 Greenbank Road, Falmouth, VA 22406.

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Over the road driver needed for Manassas food service company

SUMMARY:  Drives an eighteen-wheeler (tractor trailer) in order to deliver food products to restaurants and grocery stores primarily located in the Southeastern, Midwestern and Northern United States.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:      

  • Complies with all DOT regulation and maintains a CDL, class “A” Driver’s License with a safe Driving record
  • Drives up to the maximum allowed service hours, according to DOT regulations, and maintains and submits proper documentation to Operations on a weekly basis, including pre and post trip records and log books, fuel tax trip reports and payroll sheets. This must be done timely in order to ensure that payroll is processed and it will not be if any thing is missing.
  • Delivers food products to restaurants and grocery stores
  • Unloads deliveries by hand, from a trailer carrying up to 40,000 pounds (20 tons)
    • Utilizes a hand truck with product in bundles of 50 pounds
    • Utilizes a ramp whenever accessible, otherwise unloads from the truck to the ground
    • Puts the merchandise onto the hand truck
    • Moves the product to the customer’s designated area
    • Removes product from hand truck and restacks merchandise if requested by customer, sometimes near or inside a cooler of freezer, but does no merchandising
  • Compares actually merchandise vs. invoice with customer, obtains customer signature and collects any payment, if necessary
  • Immediately contact Operations with any mechanical or operational issues, Sales with any customer/product issues and Accounting with any invoice/payment issues, utilizing contact numbers in Driver Manual

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News
Randall running for Garrisonville School Board seat

From a press release: 

Today, Bart Randall formally announced he would seek election to the Garrisonville District seat on the Stafford County School Board. After having filed the proper paperwork and qualified for the ballot, Randall is turning his focus toward the campaign. 

“We must focus on the success, safety, and security of our children and preparing them for a bright future. This includes keeping class sizes low, supporting our teachers, and ensuring our children have the resources to learn.”

Bart Randall and his wife Carolyn live in the Hampton Oaks neighborhood of Stafford and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.  They have two adult children, including one who graduated from North Stafford High School. Randall retired from a 24-year Navy career in 2009, ending his tenure as a Master Chief with over ten years serving at sea. During his time in the Navy, Randall earned an Associate of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and two Master of Arts degrees in Human Resources Development and Human Resources Management. Randall has been involved in the Stafford Community volunteering as a baseball coach, in Boy Scouts, and at his church.

Traffic
‘All Interstate 95 northbound traffic in Stafford County will be stopped’

From a press release: 

All Interstate 95 northbound traffic in Stafford County will be stopped intermittently for 20-minute intervals between midnight and 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 as part of a work zone for the I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension.

Crews will be installing overhead signs between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Route 610) as part of a 2.5 mile extension of I-95 Express Lanes from its current southern terminus. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control in the work zone.

The following lane closures are planned for this evening and early Saturday, weather permitting:

  • Single lane closure at 10 p.m. between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Route 610)

  • Double lane closure at midnight

  • Between midnight and 3 a.m.

    full traffic stops for up to 20 minutes at a time

  • All lanes open by 4:30 a.m.

Traffic
‘The three existing I-95 southbound lanes in this area would be converted to lanes for local traffic’

From a press release: 

The public is invited to attend a citizen information meeting next week to learn more about the revised design for the Interstate 95 southbound collector distributor lanes – Rappahannock River Crossing project between Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County and Exit 130 (Route 3) in the City of Fredericksburg.    

The citizen information meeting will be held:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

5-7 p.m.  

Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center

Fredericksburg Room

2801 Plank Road (Central Park)

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

A brief presentation will be delivered at 6 p.m.

The revised design includes construction of three new I-95 southbound lanes in the current median of I-95 for through traffic. The new through traffic lanes would be built from north of Exit 133 at Route 17 in Stafford to just south of Exit 130 at Route 3 in Spotsylvania. (more…)

News
Sedan ‘jumped the curb and went through the front wall of the business’

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From a press release:

On Thursday June 22, 2017 at 0857 hours, units from the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the Curves Salon at 11 Hope Road for a Technical Rescue.Units arrived within two minutes to find a four door sedan that had jumped the curb and went through the front wall of the business. There were seven civilians inside the business who had sought shelter in the rear of the suite when the vehicle struck the building.

Fortunately, there were no injuries to either the driver of the vehicle or those within the occupied building. In addition to the damage to the Curves, the Urgent and Primary Care facility next door also sustained damage to an interior wall.

Crews worked with the County Building Inspector to ensure structural safety and secured the damaged interior walls between the suites. Power was disconnected to both businesses and they will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.

Photos submitted by: Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Chief Mark Lockhart

News
Prince William brewery wins 1st place in statewide craft beer cup

From a press release: 

“The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony Monday, June 5, 2017, at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. There were more than 240 brewers in attendance to celebrate excellence in craft beer this year. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by master Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge Tom Cannon and 40 judges. The competition also benefits from the continued counsel of Bill Butcher, Port City Brewing, and Bill Madden, Mad Fox Brewing. This year 356 beers in 24 categories were entered into the

The competition also benefits from the continued counsel of Bill Butcher, Port City Brewing, and Bill Madden, Mad Fox Brewing. This year 356 beers in 24 categories were entered into the competition. The judging took place Saturday, May 13th at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton, Virginia.

The Virginia Craft Beer Cup continues to be the largest state competition of its kind in the United States. The VCBG is committed to giving its members the opportunity to compete in VA, obtain critical feedback from certified judges and get noticed statewide.”

Local winners:  (more…)

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Prince William County Arts Council awards NOVEC for supporting arts

From a press release: 

“…the Prince William County Arts Council presented NOVEC with the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Art Excellence award in the Business Supporter category. NOVEC has been honored with four Seefeldt Awards for its continued support of artists and art organizations in the region.”

From Terraya Lewis, Arts Recreation Specialist, PWC Arts Council:

“Why the Arts Council awarded NOVEC with the Seefeldt Award

         Outstanding Business Supporter – NOVEC proved worthy of meeting/exceeding these qualifications:

— has a significant history of support for the arts in the Region and/or a significant recent showing of support;

— demonstrates financial support for the arts

— encourages or inspires fellow businesses to significantly support the arts.

With info about the award itself /why it’s given out? (more…)