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More arrests made in Dale City bowling alley brawl

Police arrested one person involved in a March 20 brawl at a Dale City bowling alley, and two other suspects turned themselves into police. 

From Prince William police: 

Strong-Armed Robbery *ADDITIONAL ARREST – On March 29, the remaining suspect, identified as  Steven Antonio FOY, who was sought in connection to a robbery at the AMF Bowling located at 4301 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge  on March 20, turned himself into police without incident. Five other suspects were previously arrested in connection to this investigation.

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Arrested on March 29:

Steven Antonio FOY, 22, of the 1500 block of Camellia Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with robbery and assault by mob

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

Strong-Armed Robbery *ARRESTS [Previously Released] – On March 27, Ana Stephanie ROSATO and Jocelyn Verenice VENTURA-LEIVA turned

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themselves in at the Gar-Field Station without incident. Both of the accused were wanted for their involvement in a robbery at AMF Bowling on Dale Blvd in Woodbridge on March 20. Three other suspects were previously arrested on March 21 in regards to this investigation. Attempts to locate the remaining wanted suspect, identified as Steven Antonio FOY, continue to be unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

At FreshySites, we ‘adjust as needed’

“We’ve come to the seventh and final installment in our posts covering the FreshySites Ethos – ‘Adjust As Needed.’
 
Similar to being solution centric, adjusting as needed revolves around having an adaptable, positive and innovative mindset in our daily processes.
 
Just as our team has to stay ahead of the curve and constantly seek out those cutting-edge tools and techniques required to be the best in our industry – asking for more from ourselves and therefore growing from within – each one of us also has to be confident, yet flexible in approaching our daily projects and tasks.
 
This means we have to harness our extensive knowledge and expertise, while also being ego free and willing to question our current ideas/approaches.
 
Adjusting as needed requires that each and every one of our team members be ready to try new tactics and look in unexpected places for answers to the questions we encounter and/or our clients bring us.
 
These are the key components of this last part of the FS Ethos, which ensure that no matter what, our team is operating as efficiently and productively as possible in order to best serve the customer.
 
As we’ve stated countless times before, because who we are as a company can be traced back to our Ethos, which has formed from a dedication on all sides to our best-in-industry customer service and support, this is the central aspect of how we externally market ourselves.
 
Service as marketing is how we showcase our internal processes in our external outreach efforts, making sure to impress upon current clients – and more so prospective clients – that we are always willing and able to push ourselves, adjust as needed and serve our clients in any way possible.
 
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know FS a little more through our Ethos 🙂
 
FreshySites – a regionally focused company with national reach and operations, ready to adjust as needed for our clients.
 
FreshySites is a fast-growing website design firm dedicated to creating beautiful websites, while consistently delivering best-in-industry customer service and support. Founded in 2011, FreshySites has quickly expanded into the largest in-house WordPress web design shop on the East Coast. Our Washington D.C. office was founded in 2012 by Vincent Consumano. With additional offices, we have the team, resources and tools to serve our local – and national – clients through website mockups, creative briefs, revision rounds, and Search Engine Optimization audits. FreshySites is determined to take our regional clients’ online presence to the next level, ultimately helping them to grow and thrive. Explore our website to learn more about us, see our portfolio of work and become a part of our client family today!”

The Live Well Festival needs volunteers on Saturday April 21

· Good Morning  – Community Services and the Prevention Alliance is looking for a graphic designer and/or website designer to create a logo and internet presence for the coalition. The Prevention Alliance’s mission to promote mental health and reduce substance abuse in the greater community. They are a committed group with a big vision and would greatly appreciate your time and talent. Please call Heather at (571) 641-7019 or via email at: hmartinsen@pwcgov.org to learn more.

· Youth for Tomorrow is looking for volunteers to share hobbies and interests with the kids on weekends. If you have a little time please bring your interest to share with them such as sewing, gardening, cooking, golf, arts & crafts, jewelry to name just a few. Please fill out the volunteer application with your resume at: youthfortomorrow.org.

· The Live Well Festival needs volunteers on Saturday April 21st. for a number of fun positions including directional assistants in the morning, helping folks drop off to the shredding truck for the morning or afternoon shift and assisting the cooking demos that also have a morning or afternoon shift. Please email Melissa at:melissa@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

· Comcast Cares Day is Saturday April 21st from 7:30am-1pm at the Georgetown South Community in Manassas. This wonderful partnership with Leadership Prince William brings together hundreds of volunteers to do supper stuff throughout the community. Grab your friends, family and colleagues to join in the fun. Tasks for the day include mulching 45 playgrounds, planting the community garden and window boxes, painting and personalizing 30 picnic tables in the green space but most importantly putting house numbers on the rear of all 840 homes in the community for added security and safety. Please register online at: leadershipprincewilliam.org/event/Comcast-cares-day or by calling the Community Center at: 703-361-4500. It doesn’t get any easier to accomplish so much more.

· Saved Hands Foundation has the perfect excuse not to cook lunch or dinner on Thursday April 19th. Come join them at Bobby’s Burger Palace at Potomac Mills for fun and food to support their wonderful work. All the proceeds of this event will enable them to purchase school supplies for the Back Pack giveaway to needy children next school year. Please tell them you’re coming at: groupraise.com/events/57276 by April 16th.

· Virginia Cooperative Extension is having their next volunteer training starting May 9th. Come share your knowledge and gain new tips to help families get back on their feet. Please register at: pwcgov.org/money. Or you can call Victoria at (703) 792-4799 to learn more.

· Volunteers needed on April 21st for the 9th Annual Upper Occoquan River Clean-up – 9am-2pm. This extensive project has a whole number of places to start the day. Trash bags, water, gloves and refreshments provided. Please visit their website at: pwtsc.org to register and get all the specifics for the day. Please email Ed at efdandar@verizon.net to learn more.

· ACTS in Dumfries needs handy volunteers to help with sprucing up and maintaining the facilities on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. They also need admin help at the front office during traditional business hours. Come join the great folks at ACTS by filling out the volunteer registration form on the website: actspwc.org or email Tamika at: tmartin2@actspwc.org to learn more.

· Project Mend A House is gearing up for their Spring Gala and need 25 volunteers to assist before and during the event on Saturday April 25th. The 2018 Art, Wine and All That Jazz Celebrity Awards Gala promises to be fantastic with Dionne Warwick and Jerry Mathers who we of a certain age remember him as that darling “The Beaver” character. There will be a VIP Reception and Celebrity Meet and Greet before the gala, silent auction and desert reception. Musicians Marcus Johnson, Caleb Green and Kevin Sasaki as well as artist John Joseph Holohan III will be featured. Please call Gina at (703) 792-7663 to register for this fun volunteer opportunity.

· Care Net is having their Run 4 Hope. Walk for Life 5K fun run and 1 Mile walk on Saturday April 14th beginning at 8:30 am at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas. It’s a fun way to start your weekend. On line registration is just $15 and at the door is $20. Free T-shirt and wristband with registration. Kids 12 and under are free. Please register at: voice4life.org or email them at: drc@carenetprcs.org for more info.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful has a fun new program for fitness enthusiasts to take action to be environmental stewards. This volunteer team is called Prince William Ploggers. Please call Lynda at (571) 285-3772 to get your Plogger team going.

· The Autism Society of Northern VA is gearing up for the annual walk in the fall and need volunteers to join their planning committee. Tasks include coordination, outreach, recruitment, promotion, fundraising and logistics management. Please email them at: volunteer@asnv.org to learn more.

· Manassas Parks, Culture and Recreation is looking for volunteers to serve as instructors or assistants for a basic tech class for seniors. The curriculum includes navigating the internet, online banking, reading emails and attachments as well as basics of Microsoft Word. Please call Jean at (703) 257-8451 to learn more.

· The ARC Greater Prince William invites you and your family to their 5K Run/Walk/Roll on Saturday April 28th, 8am at Potomac Nationals Stadium. $25 for the first 100 participants, $30 early-bird registration before April 1st and then $40 regular price. Please visit arcgpw.org for more info and to register today!

· Mark your calendars for April 18th at Chick-Fil-A in Lake Ridge to find more volunteer opportunities from area agencies. The event is 9am-10:30am. Bring your friends for free coffee.

· The Bull Run Rotary Club invites you to their annual Manassas Runway 10K, 5K or 1 mile run on the Manassas Airport Runway on Sunday April 29th at 8am. Please register online at: bishopseventregistrations.com

If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William. Jan can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group projects and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 2, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

Call to Action is a column written by Volunteer Prince William Director Mary Foley.

In 1993 all I wanted was a Macintosh. It helped me build skills for the work I do today.

I want to thank Experimac Manassas for sponsoring this series of posts and allowing a guy to reflect on using his first Macintosh computer as a child, and to write about using my new-to-me Mac, my first in more than 20 years. See them for all your Mac, iPhone and computer needs.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

I slowly walked down the stairs and saw the glow of Christmas lights on the large box in the corner.

When I saw the Apple logo, I knew this would be the Christmas present I had hoped for.

Some boys my age wanted BB guns and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playlets. But in 1993 all I wanted was a home computer. And it had to be a Macintosh.

And that year, I was blessed to receive one.

My parents decided that the Kiser’s were going to join the information age. And because they didn’t work at jobs that required heavy computer use, their 11-year-old son was going to take them there and show them how to use a home computer.

I asked for a Mac because Apple products were all I knew. I remember when they used a cart to roll in the first Apple computer to my elementary school classroom, an Apple IIe. I played Number Munchers, and later Oregon Trail on an Apple IIgs machine. These were Apple Computers, not Macs.

I remember the IIe had a five-inch floppy disk drive, and so did the IIgs, but it also had a desktop screen and a mouse, something its Macintosh cousins made famous.

When I got to Beville Middle School in Dale City, my favorite classrooms were computer labs each stocked with Macintosh computers.

There I learned how to use word processing programs — I didn’t know at the time I’d be using those programs every day for the rest of my life for work — and drawing programs.

In the days before the broad adoption of the internet, I learned about modems and how to use them to dial up and talk to the school’s weather station. That was infinitely cooler than turning on the TV and waiting for the weather report.

I would tell my parents about how much I was learning about using these machines, and I would try to convince them how a Macintosh and all of the fun CD-ROMs with encyclopedias and other educational tools that came with the device would help me with my school work.

In those days, Apple made the computer for education, and I got one. I was thrilled.

I tore into the box to find a brand new Macintosh Performa 550. It was a white shiny new with a Sony Trinitron screen was beautiful to look at even when it wasn’t turned on.

It’s distinctive Apple mouse and keyboard plugged right in and were easy to use. They were just like the ones at school.

I took the machine and placed it on the desk in my room, where it would sit through my high school years.

It came with a book of CD-ROMs, and when I placed each disc into the pop-out tray, a video encyclopedia would pop up. I learned about animals and watched and listened to videos President Kennedy’s speeches. The video quality was grainy, but hey, it was cool.

It was also the first time I used CDs. Later, I saved up my allowance and bought music CDs and the Mac was my first stereo.

I spent hours creating drawings on ClarisWorks, and writing journal entries. I made a list of all of my friends’ phone numbers and called it PAL — the personal address list.

The computer had Mario Teaches Typing, as well as a game called Spectre where you drove a tank in virtual reality world in a game of capture the flag and shoot-em-up battle.

I never used this Mac to go online on a service like America Online or Prodigy. It was the days before the web browser, but it did everything I needed it to do and more.

Considering what computers cost back then my parents probably paid a fortune for the thing. Heck, new Macs are expensive today. 

But for a child like me who was — and still is — a bit of a nerd, it was the best Christmas present I ever received.

Until I got my Apple ink-jet printer, which changed everything again.

Uriah Kiser is the founder and publisher of Potomac Local.