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68-year-old victim loses purse to alleged armed suspect

From the Prince William police press release:

Armed Robbery – On March 15 at 11:15AM, officers responded to the 2900 block of Williamsburg Ct in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery.  The victim, a 68-year-old woman, reported to police that she was walking in the area of Georgetown Rd and Getty Ct when she was approached by an unknown male. During the encounter, the suspect implied that he had a firearm then took the victim’s purse. The suspect then fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.   

Suspect Description:

    Black male, between 20 & 25 years of age, 5’10”, with a thin build

    Last seen wearing a grey sweater with a hoodie and blue pants

Threats of violence to middle school result in charges

From the Prince William police press release:

Threats on School Grounds – On March 15 and 16, a School Resource Officer (SRO) investigated two unrelated threats of potential violence at Fred Lynn Middle School located at 1650 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22191). The first threat was reported by a student regarding a female student who made statements of potential violence to other students at the school. The second incident involved a separate male student who allegedly made statements of potential violence at the school approximately a week ago. The SRO subsequently identified both students and determined that the risk to the school was not credible. Following the investigation, the SRO charged both students. Both cases will be handled through Juvenile Intake.

    Charged on March 16: [Juveniles]

A 14-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, both of Woodbridge

Both charged with knowingly communicating a false threat to damage a building

Early detection saves lives. Get your colonoscopy.

Did you Know?

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
  • It is the third most common cancer in men and women.

Reduce your risk by keeping a healthy weight, staying physically active, and eating a healthy diet.

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement based on height and weight. Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese. A BMI greater than 27 can increase your risk of colon and/or rectal cancer.

Processed meats can also increase your risk for colon and/or rectal cancer by 18%. Examples of processed meats include hot dogs, bacon, lunch meats and sausage.

 Exercise may prevent colon and rectal cancer. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity daily.  Tracking steps with your smartphone is one way to increase activity. Aim for 10,000 steps daily.

 Eating healthy can also help reduce your risk of certain cancers. Antioxidants are cancer-fighting compounds found in fruits and vegetables of varying colors. Aim to consume at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day; and remember to keep it colorful!

Answering these questions could save your life:

  • Are you age 50 or older?
  • Are you age 45 or older and African-American?
  • Have you had a change in your bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks (constipation, diarrhea, bleeding, abdominal pain)?
  • Have you had unexpected weight loss?
  • Do you have a personal or family history of colorectal polyps?
  • Do you have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer?
  • Do you have a personal or family history of ovarian, endometrial, or pancreatic cancer?
  • Do you or anybody in your family have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, talk with your physician, as you may require a colonoscopy to prevent colon or rectal cancer.

For people age 50 and over, regular screening can catch colorectal cancer

before symptoms begin.

Early Detection Saves Lives.

Mary Washington Healthcare

Regional Cancer Center

Cancer.mwhc.com

Taking the senior in your life to a doctor’s appointment? Here’s your to-do list.

In a previous article, we talked about ways to make local travel easier for the senior in your life. Sometimes, local travel means going to the doctor’s office. If you care for a senior who needs you to take them to see a doctor, you’ll need to be prepared. The general rules of planning a trip will probably still apply, but visiting the doctor requires some additional considerations. Here’s your to-do list.

Start the conversation – A few weeks before the appointment, when the senior in your care is relaxed and preferably talkative, ask how they have been feeling. Is there anything new bothering them? Do they have any questions? Listen closely and jot down notes in a health journal or notebook. Then list all medication and doses and how long they have been taking it. Document the day and time of the conversation.

Continue the conversation – Two weeks before the appointment, have the same conversation you held in the weeks prior. Ask as many questions as you need to, but be sure to repeat the original questions you asked, too. One week before the appointment, repeat the process. Do the same one day before the appointment and the day of the appointment. Each time you do this, document the day and time of the conversation, as well as medication information. By the time you’re ready to meet the doctor, you will have four entries with useful data that could end up playing a critical role in your senior’s medical treatment.

Keep “things” simple – If you’ve ever had to fumble through a large handbag full of cosmetics, medication, pieces of paper, stale chewing gum and free-roaming pennies, you know how frustrating it can be to find what you need, especially if you’re on the spot. Don’t let this happen to the senior in your care. Pack your senior a purse, wallet or bag with only the necessities, such as ID, insurance card, credit card, pen and the health notebook. Make these items easily identifiable and accessible. Everything else can stay in a different bag.

Let your senior lead – Often the most difficult part of having a caregiver is that it brings on feelings of dependence and vulnerability. Couple this with the natural anxiety many of us feel at the doctor’s office and you can understand why it’s so important to let the senior in your care do as much as they can for themselves. If possible, let your senior enter the office first. Have them sign in for themselves. Since a bag or wallet has been packed in a friendly way, it should be easier for your senior to take out their health insurance card and ID and hand it to the receptionist. Have them choose the seats in the waiting room. All of this will help empower your senior.

Be the interpreter – Medical terminology can sound like a foreign language. Watch your senior’s facial expressions and body language when the doctor is speaking. If your senior appears confused, zoned out, anxious or agitated, ask the doctor to slow down and explain. Repeat back what the doctor says and ask your senior if they understand. Encourage them to ask questions about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, and discuss the information in the health notebook. Help your senior find words if they are struggling to remember them. Throughout all this, take notes so you can remind your senior (and yourself) of the conversation later.

Decompress – Depending on the reason for and duration of the appointment, your senior could feel exhausted after. They might also be experiencing other emotions, such as sadness, anxiety or anger. Once you leave the appointment, it’s important to let the senior in your care talk. Be sure to recap what happened and touch on the next steps. However, it’s important to then move on to a topic and/or activity that is less stressful. Think of something both of you find relaxing and enjoy doing it together.  

As with anything else in caregiving, don’t try to go it alone. Seek the support you need to better care for the senior who needs you. Your senior and you will both be happier – and healthier – because of it.

This post is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, serving Prince William and Fauquier counties.

 

Multiple investigations of threats on school grounds lead to charges

From the Prince William police press release:

Threats on School Grounds – On March 14, a School Resource Officer (SRO) investigated two unrelated threats of potential violence at Hylton High School located at 14051 Spriggs Rd in Woodbridge (22193). The first threat was from a concerned citizen who overheard third-party information indicating that a student made statements of potential violence to other students at the school. The second incident involved a separate student who allegedly made statements of potential violence to other students while riding the bus to school approximately a week ago. The SRO subsequently identified both students and determined that the risk to the school was not credible. Following the investigation, the SRO charged both students. Both cases will be handled through Juvenile Intake.

    Charged on March 14: [Juveniles]

A 15-year-old male and a 14-year-old male, both of Woodbridge

Both charged with knowingly communicating a false threat to damage a building

Threats on School Grounds – On March 14 at 1:50PM, a School Resource Officer (SRO) received information of a potential threat of violence at Fred Lynn Middle School located at 1650 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22191). The investigation revealed that a student made statements of potential violence to other students in the hallway at the school last month on February 14. The SRO subsequently identified the student and determined that the risk to the school was not credible. Following the investigation, the SRO charged the student on March 14. The case will be handled through Juvenile Intake.

Charged on March 14: [Juvenile]

A 14-year-old male of Woodbridge

Charged with threats of bodily harm

Threats on School Grounds – On February 22 at 9:18AM, a School Resource Officer (SRO) received information of a potential threat of violence at Hampton Middle School located at 14800 Darbydale Ave in Woodbridge (22193). The investigation revealed that a possible student communicated over the social media app “Snapchat” suggesting an act of violence at the school. The SRO subsequently identified the student and determined that the risk to the school was not credible. Following the investigation, the SRO charged the student on March 14. The case will be handled through Juvenile Intake.

Charged on March 14: [Juvenile]

A 12-year-old male of Woodbridge

Charged with knowingly communicating a false threat to damage a building

‘Accused held a knife against the victim’s neck while making threats to harm her’

From the Prince William police press release:

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On March 14 at 10:00AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 17300 block of Cusack Ln in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a domestic. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, reported to police that earlier in the morning, she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal argument inside the home. During the encounter, the accused held a knife against the victim’s neck while making threats to harm her. The parties eventually separated and the accused took the victim’s cellphone before leaving the home. Flowing the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Osha Chester COLLIER. Attempts to locate the accused were unsuccessful.

    Wanted: (Photo from June 2014)

    Osha Chester COLLIER, 37, of the 2100 block of Huntington Creek Rd in Nathalie, VA

    Described as a black male, 6’1”, 157lbs with black hair and brown eyes

    Wanted for attempted malicious wounding and grand larceny

More than a year later, still no posted toll lanes travel times

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Body recovered from burned car in Woodbridge park

From Prince William police: 

Suspicious Death Investigation – On March 15 at 7:47AM, officers responded to assist the Department of Fire & Rescue at Veterans Park located at 14300 Veterans Dr in Woodbridge (22191) with a vehicle fire. A citizen contacted the Public Safety Communications Center to report that a vehicle appeared to be on fire inside the park.

Fire crews responded and located the vehicle fully engulfed. When the fire was extinguished, fire crews located a body inside the vehicle and contacted police. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau are currently investigating the cause of the victim’s death. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The victim’s identity is not known at this time. This incident is currently under investigation by Prince William County police detectives and investigators from the Department of Fire & Rescue, Fire Marshal’s Office. More information will be released when available.

The investigation continues.

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One in 23 men and women will develop Colon Cancer in their lifetime

Did you know that colon and rectal cancer, the second most common cancer in Americans, can be prevented?

All Americans over the age of 50 and all African Americans over the age of 45 should have a regular colonoscopy, the one test that can prevent colon and rectal cancer.  A colonoscopy is a fiberoptic examination of the colon and rectum, and it can save your life.

The grand majority of cases of colon and rectal cancer start with a polyp, a precancerous growth in the lining of the colon.  By undergoing a colonoscopy, these precancerous polyps can be removed, taking the risk of colon and rectal cancer away.

Best part, the colonoscopy is easy.  It is done under sedation, so you sleep through the whole exam.  No pain is involved.  Take the bowel prep, have the sedation, have the exam, save your life.  It’s that easy.

If we all have regular colonoscopies every ten years (more often if your colon likes to grow polyps), we can prevent colon cancer in almost everyone.

Don’t wait for symptoms.  Colon and rectal polyps and cancer do not show up with symptoms until it is often too late.

If you have any questions, please ask your doctor, or contact the Sentara Surgery Specialists at 703-523-9750.

Mary Washington Healthcare first in D.C. Metro to offer breast Microseed treatment

The Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) Regional Cancer Center is one of only six sites in the U.S. and the first in the Washington D.C. metro to offer the most advanced radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer: Breast Microseed Treatment®. Dr. Jean-Philippe Pignol, the innovator of this treatment, recently visited Mary Washington Hospital to share his knowledge and experience with the MWHC Regional Cancer Center team. 
 
Breast Microseed Treatment® is a groundbreaking radiation therapy that works to prevent the recurrence of cancer by treating both the site from which a cancerous tumor was removed and the surrounding tissue. The new treatment is similar to seed radiation therapy used successfully to treat prostate cancer. To deliver this treatment, radiation oncologists place radioactive palladium-filled titanium seeds in the breast around the tumor site. The seeds, approximately the size of a grain rice, deliver low dose radiation over several weeks following the procedure. After treatment, the radiation delivery is complete and the seeds are safe to remain in the breast. 
 
“Breast Microseed Treatment® offers comparable results to traditional beam radiation therapy but this procedure provides so much more in terms of a patient’s experience and quality of life during treatment. This one-time procedure takes the place of what can sometimes be more than 30 radiation treatment sessions. Because the microseed uses less radiation than traditional treatments, patients also experience fewer side effects. This technology allows patients live their lives and get back to the people and things they love,” said Dr. John Chinault, Director of Radiation Oncology at the MWHC Regional Cancer Center. 
 
To be a candidate for Breast Microseed Treatment®, patients must be 50 years of age or older with early-stage breast cancer. Learn more online at cancer.mwhc.com. 
 

62-year-old woman victim of attempted carjacking

From the Prince William police press release:

Attempted Carjacking – On March 12 at 7:50PM, officers responded to the 14400 block of Potomac Mills Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an attempted carjacking. The victim, a 62-year-old woman, reported to police that she was walking back to her vehicle in the parking lot after purchasing items inside of a nearby store when she saw an unknown man leaning against her vehicle. When the victim got into her vehicle, the suspect opened the passenger side door and attempted to grab the victim’s keys. A struggle ensued and the victim was eventually able to push the suspect out of the vehicle. The victim then ran back into the nearby store for help and the accused fled the area on foot. While officers were investigating the incident, a call was received concerning an unknown man attempting to open vehicle doors at the nearby Best Western. When officers arrived, they located the accused and detained him without incident. Further investigation by officers determined that the accused was intoxicated. No injuries were reported and no property was taken. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Franklin MIRANDA, was arrested without incident.

Arrested on March 12:

Franklin MIRANDA, 29, of 14316 Ferndale Rd in Woodbridge

Charged with attempted carjacking and public intoxication

Court Date: May 1, 2018 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Suspected Instagram predator arrested for multiple charges involving 12-year-old victim

From the Prince William police press release:

Sexual Assault Investigation – On March 12 at 6:00PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 14400 block of Belvedere Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to locate a missing juvenile from King George County. As officers attempted to make contact at the front door, an unknown man, later identified as the accused, attempted to flee out a back door. Officers quickly detained the accused without incident and made contact with the missing juvenile, a 12-year-old girl, inside of the residence. Upon further investigation, detectives with the Special Victims Unit determined that the victim and the accused met over the social media app “Instagram.” The accused responded to the victim’s residence in King George County on March 12 and brought her back to the residence on Belvedere Dr. During the encounter, detectives determined that the accused had an inappropriate relationship with the victim. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Tyquan Bernard STONEY, was arrested.

Arrested on March 13:

Tyquan Bernard STONEY, 20, of 14458 Belvedere Dr in Woodbridge

Charged with 2 counts of rape, 2 counts of object sexual penetration, 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery, 2 counts of sodomy, and 2 counts of indecent liberties with a minor

    Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond

Woodbridge suspect wanted for attempted robbery, burglary, strangulation, assault, battery

From the Prince William police press release:

Residential Burglary | Attempted Robbery | Strangulation | Domestic Related – On March 13 at 2:50AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 3200 block of Ridge View Ct in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a burglary. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 32-year-old woman of Woodbridge, was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, an acquaintance, which escalated. During the encounter, the victim asked the accused to leave her apartment. The accused exited the apartment and the victim locked the front door. A short time later, the accused began knocking on the door. When the victim refused to open the door, the accused kicked it open. As the victim was calling police, the accused attempted to take her cell phone. The accused then grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her to the ground, and choked her. The parties eventually separated and the accused fled the apartment prior to officers arriving. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, a detective with the Property Crimes Unit obtained multiple arrest warrants for the accused, identified as Christopher Maurice GILLETTE. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

Wanted: [Photo from March 2018]

Christopher Maurice GILLETTE, 34, of the 13400 block of Classic Ct in Woodbridge

Described as a black male, 5’10”, 160lbs, with brown eyes and black hair

Wanted for attempted robbery, burglary, strangulation, and assault & battery

Do Prince William schools offer a ‘world-class education?’

MANASSAS — The Prince William Committee of 100 will turn its attention to schools this month.

The committee will hold a panel discussion called “What is a world-class education and does Prince William County offer one?”

“The county school division’s motto is “a world-class education.”

Panelists will include

  • Riley O’Casey, Prince William County Education Association President
  • Alyson Satterwhite, Gainesville District School Board member
  • Rita Goss, Prince William County Public Schools Associate Superintendent for Learning and Accountability
  • Charles Ronco, a math teacher at Stonewall Jackson High School

I’ll be moderating the event.

Last month, the committee held a panel discussion on transportation and regional development.

I asked Prince William Committee of 100 President Ann Wheeler about why the committee wanted to this month focus on education.

PL: Why did the Committee of 100 (C of 100) choose to talk about schools this month? Is there a sense that county schools are underperforming?

Wheeler: The C of 100 often has forums on schools this time of year because of the budget season. Last year we held a forum on the Revenue Sharing agreement which funds the schools and whether it should be revised. The fact that there are many people in the county involved in school advocacy (both social and fiscal) indicates that it’s a topic that might be of value to present to the community and that the C100 members would like to learn more about.

PL: It’s county budget season, and for years I’ve covered the Board of County Supervisors find new ways to fund the school system. This year, it seems the funding focus has shifted to other county agencies like public safety. Has the C of 100 discussed/have concerns about school funding?

Wheeler: As you mentioned it is the budget season and the schools receive over half of the county revenues, so schools are always a focus. Many of the people posting on social media outlets about the PWC budget are concerned with teacher pay and school overcrowding. I believe this is also reflected at the School Board level.

While the importance of public safety funding is being discussed this year from the county executive, the school funding issue has never gone away. The C100 has no position on whether it’s underfunded, but the question of whether it’s world class or not is possibly a reflection of adequate or inadequate funding.

PL: Obviously those parents who have children in school care about the school division, but what about those whose children have graduated, or who don’t have children in public schools? Why should they care?

Wheeler: Everyone throughout the county should care about school performance. School performance is one of the main drivers behind community attractiveness which drives home prices. We have many over 55 communities that are filled to the brim with grandparents who moved here to be near grandchildren, grandchildren who are in our school system. Finally, corporate businesses look at the success of the school system as a criterion for locating here, because they want an excellent school system for their employees who will live nearby.

The event will be held Thursday, March 15 at City Tavern, located at 9550 Center Street in Manassas.

A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $30 for Committee of 100 members, $35 for nonmembers. (Dinner is sold out).

Those who wish to come for the panel discussion may do so at no charge starting at 7:45 p.m.

‘Who we are as a company can be traced back to our Ethos’

Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve examined in depth how every facet of the FreshySites Ethos can be traced back to our commitment to serving the customer.
 
Through being ego free and asking for more from ourselves, as well as our clients, our team proves its readiness to consistently treat our clients like the top priority they are, with us always going the extra mile if need be. This has both internal and external effects on our company.
 
While pushing FS forward, these foundational elements of our daily processes simultaneously allow our individual team members to grow from within as they push themselves in their abilities and expand their responsibilities/roles within the business.
 
Because who we are as a company can be traced back to our Ethos, which in turn, comes back to our best-in-industry customer service and support, it only makes sense that this is the core of how we market ourselves externally.
 
Using our service as marketing is how we showcase our internal processes in our external outreach efforts. We always want to be known for our willingness to do whatever we can for our clients, in a timely and professional manner, especially delivering answers to their questions – consequently ‘Being Solution Centric.’
 
This sixth part of the FS Ethos is all about focusing on the solution to a situation, rather than dwelling on the problem. Acting defeated and accepting that something is broken, with no solution, is not the mindset with which we train our team.
 
Whether through additional research, team collaboration or an innovative combination of the two, we firmly believe any problem we encounter can be resolved in an efficient and effective way to better serve our clients and our company.
 
Being solutions centric is about being both positive and innovative in our thinking. It requires our being ahead of the curve, which is why our team is constantly educate themselves and researching new tools, approaches, etc. to broaden our individual and collective knowledge of this industry – whether it be WordPress, SEO, Google applications or anything else we utilize daily.
 
A key part of our purpose as a company is a commitment to being there for our clients and delivering solutions to their problems – you can always count on us for that.
 
FreshySites – a regionally focused, solution-centric company with national reach and operations.
 
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! ?”

Ah, ’tis a joy to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day locally

If you’re looking for the luck o’ the Irish, there’s no better place than local. Music, food, entertainment and of course, festive libations, abound in our area. Check out the fun and make some plans. (Potomac Local reminds everyone to please drink responsibly).

3/14 Hylton Performing Arts Center’s 8th Anniversary Gala and After Party (Manassas)

Enjoy a reception, dinner and silent art auction. Black tie optional; open to ages 21 and over. The Gala supports the Hylton Center’s many artistic performances, arts education programs and outreach initiatives, as well as the Hylton Center’s Endowment. 

3/16  St. Patrick’s Wine Dinner at Rangoli (Manassas)

Enjoy a four-course dinner with unlimited paired wines and a specially chosen chef’s menu.

3/16 – Wearing of the Green Celebration at Potomac Point Winery (Stafford)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style this year with Potomac Point Winery. Wear your most festive green attire to come wine and dine Friday, March 16th. A special Irish bistro menu will be served and the wine will be flowing.  Partake in the annual Leprechaun Toss or sit back and enjoy Friday night music. Wine discounts available. 

3/17 – 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash & Beer Release (Stafford)

They’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the best way they know how….with craft beer, music and food. Join the party for the release of their Irish Red, as well as live music from Marc Allred and Karen Jonas. Enjoy corned beef sandwiches in addition to the usual bbq menu. All ages welcome, must be 21 to drink. 

3/17 –  Adventure Brewing Company’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (Fredericksburg)

The 16th Annual Jeff Fitzpatrick St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts off at noon and includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. The parade ends at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where Adventure Brewing will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival including local vendors, live music and entertainment, family-friendly activities, food from local food trucks, and of course, plenty of beer. The brewery will be collecting food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.

3/17 – History of Cooking: St. Patrick’s Day at Ben Lomond Historic Site (Manassas)

For St. Patrick’s Day, join the PWC Historic Preservation team at Ben Lomond Historic Site and the Pat White Center at Ben Lomond as they make traditional Irish cuisine as it would have been made in the days before electricity and pasteurization.

3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Sinistral Brewing Company (Manassas)

St. Patrick’s Day at Sinistral Brewing Company means good beer, good music & good times. There will be sing-alongs. There will be bagpipes. There will be Irish dancers, and yes, there will be lots of green.

3/17 – St.Paddy’s Day Party & Steal the Glass at Ornery Beer Co. (Woodbridge)

The Party’s at Ornery Beer Company for St. Patrick’s Day!! Tapping their newest IRISH STOUT at 12pm Noon and visitors can Steal the Glass: First 300 guests keep their special St. Paddy’s Day Pint Glass!!

3/17  St. Patrick’s Day Party at BadWolf Brewing Co. (Manassas – Kao Circle)

Specialty Cask, Irish Dancers, Phat Yummies Food Truck: Phat Yummies Quesadilla Cantina On Wheels & Kilt Contest at 8:30pm – come dressed in your best outfit!!

3/17 Shamrock & Shenanigans at Brew Republic Beirwerks (Woodbridge)

Join the Brew Republic team on Saturday, March 17th, starting at 9am for kegs and eggs in the tap room! They will be serving Irish breakfast (eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, etc.) and we’ll also be serving non-breakfast Irish fair throughout the day.

3/17  St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Tim’s Rivershore (Dumfries)

Spend the day on the Potomac River enjoying live music, drinks & food specials to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at Tim’s Rivershore.

3/17  Bar Louie’s Annual St. Pat’s Day Bash (Multiple)

Grab your crew and Unleash Your Leprechaun at Bar Louie this St. Patrick’s Day! Get “Lucked Up” at the best party outside of Ireland with drink specials and live entertainment!  Check out your local Bar Louie for details. Locations:

  • Bar Louie Manassas: 9501 Liberia Ave, Manassas, VA 20110
  • Bar Louie Gainesville: 14081 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA 20155
  • Bar Louie Stonebridge: 15001 Potomac Town Pl Suite 100, Woodbridge, VA 22191

3/17 and 3/18  Prince William Humane Society’s St. Pittie’s Day O’Dopt-a-thon (Dumfries)

Come adopt a loving pet looking for a forever home! Pit mix adoptions will be half price at the Adopt Shop (17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA) and the Prince William County Animal Shelter. This event is sponsored by the Prince William Humane Society.

Revelations and Ancient Discoveries coming to Manassas

Mark Finley, television personality, radio speaker, author, and international traveler, is headed to Manassas where he will present Revelation’s Ancient Discoveries, a series of fully-illustrated prophetic presentations focusing on the Bible’s last book, Revelation. 

Finley has lectured in approximately 100 countries and written more than 70 books. His presentation style brings Bible prophecy to life with fully-illustrated messages he says are “filled with encouragement for people looking for hope in the 21st century.” 

He believes the book of Revelation provides answers to life’s bigger questions, answers “that satisfy our minds and give hope to our hearts.”

Topics include: 

  • Revelation’s amazing end time predictions
  • The Middle East crisis and Bible prophecy
  • Will Jerusalem’s temple be rebuilt
  • Revelation’s world of tomorrow
  • The mark of the beast and the mysterious number 666
  • Hope for today, tomorrow and forever
 
Charles Haugabrooks of It Is Written Television and Voice of Prophecy, along with other notable musicians, will provide music throughout the series. 

Spanish speaking guests will be provided headphones for simultaneous translation. All graphics will be in both English and Spanish on two separate large screens.

Each evening there will also be separate meetings for children ages four to ten. Children’s meetings will include crafts, Bible stories and “nature nuggets” in a separate room.

During the Revelation’s Ancient Discoveries Series, Ernestine Finley will give health presentations that Finley says, “will help you reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and the killers of the 21st century. Her presentations will help you feel better, live longer and experience a greater quality of life.”

The series is affiliated with Hope Channel television, Three Angels Broadcasting, the Voice of Prophecy Radio and It Is Written Television. 

The Revelation’s Ancient Discoveries series begins Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and continues through Saturday evening April 28. Meetings are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, with the exception of three Saturday evenings (April 7, 14, 21)

The event will be held at the Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas.
All seats are free, but the best are reserved, Finley says.

 
For a free reserved seat, call 800-467-6443.
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