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For the first time ever, the new Cirque Italia gold unit is coming to Woodbridge

Don’t miss the fun August 16 – 19 at Potomac Mills 

Did you know Cirque Italia has two traveling shows?

For the first time ever, The new gold unit is coming to Woodbridge with the state of the art water show you don’t’ want to miss! 

Cirque Italia has grown to the point where the next logical step can only be to expand operations and double our presence at the national level. In response to our wonderful fans all over the U.S., and with over 90% of shows being sold out, NOW is the perfect time for a substantial investment.

Beginning in 2017, Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduced a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Now for 2018, a brand-new performance has been created.

This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Audience members can expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the waterfalls to the ‘lagoon’ below.


Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world!   

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 2nd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. This production will feature acts all the way from Russia to Mexico. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of our strongest assets.

Packed full of incredible acts, there is no room for boredom. The variety presented is exceptional.

For those who enjoy whimsy, we have an Avatar. There is almost no bodily limit for our contortionist, Ricardo, as he bends in ways you would never have imagined.


Our incredible wheel of death performance features a front summersault flip, something you will be hard-pressed to see anywhere else. If that doesn’t get your head spinning, perhaps our five roller skaters and their incredible tricks and turns will.

And although Cirque Italia does not use animals in our performances, this year we will be featuring amazing lifelike elephant puppets. They are so well made, you might just think they are real.

Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. One thing Cirque Italia sets out to accomplish is to create a type of world-class entertainment suitable for all age groups. 

This new second unit also follows the same strict animal-free policy that makes the Water Circus stand out from other circus entertainment shows. The “magic touch” of the Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, added to the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be amazed and transported to a fantastic realm where your deepest dreams can — and will — come true. For more information visit and make sure to check all our social media accounts.

Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10 – $50 depending on availability.  Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full-priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to find out the promo code for this location.

Eight shows will he be held at Potomac Mills mall located at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge from Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19.

Brooke Road reopens following Sunday’s storm

From the Virginia Department of Transportation: 

Route 608 (Brooke Road) in Stafford County has re-opened to traffic near John Roberts Lane.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have completed an emergency repair to replace a damaged drainage pipe and restore the road’s travel surface. 

Brooke Road closed to traffic near the intersection with John Roberts Lane on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 12 after a drainage pipe was damaged by heavy rain.

James A. Minor, Jr. appointed to Stafford Electoral Board

STAFFORD — There’s a new face on Stafford County’s three-person Electoral Board

From the Stafford County Democratic Committee: 

The Stafford County Democratic Committee offers its congratulations to Vice Chair James A. Minor, Jr., on his appointment to the Stafford County Electoral Board.  Mr. Minor was sworn in today at the Stafford County Courthouse in front of family and friends including the Stafford County Democratic Committee Chairman Benjamin M. Litchfield and former Griffis-Widewater Supervisor Robert “Bob” Woodson.  Mr. Minor replaces Stafford County Electoral Board Chairman Douglas J. Filler who stepped down from the Electoral Board recently.

“Nominating members to the local electoral board is one of the most important duties of local political committee chairs,” Litchfield said “because the electoral board serves as the gatekeeper for free and fair local elections.” “It was my distinct honor to recommend Jim’s appointment to the Stafford County Circuit Court and I thank Chief Judge Sharp for his wisdom in picking Jim to serve on the electoral board.” “I also want to thank Chairman Filler for his distinguished service and wish him well in all of his future endeavors.” 

Local electoral board members are appointed by the circuit court from among a pool of at least three individuals nominated by local political committees.  Two members of the electoral board are typically from the same political party as the current Governor.  Because Chairman Filler is one of two Democrats serving on the Stafford County Electoral Board, the Stafford County Democratic Committee had the responsibility of nominating Chairman Filler’s successor.     

Stafford posts storm recovery update

From a press release: 

Residents in the county are entering the clean-up phase of the recovery from the sudden storm on Sunday, August 12, 2018, and on the heels of record rainfall in the area over the summer. Below is information designed to assist in that recovery:

  • Landfill Fee Waiver – The Rappahannock Regional Solid WasteManagement Board (R-Board) temporarily waived fees for the disposal of yard debris from residents through August 26, 2018, at the Regional Landfill at Eskimo Hill. The waiver applies only to the disposal by residents, not commercial firms, and is only in effect at the Eskimo Hill site. Commercial trash service trucks will not pick up debris that is placed in front of your home. If it does not fit in the trashcans provided, individuals must transport the waste to the landfill themselves.
  • Building Inspectors – If you have structural damage and need to contact a building inspector to evaluate, please call Stafford’s Public Works Department at (540) 658-8950.
  • Generator Safety – If residents are using generators, they should be extremely cautious and not use the generator inside their home or garage because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They should also use flashlights rather than candles because of the risk of fires.
  • Downed Power Lines – Stay away from downed power lines. Call 911 to report downed power lines. Do not touch them.
  • Fallen Trees – Call VDOT at 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Stay safe and stay alert especially when dealing with large debris, and make sure to use safety measures when operating debris removal equipment like chainsaws and wood chippers. In an emergency make sure to call 911.

Eustace Road reopens after sinkhole

From an email: 

Eustace Road in Stafford County has re-opened to through traffic between Northampton Boulevard and Legal Court.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews have completed emergency repairs to a sinkhole next to Eustace Road. Heavy equipment was used to install a new section of drainage pipe connecting to a drop inlet. Once the pipe was installed, crews filled in the sinkhole, which was approximately 18 feet deep and 25 feet wide.

Additional work will be scheduled to repair the shared use path damaged by the sinkhole.

The state-maintained road in the Manors of Park Ridge subdivision had been closed to through traffic since Thursday, July 26.

Rappahannock Regional Landfill suspends fees for brush after storm

From an email: 

The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) will temporarily waive fees for the disposal of yard debris from residents through August 26, 2018, at the Regional Landfill at Eskimo Hill. The Stafford and Fredericksburg area served by the Regional Landfill has received excessive rainfall this summer, resulting in extremely saturated soil. The wet ground, coupled with an unusually high number of violent thunderstorms with high winds has caused many trees and limbs to fall, and the R-Board wants to assist residents with clean-up activities. The waiver applies only to the disposal by residents, not commercial firms, and is only in effect at the Eskimo Hill site.

Stafford home burns after power restored following Sunday storm

STAFFORD COUNTY — When the power came back on, the kitchen went up in flames. 

Stafford County fire and rescue crews were called to 727 Anvil Road at 3:10 a.m. today for a report of a structure fire. 

They found flames in the kitchen sparked by food that had been left on the stove, said Stafford fire and rescue spokesman Roger Sutherland. 

Crews doused the blaze and took four people — two adults and two children — to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Their injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. 

The Old Forge neighborhood just off Route 17 where the house is located lost power Sunday night after a massive storm rolled through the region toppling large trees, and bringing large hail, and heavy rains. 

When the power was restored to the neighborhood overnight, the stove, which was on when the power went out, turned back on, sparking the blaze. 

Fire and rescue officials remind residents to turn off their appliances in the event of a power outage to avoid situations like these when the electricity is restored. 

Fire crews spent four and a half hours on scene mopping up the mess, according to dispatch records.