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Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        


The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Ravenwood Park steps up fight against townhouses

Ravenwood Park steps up fight against townhouses

More than 70 people from Ravenwood Park and surrounding areas gathered at JEB Stuart High School last night to solidify their opposition to the development of townhouses on a small piece of vacant property at 3236 Peace Valley Road, Falls Church. [See map at end of post.]

Northern Virginia Community College's Green Club Announces ECO RAGE

From NOVA Green Club:

Northern Virginia Community College's Green Club is proud to announce the first annual ECO RAGE, the environmentally friendly dance party! The event will be held in the cafeteria of NOVA's Annandale Campus, also known as the CF building, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA. ECO RAGE will be held Friday, Dec 3rd from 7:30 p.m.

Until the stroke of midnight in an effort to unite students and members of the community behind environmental causes, such as recycling. The Green Club has also invited many other student groups and clubs to participate and show their support for the cause. We are asking $5 at the door, which will go to the participating student clubs so they can further the movement to improve NOVA's environmental impact. Food, provided by the African Caribbean Student Association for a suggested donation, will be raising funds to sponsor environmental and empowerment projects in African through the charity Africare.

Cat hoarders took good care of their 130-plus cats but just got overwhelmed

The cat ladies, Paula and Eleanor, “have been doing cat rescue for years and just got overwhelmed,” said Linda Kozaryn, who lives across the street from the cat hoarders. “These people love animals but are too old to care for the volume.”

Neighbors oppose cell tower at Holmes Middle School

As of Nov. 18, 149 people had signed an online petition created by the Lincolnia Park Civic Association protesting a proposed cell tower on the Holmes Middle School campus.

Bailey's Crossroads residents respond to plan for Hogge Park

About 60 people came to public meeting at Glen Forest Elementary School Nov. 15 to tell Fairfax County park officials how they would like to see the Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park developed. Several local residents opposed a proposal for community gardens and some were concerned about losing the stately trees on the property, but most seemed pleased with the concept in the Park Authority’s draft master plan for the 6.10-acre property in Bailey’s Crossroads.

The Park Authority purchased the property in 2006 from Charlotte Hogge with the stipulation that she could continue to live in the large estate there. After she died in 2007, the county determined the house was not worth preserving and demolished it.

Hidden Oak Nature Center Hosts a Weekend of Fun for Kids

This upcoming weekend the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale, VA has lots of fun activities in store. On Saturday, August 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there is the “Goodnight Walk: Abounding Bats” for ages 4 and up and adults are welcome! You will get the opportunity to join a naturalist teach you about bats and take a stroll along the Old Oak Trail to look for bats.

The on Sunday, August 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the center is hosting “Water Festival and Science Day.” This will be a day of science experiments, hiking to Bugg Creek to find crayfish and salamanders, watershed activities, examining erosion, and a water limbo contest. Be sure to pack your bathing suit! Kids ages 5-10 years old are welcome.

Reservations and advanced payment are required for both days and the cost for Saturday is $5 per person and Sunday is $6 per person.