Wednesday, June 6, 2012
CEO and management to discuss VRE service online June 6 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Today's edition of the Virginia Railway Express monthly on-line forum will be the last for current CEO Dale Zehner, who is retiring at the end of June. "I've enjoyed these Q&A sessions over the years as one of the many ways I've connected with passengers," he said. Zehner will be available to answer any service-related question for one hour. To participated in the online forum, visit www.vre.org/chatterbox. Click the “Ask” button to submit a question, or simply watch the conversation. Those who are unavailable between noon and 1 p.m. today can submit a question early and check back later to see if it was answered. Transcripts are also available after the forum on at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center will have a couple new stores come this fall.
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center will have two additional stores come this fall. In Woodbridge district supervisor Frank Principi's email newsletter, the supervisor outlined which stores were opening in the shopping center and which were slated to be opening in the fall. Learn more here about which stores will be opening in October. Added to the list are a Starbucks and a Potbelly Sandwich Shop. "The center features distinctive architecture, animated public spaces, and an enjoyable shopping experience—day or night," reads Principi's newsletter. "Future plans include residential units and 500,000-square-feet of prime office space."
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Two major banks announce assistance for underwater Prince William County homeowners at a VOICE event.
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase executives announced Sunday night that almost 1,000 Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park homeowners will qualify for help through the $26 billion National Mortgage Settlement. The announcement came during a packed rally organized by the interfaith group Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) at First Baptist Church in Manassas. Five banks, including Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, and the attorneys general of 49 states agreed on the $26 billion settlement in February related to charges of negligent foreclosure practices. Today, residents heard what that settlement means for their own homes and the community. As part of the national settlement, Andrew D. Plepler…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lori Anne Madison has not moved to the third round.
Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, from Woodbridge, is out of the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest at National Harbor, MD. The word that knocked Lori Anne out of the competition? "Ingluvies," meaning "crop or widened portion of the esophagus, in many mollusks, insects, and birds." According to the Scripps National Spelling Bee results website, Lori Anne missed the word by one letter, spelling the word "engluvies." Lori Anne won the Prince William County spelling bee a few months ago by spelling "vaquero;" she is the youngest speller in history to compete on the national level. Lori Anne advanced through the competition by spelling "dirigible." The 2nd grader has received national media attention for her national …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
He said the decision was not related to the pressure the school board experienced during the budget season.
Following Grant Lattin's announcement that he was resigning from the school board, Lattin spoke with Lake Ridge - Occoquan Patch about his reasons for resignation. School board member Grant Lattin wants to focus on being a family man. His evening work as the Occoquan Magisterial District member of the Prince William County School Board, along with his demanding day job as an attorney for the U.S. Department of the Navy, left him little time to connect with his wife and the two children still at home. "I spend all my day doing that and then I come home and spend a good portion of my evening doing school board stuff," he said. "At some point, i just finally decided to spend more time with my wife and children." After recently being re-…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Allen to meet with Republican volunteers.
Candidate for United States Senate George Allen will be paying a visit to the Prince William County Grand Old Party headquarters in Woodbridge Tuesday evening. The former Virginia governor and senator will be meeting with volunteers at 6 p.m. at 4431 Prince William Parkway Woodbridge, Virginia 22192. Allen faces several other GOP challengers in a primary June 12, but he is widely considered the favorite to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Sen. Jim Webb (D) chose not to seek reelection.