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Discover Western Prince William March 2018
Your Business
in Action
~ Sarah Smarrelli
Manassas Airport Ranks #1
The existence of a local airport provides jobs and has a positive financial impact on
citizens, as evidenced by the Virginia Department of Aviation's Economic Impact
Study, which ranks Manassas
Regional Airport highest in the state
in terms of economic activity, jobs,
and wages. The airport's economic
activity of $375,492,000, places it
at the top of Virginia's 57 general
aviation and nine commercial
airports. In addition, the airport
sustains 1,351 aviation jobs and
annual wages of $117,438,000. With
two runways, an FAA control tower,
and direct ramp access, the airport
has more than 400 aircraft based
onsite, two full-service, fixed-base operators, and it sees about 90,000 takeoffs/
landings per year. For more information about the Manassas Regional Airport, visit
Get Your Run On to Support Pregnancy Resource Centers
Lace up your sneakers and take part in the Run 4 Hope/Walk 4 Life 5K fun run
and 1-mile walk on
April 14 at 9:00 a.m., beginning at the Harris Pavilion (9201
Center Street). Hundreds of walkers and runners will participate in this family-
friendly event, which benefits Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center (PRCs)--a
501(c)(3) nonprofit with locations in Manassas and
Woodbridge that serves individuals experiencing
an unplanned pregnancy, seeking an abortion, or
struggling with a past abortion decision.
For more information about participating in this
event, call Audrey Edwards at
(703) 330-4572
or send an email to To
make a donation, visit
campaign.php?id=272. For general information
about Pregnancy Resource Centers, visit
Fire & Rescue Station 21 Will Better Serve Citizens
As the City of Manassas' population has continued to grow over the past 20+ years,
several studies have indicated the need for a new fire station on the southeastern
side of the City. To help maintain a high level of protection for all citizens, the City
of Manassas is constructing Fire and Rescue Station 21 at 10306 Dumfries Road.
Site and building design are underway, and construction is anticipated to begin in
September 2018 with a goal of dedication in February 2020.
In building this new fire station, the City's goal is to remove duplicate coverage as
much as possible and extend coverage to the borders of the City, including the
airport. The new station will be staffed by career members of the City of Manassas
Fire and Rescue Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In
addition, on certain nights and weekends, an ambulance will be staffed by volunteer
members of the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad, which will relocate
its administrative offices from its current Center Street location to the new station.
For updates on the progress of Station 21, visit
New Location & Celebrity Gala for Project Mend-A-House
It's been a busy winter for Project Mend-A-House (PMAH).
They moved to a new location at 8787 Commerce Court in
Manassas, and they've been planning for their inaugural
Art, Wine, and All That Jazz Celebrity Awards Gala. This
star-studded event on April 28 at the Workhouse
Arts Center in Lorton features an array of
musicians and celebrities, including
Warwick and Jerry Mathers. All funds raised
will support the work of PMAH, which helps seniors, veterans, and people with
disabilities live safe, independent, and enriched lives.
The gala begins with a VIP reception and celebrity
meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by performances,
displayed artwork, dancing, silent auction, and more.
Featured musicians also include Marcus Johnson,
Caleb Green, and Kevin Sasaki.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets or learn
more about sponsorships, visit, or call (703) 792-7663.
Help Plan Improvements at Kinsley Mill Park
As the City of Manassas embarks on
improvement efforts at Kinsley Mill Park,
they want input from local residents. Join
neighbors and friends for a community
picnic at Kinsley Mill Park (10253 Hastings
Drive) on
April 14 from 12:30­2:30 p.m.,
when ideas will be discussed for playground
upgrades and other park enhancements.
The rain date is April 21. Please RSVP
to Christen Fox at
(703) 257-8315 or
Keep Manassas Beautiful Launches
Cleanup Challenge
It's time to roll up your sleeves and help
clean, restore, and renew streams, parks,
and historic sites in the City of Manassas.
Keep Manassas Beautiful is launching the
first Great American Cleanup Challenge,
which takes place annually in an estimated
20,000 communities nationwide. Local volunteers are needed to help make this
event a success. Take some time to organize a clean-up effort with your family,
friends, neighbors, or business. Several events are also planned as part of the
Keep Manassas Beautiful Great American Cleanup, including:
· Spring RecycleFest at Manassas Transfer Station:
April 7, 8:00 a.m.­noon
· Civil War Trust Park Day:
April 7 at Liberia Plantation
· Arbor Day Park Cleanup:
April 20, Kinsley Mill Park
· Live Well Festival (including a shredding station):
April 22 in the Train Depot
parking lot,
9:00 a.m.­2:00 p.m.
· Earth Day Park Cleanup:
April 22 at all City of Manassas parks
For more information, visit