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Messy fun at Manassas Clay

By: Theresa Coates Ellis — What happens when three adult daughters want family bonding time before dinner on a Friday evening? They book a clay sculpture class in Historic Manassas.  I love the arts, but never had the chance to sculpt a slab of clay from scratch. My husband wanted to  watch, but soon dug right in and took the craft quite seriously. With precision, … Continue reading Messy fun at Manassas Clay

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Step into September

    By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Manassas is buzzing during the month of September! With school back in action, fall right around the corner, and new events popping up every weekend, there’s plenty to keep up with! Labor Day Weekend: September 2, 3, 4 Labor Day is the end of summer and preparing for the fall season as we celebrate achievements with family and friends. The … Continue reading Step into September

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Home is where the flowers (and weeds) grow

Summer has been a whirlwind of travel, work and connecting with family and community. But today we are home, digging in and admiring the fruits of our labor. Seeds started in the spring have dotted our yard with color. Grilling out, saying goodbye to carbs — again — and hard yard work are on the agenda. I can do laundry and fight dust bunnies with George … Continue reading Home is where the flowers (and weeds) grow

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Meet “Almost,” the Acorn Woodpecker — Virginia Biologists research a Cali reservation.

By: Theresa Coates Ellis — It was the east meeting the west — for the love of birds. Kathryn, my middle daughter, was eager to catch up with her buddy — Toni — they met in their local High School Nursing program years ago. After Kathryn graduated Osbourn High School, they became Old Dominion University (ODU) roommates and expanded their interests to study Biology.  Now … Continue reading Meet “Almost,” the Acorn Woodpecker — Virginia Biologists research a Cali reservation.

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Awesome August Outings!

Every Tuesday in August: Take out Tuesday Concert Series 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm HARRIS PAVILION 9201 Center St get directions COST: Free CONTACT: Anna Marie Robinson 703-361-9800 Various local musicians performing a variety of songs. Visit one of the many old town restaurants and receive a 10% discount on a take out dinner to the concert. This is a very laid back and relaxing … Continue reading Awesome August Outings!

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Why we have them when we’re young

This summer I was introduced to a fidget widget — a hot commodity according to Colby, my seven-year-old grandson. Basically, a toy — a fancy replacement for playing with your pencil, clicking a pen, doodling or twirling your hair when you are bored or anxious. Finding this toy became a part of his mission during his solo visit with us during the week. When the opportunity … Continue reading Why we have them when we’re young

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Jump into July and have a blast!

July is a month full of great music, food and fun! Check out what the City of Manassas has going on in July. Celebrate America Tuesday, July 4th, 3:00pm-10:00pm Historic Downtown Manassas Celebrate America this Independence Day with one of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia! It’s an all-American party in Historic Downtown Manassas, sponsored by the City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc.! … Continue reading Jump into July and have a blast!

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Build it and they will come

As college students prepare for graduation, they sort, pack, toss and plan. After finding that perfect outfit to walk the big stage, they ponder. Young and new professionals are emerging into the workplace. Finding a job or a career is the number one priority. The reality of life — bills — are about to hit them. The last thing they want to do is move … Continue reading Build it and they will come

June is bursting with events!

Happy June! Here are some fun activities for the first month of summer! Friday, June 2nd: National Doughnut Day Celebrate this annual holiday by planning your morning stop for tomorrow morning! Click here to read about some of the businesses participating by giving away FREE donuts! Friday, June 2nd: First Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas 6:00pm-9:00pm in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: Free Enjoy the variety … Continue reading June is bursting with events!