The house was clean and the Christmas boxes with decorations were lined up in the garage waiting for a tree. We piled in our vehicle to visit Plantland to see Don Gray. Greeted by Tiger, the skilled mouser, we meandered through Douglas Firs (labeled ugly trees) and Grand Firs to pick a small reasonably priced evergreen. It didn’t quite work out that way. … Continue reading Singing Christmas Trees in Manassas City
I snapped a few fun location spots for a project during a recent photo shoot. If you live or work in the City of Manassas, you probably have seen them or pass them daily. Can you guess where to find them in the City of Manassas? Hints: 1. Inn, 2. Pins, 3. Candles, 4. The Heart of Manassas, 5. Happy Meal, 6. Stop, 7. … Continue reading Scouting Manassas
“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.” Author Unknown — Inspirational quotes are flooding my social media: Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — it is a thought-provoking time of year. My daughter called this week — crying. She is grateful for her family and friends but wondered if she was giving enough? She is very empathetic and … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Flags for Heroes November 3 -November 12, 2017 All Day Manassas Museum Lawn 9101 Prince William Street Manassas, VA 20110 Bull Run Rotary Presents Flags For Heroes! Honor your military, police, doctor, teacher, fire and rescue, or personal special hero by sponsoring a flag. Corporate sponsorship available for $50+. For more information contact Bull Run Rotary Foundation PO Box 567, Manassas, VA 20108 firstname.lastname@example.org … Continue reading November Now!
By Theresa Coates Ellis — When the leaves begin to turn brilliant colors and the air becomes crisp, we know that it’s time for fun in the Fall! So grab your pumpkins, rakes, hot drinks, scarves, friends and family because here are some top Manassas October events! Prince William Half Marathon The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue … Continue reading Oh Glorious October!
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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!
By Theresa Coates Ellis — Every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am, I joined a group of early birds as President of a club in one of the oldest service organizations in the world. We planned events, charitable giving, and fellowship. When I proposed a new idea that I had seen in Delaware, Flags for Heroes, to benefit the Bull Run Warrior Retreat, we went full … Continue reading For the love of leading
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