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Historic Manassas Inc. Hires New Event Coordinator

The following story was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

Sarah McHugh of Chesapeake, Va., was recently hired as the event coordinator for Historic Manassas, Inc. She is responsible for planning and organizing events, such as the Heritage Railway Festival, the Wine & Jazz Festival, Celebrate America, Merry Old Town, and the upcoming Fall Jubilee.

A graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., McHugh earned her master’s degree in arts administration and a bachelor’s degree in music performance.  She has more than three years of event planning experience and most recently worked at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a coordinator in their Special Events Office.   

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AP: Unlikely that 2 Men Were Planning Terror Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the men's luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack, a U.S. official said Tuesday, casting doubt on earlier suggestions even as Dutch authorities held the pair on suspicion of conspiring to commit a terrorist act.

The U.S. does not expect to charge the men, a law enforcement official said. The two men arrested in Amsterdam -- both traveling to Yemen -- did not know each other and were not traveling together, a U.S. government official said.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation.

Free Admission to English Horse Show

The Prince William Horse Association is sponsoring an English Horse Show this upcoming weekend on Sunday, August 29. The show will feature pleasure and jumping events and begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in the Horse Arena. This English Horse Show is 1 of 14 competitions the Prince William Horse Association hosts each year.

The fairgrounds are located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Admission is free! For more information call 703-330-7584.

Fall 2010 Leaf Collection Schedule

Fall is almost here, which means cooler temperatures, football season, back-to-school and soon your leaves will change color and fall to the ground. The official first day of Autumn 2010 is Wednesday, September 22. The fall 2010 Leaf Collection Schedule breaks Manassas up into 12 different sections with rake out and collection dates. City crews will only make one pass on your street per date, so you want to make sure you have them written down on your calendar!

If you have any questions, you can call the Street Department at (703) 257-8378.

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Calling All Moms: Fall Consignment Sales Event

“Just Between Friends” is the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event franchise. JBF of Prince William County is hosting a fall consignment event on September 11th and 12th at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. They are now accepting consignors and volunteers!

The event will be held in the Arts and Crafts Building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds and run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday the 11th and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday the 12th. Admission is $5 a person from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The fairgrounds are located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas, VA. Remember to register for special presales! Check out more information at http://princewilliam.jbfsale.com/.

 

Search for Trooper's Killer Continues 26 Years Later

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) - Virginia State Police said they are still working to solve the fatal stabbing of a state trooper that happened in 1984.

Authorities said Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman answered the front door of his residence in the Bristoe Station development of Manassas, Va., on August 19, 1984 at 4:15 a.m.

Police said when he opened his door he was repeatedly stabbed by an unknown assailant who fled on foot.

Bowman died a short time later at a local hospital.

A task force created by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Criminal Intelligence Division, Manassas City Police Department, and the Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney's Office continues to pursue this case and are actively pursuing new leads.

1st Annual Wine & Arts Festival

Save the date! Old Town Manassas will be holding its first ever Wine & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival will feature free tastings from local restaurants, wineries and art work from local artists.

The Wine & Arts Festival will also feature live music by Jason Paul Curtis with the Fabulous Bob Meyer Trio. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Old Town Manassas and the food tastings are FREE. However, if you are a wine-taster, the admission cost will be $10 a person.  For more information about the festival check out www.visitmanassas.org.