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Learn the Basics of Home Food Preservation

Learn the Basics of Home Food Preservation

From Prince William County:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office will offer training workshop, Canning 101: The Basics of Home Food Preservation; on Tuesday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The registration fee is $20.  The training will include water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing and drying.  This workshop is ideal for beginners and those looking to improve their skills.  The training will be held at the Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road, in Manassas.  For more information, or to register call Nancy Stegon at 703-792-4764. 

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Open

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Open

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKETS OPEN

Local, Fresh Produce Available on Thursdays and Saturdays

Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Markets are open Thursdays and Saturdays, now through November. The Thursday Farmer’s market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Pavilion and the Saturday market, located in Lot B, is open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

It’s definitely a sign of spring when our local Farmer’s markets open for business, and we’re happy to host a place for our community to purchase local produce, said Debbie Haight, Historic Manassas, Inc. executive director.

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts, located at 9100 Church Street, Suite 101 in Old Town Manassas, Va., opened its doors to offer quilting classes, sell books and quilting fabrics. An avid quilter, Manassas resident, Jean Schachner is the owner of Aurora Quilts.   For more information, go to www.auroraquilts.com.

For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Recycle Those Christmas Trees

Recycle Those Christmas Trees

From Manassas City:

Starting 12/27/10 American will be picking up live Christmas trees on Monday throughout January. No need to cut and bundle, just set out by 6AM on MONDAY. Please remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations. Help us to recycle them into useful mulch. If you wait until February, you will have to cut and bundle them!

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.