Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Facebook has finally rolled out its timeline to everyone, so take time with your friends and family to tell your story.
The end of a year is always a time of reflection, which is what Facebook’s new Timeline feature seems to be about. You can preview how your Timeline will look by logging in at the introductory site. Once you activate the Timeline on your page, you have seven days to prepare how it will appear and update missing or incorrect information. You can choose a banner image, add significant dates, photos and decide what to share and with whom. All of your privacy settings remain the same when you start a Timeline. You can set up groups so that things you might want to share with your family can be kept away from your work contacts or only share some things with your closest friends. Pay attention to your settings for photos that you share or …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The new Dunkin' Donuts location on Liberia Avenue is giving away free coffee to its customers now through Jan. 18.
The new Dunkin' Donuts location on Liberia Avenue is giving away free coffee to its customers now through Jan. 18. WTOP reported the good news in its Friday Freebies column this week. The new store, located at 9685 Liberia Ave., will give every customer a free medium cup of coffee; no purchase is necessary. The store began the offer when it opened its doors Thursday, Jan. 5. Customers who stop by on Tuesday, Jan. 10, will also get a card good for a free coffee and donut every week for a year.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Just 26 minutes after the stroke of midnight Sunday, the staff at Prince William Hospital delivered the first baby of 2012: Lucas Robert Rizalvo.
Just 26 minutes after the stroke of midnight Sunday, the staff at Prince William Hospital delivered the first baby of 2012: Lucas Robert Rizalvo. Dad, Jonathan Rizalvo, of South Riding, said baby Lucas is doing just fine and is a healthy baby boy, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. Lucas' mother, Julie Rizalvo, is a teacher for Loudoun County Public schools. This is the first child for the couple. The nursing staff encouraged and celebrated with mom at midnight. The family is now resting comfortably at the hospital's Hylton Family Birthing Center, where they have already seen their first visitors. Congratulations Rizalvo family from Patch!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Soccer player is adored by many.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Manassas Park School Board passed a resolution to make January Bullying Prevention Month and is expected to get $250,000 in state funding by the end of the school year.
Manassas Park City Schools are expected to receive an additional $250,000 in state funding, the school board learned at its meeting on Monday. Virginia provides funding based on the school system’s ADM (average daily membership), or average number of students attending on a daily basis, according to Krista Kelly, Manassas Park Schools’ financial director. Manassas Park has about 2,857 students attending, and if those levels are kept, about $250,000 will be given in increments through the end of the school year. The schools were originally budgeted with an ADM of about 3,000, so they will receive slightly less than originally anticipated. “Even though we have an increase in the amount that we believe will be receiving based on our budget…
Monday, December 19, 2011
VRE provides information about what days its trains will operate on a holiday schedule or not operate.
VRE's Holiday Calendar Friday, Dec. 23 – “S” Schedule. Monday, Dec. 26 - Christmas Day Observed, no VRE service. Friday, Dec. 30 – “S” Schedule. Monday, Jan. 2 - New Years Day Observed, no VRE service. Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Day, no VRE service.
City Council to discuss new solid waste contract other items on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Manassas Park Community Center supplied the dough and the folks did everything else.
Families enjoyed an evening of gingerbread house making at the Manassas Park Community Center. The event was free to all Manassas Park residents and included candy, icing and everything needed to make a gingerbread house.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The new Microsoft store offers training to take you to the next level
Microsoft opened its 14th location this month in Tysons Corner Center, joining Apple and Sony in providing full-service stores that offer computer systems, accessories, the Xbox 360 gaming console, software, phones and probably most importantly the assistance of specialized staff. What makes these stores so valuable is that you get a higher level of service than what is available from retailers. Apple has the “Genius Bar” which provides advice and repair information on all of its products. Customers can walk into any Apple store and get assistance or make an appointment to get one-on-one service. The stores serve as both a showroom and a service department. When you purchase a new Apple computer at a retail store or online, you have the …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Cheerleaders conquer regionals, districts and head to states.
The Manassas Park High Varsity Cheerleading squad will compete at the state level after coming in third place at the Region B competition Saturday, head coach Alicia Sowers said. Here are the results from that match: Rank Team Name Score 1 East Rockingham 227 2 Wilson Memorial 210 3 Manassas Park 207.5 4 Central Woodstock 191.5 Two cougar cheerleaders—Austin McGowan and Jessica Evans— were named to the First Team All Region B while fellow team mate Alexis Nunziata was named to the Second Team All Region B. The state compeition will be held at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center in Richmond on Saturday. Some 13 teams are expected to compete in …