Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter

Independence Day

 

July 2021

Happy Independence Day! In this issue of the community newsletter, read about the Prince William Public Libraries no longer charging fines for the late return of items, how the Office of Tourism is encouraging DC Metro Area residents to visit Prince William this summer, combatting mosquitoes, joining the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, curbing speeding, National Parks & Recreation Month, local history and more.   

 


Book  

Prince William Public Libraries to Go Fine-Free Beginning July 1

Prince William Public Libraries will no longer charge fines for late items beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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Tourism  

Office of Tourism Places Summer Ad Campaign to Invite Visitors to Return to Prince William County’s Open Spaces and Friendly Faces

This June, the Office of Tourism placed a multi-channel advertising campaign intended to reach Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents, encouraging them to visit Prince William County. 

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Independence Day  

Independence Day Celebrated

On July 4, 1776, the 13 Colonies formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.  

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PD  

Police Recruiting Open House on July 3

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Do you have questions about how to become a police officer?

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Asian Tiger Mosquito  

Asian Tiger Mosquito Season is Here

The most notorious mosquito species in Prince William County is the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus

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Recycling Bins  

Recycling Bins Impress Your Guests

The Prince William County Solid Waste Division offers recycling containers designed for events at no cost to community groups and nonprofits. 

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PD  

Speeding is Everyone’s Problem to Solve

The Prince William County Police Department is concerned about speeding and reminds residents that this is everyone’s problem to solve.

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Brentsville Jail  

Brentsville Jail Museum Now Open

In its nearly 200-year existence, the Brentsville Jail has seen a lot of different uses. From a jail in the 19th century, to a dormitory, private house and office space in the 20th century, the building has changed a lot over the years.

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Master Gardener  

Learn about the Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Do you love gardening, but want to have science-based information? Consider the Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Master Gardener Volunteer Program. 

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Agency on Aging  

Prince William Area Agency on Aging Receives National Recognition

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging recently recognized the Prince William Area Agency on Aging with an Aging Achievement Award in the Home & Community-Based Services category for the Prince William Adult Day Health Care Program.

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DPRT  

July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, in coordination with the National Recreation and Parks Association, will celebrate “Park and Recreation Month 2021: Our Park and Recreation Story.” 

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Saturdays in the Garden Teach Best Gardening Practices  

Saturdays in the Garden Teach Best Gardening Practices

The Master Gardener Volunteers of the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William Unit know about growing everything from food to ornamentals.

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iTree  

i-Tree Forest Inventory Report Available

The Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch recently published the results of a County-wide forest inventory that was completed using the i-Tree Eco software provided by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and its partners.

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Ice Cream  

July is National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month, which some might see as a good excuse to eat even more ice cream.

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Fireworks  

Fun and Interesting Days to Celebrate in July

International Joke Day is on July 1, so here is a joke to start the month. What’s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? One you’ll see later; the other you’ll see after a while.

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Important Dates to Remember

  • July 5: Prince William County Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day
  • July 7: Planning Commission Work Session: Comprehensive Plan Update with Mobility and Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • July 8: Human Rights Commission Meeting
  • July 13: Board of County Supervisors Meeting and Historical Commission Meeting
  • July 15: Racial and Social Justice Commission Meeting
  • July 20: Board of County Supervisors Meeting
  • July 21: Planning Commission Work Session: NVTA Grant Submissions - Transportation and Planning Commission Public Hearing

For details about any meetings, hearings or work sessions, visit Prince William County Government (pwcva.gov). Please check the website for the agency responsible for a meeting prior to participating to ensure it is proceeding as scheduled. 


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Prince William County is the second-largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of nearly 467,000. A highly-educated, racially and ethnically diverse population makes the county one of the most globally represented communities in the region. AAA Bond Ratings, awarded annually from all three ratings agencies, confirms a commitment to a thriving and robust economy. Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles and includes independent cities and towns, state and federal park properties, and Quantico Marine Corps Base. Steeped in rich history, surrounded by beautiful parks and open space, Prince William County is a community of choice where individuals, families and businesses choose to live, work and play.