It’s Thursday, Aug. 22. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today: The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works are counting down the 100 days until the city's 100 Year Anniversary celebration in October. The names of Manassas City utility customers will be randomly drawn each Thursday to receive giveaways.
2. You Said It: “Everything from having boots for the bride and her “girls” to umbrellas and contingency plans.” Patch blogger Phyllis Filoso on planning for wet weather on your wedding day. Filoso offers other tips on coordinating a rain plan with the wedding photographer.
4. Number of the Day: 47. That’s the number of after-school vending machines in Fairfax County schools that will be replaced with new machines stocked with alternatives to standard sodas.
5. Today…in History: Born on Aug. 22, 1963, Tori Amos is 50 today. The singer/songwriter is best known for popular songs “A Sorta Fairytale” and “Silent All These Years,” among others.