Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Manassas Park High Coach Dexter Haskins has more than 20 years experience in the game.
Registration is now open for the Manassas Park summer basketball camp in june. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 16 and is $90 per child that's registered by June 7. After that it's $110. The application can be found on the right. The camp is June 17-21 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email Manassas Park High Coach Dexter Haskins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The airshow takes off 10 a.m. on Saturday but if it rains, the show will be on Sunday.
It's head's up this weekend at the Manassas Regional Airport for the area's annual air show. The event, which is from 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, will feature an aerobatic air show, wing walkers and aircraft displays. Admission to the show is free and there will be plenty of food vendors on site. Parking is also free. Donations will be accepted for the Manassas Freedom Museum. Event coordinators also welcome sponsorships. The weather for Saturday is expected to cooperate nicely, with a forecast of 70 degrees and sunny, but if the rain does roll in, the show will take place on Sunday, same time, same place. For more information email Kevin Rychlik at email@example.com.
Monday, April 15, 2013
More than 100 people injured near finish line in large annual event. There were 8 Manassas runners participating in the event.
Two people are dead and more than 100 people were injured Monday in an explosion at the Boston Marathon, according to live reports from CNN. The Patriot-Ledger is reporting two booms were heard from inside the Fairmount Copley Hotel near the finish line on Boylston Street. There are also reports of multiple serious injuries, but no word yet on whether those injured were spectators or runners. This is a breaking news story and this post will be updated as information is available. Here's a list of Manassas runners at the event Monday, according to the Boston Athletic Association website.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Manassas Park's premier racing event is set for May and is still looking for a few good runners.
The 8th Annual Cougar Literacy 5K Run/Walk is still accepting applications for participants to get moving for a good cause. The race begins at 7:59 a.m. at Cougar Elementary School. The Cougar Health & Wellness Fair starts at 9 a.m. and features more than 15 local nonprofits sharing information and freebies. The annual Cougar Kids run is at 10 a.m. After that there's an award ceremony and a raffle with hundreds of dollars prizes. A hip hop class for children will also be taught by Charles Ewell of Dynasty Dance in Manassas. The goal of the home-grown Manassas Park event is to raise money for supplies for Cougar Elementary School students, said Audrey Baldwin, director of the race. Sign up for the race on the Cougar Elementary School …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The third annual 10K/5K at the Manassas Regional Airport is April 13.
Rotary Club International is presenting the third annual Manassas Runway 10k/5k in just under two weeks at the Manassas Regional Airport. Billed as one of the "flattest" races you'll ever get to run, participants will be starting and finishing at the airport terminal lined with warbirds and vintage airplanes. The Manassas Runway 10k/5k begins at 7:30 a.m. April 13. Registration is $40 until Apri 11 and $45 the day of the race. Have you participated in past years? Give us your review and tips for this year's runners in the comments section below.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Washington Nationals enter the 2013 Major League Baseball season as favorites to win the World Series thanks to Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and some important new additions.
Major League Baseball opens its season today and the Washington Nationals are an Opening Day favorite to win the World Series. The Nats, winners of the National League East division in 2012, begin a 2013 season heavy with expectations on Monday when they play host to the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. • Opening Day ticket information for the Washington Nationals With the deepest pitching staff in baseball anchored by standouts Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann, and a strong lineup that should be buoyed by 20-year-old prodigy Bryce Harper—the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year—entering his first full big league season, baseball experts are high on the Nats. World Series Bound? Sports …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Want to see Virginia teams in NCAA Tournament action? Act quickly, as two of them are No. 16 seeds. Plus, where to watch games in Manassas Park and neighboring Manassas.
March Madness is upon us! Have you filled out your bracket yet? Virginia flavor - James Madison, the No. 16 seed in the East Region, opens play Wednesday. The Dukes, who have not made the NCAA Tournament since 1994, got there by winning the Colonial Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, will play No. 16 seed Long Island University in a first-round game in Dayton at 6:45 p.m. The winner of that game goes on to a matchup with No. 1 seed Indiana on Friday. Virginia Commonwealth, a Final Four team two years ago, enters this year's NCAA Tournament as a No. 5 seed. The Rams (26-8), who got in with an at-large bid, will play No. 12 seed Akron - winner of the Mid-American Conference Tourney - in the late game (9:45 p.m.) Thursday in Auburn …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The fire happened on Hensley Road, just outside of Manassas proper in Prince William County.
A fire in a shed behind a home on Hensley Road caused about $35,000 in damages, according to the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, the agency that responded to the blaze. It happened Thursday at 11:31 p.m. on the 9400 block of Hensley Road in the Manassas area of Prince William County. The first units of on the scene encountered, "heavy fire conditions" in the shed, according to a release from the department. Prince William County firefighters were assisted by the Manassas Volunteer Fire Department and Prince William County Police, who kept the scene under control. No injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal’s office. Get all your …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Aradia Fitness owner Melissa Rose and Doll House Pole Fitness owner Von Brianna demostrate some of their most advanced pole moves.
Two pole dancing studios opened in Manassas this month. Click on the video to check out moves by the owners of each studio. Read more: Doll House Pole Fitness Opens in Manassas-Area Pole Dancing Slides its Way into Manassas
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The principal instructor and owner is a 26-year-old, self-proclaimed pole dancing addict.
Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series on two new ladies-only pole-dancing studios opening this month in Manassas. She’s not even 30, barely 90 pounds soaking wet, and maybe 5 feet tall wearing platform heels, but little Von Brianna has already scored some big accomplishments. The Gainesville resident opened Doll House Pole Fitness, the first pole fitness studio in the Manassas area on March 1. The 2,400 square foot facility is on Lute Court just off Interstate 66 and Balls Ford Road in Prince William County. The studio’s “Vixen Room” is home to 10 vertical chrome poles for dancing and instruction, Brianna said. The poles are unique because they aren’t anchored to the ceiling, but rather to a lower structure, which is …