Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Manassas Park Youth Basketball League (MPYBL) – By Mike Arrington

It really seems like just yesterday the Manassas Park Community Center Athletics Division was handing out basketball championship trophies to the winning teams of the 2015-2016 MPCC Youth Basketball season. Those teams included the Clippers, Heat, Cavs, and the Sixers. We reviewed what worked well, and now, after the culmination of months of planning and […]


Perhaps it’s no coincidence that one of the meanings of the word “tax” is to “apply a burden”, as in “He’s taxing my patience.”  Taxes have been a part of the global fabric as far back as the Ancient Egyptians and governments have always used taxes to maintain civil order, pay for services and provide […]

Ready, Set, Go – By Sue Jurjevic

It is that time of year again, as we are finishing up our vacations and preparing for the school year to begin. Even though we feel as if they just got out of school for summer; time goes by quickly. Even if we aren’t ready, retailers have bombarded us with back to school specials and […]

Skeeters and Coyotes! – By Michele Quander-Collins

Prince William Health District has sent out a news release about mosquitoes in the county (Woodbridge area) that have tested positive for the West Nile virus.  Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta says, West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of […]


The Manassas Park Community Center, where I am employed, is a very unique place, and I also work with some very unique people. A lot of the other employees and I always work together to try to get certain things accomplished. One day, after a long grueling day, I was trying to use word association to […]