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Law Enforcement United 'Ride to Hope' Bike Ride

Law Enforcement United 'Ride to Hope' Bike Ride

The following information was sent to us by The Prince William Police Department Officer Jonathan L. Perok:

The Prince William Police Department is honored to take part in the annual Law Enforcement United Ride which is scheduled to take place May 9th through the 12th of this year. The ride stretches over 250 miles, starting in Chesapeake and ending in Washington D.C. just in time for the annual Police Week festivities which take place near and around the Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. The mission of the ride is two fold, to raise money for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and ODMP (the Officer Down Memorial Page) and also to honor fellow officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

All money given to C.O.P.S. will go towards programs designed to help the family members of fallen officers cope with their loss.

Superintendent to Present Proposed FY 2013 Budget to the Public on February 6

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Prince William Ice Center to Host Hundreds of Visitors this Weekend

From Discover PWC:

Prince William, VA- The Prince William Ice Center (5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193) will play host to about 1,000 skaters, families, officials and spectators from around the country this weekend during a national speedskating competition.

The Prince William Ice Center was selected to host the event because of its Olympic-size rink, proximity to area airports and because it has the capacity to hold spectators, said Alison Mittelstadt, event committee member for the U.S. Junior National Short-Track Speedskating competition. Speedskating is also growing in popularity in the greater Washington area, she said, with about one-third of the participants coming from the D.C. region.

This is the first national event the Prince William Ice Center has hosted since it reopened in September. The rink was forced to shut down in February 2010 after its roof collapsed due to heavy snowfall.


City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a homemade Valentine’s Day three-course dinner for $49 per person, not including tax and gratuity, on Fri., Feb. 10 and Sat. Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tues., Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The three-course menu includes: portobello mushroom cap, filled with seasoned crab meat topped with Reggiano cheese or fried smoked Gouda cheese laced with balsamic reduction; homemade lobster raviolis with panna sauce finished with Parmesan-Reggiano cheese shavings or venison tenderloin with veal sauce served with roasted fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and Chef’s chocolate mousse or strawberry cream brulée.

City Square Café provides tapas and homemade American bistro favorites with an international flair, seven days a week.

'Rocknoceros' to Perform at Potomac Mills' Launch Party Tomorrow

From Potomac Mills:

WHAT:           Local families are invited to Potomac Mills for the official launch party celebrating its new Virginia-themed children’s play area with entertainment from local award-winning musical trio, Rocknoceros, made up of Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Woogie Bennie.  The launch party will also feature complimentary “cherry blossom” cupcakes, free copies of the book “Good Night Virginia,” by Adam Gamble for the first 100 guests, complimentary plush cardinals for Kidgits kids’ club members and more!



Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day treats through Feb. 11 for pick-up on Tues., Feb. 14, ranging in price from $15 to $35. In honor of American Heart Month in February, the cake shop is supporting the American Heart Association. When customers where red on Fri., Feb. 3 or Fri., Feb. 10, they receive a free cupcake and 10 percent of their purchase goes to the American Heart Association. For more information, go to www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.780.CAKE.

“Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays, when we create that special, sweet treat for a loved one,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. “This year, we’re honoring so many of our loved ones who are affected by heart disease by supporting the American Heart Association…so don’t forget to wear red on the first two Fridays of February,” said Campbell.

Tens of Thousands of Teens to Attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life

From Brie Hall: For the second year in a row, the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be held at two arenas in Washington due to the overwhelming demand to attend. More than 28,000 Catholic teens and young adults from around the world will pack the Verizon Center and the D.C. Armory for this moving and inspirational event. Media are welcome at the Verizon Center. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States.