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Bloomingdale's to Open First Outlet Store

Bloomingdale’s opened their first international location this year when they opened a store in Dubai and now they are opening their first outlet store. This Saturday, August 20, Bloomingdale’s is going to be opening its first outlet store at the Potomac Mills mall. The store’s opening celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and local entertainment from Urban Nation H.I.P – H.O.P Choir of Washington D.C.

Arnola Orlick, the Senior Vice President of Outlet Stores and former division principal of Federated Department Stores (which is now Macy’s, Inc.) will be leading the ribbon cutting ceremony along with Mark Cechini, the Operating Vice President of Outlet Stores and Former General Manager of Bloomingdale’s at The Shops in Riverside.

The new Bloomingdale’s outlet store is located at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Suite 307 in Prince William, VA. The store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.

Amtrak Service Disrupted South Of DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (AP) -- Amtrak says several major services along the east coast will resume normally on Saturday.

The railroad south of Quantico, Va. reopened Friday afternoon after a CSX coal train derailed there a day earlier, blocking all tracks. Virginia Railway Express reports that seven train cars fell and ripped up the tracks. Canceled trains on Thursday and Friday have affected thousands of riders.

Trains running between Washington and Newport News, Va., and from New York to Miami, Charlotte, N.C., and Savannah, Ga. have been affected by the track closure. Amtrak's Silver Star Train No. 92 from Miami to New York remains canceled for Saturday.

VRE will resume service on Monday. The derailment affected 4500 of its passengers, Thursday. And it canceled all service Friday. VRE has an average of 9000 passengers daily.

Police Seeking Help to Find and Stop Community Vandalisms

The Prince William County Police Department has seen several different cases of vandalism recently. The first case occurred on Friday, July 30 at “Waterworks” at Andrew Leitch Park at 5301 Dale Blvd in Dale City sometime between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. Food was thrown all around the pool area and there was furniture thrown into the pool as well. The damage to the area was estimated to be thousands of dollars.

Another vandalism incident was reported at “Waterworks” on August 5. Police suspect the vandalism occurred between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. The incident is believed to be related to the one in July.

The Prince William County Police Department is giving out a $1,000 cash reward for anyone who can provide information about the vandalisms; you don't have to provide your name. To report any information you should call Prince William County Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.