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Ben Lomond House — From plantation to Civil War hospital Special

Manassas - Manassas, Virginia is full of history. The town, located about 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., is probably best known for its role in the American Civil War.

Meeting called to discuss NPS culling deer proposal in Manassas

Manassas - A public meeting is being held at the Manassas National Battlefield Park to discuss the overpopulation of deer. One of the solutions being proposed is a controversial culling of the deer. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Cicadas arrive in Northern Virginia, but where are they hiding? Special

Manassas - Last month several media reports noted the Brood II cicada population is expected to explode along the U.S. East Coast. While some areas saw cicadas aplenty, other areas which anticipated a large showing have seen few.

14th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Manassas, Va. Special

Manassas - This weekend the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade took place in Manassas. Its 14th year, the parade delighted visitors who came out for the 11 a.m. parade.

Mysterious notes left on Manassas resident doorsteps

Manassas - Over the last couple of months, a mystery has emerged in Manassas, Virginia. An individual has been leaving threatening notes on the doorsteps of several homeowners.

Op-Ed: 'Celebrate America': A July 4th celebration in Manassas, Va. Special

Manassas - Yesterday Manassas, Va. held its annual Independence Day celebration, complete with carnival and fireworks. Thousands of people came out to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities.

Op-Ed: Still time left to see what's in the Manassas Museum's attic Special

Manassas - The Manassas Museum has been running an exhibit entitled "What's in Our Attic?" This display brings together a group of unrelated items that collectively illuminate different eras of history.

U.S. Army Golden Knights fly the Washington, D.C. area skies Special

Over the weekend the U.S. Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team took to the skies and gave a dazzling performance in Manassas, Va.

Flying high in Manassas, Va.: Wings, Wheels & Warriors Air Show Special

Manassas - It was a beautiful day for the Wings, Wheels & Warriors Air Show at the Manassas Regional Airport on Sat., May 12. Crowds came out for the free event to support Warrior Aviation, the Manassas Freedom Museum and Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue Squad.

Dump truck crash kills one person in Northern Virginia collision Special

Manassas - On Tues. afternoon one individual died in Northern Virginia when a dump truck traveling southbound on Route 29 (Lee Highway) crossed into the northbound lane and hit the rear of a pickup truck, then went back into the southbound lane, and hit another car.
 

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The Red  White and Blue hayride was a popular activity throughout the day.
The Red, White and Blue hayride was a popular activity throughout the day.
Ben Lomond house rooms are set up as they would have looked during its time as a field hospital. (Si...
Ben Lomond house rooms are set up as they would have looked during its time as a field hospital. (Side note - I asked and was told the doors, windows and mantles are original to the home)
Sean D. Tucker performed several feats in this custom made aircraft
Sean D. Tucker performed several feats in this custom made aircraft
Overlooking Manassas National Battlefield Park to the west. Many hikers were out this November Day  ...
Overlooking Manassas National Battlefield Park to the west. Many hikers were out this November Day, you can see a few of them off in the distance
What s a  Wheels  portion of a show without classic cars
What's a "Wheels" portion of a show without classic cars
The Flying Circus  of Bealeton VA   flies  through the parade s procession.
The Flying Circus, of Bealeton VA, "flies" through the parade's procession.
Ration book issued to Manassas resident Edgar E. Rohr during World War II
Ration book issued to Manassas resident Edgar E. Rohr during World War II
Vicinity where fatal accident occurred on Nov. 15 in Manassas  Va
Vicinity where fatal accident occurred on Nov. 15 in Manassas, Va
Visitors view one of the many classic Army vehicles
Visitors view one of the many classic Army vehicles
A group from the Navy Jr. ROTC marching down Center Street in the annual St. Patrick s Day Parade.
A group from the Navy Jr. ROTC marching down Center Street in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Bull Run Bicycles cycled down Center Street during this year s parade
Bull Run Bicycles cycled down Center Street during this year's parade
Kids on the bungee jumping ride
Kids on the bungee jumping ride
Attendees of the parade enjoyed traditional music during a somewhat cool  but very sunny and pleasan...
Attendees of the parade enjoyed traditional music during a somewhat cool, but very sunny and pleasant parade morning.
Graffiti from the Civil War era remains on the walls of the Ben Lomond Plantation
Graffiti from the Civil War era remains on the walls of the Ben Lomond Plantation
L 39 aircraft taxis across the runway
L 39 aircraft taxis across the runway
Many people arrived early for the Fourth of July festivities in Manassas  Va.
Many people arrived early for the Fourth of July festivities in Manassas, Va.
Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhounds paused to come and say hello to people sanding on parade sidelines.
Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhounds paused to come and say hello to people sanding on parade sidelines.
The Fire and Iron Firefighters’ Motorcycle Club make their way down Center Street and several paus...
The Fire and Iron Firefighters’ Motorcycle Club make their way down Center Street and several pause to smile at the kids.