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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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Visitors walking along a trail in the Manassas National Battlefield Park near the Stone Bridge
Visitors walking along a trail in the Manassas National Battlefield Park near the Stone Bridge
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.
Image taken in the wooded trails of Manassas National Battlefield Park
Image taken in the wooded trails of Manassas National Battlefield Park
Jane Wicker comes in to land at the conclusion of her performance at the Wings  Wheels & Warriors Ai...
Jane Wicker comes in to land at the conclusion of her performance at the Wings, Wheels & Warriors Air Show
Interior of the slave quarters. This building contained two rooms and a loft.
Interior of the slave quarters. This building contained two rooms and a loft.
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.
Civil War medical tools
Civil War medical tools
Yak-9 and L-39 in formation flight
Yak-9 and L-39 in formation flight
What s a baseball uniform without shoes? These are circa 1950s
What's a baseball uniform without shoes? These are circa 1950s
U.S. Army Golden Knights at the Wings  Wheels & Warriors Air Show  May 12  2012
U.S. Army Golden Knights at the Wings, Wheels & Warriors Air Show, May 12, 2012
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)
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.
The Flying Circus  of Bealeton VA   flies  through the parade s procession.
The Flying Circus, of Bealeton VA, "flies" through the parade's procession.
Carrying the American  Irish and Scottish flags
Carrying the American, Irish and Scottish flags
The crowd lines up to tour the inside of this DC3 ( Spooky ) aircraft that had flown in Vietnam
The crowd lines up to tour the inside of this DC3 ("Spooky") aircraft that had flown in Vietnam
Live music took place in the pavilion  the band s name was  Shake It Up
Live music took place in the pavilion, the band's name was 'Shake It Up'
View of the Ben Lomond House from the front
View of the Ben Lomond House from the front
A classic police car - Prince William County Police
A classic police car - Prince William County Police
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.