It’s My Town 03-30-01



My Town

By Bennie

Scarton Jr.

The Prince William Unit of the American Red Cross has announced

its blood drives for the month of April.

The first drive will take place on Monday at the Manassas St. Thomas

United Methodist Church from 2-8 p.m.

The others for the rest of the month are:

· April 7, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Woodbridge from

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

· April 8, Kaiser Permanente in Woodbridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

· April 14, American Legion Post No. 364 in Woodbridge from 9

a.m. to 1 p.m.

· April 17, Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge from 2-8 p.m.

· April 23, Bethel Lutheran Church in Manassas from 3:30-7:30

p.m. and Congregation Ner Shalom in Dale City from 4-8 p.m.

· April 28, Girl Scout Troop No. 320 in Woodbridge from 8 a.m.

to noon and Knights of Columbus in Dale City from 8 a.m. to noon.

Anyone interested in making a donation should call 1-800 GIVE LIFE to

make an appointment.

The chapter has spent the past 83 years providing vital services to

the community. In addition to the blood collection, the chapter offers 24-hour

disaster relief; armed forces emergency services for members of the military

and their loved ones; a Youth Task Force; an international tracing service;

and health and safety courses.

Six students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community

College have been nominated to “Who’s Who Among Students in American

Junior Colleges.”

The 2001 honorees are Sherrie D. Addison, Kristina L. Carver and Mark

A. Polson of Manassas; Rebecca A. Kerns of Gainesville; James C. Brett of

Arlington; and Bellamy W. Brown of Centreville.

Nominations are based on excellence in scholarship, participation and

leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, service to the college,

and potential for future achievement.

Also, Robert G. Lesman, an associate professor of English at the campus,

will read from his new book of poems, “Sky Reports,” on April

17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Colgan Theater. A reception and book signing will

follow immediately afterward in the library with refreshments being served.

The cover of the new book – his second – features “Shanghai Sunrise,”

a mixed media piece by Randy Michener, head of the fine arts program at

the campus.

Volunteers are needed for a planting project along a stream at Cloverdale

Park in Dale City. The project, known as riparian restoration, will help

stabilize a small stream that feeds into Neabsco Creek. It is planned for

April 21 from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. and a light lunch will be served.

Volunteers are also needed to help determine plant placement at the

site the week prior to the planting and ongoing monitoring of the site.

This is an excellent project for older scouts or high school students who

must complete community service.

Projects such as this decrease soil erosion, provide food and habitat

for wildlife, and moderate stream temperatures. Anyone interested may call

(703) 792-7072.



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