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Giving Back Giving Back
Recently, a group of City of Manassas staff met to devise ways to give back this holiday season - 12 Days of Giving Campaign.
Drone and UAS update Drone and UAS update
The FAA now requires Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drones to be registered. Visit www.faa.gov/uas/registration/ to register
Preliminary Findings for Townhouse Fire Preliminary Findings for Townhouse Fire
Fire Marshals from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department conducted an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire that destroyed two townhouses and damaged two others in the Georgetown South Community on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.
City Fire & Rescue First Agency of Excellence City Fire & Rescue First Agency of Excellence
At a recent event, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue System was awarded with the first Agency of Excellence designation from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Virtual Museum Virtual Museum
Six George Mason University students are bringing the Manassas Museum to the world in a new virtual tour now available on the museum’s website.
GMVRS Turns 50 GMVRS Turns 50
The Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad is celebrating 50 years of service to the community in 2016.
Manassas Regional Airport Saves the Seminar Manassas Regional Airport Saves the Seminar
When a group of K9 handlers lost their training space, the Manassas Regional Airport and Dulles Aviation saved the day.
Team Up for Parks in the City of Manassas Team Up for Parks in the City of Manassas
The City of Manassas is working on a master plan for Parks, Culture and Recreation for the community and is seeking public input into the process.
City of Manassas Wins 2015 Digital Cities Award City of Manassas Wins 2015 Digital Cities Award
The City of Manassas has been named one of the Top 10 Digital Cities for population category up to 75,000 by the Center for Digital Government.
Drones and Model Aircraft Drones and Model Aircraft
Before you buy and/or fly a drone, make sure to check out the flying rules in your area.
Carters of Virginia Exhibit Translated to Spanish Carters of Virginia Exhibit Translated to Spanish
Maria Diaz, a volunteer at the Manassas Museum, has translated the exhibit into Spanish.
5 Promoted in Fire & Rescue 5 Promoted in Fire & Rescue
Andrew Carver, Joseph Rose and Jerry Smith were promoted to Captain, Matthew Fox was promoted to Lieutenant, and Jamieson Jewett was promoted to Master Technician.
New Development Proposed in Manassas New Development Proposed in Manassas
New Development Proposed in Manassas
Manassas Selected to Host Shaoxing Yuecheng Delegation Manassas Selected to Host Shaoxing Yuecheng Delegation
When delegates of the Shaoxing Yuecheng District in China were looking for an American local government to learn from, they selected the City of Manassas.
Voter Information Voter Information
Last Day to Vote Absentee In-Person is Saturday, Oct. 31.
Seniors Exhibit in The Hall Seniors Exhibit in The Hall
Artists from the Manassas and Woodbridge Senior Centers are displaying their pieces at The Hall at City Hall.
October Events at the Manassas Museum October Events at the Manassas Museum
Fall is here and with it comes some great events at the Manassas Museum.
Celebrate Utilities Day Celebrate Utilities Day
On October 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Manassas Utilities Department will have an open house to celebrate Public Power week.
Parking Changes in the City of Manassas Parking Changes in the City of Manassas
This fall changes are coming to parking in and around the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas.
Prince William Art Society Exhibits at City Hall Prince William Art Society Exhibits at City Hall
Beginning Aug. 17, 2015 through Sept. 28, 2015 the Prince William Art Society will exhibit their work at The Hall at City Hall.
The Carters of Virginia The Carters of Virginia
The Carter family is the focus of a new joint exhibit, New World Aristocracy: The Carters of Virginia, opening at the Manassas Museum on August 15.
History Brought to Life History Brought to Life
There was much more to the Civil War than bloody battles, endless strategizing, and famous generals.
New Deputy City Manager Hired New Deputy City Manager Hired
City Manager William Patrick Pate announced the selection of Bryan D. Foster as Deputy City Manager.
Partisans Among Playmates Exhibit Partisans Among Playmates Exhibit
A new Manassas Museum guest exhibit, Partisans Among Playmates: American Childhood and the Civil War, brings to life the experiences of children living in both the North and South during the conflict.
Visual Expressions Displays at The Hall Visual Expressions Displays at The Hall
Beginning July 2, 2015, Visual Expressions is the exhibit at The Hall at City Hall.
July Happenings at the Manassas Museum July Happenings at the Manassas Museum
The Manassas Museum features free book talks, historic walking tours, Liberia Plantation tours and a National Night Out event.
Free Admission to the Manassas Museum Free Admission to the Manassas Museum
Beginning July 1, 2015, admission to the Manassas Museum is free.
City of Manassas Receives  Emergency Medical Services Award City of Manassas Receives Emergency Medical Services Award
Master Technician Matthew Fox with the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department was honored with the award for Outstanding Pre-hospital Provider by the Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council.
Celebrate America Celebrate America
On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Celebrate America with the City of Manassas from 3 to 10 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manassas.
Sesquicentennial Leadership Award Sesquicentennial Leadership Award
The City of Manassas, along with Prince William County, were the recipients of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission’s Leadership Award
Manassas Regional Airport Selected for Charter Service Manassas Regional Airport Selected for Charter Service
Through October 2015, the Manassas Regional Airport will be a regular stop for Air Charter Express.
Interact with History Interact with History
This summer the City of Manassas is unveiling the Hometown Tourist virtual map of historic sites in the city.
Camera Club Displays Camera Club Displays
Beginning May 26, 2015, The Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club is displaying their photography masterpieces in The Hall at City Hall.
June Events at the Manassas Museum June Events at the Manassas Museum
Book talks, walking tours, and plantation tours are on tap for June at the Manassas Museum.
Manassas Utilities Host Brazilian Delegation Manassas Utilities Host Brazilian Delegation
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 a reverse trade mission from Brazil came to visit the City of Manassas Utilities Department.
Manassas Heritage Railway Festival Manassas Heritage Railway Festival
The 21st Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival is on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manassas.
City of Manassas Primary Election City of Manassas Primary Election
The City of Manassas will hold a Primary Election on June 9, 2015.
City of Manassas Welcomes Five New Firefighters City of Manassas Welcomes Five New Firefighters
On Monday, April 27, 2015, five new firefighters were sworn into office by Mayor Harry J. Parrish II.
Osbourn Art Graces The Hall Osbourn Art Graces The Hall
On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Osbourn High School art exhibit opened at The Hall at City Hall.
Gallery Walk and Much More Gallery Walk and Much More
The first weekend in May is full of fantastic events in the City of Manassas.
Protecting Manassas Protecting Manassas
A new exhibit at the Manassas Museum debuts May 1 at 6 p.m. with Fire, Rescue and Police Equipment and demonstrations at the Manassas Museum.
WWII Airplanes Fly Again WWII Airplanes Fly Again
On Friday May 8, 2015, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day commemorating the end of the war in Europe, World War II bombers and fighters will fly together in historic group formations directly over Washington, DC.
It’s time for Fresh, Locally grown food! It’s time for Fresh, Locally grown food!
This morning, April 9, 2015, the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market opened for the season.
Cool New Tools Cool New Tools
311GIS and the Development Services online customer interface system are two new online tools to help City Residents.
City of Manassas Named Tree City USA City of Manassas Named Tree City USA
The City of Manassas has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management.
April Events at the Manassas Museum April Events at the Manassas Museum
April brings more free book talks and outside adventures, with walking tours and bike tours of the City of Manassas.
City of Manassas Receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Award City of Manassas Receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Award
At a recent awards ceremony held in Richmond, Virginia, Historic Manassas, Inc. was presented with the Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for volunteer investment in downtown revitalization efforts.
Dryer Fires Dryer Fires
Over the weekend the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department responded to two house fires that were started by clothes dryers.
New Exhibit at The Hall New Exhibit at The Hall
Beginning March 17 at The Hall in City Hall, Photographer Hannele Lahti explores the visual fabric of life in photos.
Utility Scam Utility Scam
The City of Manassas would like residents and business to be aware of a new payment scam.
Snow Emergency Lifted 3-6-15 Snow Emergency Lifted 3-6-15
The snow emergency put into effect on March 5, 2015 in the City of Manassas has been lifted at 9 a.m. today, March 6, 2015.
Snow Emergency Declared 3-5-15 Snow Emergency Declared 3-5-15
On March 4, 2015, the City of Manassas is declaring a Snow Emergency effective at 8 a.m. on March 5, 2015 due to the impending snow event.
March Manassas Museum Events March Manassas Museum Events
A new exhibit, Understanding History, book talks and bicycle tours are all happening at the Manassas Museum in March.
Snow Emergency Declared Snow Emergency Declared
On February 21, 2015, the City of Manassas is declaring a Snow Emergency effective at 7 p.m. tonight. This means that cars parked along designated snow emergency routes are subject to towing and fines.
City Hall opens The Hall Art Exhibit City Hall opens The Hall Art Exhibit
The Hall at City Hall is the new place for local artists to display their work.
Snow Emergency 2-16-15 Snow Emergency 2-16-15
On February 16, 2015, the City of Manassas is declaring a Snow Emergency effective at 12 a.m. (midnight) tonight.
Building Collapse on Battle Street Building Collapse on Battle Street
At about 9 p.m. on February 14, 2015, a building on Battle Street in the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas had a substantial collapse.
Building Collapse on Battle Street Building Collapse on Battle Street
At about 9 p.m. on February 14, 2015, a building on Battle Street in the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas had a substantial collapse.
Manassas State of the City Manassas State of the City
During the Monday night City Council meeting, Mayor Harry J. Parrish II delivered the State of the City of Manassas address in a video message to city residents.
Liberia Basement to Attic Tours Liberia Basement to Attic Tours
Learn more about the diverse people who inhabited historic Liberia Plantation in Manassas during a special Black History Month presentation Basement to Attic Tours Feb. 7 and 21 at 11 a.m.
It’s the Souper Bowl in the City It’s the Souper Bowl in the City
On Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. City restaurants are pairing up with downtown merchants to offer a soup for sampling.
Manassas Regional Airport Celebrates 50 Years Manassas Regional Airport Celebrates 50 Years
At a celebration on Jan. 8, 2015, the Manassas Regional Airport cut a ribbon on a new exhibit celebrating 50 years of service to the community.