Wednesday, April 3, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
We want to help Lake Ridge or Occoquan businesses spread the word about their specialties, their hours and their history. So, take a few minutes to fill out this easy form, attach a photo or two of your workplace and we'll take it from there. We'll use the information you submit to write a post in the coming days or weeks that spotlights your business. Please be sure to submit your responses before attempting to upload a photo of your business by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button attached to this article.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
What would you like to see in this empty building?
There used to be a My Urgent Care located in the building at 12449 Hedges Run Dr. in the Lake Ridge Commons shopping center, but it has since moved to 3302 Old Bridge Rd. The building stands alone in the shopping center but its neighbors include Starbucks (which is newly renovated), Giant grocery store, Crest dry cleaners and Pizza Gourmet. What should go in this empty building? A Trader Joe's? A kids play place? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Occoquan pie shop has baked extras of the pies that the First Lady ordered, expecting greater demand.
Since Michelle Obama visited Mom's Apple Pie in Occoquan yesterday, the beloved pie shop says it has had a slight increase in customer traffic, and expects a greater leap this weekend. "We're expecting more this weekend," employee Mandy Sorenson said. "We've been seeing the shop mentioned nationally in various news sources and blogs." Sorenson said it was likely that the shop would use Michelle Obama's visit in their future advertising. She said that Mom's Apple Pie likes to advertise whatever recognition and awards they receive. "We've had the Food Network in here," she said, "and Southern Living and Country Living magazines. We've always displayed them in here and let people know what awards we've won and what we've been nominated for…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This video will help explain.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I know we just published an article on this topic, but this video on how to claim your listing on Patch was just so informative that I had to share. As always, let me know if you have any questions!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
When Patch launched in late 2010 editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where your local customers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the search box above, click on your business listing and then click on "claim…
Monday, January 30, 2012
A new daycare is in the plans for the new Old Bridge Commons shopping center.
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development is planning to put in another daycare location in the Old Bridge Commons. The school is planning to start construction as soon as their building permit is approved and hopes to be open for enrollment for the fall semester. The Goddard School location currently in Woodbridge offers a year-round extended day program from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. They say their program is designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of children from six weeks to six years of age. They also offer after-school and summer programs for children up to eight years old. The new site, just east of the Festival at Old Bridge shopping center, is currently under …
LOCCA is asking for a study to find solutions to the Ballywack watershed which causes flooding in the Town of Occoquan.
The Lake Ridge/Occoquan Civic Association decided Thursday night to draft a letter asking Occoquan Supervisor Mike May for a study of the Ballywack Creek and Boundary Branch Creek watersheds above the historic Town of Occoquan. Storm runoff from these watersheds causes flooding in the town below—most notably last September when floodwaters overwhelmed the town—but they are beyond the town’s jurisdiction. The flooding and runoff problems were a major topic of discussion during the recent Oaks III development rezoning battle. Tom Burrell, chairman of LOCCA’s Planning, Environmental, Land Use and Transportation Committee, said that through those discussions the spotlight was shined on these watersheds and now is a great time to take advantage…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Burger lovers in Manassas will soon be able to order without leaving the house.
Want some Burger King but don't want to make the drive? Burger lovers in Manassas will soon be able to order without leaving the house—and some customers in the region already can. Burger King has been quietly testing a delivery program in the Washington metro area, according to USA TODAY. Now the company is expanding the program to more sites, including two locations in Manassas. Burger King locations at 8330 Sudley Road and 8889 Centreville Road will start delivery Monday, Jan. 23. To order, go to BKdelivers.com. Woodbridge doesn't have a Burger King that will be a part of the delivery program. A $2 delivery fee is charged for each order. Orders must be at least $8 or $10, depending on location. Burger King will only deliver within a …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A roundup of the micro stories.
1. In today's afternoon meeting, the Board of County supervisors will discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2013-2018 Capital Improvement Plan and the Renewable Energy Park. 2. Despite a drop in temperature tomorrow, temperatures overall will keep rising this week until they reach a high of 58 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. 3. Today is National Ditch New Year's Resolution Day. How are you doing? 4. One of my resolutions was to support small business in Occoquan. Wouldn't you like to do the same? 5. Check out this blog filled with photos of Occoquan.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Woodbridge area Blooms will be closed or converted to Food Lions.
Delhaize American, the company that owns Bottom Dollar, Food Lion and Bloom grocery stores, announced Wednesday that it will be closing and converting stores in the Woodbridge area. The company is aiming to “strengthen Food Lion brand” by closing 113 underperforming Food Lion stores where the company has the least store density. Additionally, the company is converting 64 Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores to Food Lions in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina; but will eliminate underperforming stores in overlapping markets. All affected stores will close within 30 days and store conversions will begin immediately. “As a result of these actions, approximately 4,900 associates will be displaced. The company will provide severance to …