Wednesday, September 12, 2012
GOP presidential nominee to hold rally in Van Dyck Park.
Virginia is living up to its status as a battleground state this week, with appearances from GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Fairfax Thursday and first lady Michelle Obama campaigning in Fredericksburg the same day. A new poll released Tuesday by Gravis Marketing shows Romney with 49 percent of the vote in Virginia and President Barack Obama with 44 percent of the vote. Doors for the campaign rally for Romney will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, and the event is set to begin at 11 a.m. in Van Dyck Park at 3720 Old Lee Highway. Anyone who wishes to attend the rally will go through airport-like security, according to a notice on the Fairfax County Republican Committee Web site. Also note: "No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A campaign official confirmed the visit but there aren't any additional details yet.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here are some of the top headlines from Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park.
Michelle Obama dominated this week's news in eastern Prince William County, with her planned campaign appearance at the VFW in Dale City and the following surprise stop at Mom's Apple Pie in Occoquan. The pie shop hopes that the First Lady's visit will be an ongoing boon to the shop in the form of new customers. Two Manassas men were charged in connection with a fatal gang fight that wounded 19-year-old John Jackson II so badly that he later died of his injuries in the hospital. Justin Lee Finley, of Gainesville, and Stephon Damont Greene, of Manassas, were both apprehended in New Jersey on May 30 and are awaiting extradition back to Virginia where they are facing charges of alleged gang participation, aggravated malicious wounding and …
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…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
First lady spoke to a crowd of 745 people Thursday.
First lady Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband in Dale City at VFW Post 1503 on Thursday. Have photos you would like to share? Add them by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos" above.
The First Lady stopped by Mom's Apple Pie.
After campaigning in Dale City earlier Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama stopped by Mom's Apple Pie in Occoquan. She arrived around 3 p.m. and stayed for 10 minutes, employee Molly Glynn said. "She bought an apple and a cherry pie," Glynn said. "We probably had about 10 people in here. She hugged everyone and took pictures. She was very kind, the sweetest woman ever." Get daily and breaking news email updates from Lake Ridge-Occoquan Patch by signing up for the free Patch newsletter. Learn more here. It was a surprise visit, and Secret Service told the shop not to tell anyone that the First Lady was coming. "She leaned over to me while I was taking a photo with her at the VFW, and said, 'By the way, we're coming to Occoquan,'" Occoquan …
The first lady encouraged supporters to get out the vote.
More than 700 people—some of whom waited in line for hours—came to see first lady Michelle Obama at Dale City VFW 1503 on Thursday. People began lining up as early as 9 a.m. for the noon event. Introducing her were local representatives Del. Luke Torian (D-52) and Neabsco District Supervisor John D. Jenkins and Sen. Mark Warner’s wife, Lisa Collis. “Grassroots is at the core of everything we do,” said Obama, who met with local volunteers before speaking at the VFW. “We are doing it for the values we believe in. “ The first lady spoke on President Barack Obama’s work in areas of equal pay for equal work, the Affordable Health Care act, the military and the future for children. “When so many women are now breadwinners in our families,” said…
Local residents line up at VFW post 1503 in Dale City in anticipation of the first lady.
Update 12:21 p.m.: Crowds have begun filling into the audience space at the VFW. Patch will update when the first lady arrives. Update, 11:20 a.m. Umbrellas, folding chairs and books were prevalent this morning while waiting for the first lady. Two men stood at the intersection of Stratford & Minnieville and cheered "Go Mitt!" while cars pulled into the VFW parking lot just after 10 a.m. At 11:10 a.m., 500 people were estimated to be in line, which snaked around the building and parking lot perimeter. Event goers were encouraged to register to vote by Obama campaign staff. Original article: Crowds have started to queue up Thursday morning in anticipation of first lady Michelle Obama's arrival to Dale City VFW Post 1503. The first lady …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Lake Ridge residents were willing to wait in line for tickets.
After the Obama campaign announced that Michelle Obama would be campaigning in Dale City on Thursday, local residents hurried to get in line at 10 a.m. this morning. By 10:15 a.m., the line was steadily growing outside the Tacketts Mill Shopping Center. Tickets were first-come, first served. The first lady will visit the VFW Post 1503 at 14631 Minnieville Rd on Thursday from noon to 2:30 p.m. This will be a meeting geared towards thanking and encouraging supporters and volunteers, the Obama campaign said. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Lake Ridge-Occoquan Patch by signing up for the free Patch newsletter. Learn more here.
Monday, June 4, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will be at a VFW post this Thursday.
First lady Michelle Obama will be on the campaign trail for her husband this week in Dale City. The first lady will be making an appearance Thursday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd. An announcement from the Obama campaign said the first lady would be meeting with supporters and volunteers to encourage them to vote and thank them for their hard work to get her husband re-elected. To attend the event, you must have a ticket. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday at the following locations: For coverage of the event, visit Dale City Patch on Thursday and follow Dale City Patch on Facebook.