Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
There's not much we can count on in life, but if there's one guarantee, we can bet that our bodies change as we grow older. That's especially true for men as they age. One moment you're partying at the club, waking up refreshed, and hitting the gym. The next moment, getting out of bed is a chore. You're sore in places you never thought before, and hangovers don't just go away after a hot shower and a big breakfast.
And while sore joints and backaches can be treated with aspirin and ice, other signs of aging aren't as easy to treat. Of course, we're talking about challenges in getting and maintaining erections needed to satisfy your partner. At the extreme, we all know it as erectile dysfunction or ED for short but long before full ED, there are warning signs that things aren't working as they used to work. Hearing the ED word sends shivers down most men's spines. When you think about it, that makes sense - being unable to perform when you need to most is a scary thought.
If you're beginning to suffer from ED or male performance issues or you've been dealing with performance issues for some time, it may seem like nobody has any solutions or even really understands how these issues can impact your life and sense of well-being. However, ED of varying degrees is very common. More than 18 million men suffer from the condition in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those men hide their performance issues without ever addressing them. If you're one of those men, and it feels like you're stuck in a rut with no help, we're here to tell you you're not alone. Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC is here to provide you with a long-lasting solution to help you regain confidence and perform like you used to.
Additionally, many men including the so-called "bio hackers" are using our treatments to PREVENT the performance decline in the first place. Why wait for the inevitable when you can implement strategies to prevent the decline in the first place.
The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
Our programs are all about reversing and slowing the aging process, preventing disease, and treating chronically ill patients. We utilize a three-pronged approach:
- 1. We equip patients with the knowledge required to take charge of their health and achieve optimal well-being.
- 2. We focus on disease prevention by providing a thorough evaluation using comprehensive diagnostics including the patient-supplied information.
- 3. We work with patients to implement a rejuvenation program consisting of various science-based treatments that reduce cellular degeneration, promote tissue regeneration and healing, and slow down the aging process.
We consider every individual as physiologically unique. As such, we don't subscribe to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, leveraging genetics and advanced testing, utilizing advanced therapeutics like Gainswave and addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for reducing many chronic conditions that men suffer from year-round.
Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health. For men whoare just starting to have challenges, or who have erectile dysfunction, or for the biohackers that just want everything optimized, one of those proven therapies is GAINSWave therapy in Manassas Park, VA
- Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
- The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
- What is GAINSWave Therapy?
- What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Manassas Park, VA Work?
- Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
- Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What is GAINSWave Therapy?
If you have ED or even a minor decline in sexual performance, there's a good chance you've already seen your primary care doctor. You've talked to them about the issues you're facing. And, if they're like many doctors, they prescribed you some pills and sent you on your way. Unfortunately, going this route doesn't do much to solve erectile dysfunction - you're just putting a band-aid on the problem. Plus, you're putting strange chemicals in your body via a "little blue pill" that may cause adverse side effects.
At the end of the day, you need a real-deal solution to ED, not a quick fix. The good news? A safe, non-invasive, injection-free answer to your problems exists. It's called GAINSWave therapy, and according to recent studies, it has shown an 85-92% success rate for mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction.
Reports from men who have used GAINSWave therapy in Manassas Park, VA report the following benefits:
- Stronger, Longer Lasting Erections
- Improved Sexual Pleasure
- More Blood Circulation and Flow
- Better Girth and Length
- Less Rest Needed Between Orgasms
- Enhanced Intimacy in the Bedroom
Unlike many ED treatments, you don't have to worry about surgery or drugs when you choose GAINSWave. This revolutionary treatment uses acoustic wave technology, also called pulse wave therapy, instead of surgery or pills, which helps to rebuild blood flow to the penile region, thereby boostings erectile strength and, by proxy, confidence.
But the benefits of GAINSWave don't end there. This therapy also breaks up micro plaques and boosts nitric oxide, which forms new blood vessels and collagen. That's exciting news for men suffering from Peyronie's disease, which is another condition specific to male sexual health.
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What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Manassas Park, VA Work?
With time, men's blood flow decreases, sensitivity isn't what it once was, and blood vessels start to get thinner or even partially or fully blocked. With GAINSWave, high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves rejuvenate areas of the penis that have suffered with age. For instance, micro plaques are removed, new blood vessels form, and blood flow increases. According to several clinical studies, enhanced blood flow from GAINSWave translates to more sustainable, rigid erections in 75% of men.
Though males in America are only beginning to realize the benefits of GAINSWave, it's a treatment that has been used for over a decade around the world. Backed by science and proven to rejuvenate vasculature in male erections, GAINSWave works without any pain or recovery time. In fact, it's possible to pop into Proactive Wellness Centers on your lunch break for a therapy session.
Proactive Wellness Centers' GAINSWave treatments feature:
- Low-Intensity Pulse or Shockwaves
- All Natural
- No Needles
- No Pills
- No Pain
- No Surgery
- No Recovery Time
- Quick Procedures
Because this procedure is needle, surgery, and drug-free, most men don't have to suffer through costly insurance claims or unsightly scarring. With GAINSWave and our comprehensive and personalized ED treatment plans, all you need to focus on is enjoying life, knowing your erectile dysfunction is a thing of the past.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Gainswave Therapy in Manassas Park, VA?
If you're a man over the age of 30 and want to optimize your performance or if you are suffering a decline in this area, GAINSWave may be for you. That's even more true if other treatments never worked. For many men, those unsuccessful solutions include pills like Viagra. If prescription pills don't solve your ED problems, GAINSWave is a great option to consider. Academic studies show that shockwave therapy is successful where PDE5 inhibitors (like Viagra or Cialis) fall short.
In fact, many urologists now consider shockwave therapy the greatest revolution in ED treatment in over a decade. Even men without erectile dysfunction use GAINSWave as a preventative therapy to keep their bedroom performance strong and avoid compromised blood vessels.
Some of the key benefits of GAINSWave procedures over other ED treatments include:
- No Drugs
- Backed by Clinical Studies and Extensive Medical Research
- Vast Record of Success
- FDA-Approved for Enhanced Sexual Wellness
- Available at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What Should I Expect from GAINSWave Therapy at Proactive Wellness Centers?
If you're ready to begin your journey to a healthier, happier sex life, getting started at our wellness clinic is as easy as 1-2-3:
Make an Appointment: Give our office a call at 703-822-5003. One of our Clinical Intake Coordinators will answer any question you have and get you started. If you prefer, you can text "gainswave" to 833.341.0170, and our Clinical Intake Coordinator will get back to you personally and confidentially.
Prep: Once the intake process is complete, you'll schedule a time for GAINSWave therapy in Manassas Park, VA. You'll arrive at our wellness center for treatment at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. Procedure time is usually no longer than 30 minutes and occurs in our wellness center.
Enjoy the Benefits: Once your GAINSWave therapy session is over, you can get right back to what you were doing beforehand. Studies show that approximately 75% of men enjoy positive results like stronger, longer-lasting erections after treatment. Most men only need 6-12 sessions for optimal results.
Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
As the premier wellness clinic in Virginia and the metro D.C. area, we provide patients with a comprehensive list of treatments to slow the process of aging and treat chronic conditions. Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies, like GAINSWave therapy in Manassas Park, VA, for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health.
Some of the most requested services we offer include:
Low-T Treatment for Men
While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our Low-T program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program Testosterone replacement when clinically indicated, optimization of DHEA and Pregenenolone, combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations to optimize your health. For men where Testosterone has declined, the Low-T program is a necessary complement to the Gainswave therapy.
Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include peptides to help patients optimize their health and body composition. If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Symptoms may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased stamina
- Loss of physical agility
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Prostate problems
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Like men, women's bodies change as they grow older. Often referred to as menopause, this time in a woman's life can be stressful when the body uses energy differently, fat cells change, and hormones decline.
Many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with menopause are widely known and discussed, but there are many that are overlooked. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we've seen patients misdiagnosed with other illnesses that were actually caused by a decline in hormone levels. Our BHRT program for women focuses on the unique needs of women who are suffering from the common as well as the lesser-known symptoms of menopause.
Those symptoms may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety Attacks
- Vaginal Dryness
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are also known as natural hormones. They are substances with the same chemical makeup as the hormones produced in your body. Hormones are not drugs - they occur naturally and are found in every human on earth. BHRT replaces hormones at a physiologic level that is not harmful to the body.
If you're suffering through the symptoms of menopause, taking Midol isn't going to solve any problems. Fortunately, our BHRT program for women is designed to eliminate many menopausal symptoms. That way, we give women a chance to recapture their energy levels and vitality with drugs or surgery. Contact our office today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you recapture the joys of your youth.
Bredesen-Protocol Strategies for Improving Brain Health
We believe that a healthy brain is paramount to overall well-being. Unfortunately, little is known about promoting brain health, lowering the risk of dementia, or stabilizing symptoms for patients experiencing early signs.
After much research, however, Dr. Lawson from Proactive Wellness Centers determined that the Bredesen protocol provides the best evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating cognitive decline.
The approach, created by Dr. Dale Bredesen, is called ReCODE. This protocol involves multiple strategies to pinpoint specific health issues contributing to Alzheimer's Disease. The results of each strategy are measured using blood tests, dementia tests, cognitive evaluations, and other signs of overall health improvement. Now a Bredesen Certified doctor, Dr. Lawson now offers patients the full Bredesen ReCODE protocol to help them recover from debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's.
Through this exciting approach, patients have shown dramatic improvements in cognitive function. In some cases, they achieve a reversal of symptoms and have even returned to work.
Proactive Wellness Centers' ReCODE program uses significant functional medicine experience and includes:
- Lifestyle Interventions
- Targeted Nutrients
- Therapeutic Diets
We're thrilled to add this promising Alzheimer's disease treatment for qualifying patients at Proactive Wellness Centers.
Chronic Disease Treatment
Long-term diseases like Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) can ruin a person's life and often leave them afraid to leave the house. To make matters worse, these chronic diseases are often initially misdiagnosed, complicating treatment and leaving the patient depressed and hopeless. And while some medical prescriptions can help, many chronic disease sufferers live without finding true relief.
At Proactive Wellness Centers, our innovative doctors have developed a comprehensive treatment program to address chronic diseases like CIRS and Lyme disease. Generally, our Chronic Disease Treatment follows SSRP protocols as defined below:
- Stop the progression of the disease while strengthening the immune system
- Stabilize patients by balancing hormones and restoring energy
- Reverse cellular, mitochondrial, and other damages caused by chronic diseases, based on lab markers and/or symptomatic expression
- Prevent further development of the chronic disease processes
Our SSRP protocol provides patients with a promising program based largely on the emerging bodies of evidence in the chronic disease space. This evidence is supported by peer-reviewed medical journals, clinical studies, and even double-blind placebo-controlled studies.
When choosing chronic disease treatments for patients, our team of doctors and clinicians focus on safety and efficacy before anything else. Typical therapies associated with our chronic disease treatment programs include:
- IV Vitamin Therapy
- Targeted Nutritional Supplements
- Compassionate Care and Personalized Service from Qualified Doctors
As an integrative practice, we use conventional medications when indicated, especially in cases of underlying co-infections and other areas where traditional medication offers the best course of treatment.
If you're at your wit's end living with a chronic disease, call Proactive Wellness Centers today. Our innovative treatments and therapies may be the key you need to unlock a new, healthy life.
Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
From GAINSWave therapy in Manassas Park, VA, to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women, our doctors are here to serve you with care, compassion, and a commitment to your health.
That's because, at Proactive Wellness Centers, we take a patient-first approach to every service we offer. Unlike some anti-aging clinics, we focus on your goals, your experiences, and how we can address your health and well-being needs. We believe with a full heart that your story matters, and we're ready and waiting to listen. If you're looking for personalized, functional, regenerative treatments that address root causes, you're only a phone call away from living a healthier life.
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Nonprofit to offer free Lyft rides on St. Patrick's Day throughout the DC area
Keep the luck of the Irish alive. Don't drink and drive!WASHINGTON — In an effort to prevent drunk driving this St. Patrick's Day, a local nonprofit is offering free Lyft rides, with a value of up to $15, to help get those celebrating the holiday in the D.C. area get home safely.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of all U.S. traffic deaths on St. Patrick's Day involve drunk drivers.To combat these statisti...
Keep the luck of the Irish alive. Don't drink and drive!
WASHINGTON — In an effort to prevent drunk driving this St. Patrick's Day, a local nonprofit is offering free Lyft rides, with a value of up to $15, to help get those celebrating the holiday in the D.C. area get home safely.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of all U.S. traffic deaths on St. Patrick's Day involve drunk drivers.
To combat these statistics, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering free safe rides with Lyft.
The 2023 St. Patrick's SoberRide program will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, March 17 and run through 4 a.m. March 18.
During this 12-hour period, area residents, ages 21 and older, celebrating the holiday with alcohol may download the Lyft app to their phones, then enter the SoberRide code in the app's Promo section to get their free ride home.
WRAP’s 2023 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide promo code will be posted at 3:00 p.m. on March 17 on www.SoberRide.com.
“Lyft is dedicated to providing access to reliable and responsible rides, and we’re proud to partner with programs like WRAP to offer Lyft as an alternative to impaired driving,” said Kamillah Wood, Director of Public Policy for Community Safety at Lyft. “Through our Roadway Safety Program and our partnerships with the public, we hope to empower our community with the tools to protect themselves and those around them this holiday season.”
SoberRide is offered throughout Lyft’s Washington D.C. coverage area which includes all or parts of: the District of Columbia; the Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s and towns therein plus the cities of Bowie, College Park, District Heights, Gaithersburg, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, Mount Ranier, New Carrollton, Rockville, Seat Pleasant and Takoma Park; and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and towns therein plus the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.
Since 1991, officials claim WRAP’s SoberRide program has provided 84,676 free safe rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Tree giveaway this Saturday, Manassas Symphony Orchestra at Hylton
ONGOING EVENTSStories "That End in Freedom" Solo Art Exhibit by DC Native Artist Lory Ivey Alexander: Through March 18. ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Features 39 student artists from high schools in Manassas City and Prince William County. Through the works in this exhibition, the artist explores themes of Black and indigenous American perseverance, resilience and healing. For more information, contact Jordan Exum at 703-330-2787 or email ...
Stories "That End in Freedom" Solo Art Exhibit by DC Native Artist Lory Ivey Alexander: Through March 18. ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Features 39 student artists from high schools in Manassas City and Prince William County. Through the works in this exhibition, the artist explores themes of Black and indigenous American perseverance, resilience and healing. For more information, contact Jordan Exum at 703-330-2787 or email jexum@VirginiaARTfactory.org.
Veterans Lunch Bunch: Every Second Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Are you a local veteran? Join us for lunch. RSVP to Virginia Hendrix at 703-494-3817. Potomac Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2133 Montgomery Ave., Woodbridge.
First Responder Fridays: Woodbridge area First Responders (police, EMS, healthcare staff, firefighters and active-duty military) are invited to grab a free breakfast-to-go at Potomac Place on the first Friday of each month from 7 to 9 a.m. Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Ave., Woodbridge.
Thursday, March 2
Yoga for Cancer: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Classes are taught by Pat Fitzsimmons. Dress comfortably and bring a mat and water. Registration required; call 1-800-SENTARA. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge.
State of the Parks Celebration Event: 7 to 9 p.m. Seth Hendler-Voss, Director of Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, delivers the state of the parks address and shares findings from the 2022 annual report. Light refreshments will be provided. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas.
Read Across America: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For all ages/families. Celebrate reading with some special guests. Book character costumes encouraged but not required. Central Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas.
Read Across America Day: All day. For all ages/families. Scavenger hunt and special guest reader at 10:30 a.m. Chinn Park Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge.
Little Rangers: 10 to 11 a.m. The program is designed for ages 3 to 5 years old, but all family members are welcome and encouraged to participate. Reading, music, songs, social time and crafts. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. Parking fee.
Brains and Beer Trivia Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a team of up to six players. Social distancing. Tin Cannon Brewing Company, 7679 Limestone Drive, Gainesville.
Thursday Night Team Trivia: 7 to 9 p.m. Cedar Run Brewery, 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville.
Bingo Night: 7 to 9 p.m. Prizes for all winners. Food truck on site. Ornery Beer Taproom, 8088 Flannery Court, Manassas.
Live Music: 5 to 9 p.m. Featuring Good Noizz. Farm Brew Live, 9901 Discovery Blvd., Manassas.
Friday, March 3
March First Friday-Mad Hatter March Madness: 6 to 9 p.m. Wear a crazy hat and stroll through Downtown Manassas. Shops will have extended hours. Historic Downtown Manassas, 9201 Center St., Manassas.
Friday Conservation Corps: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed; flexible schedule. All are welcome; volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Register at:www.leopoldspreserve.com/calendar. Leopolds Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run.
Parent/Caregiver Meetup and Playgroup: 11 a.m. to noon. Meet other parents and give a child the opportunity to socialize, play and do activities with other children. Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket.
Ask a Community Services Prevention Specialist: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Additional dates: Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. to noon. For adults. Meet prevention specialists from the Prince William County Community Services. Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge.
Page-Turning Images Found in Women's Literature: 7 p.m. Join the Prince William Arts Council for this reception. This art exhibit focuses on the many different image's women authors use when writing their manuscripts. Open Space Arts Gallery, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15000 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge.
Live Music: 8 p.m. Featuring Radio NV. CraftWorx Taproom, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville.
Live Music: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Featuring Delta Spur. Farm Brew Live, 9901 Discovery Blvd., Manassas.
March First Friday at Sinistral: 5 to 11 p.m. Live music with Kara and Matty D at 7 p.m., Little Lady Grill food truck will be on site. Sinistral Brewing Company, 9419 Main St., Manassas.
Date Night at Cedar Run: 7 to 10 p.m. Live music with Dennis Wayland. Cedar Run Brewery, 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville.
Paint Party at Ornery: 7 p.m. Beginner friendly group; no experience needed. All materials are provided. One drink included with a ticket. Ornery Beer Taproom, 8088 Flannery Court, Manassas. $35; tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-party-at-ornery-brewery-taproom-tickets-499866051817.
Saturday, March 4
Winter Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local crafters and vendors. No pets allowed. Prince William Street Commuter Lot, 9024 Prince William St., Manassas.
Tree Giveaway Spring 2023: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hosted by the Prince William Conservation Alliance. Drive-thru event to pick up 2 seedlings; one Redbud and one Dogwood per ticket holder. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tree-giveaway-spring-2023-tickets-536235684367. Todos Neighborhood Market, 16593 River Ridge Blvd., Woodbridge. Free; donations are appreciated.
Lory Ivey Alexander Artist Talk: 2 to 4 p.m. Meet the artist and view her exhibit. RSVP to: Tinyurl.com/LoryIveyTalk. ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free and open to the public.
AARP Tax Services: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For adults. Speak to AARP tax experts and get free tax help first come, first served. No appointments required. Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas.
PAWS-Reading to Dogs: 10:30 a.m. to noon. For all ages. Improve skills by reading to a therapy dog. Bring own book or use one from the library. Register at the youth services desk. Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket.
LinkedIn Learning: 2 to 3:30 p.m. For adults. Learn more about LinkedIn Learning an educational site with video courses to help develop a business, career, technology skills and certification. Registration required; call 703-792-8330. Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge.
Manassas Symphony Orchestra-Inspirations: 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call 703-993-7550. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Tickets- $25 adult; free for students (through college).
Guided Museum Tour: 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about Leesylvania's natural and human history on a guided tour through the museum and Discovery Room. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. Parking fee.
Furs, Feathers, Skulls … Oh, My: 1 to 2 p.m. Join Park Rangers to learn more about the animals that call Leesylvania State Park their home. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig, Drive, Woodbridge. Parking fee.
March Wine Dinner with Chef Ryan Ross: 6 to 9 p.m. Five course dinner paired with LaGrange wines. Tickets available at: https://wineryatlagrange.orderport.net/product-details/1043/March-2023-Wine-Dinner--Ryan-Ross. The Winery at LaGrange, 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket. Tickets $150.00.
Live Music: 8 to 11 p.m. Featuring Mandatory Recess. CraftWorx Taproom, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville.
Live Music: 5 to 8 p.m. Featuring JP Jones Acoustic Guitar. Tucked Away Brewing Company, 8420 Kao Circle, Manassas.
Live Music: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Featuring Mike Newberry Trio. Farm Brew Live, 9901 Discovery Blvd., Manassas.
Live Music: 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring Gunner Heathe. Water's End Brewery, 12425 Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge.
Sunday, March 5
Dale City Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dale City Farmers Market, 14090 Gemini Way, Dale City.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Songs We Love: 4 p.m. This performance is appropriate for all ages. For tickets and information, call 703-993-7550. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Tickets- $48, $41, $29; half price for youth through grade 12.
Light Up the Night-Lantern Making Workshop: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For adults and children. Get a quick lesson on tin smithing then make a lantern souvenir. All materials provided. RSVP to 703-583-6904. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. Parking fee.
Books on Tap at Ornery Beer Company: 6 to 8 p.m. For adults. Hosted by Ornery Beer Company and Prince William Library. For more information, contact email@example.com. Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket.
Live Music: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Jacob Paul Allen. Farm Brew Live, 9901 Discovery Blvd., Manassas.
Monday, March 6Building Buddies-Celebrating Diverse-ABILITIES: 5 to 6 p.m. For all ages and families. Building friendships, networks and fun throughout the diverse Haymarket Gainesville special needs communities. Registration required; call 703-792-8700. Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket. Free.
Chinn Park Chess Club: 3 to 8 p.m. All ages/families and skill levels are welcome. Chinn Park Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge.
Tuesday, March 7
English Conversation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. For adults. Speakers of all languages are welcome. Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket. Free.
Teen Action Group: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Make a difference in the community and share ideas, earn community hours and meet new friends. Manassas City Library, 10104 Dumfries Road, Manassas.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Noon to 5 p.m. For adults. Register online at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. Montclair Library, 5049 Waterway Drive, Dumfries.
Live Music: 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring Blane. Sinistral Brewing Company, 9419 Main St., Manassas.
Wednesday, March 8
Breast Cancer Support Group: 6:15 to 8:25 p.m. Connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges, exchange ideas and use knowledge to help others. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Hylton Education Center, Rooms CG. 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge.
Woodcock Watch: 5 to 7 p.m. Watch the evening "Sky Dance" of male woodcocks as they enter the mating season. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. Leopold's Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run. Free.
Hike with a Naturalist: 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about the flowers and animals at Leopold's Preserve. Leopold's Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run. Free and open to the community.
Vegetable Gardening: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For adults. Master Gardeners will present an introduction to vegetable gardening in Prince William County. Registration required; call 703-792-8330. Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge.
Spanish Conversation: 1 to 2 p.m. For adults. For speakers of all languages. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Chinn Park Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge.
Trivia Night: 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by DJ Stevie K. The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm, 15850 Sunshine Ridge Lane, Gainesville.
TABC Cornhole Tournament: 7 to 10 p.m. Tucked Away Brewing Company, 8420 Kao Circle, Manassas. Blind draw $5 person.
Trivia Night: 7 to 9 p.m. Come, play and test knowledge. Food truck on site. Ornery Beer Taproom, 8088 Flannery Court, Manassas. Live Music: 5 to 9 p.m. Featuring Shane Gamble. Farm Brew Live, 9901 Discovery Blvd., Manassas.
People to Meet: Area Networking Events
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Brought to you by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region. Finding people to meet and business networking events is always important. And Prince William Living is all about community, making connections and supporting quality of life. Here are just a few events where you can get connected – virtual or in person!
Prince William Living‘s Influential Women Awards
Many women in Greater Prince William give of themselves to strengthen our community, leaving their marks in the business world and serving as inspirations to others. Join us as we celebrate our 2023 winners. Tickets include complimentary beverages and appetizers for you to enjoy while you network with other attendees. Cash bar available. Make connections in a relaxed atmosphere (business casual) while celebrating our Influential Women with a short awards presentation. Come out and meet our readers, businesses, and community leaders. Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Sweeney Barn, 9310 Discovery Blvd., Manassas
State of the Parks Celebration Event
Celebrate the transformative power of parks in the community as Seth Hendler-Voss, Director of Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, delivers the state of the parks address and shares findings from the 2022 annual report. Light refreshments will be provided. Thursday, March 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas
Women’s Wedding Network
Guest speaker Catherine Calvin from Toast discusses how to approach prospect outreach and follow up with them from bridal shows and marketing lists. This is a ZOOM meeting. Get your FREE tickets now! Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Zoom event
Camp Fair 2023
A fun filled family event showcasing options to keep your kids MOVING this summer. Stop by- it’s FREE and will be held at the “At Home” court in the Manassas Mall. Sponsored by GPW Health Center. Saturday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas
Town of Occoquan Sponsorships Open House
Occoquan has just launched a new sponsorship package, and they’re excited about interacting with old and new partners in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Open House Sponsorship Breakfast is a great way to learn more in person. It’s being held at Town Hall in Occoquan. If interested in participating or simply to learn more information, contact Julie Little, Director of Events, Town of Occoquan, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703-491-1918, ext. 103. Tuesday, March 14 | Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill Street, Occoquan
MEGA Networking Event – Spring
Level up your business with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Showcase your business in the Chamber’s Expo, featuring businesses from across the Prince William Region, Manassas and Manassas Park. Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. | Out of the Blue Restaurant, 5005 Wellington Road, Gainesville
Digital Kindness Event
Osbourn High School PTSA will host a Create with Kindness program for Manassas families, made possible by National PTA and TikTok. Families will participate in conversations about digital kindness, responsibility and safety, as well as TikTok’s parental controls. Families will also engage with a student panel and learn about their online experiences. Middle school and high school parents, guardians and teens are the suggested audience for this event. Dinner is included. Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Osbourn High School Fine Arts Commons, 1977 Eagle Way, Manassas
8th Annual Rise Against Hunger
Help fight hunger both locally and internationally! Lutheran Church of the Covenant and Woodbridge Rotary Club are hosting the 8th Annual Rise Against Hunger packaging event. Lots of volunteers are needed to help set up, pack meals and clean up – the goal is to package 30,000 meals. Volunteers are also asked to bring non-perishable foods that day for the families at Neabsco Elementary. Please visit bit.ly/3JYkln6 to sign up and donate. Saturday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Neabsco Elementary School, 3800 Cordell Avenue, Woodbridge
2023 Spring Conference – Prince William County Green Business Council
A full day conference with speakers from PWC government, environmental sessions, local exhibitors and a networking lunch. Topics for breakout sessions include business recycling, managing waste & liability, financial advantages of environmental sustainability, environmental investing, environmental philanthropy and more! Register at pwcgbc.org/2023springconference. Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Battlefield Hilton Garden Inn, 7001 Infantry Ridge Road, Manassas
The Breaking Cycles Women’s Conference 2023
Carried To Full Term announced its first annual Women’s Conference, the “Breaking Cycles Women’s Conference 2023.” Dedicated to empowering women to explore healing and break cycles, by helping women attend to pain and cyclical patterns created by past trauma, the event will convene empowering leaders on the frontline of advocating for women’s health and wellness, driving social progress, and using their unique platforms to create meaningful change. The ‘Breaking Cycles Women’s Conference’ will convene a diverse range of industry leaders from the worlds of business, media, leadership, therapy, health, wealth, and more. For more event information and to register for the Breaking Cycles Women’s Conference event, visit breakingcycleswomensconference.com/. Saturday, March 25, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Verizon Auditorium, George Mason University, Manassas
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Coming soon to Manassas Park: ‘Park Central’
Cher Muzyk Times Staff Writerhttps://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/coming-soon-to-manassas-park-park-central/article_74429bdc-e287-11ec-ac0c-6b49497e7349.html
Manassas Park’s new “Park Central” town center is on track to be partially complete this summer with the new city hall, public library and splash pad set to open by mid-August. Also, a deal to bring Cinema Café into the development was recently finalized, an addition city officials say is key to the project’s success.The Manassas Park City Council settled on the name “Park Central” for the new development after gathering public input and working with a consultant for about a year. The name is...
Manassas Park’s new “Park Central” town center is on track to be partially complete this summer with the new city hall, public library and splash pad set to open by mid-August. Also, a deal to bring Cinema Café into the development was recently finalized, an addition city officials say is key to the project’s success.
The Manassas Park City Council settled on the name “Park Central” for the new development after gathering public input and working with a consultant for about a year. The name is hoped to distinguish the downtown concept and help the public readily identify the new town center.
The first phase of construction -- representing about a quarter of the project – will be formally opened to the public in a July 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will celebrate the completion of the new city hall building, which will include a new public library and an outdoor plaza with a splash pad for young families, according to Manassas Park City Manager Laszlo Palko.
The new 10,000-sqare-foot library is expected to open in mid-August. The library will be almost five times larger than the city’s existing library, Palko said.
Most administrative offices in the city hall, including the city treasurer and commissioner of revenue offices, will be open by mid-June, Palko said.
The popular Jirani Coffeehouse, located in old town Manassas, will open a second location on the first floor of the new Manassas Park City Hall adjacent to the public plaza. Jirani may also offer outdoor dining as well as live entertainment. Palko said there is space for another restaurant to come into the city hall, as well.
Ken Moorman, Jirani Coffeehouse’s owner and a resident of Manassas Park, said he is thrilled to open a second coffee shop at Park Central. Expanding to Manassas Park was his “vision seven years ago and to now have the opportunity to make it a reality is very exciting,” he said.
Years in the making
Creating a destination town center in Manassas Park has been an ambitious and complicated public-private endeavor that is now more than four years in the making. The goal was to design a new downtown for Manassas Park that will boost the city’s economic position and, hopefully, bring some relief to Manassas Park property owners, who endure the highest real estate tax rate in Northern Virginia.
The expansive project is also a big gamble for Manassas Park, but “failure is not an option,” Palko said at a recent meeting of the Manassas Park City Council.
Negotiations with the various private entities involved in the project have been underway for years, Palko said. Part of the challenge was overcoming what Palko called an “unfortunate history” with the City Center development across the street from the new city hall that has so far failed to attract many commercial entities. Palko said the development stalled because of a lack of parking, among other reasons.
As a result, Manassas Park endured 10 years of a “black eye” due to empty storefronts, and businesses “were hesitant to come here,” Palko said.
For Park Central to be successful, multiple players were included and “a lot of deals were contingent on one another,” Palko said. “So, [the city] was essentially a conductor trying to bring everyone together to make this development happen.”
The project broke ground in 2021 but faced pandemic-related challenges, including rising construction costs. Despite those setbacks, the plan came into focus when Cinema Café recently signed on to anchor the commercial development. Negotiations had been stalled due to pandemic uncertainty in the movie industry, but city officials inked a deal with the theater in May.
“COVID and inflation has been making everything very problematic, but we kept fighting to make this work,” Palko said.
Both Cinema Café and Jirani Coffeehouse were offered incentives to join the Park Central project.
Jirani, for example, has a 10-year lease with two optional five-year renewal terms. The first year is free but the rent will increase to $39,038.56 during the 10th year as market conditions improve. The coffee house is scheduled to pay a total of $245,722.20 in rent over 10 years, according to Manassas Park documents.
As a further incentive, the city will reimburse Jirani for up to $108,200 in capital costs to build out their space. Jirani will have 270 days to open the new coffee shop or until the spring of 2023.
Cinema Café has plans to build a 49,000-square-foot, eight-screen theater and dining complex at Park Central. The theater is expected to include a giant outdoor screen that can be used for projecting both movies and other events, such as video game tournaments. To lure the theater, the city pledged to sell just over 3 acres to Cinema Café for $100, according to city documents.
The sweeteners were needed to lure commercial anchors that would both attract other businesses and generate significant tax revenue on their own, Palko said.
“The plan always was to incentivize a commercial anchor to anchor our downtown and to make it commercially viable so that all the other restaurants and businesses that ended up coming here will have something to pull people in,” Palko said, adding: “We see this as a partnership with Cinema Café, and we will work very closely with them on marketing.”
Cinema Café is slated to open in 2024 and is expected to be a huge draw from neighboring communities across Northern Virginia, Palko said.
Once Jirani and Cinema Café are fully operational, the city expects the project to generate at least an estimated $500,000 in tax revenue annually from real estate, meals, professional and occupational licensing and business property taxes, Palko said.
Cinema Café is projected to generate about $250,000 per year in meals tax revenue, an amount that will nearly double the city’s existing annual meals tax revenue of $350,000. The project is also expected to generate almost $150,000 a year in commercial real estate taxes, with sales taxes producing another $100,000 annually.
Cinema Café alone could end up generating 15 to 20% of the city’s total economic output, Palko said.
Over time, the hope is that the downtown area will become hub not just for dining and entertainment but also for specialty shopping, including a smaller “mom and pop” grocery store that would be the first within Manassas Park’s city limits, Palko said.
300 new homes, parking garage
The project will be bolstered by a new, 730-space parking garage built next to city hall and beside the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail station. The project is being paid for with money from Express Mobility Partners, which will operate the Interstate 66 Express lanes. The new garage is also slated to be finished in 2024.
The ground level of the new garage will be reserved for city hall, library and retail customers, while the upper three levels will be dedicated to VRE commuters. Palko said work on the structure will begin this fall. The garage will include a pedestrian bridge over to the existing 600-space surface parking lot that will remain, Palko said.
The Park Central project also includes 300 new condominiums that are already under construction in the adjacent “Village at Manassas Park,” which is within walking distance of both the city hall complex and the VRE station.
The first phase of construction includes 164 “two over two” condominiums with garages that are being built by Stanley Martin Homes. The homes are already selling for about $440,000 to $500,000 and are expected to be complete this fall.
Site work will begin next spring on the second phase: 136 stacked townhomes that are expected to be delivered in 2025.
Palko said that with the current higher residential property values, the sales prices of the first phase condominiums are higher than initially expected. As a result, residential real estate tax revenue generated by the new homes is expected to exceed estimates.
The additional residential real estate taxes will cover the lease payments the city will owe for the city hall and library. They will begin in 2024 and continue for 30 years in a complex lease-to-own schedule set to pay for the new building without additional taxes from current residents or issuing new debt.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Palko said, adding: “It’s very exciting because we have all the players in place to have a successful downtown.”
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Randy Starks believed it was time to move on from Manassas Park
After seeing the numbers dwindle at football practice, Randy Starks knew there was no chance for Manassas Park High School to field a football team.So when Manassas Park announced Aug. 8 it was cancelling the 2022 football season, Starks had already decided to move on as the Cougars’ head coach before the official word came out. The day before, Starks said he informed Manassas Park he was resigning.The school initially planned to determine the program’s future for this season Aug. 1, but then postponed the decision ...
After seeing the numbers dwindle at football practice, Randy Starks knew there was no chance for Manassas Park High School to field a football team.
So when Manassas Park announced Aug. 8 it was cancelling the 2022 football season, Starks had already decided to move on as the Cougars’ head coach before the official word came out. The day before, Starks said he informed Manassas Park he was resigning.
The school initially planned to determine the program’s future for this season Aug. 1, but then postponed the decision until Aug. 5 with the hopes more players would come out. Only eight were in attendance Aug. 5.
Manassas Park averaged a turnout of 11 players over the seven days it held practice from July 28-Aug. 5.
Dan Forgas called it a tough message to send. But he had no other choice.
Starks said the season’s impending cancellation was one reason he chose to step away. But he also said he had issues with the non-district portion of the schedule which he believed put Manassas Park at a competitive disadvantage.
“The whole point in me coming here was to give [the kids] confidence,” Starks said. “But the schedule did not give us the opportunity.”
Starks understood it was a hard sell to convince players to come out for a team that went 0-10 and were outscored 553-7 in 2021. Starks said he tried without success to get kids from other sports like basketball to consider football.
“If you are getting your butts whooped, I understand why they don’t," Starks said.
This was the second year of the two-year cycle for Manassas Park’s schedule. The Cougars dropped their season-opener Aug. 25 at Osbourn earlier this summer, leaving them with nine games. Osbourn, a Class 6 school that went 8-4 and reached the playoffs, defeated Class 3 Manassas Park 56-0 in 2021. The game was called with three minutes left before halftime.
Starks said he thought the program was on the verge of turning a corner coming into this season when 40 kids signed up for offseason workouts. But he said a COVID outbreak during the winter hurt future turnout.
“We never recuperated and kids lost interest,” Starks said.
Starks said he was also unwilling to continue as coach if Manassas Park ended up playing eight-man football for next season, a possibility the school is considering.
“Eight-man football is not my thing,” Starks said. “Basically, you’d be starting from scratch and I’m not the man for that.”
Starks, who commuted to practice from Charles County (MD) and Stafford County, said he had no intention of stepping down if the Cougars did have a season.
“Even if we only had 10 kids at practice, I’m still here,” Starks said.
Manassas Park was Starks’ first job as a head football coach. A former NFL Pro Bowler and University of Maryland standout, Starks began at Manassas Park as an assistant for the 2020 team that played in the spring of 2021 due to the pandemic.
He said he would like to remain in coaching either in high school or college. Starks finishes up his master’s degree from Georgetown in the fall.
“I’m definitely going to miss those [Manassas Park players],” Starks said.
Manassas Park activities director Dan Forgas said the school will take its time in finding Starks’ replacement.
“There’s no deadline,” Forgas said. “This is open-ended. We’re in a unique situation.”
Typically, new head football coaches are hired after the high school season is over. In addition, the hiring school needs a teaching position in place for the coach. And the coach’s current school must be willing to release that person from their contract in the middle of the school year for the coach to switch over to the new school as a teacher.
Forgas said Manassas Park said the school will consider hiring someone who is not a teacher and will work outside of the building. But ideally, they’d like to have someone in the school during the day.
“It’s a fine line to walk,” Forgas said. “In the old days, you have teachers who also coached. To teach and coach these days is more challenging.”