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“Wineing” about the End of Summer

September is here, the kids are back in school and soon the leaves will turn. But before we are ready to officially declare summer over, our feature writer Marianne E. Weaver takes us on a virtual tour of Virginia wineries in “Virginia Wine Country: The Coming of Age”. Learn about Prince William’s latest winery, coming this fall, as well as wineries throughout this region of the Commonwealth. As an online bonus, Marianne interviewed Woodbridge’s Julie Lucas, who as of print has visited 98 Virginia wineries and will share with us her favorite ones.

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean action can’t be found. Marianne worked double time this month to bring you our On A High Note, “Skate Hard. Give Back.”, which follows the adventures of the women of the NOVA Roller Derby. Practicing at least three times a week at Manassas’s SkateNFun Zone, this team focuses on philanthropy, donating a portion of ticket sales to local charities. Read more about them and how to get season passes.

If you are like me, sleep can be elusive and fleeting these days. Some nights you have trouble falling asleep, other times you fall asleep and wake up hours too early, or even toss and turn all night! While your first instinct might be to make a big pot of coffee in the morning, check out this month’s Health & Wellness column, “9 Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep” by Sandra Chaloux. She shares what to do, and even what not to do, to get your best night’s sleep.

After some proper shut-eye, what is better than waking up to a great breakfast? Amanda Causey Baity shares recipes and ideas in September’s Family Fun, “Back to School Recipes.” Start off your day with Sour Cream Pancakes to put a rise and shine in your morning, and Cheeseburger Quesadillas or Your Way French Bread Pizzas are sure to please your whole family.

Voting starts in September for our annual Giving Back Award. As part of our mission statement, Prince William Living focuses on building a better community by promoting quality-of-life issues. Encouraging volunteerism and support of local nonprofits is one way we do that. Please be sure to visit princewilliamliving. com/givingback and vote for the fine local nonprofits that were nominated! We will announce the winners in our November issue.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Barnes

Prince William Living Publisher

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