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Haymarket – Where Heritage Meets Progress

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske Due to its growth over the past decade, you might think of the small town of Haymarket as an up-and-coming place. But this quaint little town has a colorful history dating as far back as the pre-Civil War era. Founded in 1799 by William Skinker, who owned the land, Haymarket was almost Skinkerville, according …

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The Secret is Out: Okra’s® to Expand to Gainesville

Winning Combination to “Spice Up” Virginia Oaks Golf Club Okra’s® Cajun/Creole restaurant, an Old Town Manassas anchor, will soon be opening a second location at the Virginia Oaks Golf Club in Gainesville. New owners of the property have taken assertive action to make the club a special place again by adding a proven golf management team and recruiting Okra’s, a …

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Narmada Winery Honored on Capitol Hill

Provided by Narmada Winery On Thursday, December 15, Pandit and Sudha Patil, owners of Narmada Winery in Amissville, VA, attended a gala awards ceremony at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association®, in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus, hosted this event to taste the gold medal-winning wines of the Twelfth Annual Atlantic Seaboard …

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Upcoming Programs at Leesylvania State Park

Provided by Leesylvania State Park Civil War Christmas: December 17, 2016, 10:00 a. m.- 4:00 p. m. See the park’s very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit at the Visitor Center. Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil …

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O Christmas Tree

By Dan Verner | Photos by Amy Falkofske Artificial or live? Plastic or real? Most families who observe Christmas face these questions when choosing what kind of Christmas tree they want to put up in their homes for the holidays. Here’s what some Prince William residents had to say about their choices. Sherri Katoen said she preferred a live tree …

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Rippon Lodge Tree Lighting Ceremony

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 Beginning at 5:00 p. m. FREE Join Rippon Lodge for the grand opening of the Holiday Through the Ages with a very special tree lighting ceremony. Hosted by County Supervisor Frank Principi and the Historic Preservation Division, view trees decorated by local AlphaBEST school children (Kindergarten‐Fifth Grade) and members …

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Haymarket’s Cook in Tuscany Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Provided by ASHA Public Relations LLC Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, was named winner of the 2016 Magellan Award for Best in Europe for Culture and Arts by Travel Weekly, a premiere travel magazine. Haymarket-based owners George and Linda Meyers host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic …

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How to Have Your Own Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving in the Washington Metro Area

Provided by Trilogy at Lake Frederick The head chef at Region’s 117, Northern Virginia’s hottest new farm-to-table restaurant, has some advice for people in the greater Washington area cooking at home this Thanksgiving on finding locally sourced ingredients to prepare a farm-to-table meal. Executive Chef Scott Bilstad shares some of his top choices for Northern Virginia farms, wineries and meat …

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