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Financing that Fun Summer

By Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher Summer is here and thoughts turn to vacations and fun spots. Lots of attractions and activities are free, but others have an expense attached. So how do you afford the good times? Tips to Saving Funds for Summer Fun: ■    Spare some change. Each time you empty your pockets at night, put  your …

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A Historical Colonial Camp

For Children What was it like to be a kid in 18th century Colonial Virginia? 
To have heard Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty” speech?  Come spend five mornings with us and find out! Historic Dumfries and the Weems-Botts Museum will help you see how a child would have dressed, used manners, played and lived in Colonial Virginia! Learn to …

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Best Western Battlefield Inn Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

In order to commemorate the grand opening of their redecorated ballroom, Tammy Bragg, General Manager, have scheduled a ribbon cutting for June 13, 2013. The ribbon cutting will begin at 5pm in the Ballroom at the Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. Representatives of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will be on hand with …

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Historic Manassas, Inc. Presents Spring Gallery Walk

Manassas, VA— Spring is in the air, but it is also in the shops and galleries of Old Town Manassas. The 15th Annual Spring Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Historic Manassas Inc. has once again collaborated with the artists and merchants, hosting artist receptions at a …

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Discover Prince William & Manassas

Ann Marie Maher

Ann Marie Maher, executive director Discover Prince William & Manassas I am thrilled to announce that Discover Prince William & Manassas launched its new website last month! Our marketing staff spent the last year working with local business partners to create this image-rich, user-friendly site that engages and assists both local residents and visitors as they discover everything our community has to offer. …

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Science Made Fun at the Planetarium

By Olivia Overman, Contributing Writer Safety warning: you are now entering a very cool place of fun and learning! While the signs may not exactly say this at the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium, it is certainly something that could be said about Prince William County’s only planetarium. Located at C.D. Hylton Senior High School on Spriggs Road, the planetarium was first …

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