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Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower Package Offering at The Jefferson Hotel

Provided by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts RICHMOND, VA (February 5, 2015) – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host the first major American exhibition to explore French floral still-life painting from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. Co-organized by VMFA and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit will include 65 paintings by more than 30 …

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Ski-Play-Stay at Camelback Mountain

 By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Recently, I was looking for a weekend getaway and I discovered Camelback Ski Resort in the Pocono Mountains, PA. Only a short 5-hour drive from Prince William County, Camelback is ranked as one of the top ski resorts in Pennsylvania! They offer so many options to hit the powder, that even I was excited about it. Normally …

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A Cool Day Trip

By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Okay, when I say cool, it’s a little bit of a pun—but what I really meant was a cold day trip that is really cool. Recently I took a tour of the ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor in Washington, DC—which is only a hop, skip and jump away from PW! The kids …

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Home Sweet….Texas

Lisa Collins-Haynes From my past posts, you wouldn’t believe—but yes occasionally I do take a trip that’s not out of the country. Recently I was able to go back home to Dallas and enjoy all the comforts—my family, my childhood bed and of course the food! I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Texas is pretty known for their Tex-Mex …

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MetroCooking DC, A Delicious Event

By: Lisa Collins-Haynes Top chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay, of Bobby’s Burgers in Potomac Mills made a guest appearance this weekend in neighboring Washington, DC for the annual MetroCooking Show. Flay appeared during the celebrity cooking theater; demonstrating how to prepare some of his signature dishes and chatting it up with audience members. Afterwards, Flay took time to meet and …

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Who’s hungry? MetroCooking Show Coming to Town

  If you’re anything like me, you’re always ready to eat. And if your stomach is growling as you read this; then run, don’t walk to the MetroCooking Show -DC on November 8-9, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  This event is only a hop, skip and jump away from Prince William and even quicker by Metro. Headlining the event …

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Prince William County Historic Preservation Events in November and December

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation November 8 Veteran’s Day at Historic Brentsville 10am-1pm, Free, $5 dollar suggested donation Salute our brave veterans who have contributed to our nation’s freedom!  Join site staff for crafts and fun at Brentsville’s historic courthouse.  In celebration of Veteran’s Day, write letters to current soldiers serving overseas.  Learn about our military history through …

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95 Express Lanes Signage to begin Unveiling in Coming Weeks

Provided by VDOT New Travel Option Opening in December; Drivers Encouraged to Get Ready Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes announced that select sign unveiling will start over the next few weeks in preparation for the opening of the Express Lanes, currently on schedule to open in December.  The new Express …

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I-66/ROUTE 15 INTERCHANGE MEETING THIS WEEK

Provided by VDOT HAYMARKET – The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a community information meeting regarding the reconstruction of the I-66 and Route 15 interchange (Exit 40) in Prince William County  Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Battlefield High School, 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket. Citizens are invited to stop by between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. to view displays and learn …

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Air Fest 2014 at Culpeper Regional Airport (T. I. Martin Field)

by Dan Verner Since I have been interested in aviation and World War II since I was five (these interests resulted 61 years later in my novel On Wings of the Morning), on Friday, October 10, I visited Air Fest 2014 at T. I. Martin Field, the regional airport for Culpeper, located in Brandy Station. I recommend this event to …

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