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Odd Fest Coming to Martinsburg June 27-28

Provided by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau Odd Fest, a weird, wild and wonderful weekend for the entire family is coming to Martinsburg June 27th and 28th! Something for everyone can be found at this two day festival. From a weird medical equipment exhibit to an elegant bridal show, from wild animals at Orr’s to learning about survival techniques and medicinal plants, …

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Crime Museum To Unveil New Exhibit on March 18th

Provided by the Crime Museum Crime Museum today announced that its newest exhibit, Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes will officially open to the public on March 18, 2015. The exhibit features terrorist attacks committed on American soil and will also address a topic that is often in the headlines- Hate Crimes.  This exhibit will educate the public on how these …

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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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