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Homegrown Pros: The Athletes That Prince William Helped to Create

By Liam Griffin and Kim Howard, CAE Prince William is located in a sports utopia. Six professional teams call the Washington, D.C. metro area home. If you can’t find a sport in this area, it may not exist. Northern Virginia is dominated by competition: year-round athletes, academic wizards, musical prodigies. Prince William County and the cities located within it are where many Olympians and professional athletes …

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Prince William Living Magazine’s Most Influential Women of 2018

By Marianne E. Weaver | Photos by Kathy Strauss  When Prince William Living launched its first Influential Women Awards four years ago, we quickly realized that this topic resonated with readers. Entries poured in, and the issue announcing the inaugural winners was one of our most-read to date. This year was no different. Choosing just five women from the impressive entries was …

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The Wanderlusters of Prince William

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Who among us likes to travel? You’d be hard pressed to find many who don’t. Whether they travel locally or afar, the vast majority of people like to wander a little to find new places to explore. Then there are the chosen few that take travel to a whole new level. They’ve redefined the meaning and created a movement called Wanderlust, and its groupies …

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Keeping Your Mental Health in Mind

By Peter Lineberry It’s been said that not every disability is visible, and this can often be true when it comes to mental health. Some illnesses are readily diagnosed and treated with therapy and medication; others can be vaguer in the minds of those affected and often remain unknown to a person’s loved ones. Anxiety and depression can take many forms, and while sometimes triggered by …

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Prince William Living Giving Back Awards

By Marianne E. Weaver Part of the Prince William Living mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community and to inspire our readers to do the same. In every issue, we feature organizations that give back through their missions and good works, creating greater awareness and support of their efforts. Once a year, we invite our readers to nominate outstanding nonprofit …

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Steins, Vines and Moonshine: A Trail of Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

By Marianne Weaver Virginia is fast becoming a prime destination for lovers of craft beverages, and the Prince William County Office of Tourism (also previously known as Discover Prince William & Manassas or the county’s convention & visitors bureau) has developed a strategy—the Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail—to draw visitors to Prince William. “The number of breweries and distilleries has exploded in the past five …

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The Only Thing Constant is Change: Changing Careers, Changing Your Life

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Things are always changing around us, and whether we like it or not, we change as well. In fact, according to The Balance, a personal finance website, the average person switches jobs 10 to 15 times during his or her career. Career changes often come with a life change—a child is born, a family member becomes disabled or ill and needs …

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Saddle Up! It’s Time to Ride

By Emma Young “Horse riding in the county is huge, stronger than ever, and I only see it growing,” said Kari Boberek, Nokesville Horse Society Secretary and former Crystal Crown Series Chair. “It’s not a sport, and it’s not a hobby. We sacrifice personal and family time. There is nothing we won’t do in this county to better our horses. Non-horse people say we are …

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Summer Celebrations

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske Whether you’re entertaining friends in your backyard or reuniting with family far away, summer is undoubtedly the most popular time to gather. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, life can seem like one big celebration. And many Prince William residents will be celebrating this summer. Around the Pool Interior designer Maria Loveless loves to …

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Extraordinary Teens

By Paul Keily As another school year comes to an end, Prince William Living is proud to honor these ten outstanding seniors, Extraordinary Teens all. Amber Attreed is a senior at Osbourn Park High School in the biotechnology program. She has been active in sports since her freshman year. She has played for the school’s field hockey teams and rose to position …

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