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Family Game Night

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity Family game night is an excellent opportunity to put down the cell phones, turn off the computer and video games, and gather everyone together. Parents and children are able to spend some much-needed downtime reconnecting and creating memories. Making a habit of game night also keeps the lines of communication open, especially as children grow older. Whether you are just …

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Tortino Mare: Incomparable Italian Fare Close to Home

By Jennifer Lazzo Searching for an authentic Italian dinner without flying to Italy or driving to D.C.? Look no further than Tortino Mare, one of Prince William’s newest restaurants, which serves hand-cut pasta, gourmet pizza and artistic desserts almost too beautiful to eat. Located in Manassas Park, Tortino Mare is away from the hustle and bustle in a small strip mall near a police station, …

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The Firehouse Foodie: ‘Twas the Chaos Before Christmas?

By Frank E. Vaerewijck Despite what the department stores try to tell you, the Christmas mad dash doesn’t start until weeks, if not days, before that magical day. Much like Facebook, memories of this day are steeped in grandiose snapshots that have cropped out the chaos that ensued prior to, and directly after, these snippets in time. The shopping centers, malls, …

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Freedom High School Celebrates Bistro & Bakery: A Recipe for Success

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students with “exceptionalities,” multiple talents and skills, are thriving from their experience in Freedom High School’s Bistro & Bakery, a mini-restaurant within the school that is a vocational training component of the special education program. Managed and staffed by the students, the Bistro serves four lunches a day to teachers three days a …

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‘Cook in Mexico’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2017 Magellan Award

Provided by ASHA Public Relations, LLC Cook in Mexico, a Mexican culinary tour, was named winner of the 2017 Magellan Gold Award for Best in Mexico for Destinations–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 Mexican kitchens, and guide guests on personalized …

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Gourmet Guys Give Back 2017

By Kim Howard, CAE Approximately 200 people spent Sunday afternoon sampling some of the tastiest dishes in the county prepared by amateur chefs. More than 22 Gourmet Guys and their sous chefs, connected through Leadership Prince William and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce, showed off their cooking or grilling chops at this second annual family-friendly event. Valerie Burke …

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“The Healthy Jewish Kitchen” by Paula Shoyer

Rebecca Barnes Publisher, Prince William Living For years my mother used her copy of “Jewish Cookery”  by Leah Leonard, which is considered a classic. I love it too but often wondered about Gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyles that are more mainstream today. How does todays kosher cook accommodate these needs? Paula Shoyer, THE kosher food expert, and best-selling author, has released …

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Be Kind to One Another

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity A saying made popular by Ellen DeGeneres, “Be Kind to One Another,” is something we should all adopt. While it can be hard during the holiday season…or while commuting in Northern Virginia traffic, being kind seems to have escaped us all. When I do encounter an act of kindness, I am so blown away that there are still amazing …

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Arepas Bee: See What All the Buzz Is About

By Helena Tavares Kennedy It’s only been around for about a year, but Arepas Bee is quickly becoming a hot spot to visit for new and unique flavors. Arepas Bee serves Venezuela’s famous Empanadas and Arepas, making it stand out since there aren’t many places in the Prince William region that offer Venezuelan food. Located inside the Beehive indoor playground at a shopping center in …

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Gourmet Guys Give Back to Feature Local Leaders’ Home-Cooked Favorites

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their Second Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Linton Hall School in Bristow.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature 20 local amateur chefs who …

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