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by Rebecca Barnes April is finally here and with it, warmer weather. Some however, will still be inside, creating and building. This month’s feature, “Meet the Makers” by Joe Lowe, introduces us to those go-go gadget inventors, both students and adults alike, who put the tech in “high tech”. For those of you who love the outdoors, find out what …

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Prince William Living Domestic Abuse Community Forum

Provided by Rebecca Barnes, Publisher, Prince William Living Almost a month ago, what might have been a “routine” domestic call was anything but for three officers and one Prince William County woman.  As the events unfolded that night, into the next day and the weeks to follow, we were horrified, saddened and mournful over the tragedy that had taken place.  …

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Tragedy Can be Tipping Point if We Work Together

by Rebecca Barnes, Publisher Prince William Living Some of us have been up all night; others are just waking up to the news that we have suffered a tragedy here in Prince William County.  Prince William County Police Department reported to a domestic violence call in Woodbridge only to have the worst outcome imaginable.  The woman who called police was allegedly shot …

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Meet Our Five Influential Women

March is Women’s History Month and it is time to announce the results of our annual Prince William Living Influential Women Award. What a humbling experience learning about the amazing ways in which women in our community are breaking barriers and changing lives. From an impressive group of nominees, our judges (former IWA winners and the magazine staff) selected five …

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Prince William Living Publisher Nominated for Visionary Award

Prince William Chamber of Commerce to Host Awards Ceremony February 25th I am humbled to have been nominated for the Charles Colgan Visionary award from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.  I find great satisfaction in working for Prince William Living and all of the work it allows us to do in our community.  Thank you for noticing our efforts …

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What $15 Annually Buys You in Prince William

by Rebecca Barnes This month, Prince William Living takes a look at college and the opportunities for learning after high school. From gaining a degree to learning new skills to a whole career change, learn about what options there are in our feature story, “The State of Higher Education in Virginia” by Marianne E. Weaver. In this month’s On A High Note, Amy Falkofske catches …

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From the Publisher January 2016

by Rebecca Barnes Happy New Year! Now is when we turn toward goals and strive to make things fresh and new. What better time to talk about revitalization in our community? As we work on improving ourselves, so has our community been working on itself: improvements in roads and traffic flow, infrastructure such as libraries and schools, and new large-scale …

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‘Tis the Season

The upcoming holiday has many traditions and customs: trees and lights; stockings and gifts; volunteering. Our December feature, “Christmas as Christian” by Amy Falkofske, shares the stories of many in our community who celebrate Christmas as part of their faith. Learn about some of the ways they, and you can celebrate the birth of Christ, on page 4. Ready to create new family memories? “Family …

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Holiday Season Traditions Include Giving Back and Shopping Local

This month Prince William Living explores family holiday traditions. What does it take to put on a spectacular holiday meal? How does your family build memories? Our feature, “A Thanksgiving Production, Featuring Tips from Prince William Pros” by Marianne Weaver, shows how local families pull together multiple cultures to create signature family celebrations. Another November tradition is the announcement of the Prince William Living Giving Back …

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