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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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Variety Spices Up Autumn

Autumn brings in crisp weather, colorful leaves and fun events in Prince William. When you live life with a disability, attending events, whether private or public, there is an extra layer of planning that goes along with it. From transportation to accessibility, Emma Young shares with us the challenges and issues that residents with disabilities face in our cover story “Twenty-five Years after ADA: How Does …

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Prince William Past and Present

by Rebecca Barnes It is amazing to see the changes that Prince William has gone through in just one generation. In our September feature, “Farming in the Prince William Community” Carla Christiano teaches us the history of farming and agriculture and how much it has changed. Learn where there were farms, what they produced, how farmers repurposed them to stay relevant and what is happening …

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Adventure Awaits

When I was a small child growing up in Dale City, my father owned a plane. He kept it in our garage with the wings unattached, and would tow it (and the wings) over to Woodbridge Airport to fly. While that airport is long gone, replaced by homes and stores decades ago, many in Prince William still take to the skies for leisure, work and community causes, often flying …

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