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Summertime, and the Living is Easy in Prince William

by Rebecca Barnes Whether you look out your back door and see an oasis or a project, you’re sure to find an inspiration or two in our July feature, “Outdoor Living- Creating an Oasis all Your Own.” Motivated by her own fixer-upper, writer Emma Young consulted with landscape professionals and area residents on ideas for extending your living space and sense of style from the home …

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Staying Cool…and Safe…This Summer

Although our summers can be sticky, they are a perfect time to get outside and have fun. In our June feature, “Fun in the Sun: The Safe Way,” Olivia Overman shares advice on enjoying the great outdoors while protecting your skin and eyes from the sun’s potentially harmful rays. Plus, she busts common sun-related myths so that you and your family can avoid the preventable …

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Home Sweet Home

by Rebecca Barnes Because I’ve grown up in and lived in several areas in Prince William, I have learned to appreciate the little nuances that each neighborhood brings. Whether it is a small town, suburban area, water town, urban areas, farmland, woods or even mountains, Prince William has it all. We always say this is a great place to Live, Work and Play, and our …

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Eat Local

by Rebecca Barnes April is finally here and with it, warmer weather. For those that don’t frequent the winter farmers markets, this might be the first time all year that they venture out for food grown at nearby farms. In this month’s feature (page 4), Marianne Weaver talks to area “locavores” about why the trend of buying food produced close to home is growing, along …

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Influential Women Continue to Inspire, Amaze

by Rebecca Barnes As we enter Women’s History Month, it is again time to announce the results of our annual Prince William Living Influential Women Awards. What a humbling experience learning about the amazing ways that women in our community are breaking barriers and changing lives. From an impressive group of nominees, our judges (former IWA winners themselves) selected five visionary leaders, whom Marianne Weaver profiles …

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Share the Love

Despite the cold, it’s not too early to think of soccer, with spring teams already forming and application deadlines looming for many leagues. A sport for all ages, enthusiasts say that soccer builds strength, coordination, camaraderie and confidence in its players. Thousands of area  eesidents seem to agree. Writer Emma Young talked to some of them for “The Thinking Feet, A Beautiful Game” (page 4), to …

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Celebrating Prince William

by Rebecca Barnes As Prince William Living heads into its fifth year of publication, I couldn’t be prouder of the hard work of our team, past and present. If you have ever started a small business, you know all about sleepless nights and wondering if anyone “gets” what you are striving for. I am pleased to report that now more than ever, people do get …

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What Matters Most

by Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher The upcoming holidays are a great time to think about ways to get involved with your community. Our December feature, “The Joy of Giving” by Emma Young, shares the stories of many in our community who focus on giving to those in need, often by establishing traditions and values in their families, places of business and neighborhoods. Learn …

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Prince William Living Launches Interactive Holiday Gift Guide

This time of year, thoughts turn to shopping for the holidays. Here at Prince William Living, we believe in “Buy Local” and encourage you to patronize local business with our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. In our very first Holiday Gift Guide you can find the perfect gift for that special someone, while investing in our community. We’ve included gifts for him, her, kids, the person …

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Living Thankful

by Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher As we celebrate “National Adoption Month,” a familiar saying comes to mind: “Family isn’t always blood.” It reflects that who we claim as our family often goes beyond those born into it. The people that Amy Falkofske talked to for “Creating Families” can certainly attest to this; each started or added to their families by fostering or adopting children (page …

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