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Time Machine

This time of year brings out the nostalgic in me: Recalling past Christmases, wrapping up gifts along with the end of the year. It’s a natural time to get out the scrapbook (or online slideshow) and reminisce. Now we invite you, our Prince William Living family, to sit by the fire and join us on a journey to the early …

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The More Things Change…

Having grown up in Dale City, I have seen firsthand the change from sleepy little bedroom neighborhoods to the engaged and complex community that we are today. As we attract new residents and grow, there is more diversity in how we live and even what comprises a “typical” household. Helena Tavares Kennedy explores some of the ways we have changed—and stayed the same—in the November …

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Celebrating Two of Our Favorite Things: Java & Giving Back

Whether it’s the comforting aroma or the caffeine itself, here at Prince William Living, the workday doesn’t really start until we’ve had that first cup of java. If you, too, like your cup of Joe, check out this month’s feature, “Crazy about Coffee,” (page 4) by Audrey Harman, to learn about locally owned shops serving freshly brewed coffee throughout Prince William. …

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When Life Hands You Challenges

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

They say life happens while you are busy making plans. As it turns out, life also happens when you don’t plan. My own family has had that lesson drilled home over the last few years. From a tree falling into our home to the legal and financial intricacies of caring for a chronically ill parent, I have taken a crash …

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All Things Summer

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

Summertime is great for grilling and barbecuing. Here in Northern Virginia, we may use the terms interchangeably, but as you’ll read in our feature on page 4 as you’ll read in our feature on page 4, “Going Whole Hog for Barbecue,” a whole lot more history and flavor go into barbecue than just throwing a few burgers and hotdogs on the …

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From the Publisher – June 2013

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

Summer is almost here.  School will let out and vacations will begin.  Now is the perfect time to evaluate your home and the plans for your family in the case of an emergency.  Our feature, by Olivia Overman, “Home Safe Home” (page 4) covers all the things you will need to do to help keep your loved ones safe from emergencies …

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From The Publisher

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

For many, the beautiful weather of May signals the return of golf season. Now more than ever, you will find women getting their clubs out and heading to one of Prince William’s scenic courses. Our feature, “Women Get Into the Swing of Golfing,” by Lisa Collins-Haynes (page 4), explores what local courses are doing to welcome women to the sport of …

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from the publisher- April 2013

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

This issue I invite you to join me on a walk down memory lane. We start with planning for those golden days of summer vacation. While it may seem a long way off, as our feature “Plan Now for Summer Camp” (page 4) reminds us, there is no time like the present to plan for summertime fun. Even if camps didn’t …

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Getting the Most out of PWL: Press Releases

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

FAQ | Writing a Successful Release | Submit News A well-written press release can be an effective way to promote your organization to a wide audience at no cost. Here at Prince William Living, we allow you to directly contribute news for consideration, and try to publish as much of your news as we can online. Sometimes a release may lead to an idea …

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from the publisher March 2012

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher. Photo by Mary Davidson, courtesy www.potomaclocal.com

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month. In this issue, our pages are filled with stories of inspiring women—from successful entrepreneurs to the activists who fought for the right to vote so many years ago. While you most likely are familiar with the suffragists’ movement, you may not realize that a part of their struggle took place right over the …

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