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Influential Women Inspire, Amaze

It is with great excitement that we announce in this issue, during Women’s History Month, the results of our inaugural Prince William Living Influential Women Awards. Reading the dozens of nominations was humbling, as we learned about some of the amazing ways that women in our community are breaking barriers and changing lives. From this impressive group, we selected five …

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Keep “Prince William Living”

Growing up, I was allergic to anything derived from a bean or legumes. Not that I missed eating peas or green beans, but coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, cola and anything with soy was strictly off limits. Back then, these types of limitations made dining at restaurants difficult, if not impossible. Fast forward to 2014, and, with education, food labeling and …

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Your Health, Your Way

I never make resolutions, mostly because I never keep them. However, this year, things are different. Last spring, my mother passed after four years of deteriorating health. As her caregiver, I found myself with extra hours in the day, at a period when free time was the last thing I needed. Rather than fill that time with work or calories, …

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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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