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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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Getting the Most from Prince William Living

How to Get Your Story Published Recently I spoke on a media panel to the members of a not-for-profit association. We gave lots of great tips to help their groups attract attention to their stories. I wanted to share this information also with you, specifically as it relates to Prince William Living. Our magazine is about your community, and, with …

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from the publisher

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

Thanks to everybody who came out to help us celebrate our second anniversary at Hard Times Café in Woodbridge. We could definitely feel the love as we spent a fantastic evening with our Prince William Living family! Speaking of love, that is where our thoughts often turn in February. What better time to talk about weddings? Learn how couples can find …

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Entering Into Our Third Year, Inspiration is Just a Dream Away

This month, Prince William Living celebrates it’s second anniversary.  As proud as we are, it came with a little inspiration, and a LOT of perspiration.  In an article sent off to inReads.com, I talked about the hard work, the challenges and the lessons learned on our journey so far. If you know me personally, you know I almost never leave …

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Investing in our future, one cookie at a time.

So you’ve started your new year’s resolution to eat right and exercise, and here they come to tempt you back to the dark side like Darth Vader with a plate full of cookies.  Girl Scout cookies that is.   It’s that time again where everywhere you look, there are cute faces with big eyes asking you to buy cookies.   But before …

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