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Beth Schomp: Keeping It in the Family

By Olivia Overman In 2012, Prince William Living introduced readers to Beth Schomp, a Woodbridge resident and “master juggler of motherhood and business.” A woman with business in her blood, Schomp’s entrepreneurial nature and her passion for helping people, continues to see her thrive. Today, Schomp continues to work out of her home as a national director for a company she describes …

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SummerFest 2016 at Tackett’s Mill Center

Provided by Prince William Arts Council If you enjoy arts festivals, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 18. SummerFest 2016 at Tackett’s Mill Center in Lake Ridge will overflow from 4:00 to 8:00 p. m. with artists, authors and performers of all kinds, including the Manassas Ballet, and the Prince William Chorale. A new Poet Laureate for Prince William County …

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Comcast Cares Day in Occoquan

Photos by Mark Gilvey Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 and is a celebration of commitment to volunteerism. Comcast NBCUniversal mobilizes employees, their families and friends to work alongside community partners and public officials to revitalize neglected neighborhood parks, beautify schools to improve the learning environment, stock community food banks, install computer labs at community centers, plant trees, conduct food …

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Bike to Work Day 2016

Provided by Arch Street Communications, Inc. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) announce Bike to Work Day 2016––Join more than 17,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. A record-breaking number of cyclists are expected to participate again this year, so register now at biketoworkmetrodc.org. Bike to …

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NOVA Professor Receives Fulbright Grant to Teach in Chile

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College Longtime Northern Virginia Community College professor William Woodard recently returned to the area after spending the fall 2015 semester teaching English in the applied linguistics master’s degree program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. “In the summer of 2014, I applied for a Fulbright grant to teach in South America with …

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Complete History of the Leesylvania State Park

Provided by Leesylvania State Park Bring in the New Year with a guided hike by Brendon Hanafin. Brendon began his career in parks in 1984 as a Conservation Worker for Massachusetts State Parks. After graduation from Catholic University with a degree in American History, he joined the Virginia State Parks as a Chief Ranger. In 1992 he was transferred to …

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The 2015 BEST Friend of Prince William Living is:

Well, it’s actually a TIE! Patrick King and Rebecca Vaughan-King tied for the number one spot as the “BEST friend” of Prince William Living!  The Kings, who own Imagine, a marketing and web design firm in Manassas, constantly shared stories on social media, attended events and gave referrals to Prince William Living. Remarking on their award, Patrick King said “it’s pretty …

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A Legacy of Passionate Leadership

Provided by CASA After twenty years of service, Charlyn Hasson-Brown announces her retirement from CASA Charlyn Hasson-Brown, the President/CEO of Court Appointed Special Advocates – Child Intervention Services (CASA-CIS), has informed the organization’s Board of Trustees that she will retire in January 2016 after more than twenty years in the position. Hasson-Brown, who is a foster adopt child herself, began serving as …

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Summer Escape Plans — Perfectly Packed

by Roxy Rowton Summer — the season that hallmarks going places for relaxation or recreation. Our excitement level tends to swell with travel plans to get away, to escape, to get some downtime. The questions of what to pack, what to bring, and what to wear to happily balance style with travel are conundrums that rapidly swing the pleasure pendulum …

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Manassas Regional Airport Celebrates 50 Years

Provided by the City of Manassas City of Manassas, VA . . . At a celebration on Jan. 8, 2015, the Manassas Regional Airport cut a ribbon on a new exhibit celebrating 50 years of service to the community.  More than 100 people attended the celebration and toured of the exhibit.  The exhibit includes an historical timeline of the airport, and aerial photos, …

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