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Skyline Caverns, Front Royal, Virginia

By John Cowgill Skyline Caverns, south of Front Royal, Virginia near Shenandoah National Park, is the closest cavern to Manassas.  Whether you have heard of it or not, it will be a place that you will want to visit.  Why?  Yes, there are other caverns in Virginia, but Skyline Caverns is very unique. Yes, they have stalactites and stalagmites and …

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Hitting the Slopes: The Best Sledding Spots in the Region

By Marianne Weaver According to this year’s Farmers’ Almanac, Prince William residents will have the opportunity to break out their sleds, tubes, snowshoes and skis this winter. Based on the publication’s 200-year-old formula, this winter is expected to be much colder than last year’s, and precipitation is expected at above-normal levels throughout the country. That means snow days and sledding! Steve King, sledmaster of SledRiding.com, created …

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Big Apple Circus Coming to Washington, D.C. Area in March

Story and photos provided by Big Apple Circus BigTop Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, are pleased to announce Washington, D. C. as a stop on the National Tour during its historic and critically acclaimed 40th anniversary season. The full lineup of global artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda and fan favorite …

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A Stopover in Fredericksburg, Virginia

By John Cowgill Fredericksburg, Virginia — that town you drive past on I-95 South — is a hidden gem for sightseers, as there is so much to see here that you cannot see it all in one day.  The great thing with it being so close to home is that you will not have to spend money on a hotel …

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Deer Hunting at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

By Paul Keily Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on 642 acres of diverse wetlands and grasslands in Woodbridge where many different types of wildlife make their home in a bustling metropolitan area. A cast of ospreys, songbirds, waterfowl and butterflies migrate to the area throughout the year, meaning you are likely to see different fauna with every visit. Many species call the refuge home, …

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December Events in Prince William County

Provided by Prince William County Office of Tourism There are so many reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William County this holiday season. Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. For more events in Prince William, click here. Brewery, Winery & Distillery Events: 12/2/17 – White Meritage Release Party at the Winery at La Grange (Haymarket) …

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WinterFest in Occoquan, Dec. 9

Provided by Town of Occoquan The Town of Occoquan will participate in the third annual WinterFest event on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p. m. in Historic Occoquan.  Visitors will enjoy fire pits with marshmallow roasting, strolling holiday carolers and musicians, children’s craft activity at the Mill House Museum, OWL Volunteer Fire Department touch-a-truck, free hot chocolate (while …

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Synetic Theater to Interpret Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”

Provided by Synetic Theater Synetic Theater’s Founding Artistic Director Paat Tsikurishvili goes underground to give you his interpretation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Picture this: A 30-year-old man going about his day, when suddenly without cause or warning, he is arrested while at work. Two unidentified agents from an unknown agency arrest this man for an unspecified crime. While this story might sound as …

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Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center to Open Near Richmond

Provided by Tapestry Collection by Hilton Historic Virginia charm and colonial architecture make their debut as part of Hilton’s newest collection brand, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center becomes the second property to join the collection of independent upscale hotels each with a unique identity. “Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center truly reflects our dedication to …

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Brentsville Jail: Murder and Scandal in 19th-Century Prince William

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske One hundred and forty-five years ago in 1872, the trial of the century took place right here in Prince William. Standing in the very room in the historic Brentsville jailhouse where it all happened, Bill Backus, historian for the Historic Preservation Division of the Prince William County Department of Public Works, tells the story. Prince William Commonwealth Attorney James …

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