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A Memoir of Nemours

By John Cowgill There are many spectacular historic homes around the world, and there are a great number of them in the United States.  Then you have the home of Alfred DuPont, founder of the DuPont Corporation, and his home in Wilmington, Delaware – Nemours. Nemours is not your typical mansion house tour.  You arrive at the Visitor Center, and …

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The Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

By Jennifer Lazzo From leather belts to hand-painted glassware, from jewelry to fine art, from face painting to a magic show, the Occoquan Arts and Crafts show has it all. Taking place September 23 and 24, rain or shine, the show’s nearly 300 vendors line the streets of historic Occoquan with booths displaying their wares while the entertainment impresses the …

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Ben Lomond Historic Site Brings Civil War Sights and Sounds to Life

By Marianne E. Weaver Less than a mile from the noisy congestion on Sudley Road, tucked behind bustling athletic fields of Stonewall Middle School, the Ben Lomond Historic Site sits in an oasis of green, providing visitors with a multi-sensory re-creation of the Civil War era. The sounds of cars and kids don’t penetrate the walls of the house that was built in 1832. Modern …

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September Events in Prince William and Manassas

Provided by Discover Prince William & Manassas There are lots of reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William & Manassas this summer. Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. For more events in Prince William & Manassas, click here.  Brewery, Winery & Distillery Events:  September 2 – 6th Annual Craft Festival! At The Winery at La Grange …

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Go Fish! Prime Locations Abound in Prince William

By Peter Lineberry When I arrived at the Freestone Point pier at Leesylvania State Park one breezy sunny morning, Reddie Guy Jones was the only fisherman there. The 87-year-old Triangle resident, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, doesn’t fish as often as he used to, but clearly he still enjoys it. Casting his line several yards into the rippling Potomac, Jones watched …

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The Potomac Eagle: “Where Eagles Fly”

By John Cowgill You have scenic railroad excursions.  Then you have the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad excursion.  You are probably wondering how this train gets its name.  The answer is centered on a particular bird. You board the train at the depot in Romney, West Virginia.  From there, you ride south, and you roll mainly along the South Branch of …

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First Virginia Scenic Byways Unveiled in Prince William County

Provided by Prince William Conservation Alliance | Photos by Rob Jinks Thanks to the partnership formed by the Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William County Supervisors and the Commonwealth Transportation Board have approved the designation of several important roads in Prince William County as the first Scenic Byways in the county, adding nearly 40 miles to Virginia’s Byways network. “These …

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Conway Robinson State Forest: Your Oasis Amidst the Busyness

Story and photos by Delia Engstrom In the midst of a highly-developed area on the western end of Prince William County lies more than 400 acres of wilderness known as Conway Robinson State Forest. Although located near the busy corridor of Interstate 66 and Route 29, this little slice of Gainesville is the area’s best-kept secret for outdoor enthusiasts. The …

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July 2017 Events in Prince William County & Manassas Region

Provided by Discover Prince William & Manassas July 2017 Events in Prince William County & Manassas Region There are lots of reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William & Manassas this summer. Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. For more events in Prince William & Manassas, click here. FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM …

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Uptown Alley to Host Official Pre-Party for WMZQFest on June 24

Provided by Uptown Alley Uptown Alley will host the official pre-party for the WMZQFest on Saturday, June 24.  The free pre-party will take place from 10:30 a. m. until 3:00 p. m. at Uptown Alley in Manassas . Live performances from WMZQFest artist Morgan Wallen and country singer Sam Grow will take place, along with opportunities to win tickets to …

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