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Steins, Vines and Moonshine: A Trail of Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

By Marianne Weaver Virginia is fast becoming a prime destination for lovers of craft beverages, and the Prince William County Office of Tourism (also previously known as Discover Prince William & Manassas or the county’s convention & visitors bureau) has developed a strategy—the Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail—to draw visitors to Prince William. “The number of breweries and distilleries has exploded in the past five …

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The Only Thing Constant is Change: Changing Careers, Changing Your Life

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Things are always changing around us, and whether we like it or not, we change as well. In fact, according to The Balance, a personal finance website, the average person switches jobs 10 to 15 times during his or her career. Career changes often come with a life change—a child is born, a family member becomes disabled or ill and needs …

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Saddle Up! It’s Time to Ride

By Emma Young “Horse riding in the county is huge, stronger than ever, and I only see it growing,” said Kari Boberek, Nokesville Horse Society Secretary and former Crystal Crown Series Chair. “It’s not a sport, and it’s not a hobby. We sacrifice personal and family time. There is nothing we won’t do in this county to better our horses. Non-horse people say we are …

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Summer Celebrations

Story and Photos By Amy Falkofske Whether you’re entertaining friends in your backyard or reuniting with family far away, summer is undoubtedly the most popular time to gather. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, life can seem like one big celebration. And many Prince William residents will be celebrating this summer. Around the Pool Interior designer Maria Loveless loves to …

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Extraordinary Teens

By Paul Keily As another school year comes to an end, Prince William Living is proud to honor these ten outstanding seniors, Extraordinary Teens all. Amber Attreed is a senior at Osbourn Park High School in the biotechnology program. She has been active in sports since her freshman year. She has played for the school’s field hockey teams and rose to position …

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Art All Around Us: Visual Arts Inspire the Community

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Prince William County is often applauded for its variety of cultural opportunities for residents, including performing and theatre arts, dance, music, and more. However, some consider Alexandria or other areas in Northern Virginia to be more “artsy” for the visual arts. Luckily, we have more going on in this region than you may think in terms …

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Farming in Your Subdivision

By Emma Young “Bees are simply amazing,” said John Klapperich, a former Green Beret and founder of Lake Ridge-based Sweet Sophia, which, with the help of over 1,000,000 honey bees, produces honey and other products from the hive harvest. “You can keep bees anywhere. Bees thrive in urban environments. You can put bees in a really small area. I live …

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Prince William Living Magazine’s Most Influential Women of 2017

By Marianne E. Weaver | Photos by Kathy Strauss When Prince William Living launched its first Influential Women Awards three years ago, we quickly realized that this topic resonated with readers. Entries poured in, and the issue announcing the inaugural winners was one of our most-read to date. Choosing just five women from the impressive entries was no easy task …

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Retired, Not Expired: The New Retiree

By Emma Young “We’ll take the senior discounts, but put the rocking chairs on hold until our 90s,” said Nancy Rollins, who until very recently was a Prince William County resident. In January, she and her husband Jay, who retired in 2016, began an 18-month voluntary humanitarian mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Charities working in …

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Improved Healthcare Gives Residents a New Option: Stay Near Home

By Joe Lowe Three months before her thirty-third birthday, April Seiders noticed a walnut-sized lump in her right breast. Reeling from the discovery, the lifelong Manassas resident scheduled an ultrasound at Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center (formerly Prince William Hospital), a few miles from her home. Several moments into the procedure, the technician burst into a flurry of …

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