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Prince William Living Giving Back Awards

By Marianne E. Weaver Part of the Prince William Living mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community and inspire our readers to do the same. In every issue, we feature organizations that give back through their missions and good works to create greater awareness and support of their efforts. Once a year, we invite our readers …

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Semper K9 Adopts Newest Service Dog Trainees

Woodbridge, VA- Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, local veteran service organization, has recently adopted a pair of rescue puppies! Meet Tink, one of the pups who is now training to be a service dog for a wounded veteran. Tink and his brother are 10-week old german shepherd/lab mix puppies that were rescued by Operation Paws for Homes. Semper K9 has a …

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Fall Celebrations

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By Amy Falkofske The craziness of summer has come and gone. School is back in session, and most of us have settled back into a routine. For some, that may bring sadness. For others, it’s their favorite time of year. But no matter which category you fall into, there is much to appreciate about this time of year. The leaves are changing into beautiful …

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Helpers on Hogs: Riding Together for a Common Purpose

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By Helena Tavares Kennedy You may not know it based on the latest slick-looking motorcycles that could hypothetically take you where you want to go at nearly 200 miles per hour with more than 170HP, but motorcycles have actually been around since the late 1800s. Though they didn’t really gain popularity until the 1900s, motorcycles have come a long way. What was simply a motor-powered bicycle …

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Finding Faith: Religions Across the Region

By Helena Tavares Kennedy There are more than 4,200 religions in the world, according to some estimates, and while we aren’t sure exactly how many different religions are represented in the Prince William region, many of them are making this region full of vibrant diversity. Regardless of your religion, there probably is a church, synagogue, mosque, a forest, or even someone’s house or other place of …

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Oh Say Can You See…Where to Catch the Area’s Best Fourth of July Fireworks

By Marianne Weaver From sea to shining sea, as the sun sets on the Fourth of July, both young and old will cast their attention skyward to witness the explosions of color celebrating the birthday of the United States of America. Residents of Prince William don’t have to travel too far to catch spectacular fireworks displays. Historic Downtown Manassas The city of Manassas and …

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Extraordinary Teens

By Marianne Weaver   Prince William Living recognizes greatness within our community: organizations giving back and individuals making a difference. We introduce you to 10 graduating high school seniors, who are well on their way to becoming extraordinary adults. Matthew Cinnamon Matthew Cinnamon is a senior at Forest Park High School in the Information Technology Program, specializing in computer science, and leads four teams competing in FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics, …

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Military Spouses: Growing Businesses Where They’re Planted

By Marianne Weaver In June 2017, Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon wrote a blog addressing the high unemployment rate—23 percent—among military spouses. “That’s shockingly high–especially when 85 percent say they want or need to work,” she wrote. “There are more than a million military spouses–700,000 married to someone on active duty and 400,000 on reserve. That’s a lot of untapped potential!” She added that …

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Homegrown Pros: The Athletes That Prince William Helped to Create

By Liam Griffin and Kim Howard, CAE Prince William is located in a sports utopia. Six professional teams call the Washington, D.C. metro area home. If you can’t find a sport in this area, it may not exist. Northern Virginia is dominated by competition: year-round athletes, academic wizards, musical prodigies. Prince William County and the cities located within it are where many Olympians and professional athletes …

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Prince William Living Magazine’s Most Influential Women of 2018

By Marianne E. Weaver | Photos by Kathy Strauss  When Prince William Living launched its first Influential Women Awards four 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. This year was no different. Choosing just five women from the impressive entries was …

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