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Change is not a Dirty Word

By Kim Howard, CAE Even though many schools and colleges start in August, September seems to be the month that many of us associate with back-to-school. This time of year means a change in routine, traffic, clothes, attitude and stress levels. We are also in the last month of the third quarter of the calendar year, which can be an excellent time to assess …

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Outdoor Activities Even an Indoor Girl Can Appreciate

By Kim Howard, CAE I am not what most of you would consider an “outdoor” kind of gal. But, two activities I do enjoy are horseback riding and fishing. When I was a Girl Scout leader (yeah, can you believe that?), our troop spent the day at a friend’s horse farm in Nokesville earning Junior Horseback Riding badges. And, the last time I went fishing in …

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Summer in the ‘Burbs

By Kim Howard, CAE Ah, summertime, where the living is easy and the weather hot and humid with long daylight hours. This combination makes for a perfect time to consider entertaining. Our cover story, “Summer Celebrations” by Amy Falkofske, profiles several local residents who provide ideas and tips on how to plan or host family and friends. Prince William is …

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Local Generation Z’ers Who Are Extraordinary

By Kim Howard, CAE Raising children is not for the fainthearted. It’s an incredibly monumental task to take a selfish being and turn him or her into someone who becomes a productive part of society and an adult that we all like, want to be like or want to be around. As the mother of two Generation Z’ers, I am …

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Your New Local Art Mecca

By Rebecca Barnes May is finally here and with it, warmer weather. However, there are still exciting things to look at “inside” as well as out. This month’s feature, “Art All Around Us” by Helena Tavares Kennedy, spotlights fine art in Greater Prince William, sometimes in the most unlikely places. For those of you who love the outdoors, we have …

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The Spring Thaw

By Rebecca Barnes What a beautiful time of year for #pwliving! Longer days and milder temps (finally!) make this a season of renewal. We took that literally, and the team decided to cover suburban farming in the April issue. Growing up in the suburbs of Prince William, we had an annual garden, as did many of our neighbors. Some neighbors …

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Celebrating Our Local Influential Women

By Rebecca Barnes As March is Women’s History Month, it is again time to announce the results of our annual Prince William Living Influential Women Awards. What a humbling experience learning about the amazing ways that women in our community are breaking barriers and changing lives. From an impressive group of nominees, our judges (former IWA winners themselves) selected five …

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Retirees Are Thriving in Prince William

By Rebecca Barnes February is such an exciting month. There is a buzz in the air, an excitement that can only be seniors in their prime! Our feature this month is “Retired, Not Expired,” by Emma Young, where we learn life only begins at retirement. If you are concerned about your retirement or that of a loved one being interrupted …

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It’s Time to Start Writing 2017

By Rebecca Barnes Ah, January. The first month of the year. The time when we still date paperwork “2016,” still think we are going to accomplish our New Year’s resolutions and when we are focused on our health. Fortunately, we live in a fantastic community for healthcare. Our January feature, “Improved Healthcare Gives Residents a New Option: Stay Near Home” …

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Planning Your Holiday Away

By Rebecca Barnes The upcoming holiday has many traditions and customs: trees and lights; stockings and gifts; and sometimes, getting away from it all. Our December feature, “Away for the Holidays: Making it One to Remember” by Olivia Overman, shares the stories of many in our community who travel to celebrate Christmas somewhere other than home. Learn about some of …

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