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What’s Your Favorite Place to Watch Fireworks?

Fireworks and American Independence Day celebrations go together like apple pie and ice cream. Even though fireworks were invented in China in the ninth century during the Tang Dynasty, watching fireworks on the day that we celebrate our independence from the British is an American rite of passage. Everyone has a favorite type of firework or place to see them. I’ve lived in this area …

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What questions are we asking about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain?

Rebecca Barnes, Publisher

Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Successful, famous people who ended their lives. Social media is blowing up with questions, sorrow, and even judgment. “Why would someone that has everything kill themselves?” This, friends, is the wrong question. What we need to ask ourselves is: “What are we doing about it?” Depression and suicidal thoughts have nothing to do with status, financial …

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Go Discover the World

June is a fun month, and it officially launches summer on its 21st day. Pools are open, and the water is almost warm enough to swim in without getting hypothermia. We celebrate dads with Father’s Day. And high school seniors graduate and celebrate with family and friends. In our area, thousands of young people will graduate from high school and contemplate their next life choices. Some …

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Celebrating Local Military Spouses Growing Their Businesses

By Kim Howard, CAE I’ve mentioned here before that I am a military brat. The men and women who serve hold a special place in my heart, including my father, husband, fathers-in-law, my sister-in-law and three siblings. Our family’s military bond is strong. We are all grateful for our active duty military and veterans, but we should also extend that gratitude to their spouses. Growing …

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Growing Professional Athletes at Home

By Kim Howard, CAE “The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition” defines the word athlete as “a person possessing the natural or acquired traits necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.” In our community, there is no shortage of leagues for almost all athletes at every age. Our schools offer a wide variety of fall, winter and spring sports for both …

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2018 Reader’s Survey

Help us make Prince William Living the best it can be!  We look forward to getting to know our readers better and improving YOUR community magazine. I have included a link below to a survey designed specifically for our readers. This survey will run until May 31st and we ask that you distribute it to your social media contacts. Your …

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March Should Have Been Named after a Roman Goddess

By Kim Howard, CAE The name March comes from Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named after Mars, the Roman God of War, who was also regarded as the guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus. It’s kind of a strange month. We start thinking about lawns and gardens in the …

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Sticky Tribes Make Life

By Kim Howard, CAE, Editor-in-Chief As a military brat, I moved. But, unlike many military personnel, the U.S. Army kept assigning my father to the same base. So, I basically grew up in two places before college. But, living on base and with parents who served many different kinds of food in our house and who had a diverse circle of friends allowed me to …

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New Year’s Gratitude

By Kim Howard, CAE I have a couple of Facebook friends who, at the beginning of each month, post “New month. What are you looking forward to?” This time of the year, we can say “New month and new year. Do you have any resolutions, or what are you looking forward to?” I can share one event that I am looking forward to and one …

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