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Santa Claus and Family Holiday Events at County’s Historic Properties

Provided by Prince William County Holiday concerts and visits from Santa Claus are just some of the events on the slate for December at the county’s historic properties. During Holidays through the Ages at Rippon Lodge, visitors will see the Colonial-era house decorated for the holidays, inside and out. Rooms in the house will represent different periods of holiday celebrations …

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Merchants Urged to Take Precautions During Holiday Season

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Nov. 24, 2017 is Black Friday,  the official kick-off of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Many people will be out before dawn attempting to get the latest and greatest gifts at bargain prices. As this date draws near, merchants are stocking their warehouses and stores with large quantities of merchandise for an anticipated busy shopping period. Prince …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Turkey Again? Why Turkey Anyway?

By Frank E. Vaerewijck Turkey is a staple for Thanksgiving, as we all know, but why? As a kid, we have images of Pilgrims and Native Americans breaking bread, much like we do at the Firehouse, around a big table filled with all sorts of food, and a huge turkey right there in the middle. Everyone dressed up in their …

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Four Area Students to Participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Provided by Nancy Kiffer Camp Broadway LLC, the award-winning theatre arts enrichment company, will perform Irving Berlin’s “This Is A Great Country” in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® featuring an ensemble cast of children ranging in age from 9-16, representing immediate family members of active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, wounded warriors and fallen heroes from all the branches of United …

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Turkey Frying – Delicious But Dangerous

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a time when family and friends come together to celebrate all it has to offer including a home cooked meal. Cooking fires is the number one cause of home fires and injuries in the U.S., with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking fires. On Thanksgiving Day, more than any …

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Thanksgiving Pie Crust Recipe

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant Make your pies the talk of the Thanksgiving dessert table. These creative crust designs only look complicated, but putting a personal stamp on store-bought pie creust is easy as, well, pie! All it takes is ready-made dough and a little creativity with your favorite Pampered Chef ® tool. DIRECTIONS Give your pie a …

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Occoquan Will Hold Third Annual Winterfest

By Amy Falkofske This year, Occoquan is the place to be for Christmas. Make the third annual Winterfest a new tradition for your family. According to Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director for the Town of Occoquan, a series of events leading up to Winterfest kicks off on Friday, Nov. 17 with the holiday Tree Lighting event. The evening begins …

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Lots of Halloween Happenings this Weekend

Provided by Prince William County Superheroes, goblins, ghouls, monsters and all manner of creatures are welcome at Prince William County’s public libraries this Halloween season for costume parades, scary and not-so-scary stories, trick-or-treating, games and snacks. The Potomac Community Library, at 2201 Opitz Blvd. in Woodbridge, will host a Halloween party between 1:00 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. on …

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Spirits this Friday and Saturday at Rippon Lodge

Provided by Prince William Historic Preservation Join us this Friday and Saturday for ghostly encounters and Spirits at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Tours run every 20 minutes from 7:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m.  $10 per person. Call 703-499-9812 to make your reservations today.  

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Improve Your Quality of Life: Plan Now for the Holidays

Provided by Errand Works, LLC The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Consider us your courier alerting you to the arrival of the busiest season of the year. Not ready yet? That’s okay. We are! This year, you don’t have to let the season sneak up on you and bowl you over. Imagine a less stressful and more enjoyable …

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