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What it’s Like to Be Jewish at Christmas Time: A Rabbi’s Perspective

Congregation Ner Shalom

By Amy Taylor Sponsored by Congregation Ner Shalom Rabbi Lizz Goldstein shares with us what it’s like to be Jewish at Christmas Time. Growing up in New England, she came from a different background than her congregation here in Prince William, so she polled her board to get answers other than just her own perspective. The following are a collaboration …

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Avoid Email Scams this Holiday Season

Provided by Apple Federal Credit Union Cyber security specialists at Apple Federal Credit Union warn that the holiday season is prime time for criminals to be trolling the internet looking to steal personal information. Phishing scams and fraud jump over 50% from the annual average from October through December. This data comes from a new report released by F5 Networks, …

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Decorate with Safety in Mind

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Christmas trees and decorations add to the holiday spirit. Yet they pose the risk of fire and injury to many, especially children. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees are a major source of fuel in a fire. On average, one out of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a …

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Merchants Urged to Take Precautions with Merchandise this Holiday Season

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Merchants are stocking their warehouses and stores with large quantities of merchandise for an anticipated busy shopping period. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee would like to remind merchants to take the following necessary precautions in protecting their patrons and merchandise during …

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Holiday Shopping

Occoquan, Christmas

By Marianne E. Weaver There’s no shortage of shopping malls in Northern Virginia, and just about every town in this region is home to at least one big-box store. But those mass marketers aren’t selling one-of-a-kind items. In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday, a full-press media campaign to encourage holiday shoppers to shop local the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Eight years later, “shop small …

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Holiday Family Fun in Occoquan You Won’t Want to Miss

Occoquan, Winterfest

By Amy Taylor Sponsored by Town of Occoquan The Town of Occoquan is known for its family-friendly events held throughout the year, and the winter holiday season is no different. Check out these fun upcoming events and put them on your calendar, because you won’t want to miss these! WinterFest in Occoquan On Dec. 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p. …

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Coming Together after a National Tragedy

By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein, Congregation Ner Shalom The media has largely moved on to news about the election results and will soon start reporting on winter storms and holiday festivities, but many of us in the Jewish community are still reeling from the antisemitic massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Many synagogues across the country are …

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Woodbridge Flute Choir Holiday Concert

Woodbridge Flute Choir

Provided by Woodbridge Flute Choir The Woodbridge Flute Choir, directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, will present its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2. The concert will begin at 3:00 p. m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville.   Twenty members of The Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform songs of the season on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute. Guest handbell …

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Harness the Power of Stillness This Holiday Season

Live Life Well Consulting

Sponsored by Live Life Well Consulting, LLC “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.” ~ Eckhart Tolle  Are you gearing up for the holiday season? Is your calendar starting to have less and less available white space on it? It’s the nature of …

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Home, Health & Beauty Fair at Montclair Community Library

Friends of Montclair Community Library

Provided by Friends of the Montclair Community Library “It’s an exciting event,” said Emma Young, President of the Friends of the Montclair Community Library, about the Home, Health and Beauty Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. “We’ve got the popular Dave’s Dogs food truck, free chair massages, raffle items, vendors selling home, health, …

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