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PWL Network @ Malones

Provided by Prince William Living Join us on Tuesday! Come meet the people behind the award winning magazine, Prince William Living. Enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers provided by Malones of Manassas. Start a tab for other beverages and even make plans to for dinner! Register Now! Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p. m. Malones of Manassas, 9329 Main St., Manassas

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Reddick & Sons Serve Customers and Community

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Daniel Reddick, born and raised in Prince William County, wanted to stay closer to home, family and his community, so he decided to start his own plumbing, HVAC and electrical business while working as a plumbing manager for a multi-million dollar service company in Northern Virginia. “We saw the need for superior, honest tradesman and a …

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Because the Cat Ran Away

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter There are too many rules. Some for kids, extra morals for couples, acceptable behavior for the majority of the populace, exceptions for many, and special excuses for various reasons that don’t fall into a regular category. It’s beginning to get too confusing, and I am starting to second-guess what I am permitted to do in public. I listened to my friend …

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Don’t Say Goodbye

by DeeDee Corbitt Sauter I can’t remember if I attended any funerals as a child, but I seriously doubt it. I know my parents did. When it was required, they classic donned black apparel, spoke in hushed tones, whispered compliments about the deceased, and reached out to the surviving family members. It was not appropriate for children to physically say goodbye to the recently departed. Instead, …

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A Crash Course in Clichés

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter I first noted a friend’s propensity for clichés several years ago when she quite randomly started to list movie stars whom she considered to be “eye candy.” I had  never heard that phrase, but using context and my powers of deduction, I eventually figured out it  meant the actor’s aesthetics were as delicious to the eye as …

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TV Terror

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter TV can destroy your vision, judgment and the ability to use your imagination. I try to limit the amount of time my children are entertained by the tube because that means they are not otherwise engaged in more productive activities. Like loading the dishwasher, folding laundry or scooping out kitty litter—all skills necessary to keep me happy, which is imperative to …

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Fighting the F Word

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter Bigger is not always better. A bigger house usually means more cleaning and a higher price tag. A larger family can increase the level of laughter and joy but also makes the grocery shopping a nightmare of time and money needed to keep everyone happy. When you’re born, people marvel at your size. The larger the baby, the greater the …

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Here’s Your Sign

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter Nailed above me was a large, decorated wooden sign: Please turn off all cell phones. No food or drinks allowed in waiting area. Below that was another large sign, on an identical board, written in Spanish. I can only assume it was trying to spread the same message, but as I can’t read Spanish, it could have just as …

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Rise of the Little Toys

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter I hate little toys. The plastic death traps that can be procured at McDonald’s, earned at Chuck E. Cheese or acquired at birthday parties are the bane to my existence, the portent of doom for all mankind. These loathsome, albeit colorful, pieces of trash have properties of life not yet fully acknowledged by scientists. They propagate. One single plastic car can …

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Turn the Page

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter I have a confession. My bookcase is filled with books. I know that sounds crazy. The purpose of having, storing, collecting, stacking and rifling through books is often elusive. I like them, but simultaneously want to rid myself of everything that is superfluous and books that have already been read are not terribly necessary. Our family book collection ranges …

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