Whether it’s the comforting aroma or the caﬀeine itself, here at Prince William Living, the workday doesn’t really start until we’ve had that ﬁrst cup of java. If you, too, like your cup of Joe, check out this month’s feature, “Crazy about Coﬀee,” (page 4) by Audrey Harman, to learn about locally owned shops serving freshly brewed coﬀee throughout Prince William.
Our “On a High Note” (page 10) follows the coﬀee trail, with Olivia Overman showing how the arts take center stage at a coﬀeehouse in Haymarket. Then ﬂip to “Local Flavor” (page 26), where Lauren Jackson looks at one of my favorite spots for late- night coﬀee, Silver Diner in Dale City. Learn how this diner is redeﬁning healthful choices while maintaining its friendly All- American feel.
For a brew of a diﬀerent kind, Paul Keily introduces us (in “Destinations” on page 12) to BadWolf Brewery, the ﬁrst craft brewery in Manassas. Read about the challenges that owners Jeremy and Sarah Meyers overcame to open the ﬁrst business of this kind in Virginia.
For the youth of our community who may have their own struggles to overcome, The House, Inc., gives children a place to spend time that might otherwise be unsupervised. In “Giving Back” (page 22), Helena Tavares Kennedy reveals this organization’s “whole-person” approach to providing kids with the resources they need to succeed in life.
We dedicate the “Giving Back” department of our magazine each month to stories on such not-for-proﬁts as The House, Inc., highlighting organizations that improve the quality of life in Prince William. Now we want to hear your stories, as part of the ﬁrst annual Prince William Living Giving Back Award.
Go to princewilliamliving.com/givingbackaward to nominate your favorite local nonproﬁt and help us in celebrating those who lift up our community. We’re accepting nominations throughout October.
Then I encourage you to take your support beyond the nomination form. Volunteer your time, money or voice to help further the mission of the organization you nominated. By giving of ourselves, we gain—by increasing our own fulﬁllment, making new friends and helping our community to thrive.
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