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by Rebecca Barnes

April is finally here and with it, warmer weather. Some however, will still be inside, creating and building. This month’s feature, “Meet the Makers” by Joe Lowe, introduces us to those go-go gadget inventors, both students and adults alike, who put the tech in “high tech”.

For those of you who love the outdoors, find out what adventure awaits in April’s destinations,” Locust Shade Park-Balancing Nature and Recreation” by Carla Christiano. A park with hidden amenities as well as an unofficial tie to the Marine Corps. Find out what is happening and what is going to happen at this multi-faceted attraction.

As spring fever hits, you might head outdoors to take photos. April’s Family Fun teaches us the “10 Essential Photos to Take of Your Children” by Amanda Causey Baity. If you aren’t a natural born photographer, these handy tips will make you look like pro and help you document your children for years to come.

Imagine relocating in another country and trying to learn a whole new language as an adult. That’s exactly what hundreds of adults in Prince William do as they try to assimilate into our community. This month’s Lifelong Learning “Strangers in a Strange Land” by Dan Verner introduces us to several people who strive to learn English as a way to better communicate with their new neighbors. You can also learn about the programs that help them.

Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events at With the deep freeze behind us, I hope you will get out and explore all that Prince William and Greater Manassas has to offer this spring!


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