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Our November issue demonstrates how the Prince William area practices sharing and caring.

In America, November is the month where we celebrate Thanksgiving. Some people post 30 days of things they are grateful for on social media, start or keep writing in a gratitude journal, or prep and strategize about celebrating Thanksgiving and getting a head start on holiday shopping. Others commemorate the military veterans they know. No matter how you approach November, our Giving Back Award winner will warm your heart. Marianne Weaver profiles the winner and honorable mentions in “Prince William Living Giving Back Awards.”

Prince William is home to a diverse community, and the music offerings are no exception. In this month’s On a High Note, “Mariachi Music Brings Festive Flair to Historic Manassas” by Amy Taylor profiles music that has a rich heritage and deep cultural roots.

Jennifer Lazzo’s Destinations introduces us to George Mason University’s new Potomac Science Center. “Down by the Bay: Potomac Science Center Open for Learning” talks about the 50,000-square-foot facility where a coalition of scientists works in the only research lab located on the Potomac River.

You might have seen Mark Gilvey’s name in the pages of our magazine or met him at local events. As a freelance
photographer, Gilvey has an expert eye. Find out about him and his business in this month’s Taking Care of Business by Katherine Gotthard.

College is not for everyone. However, Prince William County Schools are making sure that Career and Technical Education students have a career path beyond high school. Ashley Claire Simpson’s Lifelong Learning  introduces you to the CTE program in “Students Find Professional Passion Through County School Program.”

If you are looking for fun ways to incorporate gratitude into your family practice, read Jennifer Halter’s Family Fun. “Fun Ways to Show Gratitude” provides ideas for practicing gratitude within your family, school and community.

We live in one of the wealthiest areas in the country. We live in a superpower nation. We have much to be thankful for, so start spreading your gratitude today.

Kim Howard, CAE, Editor in Chief


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