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“Blessings from Curses” Raises Nearly $600 for Local Family Displaced by Fire

Provided by Imagine One Northern Virginia marketing firm proved that good can come from bad, with its “Blessings from Curses” campaign. Imagine, Inc. turned its office swear jar into a fundraiser, inviting friends and clients to swing by to blow off some steam for a good cause, with all funds going to the Youngs, a family displaced from their Montclair …

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Historic Barnes House at Montclair Community Library

by Emma Young | Photos by Delia Engstrom, Only D Photography A slave, freed through war and proclamation, struggles to earn his deserved place, buys his right to vote, and purchases a home in which to raise his large family. The home is formerly owned by the people who owned him. He has now established himself as their neighbor, and on …

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Joellen Welch Wants to be a Millionaire

By Emma Young | Photos by Delia Engstrom , Only D Photography Montclair resident and Marine Corps Civilian, Joellen Welch, was selected as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, a game show quiz competition in which participants answer increasingly difficult questions to earn up to a million dollars. She’ll appear over two episodes on Thursday, January 21 …

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Gifts of the Heart, A One-Day Free Pop-up Store, Draws Thousands

Story by Emma Young | Photos by Amanda Causey Baity Hundreds waited outside in the rain this morning for the doors to open at the 7th annual Gifts of the Heart, one of the largest service events held in Prince William County.  A pop-up one-day-only thrift store, Gifts of the Heart is set up overnight by volunteers from the Church …

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ANTIQUING Shop Local, Discover History

Story by Emma Young | Photos by Linda Hughes Antiquing in Prince William can encourage shoppers to connect with the community as they discover local businesses and history. “People enjoy the rich history that Prince William County has to offer. Hundreds of years of generational antiques still survive in the area,” stated Bill Pishock, owner and manager of Two Guys …

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“No Piece of Virginia Touches This Town”: U.S.’s Only Civilian Town Encircled by a Military Base

By Emma Young  Along the Potomac River in Prince William County is a hidden town where the residents talk about their unparalleled security, enchanting riverfront park and that the hamlet will always have a small-town feel. Business owners there speak about their polite and patient customers, and the mayor posts his personal cell number on Facebook as a contact for any …

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Keep “Prince William Living”

Growing up, I was allergic to anything derived from a bean or legumes. Not that I missed eating peas or green beans, but coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, cola and anything with soy was strictly off limits. Back then, these types of limitations made dining at restaurants difficult, if not impossible. Fast forward to 2014, and, with education, food labeling and …

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Vegan, Paleo, Allergies, GERD… Oh My: Navigating Food Challenges When Dining Out

By Emma Young, Contributing Writer  When I first became vegetarian in the early 1980s, few restaurants catered to the diet. Eating out was a challenge undertaken more for social reasons than any culinary delight. Standard fare was a small side salad and a baked potato. Thankfully, as the ranks (and buying power) of vegetarians grew, so did my dining options. …

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