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Tag Archives: PWL July 2014

Discover Prince William & Manassas It’s Time for Fun on the Water

Summer has set in, and it’s time to make your plans to cool off this July in Prince William and Manassas. Beat the heat and enjoy our rivers, waterparks and local wildlife. Did you know our area has three waterparks? One includes Northern Virginia’s largest waterpark, SplashDown, in Manassas. With a lazy river, lily-pad walk and 70-foot waterslides, it’s fun for the whole family. …

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Jim Pate: That Guy

By Amy Falkofske Woodbridge resident Jim Pate is a 10-year veteran of the Washington, D.C., area comedy scene. He is that guy—the one whose friends are always asking him to“tell that story,” because he can tell it best and get the most laughs. Naturally, he gravitated toward stand-up comedy. Pate, a network reliability specialist the past 14 years with telecommunications company Verizon Communications, embarked …

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Health Care Costs in Retirement: What Every Woman Should Know

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor On average, women live longer than men and face distinctly different challenges in maintaining their health. Perhaps as a result, women tend to spend more than men on out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement. According to a 2012 Employee Benefit Research Institute study (“Savings Needed for Health Expenses for People Eligible for Retirement: Some Rare Good News”), a man retiring at …

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Summertime Stargazing

By Amanda Causey Baity We’re all captivated by the wonder of our galaxy—its faraway planets, many moons and falling stars. On clear summer nights, this vast expanse seems to beckon us to journey into deep space. Though you can’t climb into the family rocket and take a spin—not yet, anyway—you can take your little ones on a tour to infinity and beyond from the comfort of …

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Earnie Porta Finding a Tourism Niche

By Jennifer Rader In business, if you want to get something done, call a man of action with an ability to identify a need and fill it. Earnie Porta, mayor of the Town of Occoquan, is such a man. Porta started the tourist shuttle service Occoquan Transportation Company, LLC (OTC), incorporated in 2012, as a private sightseeing venture after a …

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Siam Classic

Taste of Thai Just the Way You Like It By Val Wallace Celebrating its 10th year in historic downtown Manassas, Siam Classic has developed a loyal clientele since it opened at 9403 East Street in 2004. The quaint Thai restaurant that seats about 50 is inconspicuously located off a side street, and its parking, in the back, is not immediately obvious. However, the eatery continues to …

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Grooming Your Outdoor Spaces

By Vickie Williamson Custom Framer and Interior Designer With summer comes more time spent outdoors. Now is the time to reevaluate the condition of your outdoor spaces. Well-groomed landscapes help improve the curb appeal of any home. Suggestions: Clean, power wash and seal your deck. This can be a do-it-yourself project or you can hire a professional. I enjoy the work and the savings of doing it myself. Reseed and fertilize …

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Answer to Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury May Be in Our Mouths

By Christopher Leet, MD, FACC Emeritus With the warmer months comes increased physical activity and participation in sports. Unfortunately, concussion is a concern many parents may have when their young athletes head onto the game field. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused from a blow or jolt to the head or body or another injury that causes the brain to shake or jar inside …

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“Frost the Cake!”

By DeeDee Corbitt Sauter My almost 5-year-old repeatedly yelled this order to us. It was barely discernible beneath his peals of laughter. I had no idea what he was talking about; there was no cake in the house. We had some old, stale Girl Scout cookies, but I was not about to stop this tickling fest to clarify some ludicrous preschool request. …

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Brain Injury Services

Helping Survivors Thrive By Carla Christiano John Hunt, of Manassas, went to bed on Oct. 29, 2005, and woke up two days later in Georgetown University Hospital. Hunt, who was a master mechanic, was paralyzed on his left side, his left hand clamped shut. He had suffered a stroke. He was only 41. After months of rehabilitation, Hunt learned to walk and even drive …

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