The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Ride

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September is one of my favorite months for many reasons. One reason is a change in the seasons. Fall officially begins on Sept. 22, although in our area we sometimes get a late burst of summer, which means cooler temperatures arrive later. Regardless of the temperatures, the people in our cover story by
Helena Tavares Kennedy ride anyway. “Helpers on Hogs: Riding Together for a Common Purpose” lets you meet and learn about several motorcycle riding clubs in the county. No matter what kind of motorcycle you have, there is a club for you.

Fall also seems to be a time for the height of craft shows. For almost 50 years, the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show has offered a weekend destination for creatives, shoppers and early-bird holiday gifters to fill their bags with unique finds. “For Art’s Sake: Spend a Day at the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show” by
Jennifer Lazzo gives you all of the details you need in this month’s Destinations article.

What do three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, actor Denzel Washington, singer Jason Derulo, pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and the Orlando Magic Director of Player Development and Quality Control Becky Bonner all have in common? They are all alumni of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The organization was founded in 1860, and Prince William is home to three active Boys & Girls Clubs. Find out more in this month’s Giving Back by Ashley Claire Simpson, “Join the Club.”

In the vein of helping others, this month’s Lifelong Learning connects tech-savvy college students with senior citizens. “Students Helping Seniors” by Marianne Weaver profiles a new program offered in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College called Wisdom Meets Technology.

Did you know that subscriptions to Prince William Living only cost $20 annually for the monthly print magazine? To have your community magazine delivered to your mailbox, sign up at princewilliamliving.com/subscription. Enjoy this issue as we all head into the fall season.

Kim Howard, CAE

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