Tag: Kathy Smaltz

Art Council Elects Firefighter as New Prince William Poet Laureate

Art Council Elects Firefighter as New Prince William Poet Laureate

| October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

The Prince William County Arts Council hereby announces Natalie J. Potell is the next Prince William Poet Laureate for 2018-2020.

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Busy in Bristow: Keeping Our Children Safe

Busy in Bristow: Keeping Our Children Safe

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Only one month ago, I sat with my own back against a cinder block wall two feet away from a student crouched under a counter – both of us hiding – as far away from the classroom door as we could get

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Art Council Names New Prince William Poet Laureate

Art Council Names New Prince William Poet Laureate

The Prince William County Arts Council has named Kathy Smaltz of Nokesville Prince William Poet Laureate for 2016-18.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Tax-Free Weekend Takes its Toll

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Tax-Free Weekend Takes its Toll

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

For the first time ever, I was in the state of Virginia on Tax-Free Back to School weekend and made use of the time to save.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Show Me the Money, Mom!

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Show Me the Money, Mom!

When parents pay kids to do chores, what are they really teaching them?

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: They Call It Puppy Love

BUSY IN BRISTOW: They Call It Puppy Love

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

I didn’t really want a puppy. I wanted a rescue dog – say three or four years old. You know, a dog that’s already housebroken and doesn’t think batting gloves, shoes and Duplex Legos are chew toys …

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Virginia Press Association Awards Bristow Beat First Place in Online Breaking News, Best Online Column

Virginia Press Association Awards Bristow Beat First Place in Online Breaking News, Best Online Column

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Press Association named Bristow Beat the best in Breaking News Writing in the online-only category Saturday night at their annual awards banquet.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: This Mother’s Martyrdom Misses the Mark

BUSY IN BRISTOW: This Mother’s Martyrdom Misses the Mark

Mothers make the best martyrs. This is because we take pride in our innate tendency to nurture. And a lot of us have gotten into the prolonged habit of putting everyone’s needs on equal footing with or ahead of our own.

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Busy in Bristow: Don’t Be a Martyr Mom When Your Daughter Needs Surgery

Busy in Bristow: Don’t Be a Martyr Mom When Your Daughter Needs Surgery

| January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Take it from me: You don’t have to be overly stoic or Super Mom, or – God forbid – a martyr when your child’s gotta have surgery. Our oldest daughter was only one when she had the first of three eye surgeries. Now, she’s 7, and she’s got to go back “under the knife.”

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Busy in Bristow: ‘Full Time Family’

Busy in Bristow: ‘Full Time Family’

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Out working mom returns with more stories and insights.

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