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Prince William Parks, VA StrEATS to Host Free Summer Concert Series

Prince William County Parks and VA StrEATS to Host Free Summer Concert Series on July 22 and August …

Northern Virginia Food Rescue Provides Free Food at Select Libraries this Summer

NOVA-FR is coordinating with select Prince William Public Libraries to get food to people who need it through its Summer Food Distribution program.

Overcoming Obstacles for Self Empowerment

Beth Douglas of EatFitLife advises on how to stay focused on your goals regardless of obstacles.
Celebrity Chef & TV Personality, Chef Yisus Brings You Easy, Flavorful Recipes this Summer Grilling Season!
(BPT) - Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to break out the grill and have a backyard BBQ! Cookouts are a popular pastime in the U.S. and with 4th of July just around the corner, …
Want to plan a memorable weekend road trip? Myrtle Beach checks all your boxes
(BPT) - Do you want to take a vacation, but don't have a week to spare? Or, maybe you prefer to take a few shorter trips, rather than one longer one? No matter the reason, you can extend the weekend …
How to host with elegance: 7 timeless entertaining tips
(BPT) - Do you like to host get-togethers with friends? There's far more to throwing a dinner party than having friends over for a delicious meal. Every detail from the food to wine to lighting …
6 Foods with Important Nutrients for Infants
(Family Features) From birth and beyond, proper nutrition is fundamental for continued health. Consider these sources of important nutrients.
8 Essentials for a Healthy Heart
(Family Features) Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and globally. Start making positive changes to improve your heart and brain health with these eight essential steps.
Tips for Nutritious, Portable Summer Snacks for Kids that are Fridge-Free
(BPT) - With family vacations, summer camps and road trips in full swing, it is time to organize shopping lists for snacks that will keep kids happy and healthy. With refrigeration not always …
Thought for Food

4 Ways to Satisfy Cravings on the Road This Summer

(Family Features) While road trips are memorable, it can be difficult to find delicious, craveable food options on the go. To help take your summer vacation to the next level, consider these satisfying seasonal eats, drinks and treats.

Three Summer Tips To Get You Fitter Now

(NAPSI)—Summer is here, and Floridians seeking the best deals to help them get beach-ready and fit for swimming, surfing, biking, or family travel adventures have a variety of options to get active …

Tips for Nutritious, Portable Summer Snacks for Kids that are Fridge-Free

(BPT) - With family vacations, summer camps and road trips in full swing, it is time to organize shopping lists for snacks that will keep kids happy and healthy. With refrigeration not always …
Foody Features

Chef-Worthy Summer Classics

(Family Features) Steak enthusiasts and burger lovers alike can show off their summer cooking skills with these recipes for Southwest Steaks with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce and Parmesan-Herb Fries and Fried Lobster Po Boy Cheeseburgers.

Savory Solutions for Slider Sunday

(Family Features) You can make bringing everyone together a bit easier with a weekly tradition like Slider Sunday. Put a spin on your next meal with Chicken Parm-eroni Sliders or Lobster Knuckle Sliders with Spicy Mayo.

Top 2022 food trends everyone is buzzing about

(BPT) - As people continue to put renewed focus on their wellness, their eating and drinking habits are transforming. Many people are seeking out delicious foods and beverages that are also …

Sustainable cookout: How backyard chefs can go green by using electric grills

(BPT) - Summer is approaching, which means it’s time to take your grill out of storage and prepare for backyard barbecue season. If you’re thinking about replacing your old grill, …

Wonder why everything Korean is trending? Kimchi is one major reason

(BPT) - From BTS to Squid Game, Korean culture is seriously trending right now. And beyond K-Pop and K-Drama, much of the buzz comes from the unique flavors of Korean cuisine — with kimchi as …

Family Meals That Deliver Flavor and Nutrition

(Family Features) Piecing together a menu that fuels active minds without spending hours in the kitchen is a common goal for many families.

Doing well by doing good: Ways to give back to your community

(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your …

Dietary Supplements Can Support Your Immune System

(NewsUSA) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues after nearly two years, people continue searching for new ways to take control of their health and support overall wellness. This interest in self-care …

Back-to-school eats: 5 brain-boosting foods for kids

(BPT) - As summer draws to an end, many families are gearing up for an exciting new school year. And while picking out new pencils and notebooks is a fun way to prepare, it’s even more …

Boost Immunity Naturally With a Simple Spray

(NewsUSA) - Promoting a healthy immune system has never been more important. A new ingestible oral spray from established oral care company TheraBreath gives you a combination of vitamins and …

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Pelton is a new orthopedic surgeon here at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center. He is a sports medicine doctor and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 1, 2022.

Kickstart a Happier, Healthier Balanced Lifestyle

Are we really making a commitment to living a balanced healthy and happy lifestyle, or are we just making excuses?

Local Writer Brings Poetry Workshops to Unexpected Places

Katherine Gotthardt is on a mission “to bring poetry, writing and literary arts to unexpected places.” The poet is leading free poetry writing workshops for high school students and other …

Journey Candles & Skincare

Business owner Keyana Bowie understands that “Girl Dads play an important role in their daughter’s hearts” so she put together something special for Valentine’s Day that every …
A Fast, Flavorful Solution to Simplify Family Meals
(Family Features) These Sheet Pan Hawaiian Veal Meatballs are a perfect example of a quick yet delicious meal your loved ones can enjoy without committing an entire evening to the kitchen.
Tackle Tailgate Menus with Fast, Flavorful Foods
(Family Features) An easy hack for your next game day meal can be a recipe you prepare at home, such as these Korean-inspired Sweet and Spicy Bratwurst Subs. Sweet Heat Foil Packets provide another no-mess, single-serve solution.
5 Steps to Boost Students' Immunity
(Family Features) Consider these tips to help boost your children's immunity and boost vitamin C at home with Broccoli Tater Tots and Frozen Creamsicle Yogurt Bites.
Power Your Homegate Playbook with a Savory Appetizer
(Family Features) These Jalapeno Bacon and Salsa Biscuit Bites are perfect for serving during the pregame festivities to power up your fellow diehards or as a halftime snack to recharge for a second half surge.
Protein-Powered Summer Meals
(Family Features) To kick off the day right, try these Thick Cut Bacon, Ham and Pimento Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches. For a midday pick-me-up, Asian Cajun Po' Boys offer a mouthwatering kick. 

Channel your inner foodie with these chef-approved summer cooking tips

(BPT) - If you love entertaining, summer is a great time to let your inner chef shine. The versatility of using both indoor and outdoor cooking techniques opens up possibilities offering tasty …
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(Family Features) Savor the timeless taste of pasta with this Penne Alla Vodka, a classic dish high on flavor and low on hassle. When it's time to settle down for the night, end the day on a high note with the sweetness of Strawberry Shortcake.
(Family Features) This Popcorn Party Pizza swaps out the classic pizza crust for popcorn - infused with gooey melted marshmallows and topped with childhood favorites.
(Family Features) Setting the stage for success in the classroom starts with reliable morning routines the whole family can depend on. This school year, add better-for-you breakfast recipes like Orange Oatmeal or an Orangeberry Smoothie to the menu.
(Family Features) Kickoff your menu with an app like these Jalapeno Bacon and Salsa Biscuit Bites that meld together traditional tailgate tastes. Then put a Tex-Mex twist on a traditional favorite with this Enchilada Lasagna, perfect for feeding a crowd of hungry fans.
(Family Features) These Creamy Chicken Risotto and Chile Verde recipes are perfect in a pinch to satisfy hunger without requiring complicated prep or cooking steps. Just heat rice and add ingredients like cheese and seasonings for flavorful meals you can cook in mere minutes.
(NAPSI)—Life today often seems to be in overdrive, leading many Americans to make snack and meal decisions quickly without really thinking about the nutritional makeup of what they’re …
(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in gutters or at the beach—cigarette butts. This is not trash but …
(NAPSI)—Mardi Gras is back—Fat Tuesday is March 1—and Jambalaya is an excellent savory recipe to enjoy the return of this ultimate celebration. You can try your hand at the classic New Orleans …
(NAPSAI)—After the last year or so, many people are anxious to get back into the social swing. To help, here are 6 entertaining ideas that can mean more fun for you and your friends: How To Have …
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, many Americans are entertaining the idea of having a festive gala.  Here are 6 party planning hints that can help your next get-together be fun for both you and …
(NewsUSA) - Why not send a homestyle crumb cake? You can’t always be with friends and family in times of joy or sorrow, but sending special treats for comfort, support, or celebration is an …
(NewsUSA) - Whether you are at the gas pump, the grocery store or even shopping online, the higher prices resulting from the current state of inflation are hitting everyone hard. Fortunately, smart …
(NewsUSA) - Whether you are at the gas pump, the grocery store or even shopping online, the higher prices resulting from the current state of inflation are hitting everyone hard. Fortunately, smart …
(NewsUSA) - ­­­­ “Iris in the Dark” by Elissa Grossell Dickey        A single mother faces her worst fear -- the past -- in a provocative novel of suspense by the author of …
(NewsUSA) - Cryptocurrency, NFT, Web 3.0; these buzzwords have gained popularity in recent years. But what do all these terms have in common? They all have the same underlying technology, blockchain. …
(BPT) - Lance, the beloved snack brand that has been fueling America with its sandwich crackers for more than 100 years, and Little League are proud to announce the 2022 Coach of the Year Award …
(BPT) - Aug. 20 is National Lemonade Day, and with temperatures reaching record highs, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a thirst-quenching lemonade treat.It’s no wonder that lemonade …
(BPT) - If you’ve always loved making — and tasting — s’mores, this is your special time. Something about that magical combination of ooey-gooey, slightly charred marshmallow, …
(BPT) - If you haven’t heard of the MIND Diet, consider it the greatest hits of foods that support brain health. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet …
(BPT) - These days, we know more about healthy eating than ever before. But in reality, it’s a constant struggle for many of us to consistently consume an optimal diet. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, …

This Heart Month, Pledge to Help Your Heart with These 3 Fitness Tips

(NewsUSA) - It's Heart Month and a good time to have a little heart-to-heart with yourself about the health of your ticker. Heart disease is one of the deadliest diseases in the nation, but the good …

A Surprising Assistant

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip: Most baking enthusiasts may not realize it, but turning out great baked goods can be easier with a quality kitchen appliance that’s NOT the stove. It’s the sink. …

Easy Fish Friday options for kids and adults

(BPT) - Fish Friday is an important part of Lent, and if you honor this tradition, you’re probably looking to add something different to the menu. At the same time, you’re probably not …

Better-for-You Family Breakfasts

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.
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A Fresh Twist on Fajitas to Support Family Nutrition

Gather fresh onions and bell peppers to mix with earthy, wholesome mushrooms as the heart of this plant-forward dish.

The Busy Family’s Holiday Hacks: Stress-Busting Tips to Help You Get Through the Season

(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner which means more to-do’s and less time to do them in. With all the planning and stressing, don't let mealtime inspiration suffer and cooking fatigue set in! This holiday season, whether you have a houseful or a handful, Lauren Barth shares tips to make meal-planning less stressful, more joyous and downright hassle-free.

A Protein Twist for Tasty Family Meals

Add excitement to the weekly menu with a recipe like these Crunchy Buffalo Baked Veal Cutlet Sandwiches, which offers the classic combination of Buffalo sauce and blue cheese in a dish that requires less than an hour in the kitchen.

Why eggs are an important first food for children

(BPT) - Trying to decide what first foods to feed your baby? Second-generation egg farmer Ross Dean knew that eggs would be one of his son's first foods once he was old enough to start eating solid foods.
Education supply store to open, Aug. 21

Teachables to Hold Grand Opening, Saturday

Just in time for back to school, Teachables, an independently owned educational supply store, is holding its grand opening at Bristow Commons, Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COLUMN: Crafty Coaching with Ed Johnson

Crafted Coach Ed Johnson is a leadership coach who inspires confidence and self-awareness in individuals so they can begin to operate as their best selves. The result is more successful interactions and honed skills in interpersonal relationships and inner growth.

Old Town Manassas Ends 2020 Strong According to Market Report

Philadelphia Tavern Downtown continues to serve as an economic engine for the City of Manassas. It is the "Historic Heart" that helps drive our "Modern Beat" and is a bellwether for the overall …

Five New Alternates Join PRTC Board

Kimberlee Short WOODBRIDGE, VA – The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new alternates to the Board of Commissioners, which …
COLUME: Get Happier, Dammit

Want More Happiness? Do the Work.

Are you ready to think some more about happiness? In the first installment of the “Get Happier, Dammit” series, we looked at the definition of happiness – what it could be, what it might look like. We talked a little about the book that launched this column and how to move on from there.

Rollins Ford 'Multi-Use' 'Destination' Park to Feature Farm-Themed Playground

Rollins Ford Park will be a 70-acres park with fields, a large playground, dog park and trails.

Prince William Institute on Aging Receives National Recognition

n4a recognized the Area Agency on Aging for its sensitivity in recognizing a potentially underserved group and its creativity in meeting that group’s needs.

Column: Here's Your Chance to 'Get Happier, Dammit!'

What if you could enjoy each day a little more than you do now? You’d probably be happier, right? Most of us would be.