Bluegrass Concert Series Coming to Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
When the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre hosts bluegrass bands, appreciative crowds usually show up to listen.
Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time
(NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in …
Explore Your Local Trails, Enjoy Long-Term Health Benefits
(NewsUSA) - Stress -- it's everywhere. But there is an easy form of stress reduction that is as simple as opening your front door. Spending time outside can help improve your physical and mental …
5 ways companies can make a difference
(BPT) - After the past year, many companies are reflecting on their values and how they can make a positive impact in their communities. Finding better ways to interact with the world is not just …
5 tips for creating an edible garden – anytime, anywhere
(BPT) - People have become more health-conscious in the last year, seeking relaxing activities and projects that give them a sense of accomplishment. According to the National Gardening Association, …
Looking to explore breathtaking scenery? How to vacation responsibly this year
(BPT) - As the pandemic slowly subsides in the U.S., people are looking to put the rubber to the road. Many like to travel out west to see the gorgeous stretches of mountains and quaint towns that …
How to live a low-carbon lifestyle
(BPT) - Our communities are feeling the impacts of climate change in many ways, both large and small. As our collective impact on the environment becomes more and more apparent, people are looking at …
Environmental Education
(Family Features) Teaching kids about the environment from an early age starts lifelong habits and creates awareness about the way humans affect the Earth. Connecting those lessons to school is an easy way to reinforce how the whole family can make everyday changes that make a difference.
How to make your next beverage choice eco-friendly
(BPT) - Buying products that are eco-friendly and made sustainably is not a new consumer trend, but it is on the rise.As consumers worldwide increasingly embrace social causes, they are choosing …

Gainesville HS Benefit Golf Tournament

Come support Prince William County's newest High School, The Gainesville Cardinals! We are raising money for their student athletes
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Are You Ready For Some Football Snacks?

Football is back this Sunday! What's on your game day menu? I have the perfect football snack!
Virginia Dept. of Health Public Health Advisory, Swimming

VDH’s Harmful Algae Bloom Advisories Remain in place for North Anna, Upper Pamunkey Branches; In Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The North Anna and Upper Pamunkey Branches, including Terry’s Run, of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are continuing to experience a harmful algae …
Vote taken at Prince William Board of County Supervisors July 20 meeting

Prince William County to Formally Consider Data Centers Adjacent to Battlefield

 The Prince William County Board Supervisors voted 5-3 to begin the process of considering the rezoning of rural land near the Manassas Battlefield, allowing for the possible introduction of data centers along Pageland Lane.

Energy-Saving Ideas

(Family Features) Energy-efficient appliances are a good starting point as you work to reduce your home's overall energy usage. Depending on local tax laws, you may also qualify for tax incentives for these purchases.
Reaching Carbon Neutrality For $1 A Day
(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the …

Growing a Sustainable Future from Pasture to Plate

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4 steps to being a more conscious consumer

(BPT) - Today, it’s not enough for a company to make good products. Savvy consumers want to know the businesses and brands they patronize make a positive difference. Do they produce products in …

Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns …

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As carry out surges during the pandemic, landfills are filled with disposable containers

When the world could no longer eat together in restaurants at the beginning of 2020, many of us turned to take-out, delivery and fast food. Online meal delivery revenues in the United States are projected to reach $26.5 billion this year, a 20 percent increase over 2019.

What are the most environmentally friendly alternatives for food packaging?

What are the safest and most environmentally friendly disposable food containers and products available?

How to pick safer disposable materials

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How can anyone evaluate one-to-one replacements for disposable food service ware designed to be less harmful to health and the environment? It’s not easy. Orb Media has created a basic …
Environmental Education
(Family Features) Teaching kids about the environment from an early age starts lifelong habits and creates awareness about the way humans affect the Earth. Connecting those lessons to school is an easy way to reinforce how the whole family can make everyday changes that make a difference.
Energy-Saving Ideas
(Family Features) Energy-efficient appliances are a good starting point as you work to reduce your home's overall energy usage. Depending on local tax laws, you may also qualify for tax incentives for these purchases.
Sustainable Eating for a Better Earth
(Family Features) Taking a more sustainable approach to sustaining your body can help protect the Earth and its climate.
Sustainable Sustenance
(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment.
Want to go green? These 3 energy choices have big impact
(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and organizations that are leading the way to a clean energy future and a …
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Steps to help small businesses emerge from COVID-19 challenges

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country in numerous ways. From new health guidelines and supply chain woes to hurdles with hiring and retaining employees, …

How you can take a new approach to wellness this New Year’s

(BPT) - If you’re seeking ways to boost your well-being for the new year, consider taking a holistic approach. Don't focus on one specific habit to conquer, but instead look at supporting the …

La temporada de influenza ya está aquí: lo que necesita saber

(BPT) - Después de más de 18 meses de tomar precauciones para ayudar a detener la propagación del COVID-19, el mundo está gradualmente reabriéndose; las familias y …

You can help solve medicine’s “one-size-fits-all” problem. Here’s how.

(BPT) - Have you ever been put on a treatment that just didn’t work for you?Most people like to think that our doctors will always know what treatment will work best. It turns out that all the …

Innovation and Tech Expert Shares Tech Gifts and Gadgets [Video]

(BPT) - It is time to tech the halls! And here to help us pick the latest and greatest gifts and gadgets for everyone on your list is …

Need a career boost? Try an accelerated degree

(BPT) - Amidst dramatic shifts in the national workforce and ever-changing job market, those in or entering their careers without formal education face an uphill challenge.In a recent survey, the …

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 …

Processing And Delivering The U.S. Mail

(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing information on how mail gets processed—something everyone should know: The U.S. Postal Service has nearly 34,000 Post Office locations and more than 300 processing …

Many Americans Begrudgingly Return To The Office Full Time; Most Expect Mandatory Vaccinations

(NAPSI)—A new nationwide survey, commissioned by OfficeSpace Software and conducted by The Harris Poll, revealed half of those who went into an office prior to the pandemic don’t want to do so …

Debunking insurance myths

(BPT) - When it comes to insurance, there are several myths that continue to persist, like the myth that red cars are more expensive to insure. That’s false, by the way. Car color has no impact …

BookTrib's Bites: Mystery, History, and Great Children's Books

(NewsUSA)  "Unknown Assailant" by J.L. Doucette Dr. Pepper Hunt and Detective Beau Antelope team up again to investigate a tragic murder/suicide at a ranch of a prominent …

5 dermatologist recommendations to help care for your skin this busy holiday season

(BPT) - Now that it’s the winter holiday season again, schedules and to-do lists are fuller than ever. Between work, family and getting ready for all the celebrations, it’s easy to forget …