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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The Future of Manufacturing is Local

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing news reports of global supply chain challenges highlight the need for improvements and changes in the manufacturing infrastructure. A report by McKinsey & Company describes …

Farmer and Driver Safety Tips for Harvest Season

(NewsUSA) - The onset of harvest season means increased farm equipment traffic sharing the road with other vehicles, as farmers move their heavy equipment from field to field. These specialized, …

Looking for a Medicare plan? Try these 3 things to make the most of the process

(BPT) - People who qualify for Medicare often juggle a lot. From navigating retirement or complex health conditions to managing expenses, the last thing they need is additional stress, especially …

3 critical questions to ask a cremation provider

(BPT) - As consumer preferences in the United States begin to change, funeral professionals are seeing an increase in families considering cremation for their loved ones' final disposition as well as …

7 Tips For Savvy Health Insurance Shopping This Fall

(BPT) - Our health needs can change each year, and so can health plan coverage choices. So it’s important to understand your health care options to find coverage that fits your needs and …

Here’s why four-wheel drive won’t keep you safe on winter roads

(BPT) - Winter is near, and with it comes the most challenging season for driving. Snow, ice and slush make journeys treacherous during one of the busiest travel periods of the year.To make matters …

5 expert tips to help your toddler get recommended nutrients

(BPT) - As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they're getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development — like vitamin D, DHA and …

Flu Can Still Make Children Sick

(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, fall typically marks the beginning of flu season in the United States. What do parents of young children need to know about the upcoming flu season?CDC …

6 ways to keep your pets safer this fall

(BPT) - Americans are passionate about many things — but would it surprise you to learn that pets rank at the top of the list? A whopping 90.5 million households, or approximately 70% of all …

10 Pumpkin Carving Hacks to Make Your Halloween Less Scary

(BPT) - Hacking away aimlessly is best left for the Halloween horror films. To help create your best Jack-O’-Lantern this fall, consider the following tips from the experts at Pumpkin …

Keeping Your Financial Assets Safe from Identity Theft

(NewsUSA) - October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, when people and organizations learn how to reduce their cybersecurity risks and protect themselves online. Although people are becoming …

World Restart a Heart Day Highlights Hands-Only CPR

(NewsUSA) -If you witness someone having a cardiac arrest, don't be afraid to act, especially since that person may be someone you know in a familiar setting. According to the American Heart …