Vita Nova Creatives & Coffee Comes to Nokesville

Finally, a coffee house is coming to Nokesville- to be located at the intersection of Fitzwater Drive and Nokesville Road (Route 28). The café, Vita Nova Creatives & Coffee, is what many in the …
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 Park will be a 70-acres park with fields, a large playground, dog park and trails.
I wanted to post the quick and easy ideas we shared last month.  Nothing too complicated, just fun and tasty snacks presented in new ways! The following recipes are the perfect easy summertime snacks!
Teachables Nova, a new educational supply store in Bristow, presents 'Best Teacher of the Most Ridiculous Year Award' to Bristow Run Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathy Blanco for excellence during an unprecedented year.
Thought for Food
Thought for Food:

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe 'From Gina's Kitchen'

By Gina Michak Image courtesy of From Gina's Kitchen Foodie friends! These quick and easy no-bake energy bars were a quick and easy way to get back into the kitchen. Lightning quick to put …

JULY: Things to Do in Prince William County

Welcome back to a summer in Prince William, Virginia, the perfect destination to celebrate America and newly opened experiences. Jiffy Lube Live, the Washington DC region’s largest outdoor concert amphitheater reopens in July with major concerts listed herein.

3 recipes for summer on the go

(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery — summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter …
Health And Well-Being

Tips For Shedding Those Pandemic Pounds

(NAPSI)—Living may be easier during the warmer weather seasons but that doesn’t mean your wellness goals should be swept under the rug. To help, GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company, …

Sustainable Sustenance

(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment.

Grocers Rely On Robots And Data To Improve Shoppers’ In-Store Experience

(NAPSI)—Autonomous robots are becoming a familiar sight for grocery shoppers as they roam store aisles scanning shelves for missing, mispriced or misplaced products. Along the way, they collect and …

JULY: Things to Do in Prince William County

Welcome back to a summer in Prince William, Virginia, the perfect destination to celebrate America and newly opened experiences. Jiffy Lube Live, the Washington DC region’s largest outdoor concert amphitheater reopens in July with major concerts listed herein.

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe 'From Gina's Kitchen'

By Gina Michak Image courtesy of From Gina's Kitchen Foodie friends! These quick and easy no-bake energy bars were a quick and easy way to get back into the kitchen. Lightning quick to put …

JULY: Things to Do in Prince William County

Welcome back to a summer in Prince William, Virginia, the perfect destination to celebrate America and newly opened experiences. Jiffy Lube Live, the Washington DC region’s largest outdoor concert amphitheater reopens in July with major concerts listed herein.

Health Matters
Sober Summer: Americans Reevaluate Drinking Post-Pandemic (NAPSI)—As both vaccination levels and temperatures rise, Americans are shedding more than their masks and an extra layer of clothes. Many are also looking to shed unhealthy habits they developed …
Backpack essentials for road trips and outdoor adventures (BPT) - After over a year of staying home, people are eager to start exploring places both near and far again. Mother Nature offers ample opportunity for adventure, with outdoor recreation activities …
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Travel Advice
Fun Things to Do On a Long Trip A mix of classic travel games and modern tech can keep family and friends happy on a long trip.
Making Diet Decisions During A Pandemic
(NAPSI)—Dreadful as the pandemic has been, for some people it has meant a positive health change. Three in 10 Americans made a major change to their diet during this time, according to new …
More food ideas
(Family Features) During the warm summer months, salad makes for a refreshing lunch or convenient dinner option that can be delicious and nutritious.
(Family Features) Take advantage of the warm weather and step outside the kitchen to focus on enjoying the outdoors with family around grilled favorites, such as burgers. You can even make meals on the grill your own by putting twists on a classic, such as Barbecue Macaroni and Cheese Burgers or Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Burgers.
(Family Features) Joining loved ones at the family table is an important moment for many, both as a filling way to enjoy a meal and an emotionally satisfying way to catch up on all the day's events.
(Culinary.net) Next time you're in a pinch for something sweet, try these Sopapilla Bars. They have a sugary, crunchy exterior, but on the inside, they are creamy and delicious.
(Family Features) Few moments make summers quite as special as family meals, whether you're soaking up the sun's rays on the patio or beating the heat at the dining room table. You can make evenings the highlight of the day with loved ones by centering dinner around the flavors of the season.
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(BPT) - Known as the cultural cross point between the South and Midwest, the Bluegrass State attracts novel tourists worldwide. With its rich history, breathtaking scenery and delectable bourbon, …
(BPT) - After months of social distancing, many people are eagerly gathering with friends and family again. Whether it’s for a barbecue, cookout or tailgating party, start planning a …
(BPT) - Road trips with your family, beach days with friends and solo hikes to ease your mind and enjoy the scenery — summer is one of the most exciting times to explore the outdoors. No matter …
(BPT) - Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly 1 in 2 Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. For pets, the past year at home has meant more walks, constant belly rubs and endless …
(NAPSI)—Here’s something cattle ranchers know: Each season brings with it different health challenges for their livestock, from respiratory diseases to eye and foot infections, to enteric and …
(NAPSI)—Living may be easier during the warmer weather seasons but that doesn’t mean your wellness goals should be swept under the rug. To help, GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company, …
(NAPSI)—California summers are filled with warm nights, trips to the coast and an abundance of fresh, local produce, like delicious California avocados, which add dynamic flavor and texture to your …
(NAPSI)—Autonomous robots are becoming a familiar sight for grocery shoppers as they roam store aisles scanning shelves for missing, mispriced or misplaced products. Along the way, they collect and …
(NAPSI)—Online shopping and e-commerce have opened new doors for gardening enthusiasts, offering unprecedented access to rare and exotic plants and seed products from around the world at the click …

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.
Check out these food & cooking videos

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.