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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4 ways to achieve small wins toward your nutrition goals

(BPT) - Face it, the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working …

Presenting: America's Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2021

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. And while rescue organizations work tirelessly, the sad truth is that fewer than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need due to a lack …

Pregúntele a un dietista: ¿Debo usar sustitutos del azúcar?

(BPT) - Los estadounidenses están comiendo y bebiendo demasiado azúcar añadido, lo que puede contribuir al surgimiento de una amplia gama de enfermedades crónicas como …

Flu shot recommended for people 65 and older

(BPT) - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 65 years and older get their flu shot this year, in addition to their currently …

A medida que se cierra la brecha digital, tenga en cuenta la seguridad cibernética

(BPT) - Cuando la pandemia de la COVID-19 cambió el mundo tal como lo conocíamos, el acceso a internet se convirtió en una necesidad para el trabajo, la escuela, la …

Buyer beware: 4 tips for buying new products from online marketplaces

(BPT) - During the holiday season, shoppers everywhere are hunting for great bargains and unique items online. Today’s online marketplaces — where anyone can buy or sell new items — …

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Little Ones

(BPT) - Spooky season is here and it’s time for parents to pick the cutest costume for their little ones.Carter’s, the most trusted brand in baby and children's apparel, has Halloween …

5 ways to enjoy the holidays without breaking your budget

(BPT) - A new survey reveals that Americans say the holidays will give them something positive to look forward to, after many people had to curtail last year’s holiday celebrations due to the …

Evolving Approaches to Elective Surgery After COVID-19

(NewsUSA) - COVID-19 has changed the way Americans approach elective surgery, sometimes in unexpected ways. For example, a 16-year-old, dedicated sousaphone player, had two flat feet that made …

Homestyle Recipes Take the Cake for Gifts, Fundraising

(NewsUSA) - As the holiday season approaches, so does the dilemma of holiday and year-end gift-giving. Whether you are seeking something for a friend, family member, or long-absent colleague, edible …

Take Care of Your Tools and Tackle Winter Weather

(NewsUSA) - Winter is coming. It may not seem that way on a nice autumn day, but some parts of the country are already starting to feel a chill in the air, and those who live in snowy areas are …

Cold weather eczema flareups? These top pediatrician tips provide relief for kids

(BPT) - With cooler weather here for many, it’s important to keep in mind that dropping temperatures and drier air can have an impact on your health, especially the health of your skin. People …