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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 beef-barley-soup
    If there’s one thing I love in the middle of winter, it’s a hearty, warming soup like beef barley. If there’s one thing I love even more, it’s a hearty, warming bowl of beef barley soup that takes less than an hour from start to finish and tastes just as good as a long-cooked version, if not better. With a pressure cooker, such miracles are ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 family_hiking
    We are fortunate to live in an area with both state parks and natural area preserves. The spectacular beauty of Virginia combined with a variety of programs, events, camping opportunities and activities unique to each park or preserve provides a respite from our busy lives; a place to reconnect with family as well as nature. Some of the following may be familiar to you; others ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 oysters
    Stretching between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Eastern Shore peninsula, with its wind-swept barrier islands, is home to a variety of succulent seafoods, most notably the Virginia oyster. At the northern end of the peninsula, the quaint fishing village of Chincoteague – made famous by Marguerite Henry’s famous book Misty of Chintoteague – draws thousands of visitors each July for the Wild Pony ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 gardening
    Get your Best Planting Dates! Our new ALL-SEASONS gardening calendar stretches from spring through fall planting. It not only tells you when to sow indoors and plant in the ground, but also when to harvest—and is customized to your location based on the nearest weather station. – Read More    
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017 winter workout 1
    Winter Woe: Your body’s chemical switch has flipped to storing more fat. Fix-it trick: Get your motor running. When University of Colorado researchers studied a group of 12 women and six men in both summer and winter, they discovered that their production of ATLPL, a chemical that promotes fat storage, almost doubled during the winter and dropped during the summer. But you’re not doomed to don ...
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017 George Washington
    George Washington’s 285th Birthday Celebration  When – Sun, February 19, 11am – 4pm   George Washington Birthplace National Monument joins the world in celebrating the 285th anniversary of the birth of the man who was to widen the tent of freedom and democracy in the world on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Activities will include:   11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A musical performance ...
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017 bald_eagle 2
    Saturday, February 18 12:00pm Winter Waterfowl ID When- Sat, February 18, 12pm – 1pm   Where – Caledon State Park 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485 (map) Description – Learn to identify the waterfowl that winter on the Potomac River and in the swamps and marshes of Caledon. The introduction to waterfowl identification will be followed by a visit to the waterfront to observe and identify these magnificent wintering ...
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