Outdoor Ice Rinks Offer Holiday Fun

The weather may be in a bit of a warming trend as we ring out 2010, but a great way to spend an afternoon or evening outside is to hit the rinks (that’s right, rinks, not links!). There are at least four open-air, outdoor ice skating rinks you can visit within a relatively short drive … Continue reading

The Woodbridge Living Top 10 in 2010

It’s that time of year — time to roll out our list of local businesses that we’ve chosen as the 10 best independent small businesses in our area. We’re all over the map with these, as they represent businesses that include food and beverage, skis and bikes, fine cuisine, incredible pies, pizza, sparkling jewelry and … Continue reading

Woodbridge High Girls’ Basketball Coach Collapses

Wednesday, Dec. 29 — Woodbridge Senior High School Vikings girls’ basketball coach George Washington collapsed during a tournament game in Stafford County yesterday afternoon. CPR was performed on him and an AED (automatic external defibrillator) also was used between his collapse and the arrival of the emergency crew. Washington regained a pulse and was taken … Continue reading

PWC Police Set Up Sobriety Checkpoints

Tuesday, Dec. 28 — According to Prince William County Police, the holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year to drive due to an increase of impaired drivers on area roads. And throughout this holiday period, police officers are setting up sobriety checkpoints in both eastern and western Prince … Continue reading

Potomac Point Winery’s Special Deal

Thursday, Dec. 24 — Our friends down the road at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery are featured today on the Washington, DC, LivingSocial website as a “deal of the day.” For $39 (regularly a $78 value) you’ll get to tour their cellar, have a wine tasting as well as a bottle of their Heritage Reserve … Continue reading

Total Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, Dec. 21 — Did you stay up to watch it? Early in the morning on December 21 a total lunar eclipse was visible across all of North America. And for the first time since 1638, according to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurred on the winter solstice. And we here in Woodbridge got a clear … Continue reading

East Moon Rising

Restaurant Review — East Moon Asian Bistro is a relatively new restaurant that opened earlier this year in the relatively new storefront plaza (officially known as the Madison Farm Shopping Center) at Minnieville and Caton Hill roads, which also houses Rita’s Italian Ice, $1.99 Dry Cleaners, Tazo Pizza and several other businesses. We were very … Continue reading

Snow Closes Prince William County Schools

Thursday, Dec. 16 — The snow that moved into Woodbridge late this morning and continued this afternoon has led to all Prince William County Schools closing Friday, Dec. 17. The county has announced a Code Red for employees, and the School Age Care Program will not open. The first snow of the season also led … Continue reading

Mom’s Apple Pie Company: Pie Perfection

At Mom’s, it’s all about the pies. Yes, they’ve got breads and cookies, too. But this place is called Mom’s Apple Pie Company for a reason: they excel at making pies. Blackberry, Sour Cherry, Butter Pecan Apple and Shenandoah Peach crumb pies; Wild Blueberry, Raspberry Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb and, of course Apple pie. Pumpkin, Sweet … Continue reading

Gar-Field Holiday Crafts Show

Some 150 artisans and crafts-people will gather at Gar-Field High School this Saturday, Dec. 11, to display and sell a variety of arts and crafts at the annual holiday crafts show from 9am to 3pm. The show is being put on by the Gar-Field High School Orchestra Boosters in support of the school’s orchestra. There … Continue reading

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Almost every year they appear on someone’s Best Burgers, Best Bargain or Readers’ Choice list. They began as a small local startup with one store in Arlington almost 25 years ago before expanding to five Northern Virginia locations. They keep it simple, offering burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fries and Cokes. They’re Five Guys … Continue reading

The Christmas Tree Search

The search for Christmas trees is on. At lots all over the Woodbridge area, families are heading out to make their purchases. We stopped in at the parking lot at Bethel United Methodist Church (above) where prices ranged from $25 for a 4-6-foot Scotch Pine to $70 for “Super Tall” 8-9-foot Douglas Fir or Concolor … Continue reading