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We asked and you answered.

Our Best of Prince William 2014 reader poll brought an astounding response – more than 55,000 votes from nearly 5,000 participants.

In all, we asked readers to tell us their favorites among 200 people, places and businesses in the county. There are many familiar names and places in the results, as well as heartening news for Prince William’s homespun businesses.

In category after category, locally-owned businesses won out over the chains that populate our suburban landscape – from Frosty Moose for ice cream to Appliance Connection for dishwashers and stoves.

The results also show a bit of east versus west rivalry. Occoquan Days barely edged out the Manassas Wine Festival for favorite community event, while Manassas Battlefield Park won out over the National Museum of the Marine Corps for favorite local attraction.

In the complete results in this week's Prince William Today, you’ll find your neighbors’ best advice on where to eat, where to shop, where to exercise, who to call to fix broken pipes or faulty wiring, where to get the best service for insurance coverage or banking services and scores of other everyday needs – even the best place to go for a much-deserved date night.

Many of the winners of this year’s Best of Prince William voting will have booths before and during the Potomac Nationals game on Sunday, June 29, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge.

Gates and exhibits open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 6:05.  Fireworks will follow the game. One of this year’s Best of Prince William voters, Linda Jimenez of Arlington, was selected at random to throw out the first pitch for the game.

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