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Planting for the Future in Great Falls

GFCA works with Fairfax County Park Authority for new trees

The new maple and white oak are not the same.

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Vienna Holidays with Touch of History

Decorated Freeman Store and Museum a perfect backdrop for holiday photos

Members of Ayr Hill Garden Club and Historic Vienna, Inc. decorated the Freeman Store and Museum for the holidays.

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Area Light Shows Brighten the Holidays

This season, NOVA Parks offers an opportunity to literally “brighten’”spirits with three holiday shows.

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Restaurant of the Week: La Prima Catering

La Prima Catering is your source for safely prepared fresh food.

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Talking Turkey, ‘Respectable’ Birds

Virginia has around 180,000 turkeys, elusive in the woods and fields.

Alan Warburton did a double take when he spotted a wild turkey ambling across his Mount Vernon yard in the Tauxemont community in April.

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Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Holiday promotion supports local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.

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Volunteers Clean Up Parks, Highways in Fairfax County

Several volunteer groups undertook clean-up efforts around the county on Nov. 14, including the Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team’s (PVT) vine removal at the Central Green under the Park Authority, and the Springfield District Democrats’ (SDDC) road cleanup under the VDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program.

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New Giant Opens at Springfield Plaza

With no interruption in service to loyal Springfield Plaza customers as promised, Giant opened their new, larger, 50,000 square foot store with enhanced features at the Plaza at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

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Starting Braddock Park’s Master Plan Revision

Park Authority holds public-information meeting

The Fairfax County Park Authority is updating its master plan for Braddock Park at 13451 Braddock Road, bordering both Centreville High and Twin Lakes Golf Course.

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From Yorktown High School to Outer Space

Patrick Moran chosen as pilot for commercial space travel program

Patrick Moran is in his car headed for Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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Appetite: 4 Alexandria Restaurant Options for a Socially Distant Thanksgiving

It’s been an oft-repeated refrain this autumn: Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year.

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Plenty of Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Potomac

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving Dinner this year will be different.

People, Parks, and Pandemics

It happened from the very beginning, as shopping centers, gyms and restaurants closed in the last half of March and news spread about the pandemic: people started gathering in parks.

School Building Closed? Try a Park

Families across Northern Virginia are challenged with online education.

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At the Tipping Point and Winter is Coming in Great Falls

Beloved local restaurant needs customers to be with them now.

Proprietor Mike Kearney of The Old Brogue, an Irish Pub in Great Falls, made a live video of his restaurant on the evening of Friday, Nov. 13.

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