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Opinion: Commentary: Legalizing Pot

When settlers to the Virginia colony in the seventeenth century discovered that they would not be able to walk about and pick up gold as some had been led to believe, they had to look around to find a way to make the colony economically sustainable.

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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.

Great Falls Resident Wins a Nationally-prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Great Falls resident and Harvard University graduate Kiran Hampton was awarded a nationally-prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

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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.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Too Often Blaming the System

Re: “Matrix, Sunlight Discussed at Public Safety Committee,” Connection, November 18-24

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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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Express Lanes May Link to American Legion Memorial Bridge

Last stretch may be express lanes next with “495 NEXT.”

Last stretch may be express lanes next with “495 NEXT.”

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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.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: “Forest-in-a-Can?”

Regarding post-construction stream project plantings, boasting "2,300 new trees and thousands of new shrubs" along post-construction Taylor Run, of various species that collectively bear no fidelity to a known natural community let alone the habitat it is replacing, does not constitute a functional natural forest community.

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Hometown Heroes

Veterans Day ceremony honors veterans, Gold Star families

It was the war to end all wars.

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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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‘Honoring Those Who Have Served’

Commonwealth Academy honors veterans

Students at Commonwealth Academy paid tribute to veterans Nov. 11 by placing American flags outside the school in Del Ray.

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