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Mount Vernon’s River Farm Offer Falls Short of Asking Price

NOVA Parks and partners made an offer but the farm remains on the market.

In an attempt to keep the property open to the public, the NOVA Parks, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, and their partners recently made an offer to buy River Farm in Mount Vernon, but the American Horticultural Society board of directors has voted to decline their offer, looking for their original asking price of $32,900,000 that they say they need to keep the society in operation.

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High Time for Legalization?

Advocates call on the governor to legalize marijuana as soon as possible.

The debate over legalizing marijuana is about to light up, putting Gov. Ralph Northam at the center of a budding controversy. At issue is a question of timing. Should he agree with lawmakers that legalization should wait until New Years Day 2024, giving the commonwealth enough time to stand up the new Cannabis Control Authority? Or should he amend the bill the General Assembly put on his desk to legalize weed now to prevent communities of color from being overpoliced in the interim?

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Potomac Crescendo Levels

Potomac River Levels at Great Falls will reach peak at just short of level, 10 feet, at 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Solar Permitted in Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Carefully

Areas with the soils needed for growing food are protected.

Hans Riemer voted against his own bill to permit industrial solar in the Agricultural Reserve.

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Record-Setting Day at States for Herndon High School Boys Swim Team

Hornets place as two champions

Members of the Herndon High School Boys Swim Team won two champion places and ranked eighth overall, with only four swimmers, at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 6 State Championship at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center in Stafford, Va., on Thursday, Feb. 25.

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Food Insecurity in Herndon is Not Going Away

Herndon Rotary holds food drives

The Rotary Club of Herndon’s Satellite Club was at it once again.

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The In-Person and At-Home Class is One Community in Reston

Lake Anne ES Welcomes Kindergarteners, Pre-K, and Special Ed Students in the Building.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Fairfax County Public Schools continued to welcome additional grade levels and groups to school buildings for in-person learning as part of its Return to School plan.

Opinion: Commentary: A Progressive State if We Can Keep It

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin who when asked at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia what kind of government had been formed replied, “a republic if we can keep it!”

Opinion: Independent Progressive: Reston Association Elections and Covid

Is it my imagination or is Covid 19 still playing an outsized role in my life, perhaps also in yours?

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Breathing Life into a Community of Faith in Great Falls

A Prayer Cross welcomes all.

Leaders at Great Falls United Methodist Church invite parishioners and visitors now through Easter Sunday, April 4, to share in their Community Lenten Prayer Cross at 10100 Georgetown Pike.

Vienna Police Department Honors Life-saving Officers

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, the Town of Vienna honored MPO Kenny Smith and Officer Dale “Chip” McElhattan for their life-saving effort during their encounter with a driver who had been in an accident.

Bulletin Board: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Bulletin Board: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Vienna Police Highlights: Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2021

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2021.

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RockStar Among Therapeutic Riding Horses in Great Falls

’Rocky’ of Lift Me Up! named Therapy Horse of the Year

A therapeutic riding horse has a unique talent for taking care of their rider’s wellbeing while building their confidence, trust and independence.

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Flying Squirrels, Our Nocturnal Neighbors

Around dusk or dawn, high up in the tree canopy, keen observers might spot a scurry.