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Rise to the Occasion

Great Harvest Bread Co. Burke and Lorton owners ready for new adventure.

Harvest Bread in Burke

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Rise to the Occasion

Great Harvest Bread Co. Burke and Lorton owners ready for new adventure.

At 4 a.m., while most people sleep soundly, Jeffrey Connelly is up baking bread in Burke.

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Fordson Place Shopping Center Holds Grand Opening

Lookout, Starbucks: There’s a new Peet’s in town. Peet’s Coffee and Tea was one of six new shops at Fordson Place Shopping Center that held a grand opening celebration Wednesday Oct. 1.

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Burke: Shopping with the Sheriff

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office continued an annual tradition of collaborating with Target Department Store to provide back-to-school shopping opportunities for children in homeless families.

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Centre View: Shopping with the Sheriff

Program benefits school-age children temporarily living at the Katherine K. Hanley shelter in Fairfax.

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office continued an annual tradition of collaborating with Target Department Store to provide back-to-school shopping opportunities for children in homeless families.

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Springfield: Shopping at Koinonia’s Christmas Wishes

Franconia and Kingstowne residents who receive financial and domestic services and assistance from the Franconia-based Koinonia Foundation got the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts at the nonprofit’s annual Christmas Wishes Program on Dec. 10.

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Small Business Saturday: Different Shops, Different Turnouts

The Bike Lane in Springfield and The Picket Fence in Burke experienced two versions of the national event.

Following the controversial additional shopping hours on Thanksgiving, the typical fray on Black Friday, and the online melee of Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is positioned in a highly competitive shopping storm.

Top Issues to Follow in the Area

According to Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield).

First up is getting a long-term fix to I-66 underway in 2017. “I66 congestion impacts Braddock Road,” said Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield), “and it impacts congestion on 29 as people look to avoid and get around 66.” Then there is a quarter improvement study on the Fairfax County Parkway “so we can get the interchanges and widening that we need.” A final major transportation issue is getting secondary roads paved, such as Rolling Road.

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Fairfax Station: Cash Registers Stolen from Village Shops

Cash registers were stolen from the Crosspointe Market and Steak ’n Things businesses early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, Fairfax County Police said.

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Mount Vernon: In Stitches Needlework Celebrates 20 Years

Alexandria resident Ellen Meyer has been keeping customers “In Stitches” at her specialty needlepoint store for 20 years. The owner celebrated her shop’s anniversary on Sept. 5, with grilled hot dogs, cake, balloons and a gold work demonstration from award-winning needlewoman Deborah Wilson.

Sweet Saturday

Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax offered free cupcakes as a gift with purchase.

“There was Black Friday, and that’s great for small businesses,” said Braddock District supervisor John C. Cook. But, he continued, “This makes it a really nice day to celebrate small, independent businesses where you get a different shopping experience, an alternative to going to the malls.”

Mount Vernon: Former Owner of ‘Sub Shop’ Convicted for Arson and Insurance Fraud

A jury has convicted former Fort Belvoir-area resident Lawrence Wayne Reese, 56, of nine offenses including arson, use of fire in commission of another federal offense and multiple counts of fraud related to submission of a fraudulent insurance claim.

Burke and Springfield: New Giant in Kings Park to Open June 19

Less than a week after the opening of a new Wegmans grocery store in Alexandria, the Landover, Maryland-based Giant Food is answering with an all-new store in the Kings Park Shopping Center, set to open at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 19.

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Springfield-Franconia: Nonprofit Koinonia holds holiday shopping program for clients

When Koinonia volunteer Ann Hopke sent a Nativity scene home with someone without the cows, she had no idea they were really meant for someone else.

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Lorton: Volunteers Clean Segment of Pohick Creek

Community members Helen Fransell, Don Fransell and Joe Chudzik of Mason Neck volunteered in a clean up of a section of Pohick Creek in Lorton, organized by the Mason Neck Lions Club.

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Burke & Springfield: New Giant Draws from Virginia Farms

Last month, a new 50,000-square foot Giant Food grocery store opened in the Kings Park Shopping Center at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield.

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Woman Robbed and Sexually Assaulted on Morning Walk in Springfield

Just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, a 40-year-old woman was robbed and sexually assaulted as she was walking alone around 6 a.m. behind the shopping center on the 7000 block of Commerce Street in Springfield.

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Tysons: Warby Parker to Open First Virginia Eyeglasses Store

Warby Parker, a popular online eyeglasses retailer, is opening its first brick-and-mortar location in Virginia on Nov. 19 at Tysons Corner Center mall.

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New Aldi to Open on Backlick Road in Springfield

German grocery fills vacancy left by Fischers True Value.

For years, the family-owned Fischers True Value hardware store on Backlick Road was a Springfield mainstay.

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Springfield: Three-Alarm Fire Draws 75 Firefighters to Brookfield Plaza

Investigators with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department are still looking into the origin and cause of a three-alarm fire that caused an estimated $600,000 in damage to a vacant restaurant in the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center July 7.

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