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Origins of Historic Lorton Property Still Dark

Secret Garden emerges from shrouds of invasive plants with work of volunteers.

Historic Lorton

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Lorton Celebrates Opening of Community Center, Library and Park

New center combines senior and Community Action centers

Lorton Community Center

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Volunteers Set to Clean-up Watershed

Park Authority and The Nature Conservancy partner in effort

Earth Day

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Celebrating Librarians on Library Week

Pohick’ Regional’s Unsung Library Heroes

Libraries

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Ukrainian Women Experience War

United Nations warns of war impacts to women globally.

War impacts

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Local Photographers Bring Nature Close-up

Nature photographers

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Lorton Apiary Increasing Pollinators

Bees

Area ‘Lovebird’ Couples Enjoy Lasting Loves

Valentine’s Day Celebrated

Valentines in Fairfax Co

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Burke Student Competes for Jeopardy! National College Championship

Megan Sullivan on ABC prime time Feb. 16; she first started trying out for Jeopardy! when she was 12.

Burke resident on Jeopardy

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Governor Signs Bills to Protect Research Dogs and Cats

Area Democrats Boysko and Kory work across aisle for bill passage.

Dogs and Cats

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Holiday Shows ‘Light’ Up the Season

NOVA Parks Offers Three Popular Light Festivals

Festival of Lights

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Cross County Trail Connects Pathways, History, and People

Cross County Trail

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Hoofing It for Donations in Herndon

Angus Evee mooooves fastest for NASCOW’s Golden Grain.

Food Benefit

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NAACP Recognizes NOVA Park’s Paul Gilbert

NOVA Parks award

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Local Cemetery Holds Sad History in Lorton

Jail Cemetery

Currier Named New Director of Animal Sheltering in Fairfax

Currier brings long record on animal welfare.

Animal Shelter Director

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Virginia Tech Studies Promising Tree of Heaven Control

The Tree of Heaven (TOH) may appear to most as just another pretty tree. With airy frond-like leaves...

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Citizen Scientists Monitor Lorton/Mason Neck Ecosystem

Wild things surveying called “Interesting, educational, satisfying, just plain fun.”

If one has a need for scientific data, or just has a hankering to know what birds, butterflies, dragonflies, other...

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Controlled Burn Cuts Path for Reforestation

Section of Laurel Hill Park was previously overgrown with Kudzu, Tree of Heaven, and other non-native invasive plants.

Torching up the kudzu

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Community Plants Trees, Saves Money in Lorton

Planting trees