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Working Up the Scares at The Haunt in Lorton

Workhouse Arts Center’s Haunted House in Lorton is a work of theatrical proportions.

Workhouse Haunt

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Rotary's Bocce Tournament: Mission and Remembrance

Benefits Dixon Center for Military and Veteran Services

Bocca

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Parkway Intersections In Crosshairs Again

Belle Haven Road and Belle View Boulevard were topics at meeting.

Parkway

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Calmness and Nutrition

Mantra at Zen Press Juice Bar

If you go… Zen Press Juice Bar & Café 8120 Richmond Highway (703) 852-3929 www.zenpressjuice.com/

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It's the SUMMER of the Summer of George

The local band now has a video.

Summer of George hits it big this summer

Scenes in Mount Vernon

There’s more to the community than George Washington and the historic plantation.

Scenes in Mount Vernon

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Tour de Mount Vernon

See the district from the seat of a bicycle

Bike Ride

Eli Lev’s Music has Worldly Influences

Musician with local roots comes back for shows in October.

Eli Lev

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Highs and Lows Hits a High with New Store in Springfield

Mount Vernon store paves way to Town Center location with an international flare.

High-Low

Bounce and Fly in Springfield

The location is the same, but more bounces for the buck.

Flight

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Park Volunteers Awarded for Efforts Against Invasive Species

Their efforts are recognized with a Elly Doyle Park Service Award for 2022

Invasive species

Shooting in Mount Vernon Leaves One Dead, One in Custody

Mid-day shooting on Tuesday, just before school bus arrived.

Shooting

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Loose Pig is Under Control at Nalls Produce

Wild chase in Franconia conjures images of earlier days when livestock was the norm.

Loose pig

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‘Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution’

Documentary Looks at Disabled, Achievements and Passage of the ADA

Crip Camp

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Building Ruins Near Franconia: Old Whistle Stop?

Possible track bed, discarded railroad ties, Bob’s Bridge are part of the mystery near Long Branch.

Whistlestop

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New Bike-Ped Bridge Gets Boost with RAISE Funding

River crossing is needed for safety.

Bike Bridge Proposal

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Lake Accotink Park Has a Place in the Community’s Heart

60th Anniversary celebration to honor the park with an interesting past.

Lake Accotink

Metro’s South End Stations Scheduled for a Six-Week Closure

Two-part project will tie in a new station and fix tunnel headaches.

Metro closure

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Gas Prices Still Steep; Does It Pay to Shop Around?

Prices down from a few weeks ago.

Gas prices

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Local Artist Takes on A Three-Story Mural

Wall of designs and bubbles adds to the portfolio of Marisela Rumberg.

Artist does Mural

Bridge Rehabilitation Will Mean Five Weeks of Detours

Alban Road in south Springfield will be closed at Accotink Creek bridge.

Bridge project

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Mount Vernon Deals with July’s Heat Wave

Hot temps bring out the frozen treats and creativity.

Heat Wave

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Local Artist Pens Virginia Urban Posters

Posters, paintings and quirkiness run in the family at Urban Redeux in Hollin Hall.

Urban Redeux

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Rocking Local

Local rock band is highlighted by Led Zeppelin covers, original songs and George Castanza.

Summer of George

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Paralyzed Cyclist Gains Freedom for Near Normal Life

After a broken neck sustained in a mountain bike crash, Mark Gottlieb uses an electronic device and therapy to walk again.

Bike Accident Victim

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Neighborhood Parade Steeped in Tradition

Bikes shared the route with cars, patriots and smiles in Kings Park.

July 4 parade in Springfield

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Rising Baseball Star Threw His First Pitch in Springfield

The former WSHS star will be tuned into the MLB draft in mid-July.

Local Baseball star

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Pot Dispensary Getting Ready to Open in Mount Vernon

Beyond Hello Cannabis Dispensary almost ready for grand opening.

Marijuana

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Frontier Drive Extension Inches Closer to Transportation Option in Springfield

Metro wants public input on this future transportation improvement.

Metro is looking into traffic flow challenges as the Frontier Drive extension project moves closer to implementation in the next few years...

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Naturalists Highlight Wildlife in Path of Trail Construction

Can Cinder Bed Bikeway be in harmony with ecosystem? Bike group supports the new trail.

Nature walk to Bikeway

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Raising Money for a Shot at the Gold

Local track team looks to the Junior Olympics

Car wash fundraiser

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Gum Springs Community Day Doubles as Juneteenth Celebration

Residents come together to celebrate their sense of community.

Gum Springs Day

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Belle Haven Flood Wall: Solution for Coastal Flooding?

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study brings out residents, scientists and naysayers.

Flood Walls

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Summer’s Here and Possibly Time to Stay Put

Fairfax County has plenty of options for a “stay-cation” this summer.

Summer Stay-Cation

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River Renew Project Focuses on Clean Water

City project is in response to a 2017 directive.

Sewer project

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Shaved Ice, Burritos and Food Trucks are a Hit at Taste of Springfield

Burke Author at the Taste Event with Historic Novel

Taste of Springfield

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Memorial Day Salute in Hollin Hills

Second-annual gathering brings neighbors together.

Memorial Day Salute

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Local Shark Tanker’s Go Before the Board

Creativity to cope with aging brings out local entrepreneurs.

Local shark tank

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Bike To Work Day, Month of May Tradition

An upbeat activity for an upbeat month heading into summer.

BTW 2022

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Plans Continue to Progress for Original Mount Vernon High

Adaptive reuse are the buzz words for the county’s historic school campus.

Original MVHS plans

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Beach Vibes Surround Exhibit at the Nepenthe Gallery

Exhibit kicks off Thursday evening, May 26.

Art Show

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Officials Examine Southern Beltway Section for Express Lanes

Plan calls for express lanes to cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Southern Express Lanes

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Language Skills Valuable for Two Franconia Police Officers

Quick thinking earned them title as “Officers of the Month” for April.

FCPD Employee of the Month

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Project Launched to Address Overflow at Lake Accotink

After rainy days, hikers face a watery crossing when walking around the lake.

Accotink improvements

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Community Center Opens in the Buckman Road Area

It’s more than just basketball courts and shuffleboard though.

WISH center

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Pho Soup has Plenty of Noodles and Broth

Vietnamese pho could ease the common cold or late night partying, but it's different from ramen.

Pho Soup

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Mount Vernon Student Got a Lesson in Politics

Senate page program pays off for eighth grader.

Senate page

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