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Environmental Stewardship: Making a Difference

County recognizes residents who participate in the environmental stewardship.

County recognizes residents who participate in the environmental stewardship.

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Local Author Does Book Signings and Promotional Events

After ‘My Time with General Colin Powell’ hit the shelves last year, road trips, signing events and smiles.

Local author

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Alexandria Boat Clubs Hoist Sails Together on the Waterfront

Comradery was intertwined with a history lesson.

A crew member welcomes the Old Dominion Boat Club members aboard.

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National Museum of the Marine Corps Dedicates Respite Room

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation marks PTSD awareness month with dedication ceremony

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation marks PTSD awareness month with dedication ceremony

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Beyond Sustenance Farming in Northern Virginia

Only a few take on the challenge of marketing farmed products

Only a few take on the challenge of marketing farmed products

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Workhouse Arts Foundation Appoints Keith Gordon as New President and CEO

Workhouse Arts Foundation Appoints Keith Gordon as New President and CEO

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GFCA Town Hall Webinar with School Board Member Robyn Lady

Part 2 of 4 stories

Hard questions on boundary policy answered.

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Dry Conditions, Unsafe Practices Lead to Area Fires

Clifton fire led to two fatalities.

Fires

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Fairfax City Plans School Bonds on November Ballot

For Daniels Run, Providence renovations, new high-school roof.

Schools

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Bryant Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference in Mount Vernon

Bryant Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference in Mount Vernon

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Springfield Student Named LEGO’s 2024 Mini Master Model Builder

Springfield Student Named LEGO’s 2024 Mini Master Model Builder

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Three Pedestrians Killed By Train at Lake Accotink

One struck, two fell off bridge to their deaths.

One struck, two fell off bridge to their deaths.

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Meet Sully Police Commander, Major Jane Russell

Her distinguished law-enforcement career spans 27 years.

Sully Police

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Springfield Bike Store Burglarized Twice

Police suspect the same pair in both incidents.

Police suspect the same pair in both incidents.

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Students in Lorton Win Praise from Harlem Globetrotters

School basketball court turned into ‘Court of Creativity’ in Lorton.

Globetrotting to Lorton

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National Trails Day

County recognizes 10th anniversary of Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

National Trails Day

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Idle Church Comes Down in Fort Hunt

Site will soon be the home of Collingwood Chase development.

Church out, development in

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Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

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Big Box Store Replaces Big Box Vacancy in Springfield

Bob’s Discount Furniture is moving into the Bed, Bath and Beyond space

Furniture Store Coming

Car Seat Inspections on May 23

Car Seat Inspections on May 23

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May Day, May Day, Fire in Lorton

Smell lingered for miles.

Fire in Lorton

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Outdoor Band Concert under the Springtime Stars

Centreville High presents ‘Bandemonium!’ plus food trucks.

Centreville High presents ‘Bandemonium!’ plus food trucks.

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County in a Pickle over Noisy Pickleball

Nearby courts will be converted to appease the pickleball players.

Pickleball

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Volunteers to the Rescue

Bridge out of network for a short while, volunteers to the rescue.

Bike Bridge

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Mount Vernon Monster Reappears in Minds of Many

Recent web show revives rumors from late 1970s.

Mount Vernon Monster

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County Budget FY 2025

Budget

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Baguettes and More Coming to Central Springfield

Local owner has all summer to perfect the new Paris Baguette.

Baguette

Letter: Shortage of Affordable Housing

Letter

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Play Ball! in Alexandria

Miracle League, ACPS middle schools take to the field.

Miracle League

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Riverkeeper in Keeping Tabs on Water Levels, Chemicals

Health of Potomac River matters more in Mount Vernon area.

River Health

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Silver Shield Anti-Scam Task Force to Help Seniors

Mission: to keep phone and internet scammers at bay.

Scam Jam

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Spring Ballet is a Final Show and New Beginning

Some Metropolitan dancers’ final show opens doors to careers in dance and entertainment careers.

Spring Ballet

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Old-fashioned Banking, Thriving for 172 Years

Bank surviving

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Batters Up for the Mount Vernon Varsity Singers

Choir travels to Fredericksburg to sing the National Anthem at a Minor League baseball game.

MV Choir

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House Restoration Project at Fort Hunt Underway

One-time residence is officially known as the “NCO (Non-commissioned Officer) Quarters at Fort Hunt.”

Fort Hunt Park

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River Levels Encroaching but Solutions Vary

Plans on the county and state level don’t give Mount Vernon homeowners the warm, fuzzy vibe.

River levels

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Dry Spell Leads to Fires

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue on Alert

Fires

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Southern Springfield Grows

Projects underway on Loisdale Road include transportation, government and car dealers

Southern Springfield

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Honoring Social Workers

Honoring Social Workers

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100 Turn Out for Groundbreaking at Ballfield

Construction Starting for Snack Bar and Restrooms at Woodlawn Ball Field

Baseball

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Something Country Band Grows as the Headliner on Area Stages

Singer out of Mount Vernon sees the band and popularity growing.

Something Country

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Projects Dot the Map around Mount Vernon

Some planned, some underway and some complete around the district.

Mount Vernon Projects

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Nowruz Festival March 10

Nowruz Festival March 10

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