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Sailing: So Near to the City but So Far Away

Lessons on the water.

Joan Darrach walks down the wooden pier to the Flying Scot. "Hold on to the mast while you step on the boat," she says to Sarah White, a summer employee who is out for a refresher. Darrach is a senior sail instructor at the Mariner Sailing School at Belle Haven Marina.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill

The fully functioning gristmill and distillery, located down the street from George Washington’s estate, has become a popular attraction for both tourists and residents of the area.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Dance Team Earns Nationals Bid

The West Potomac High School Varsity and JV Dance Teams engaged in a three-day, nine-hour-per-day audition with the Universal Dance Association (UDA) that culminated on Aug. 10 with the Varsity team being awarded an invitation to attend UDA’s Nationals Competition at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. in February 2017.

Column: #MindsMatter: Lifesaving Conversations Every Day

Take one action for awareness of National Suicide Prevention week #MindsMatter.

It’s 3 p.m. School’s out. Like clockwork, alerts start ringing, letting our crisis workers know that young people are out of class, and they need to talk.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: July, 2016

In July, 2016, 126 homes sold between $1,450,000-$109,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: July, 2016