Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News


Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 11-18

Both hunger and homelessness are on the rise.

The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger designate the week before Thanksgiving as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. And while you might think that’s not really needed here in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties, you would be wrong.

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VolunteerFest 2023

Much good in a single day.

The 2023 VolunteerFest, the signature event of Volunteer Fairfax, took place on Saturday, Oct. 21, and drew an impressive turnout of more than 400 dedicated volunteers completing 26 projects with community support.

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Costumes, Cruisers and Candy at Trunk-or-Treat

Fairfax County police held their fourth annual Halloween Trunk or Treat at the county Government Center

Fairfax County police held their fourth annual Halloween Trunk or Treat at the county Government Center

Let Me Run 5K Nov. 4

Great Falls Elementary School PTA will hold an inaugural 5K for the new boys running club called “Let Me Run.”

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Lorton District Police Station and Animal Shelter Open

Residents tour and celebrate

The Lorton area saw another significant opening on Oct. 28.

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Strong Bonds Form with Animals

A look at those special relationships

Pets in all their many shapes, sizes and species, can establish a connection with their human caretakers, creating strong bonds.

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School Board Candidate Disqualified from Ballot

Write-in campaign underway for Dem-endorsed candidate

An aggressive write-in campaign is underway for Democratic-endorsed school board candidate Marcia St. John-Cunning, @marcia4schools, who is still running to be the Franconia District School Board Member.

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National Park Service User Survey Comes to an End

Paved Trails Study looks at six trail networks in metro area including Mount Vernon.

This fall, the National Park Service gathered information for the Mount Vernon trail improvements as part of the “Paved Trails Study” in the National Capital Region that included the George Washington Memorial Parkway, C&O Canal National Historic Park, the Potomac Heritage Trail, Rock Creek Park trails and others in the National Mall and Historic Parks area.

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To the Rescue

“The work Willie does here on behalf of the fire department supports those in need in the community.” — Franconia District Supervisor Rodney Lusk

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Learning to Love Amphibians and Reptiles

They may not be cuddly, charismatic or cute to many humans, but amphibians and reptiles are fascinating and important.

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Storck Shows Off Mount Vernon Via the Bicycle

Tour de Mount Vernon riders greeted with sunshine and blue skies.

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Northern Virginia Home Sales Drop as Prices Rise

Interest Rates Impact Housing Market Regionally and Nationally

Home sales slid more in Northern Virginia than around the nation in September while prices jumped more regionally, reported the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR). High mortgage rates contributed to sales dropping 18.2% in September in Northern Virginia while nationally sales declined 15.4%.