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Beloved Martha, Mary Wiseman, Looks Back with Joy

Mount Vernon’s Martha Washington is hanging up the bonnet and dress after 20 years.

Martha Washington Retires

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Environmental Expo Finds a Home in Fort Hunt Park

Tents, causes, and horrid tales of the lanternfly highlight the event.

Environmental Expo

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Ministering to the ‘Least, Lost, Lonely and Left Out’ in Mount Vernon

Rev. Keary Kincannon to retire after 26 years

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church is a three-story brick building, but Rising Hope is much more than a building, explains the pastor, Rev. Keary Kincannon.

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Journey to Freedom: Mount Vernon Commemorates Runaway Slave Ona Judge on Juneteenth Holiday

For years, the nation’s first couple, George and Martha Washington, pursued Ona Judge, a young woman who in 1796 escaped a life of slavery in the Washington household to live in freedom in New England.

President Nominates Local Carlos Del Toro for Secretary of the Navy

President Joe Biden has nominated Carlos Del Toro, Mount Vernon resident, retired Commander in the U.S. Navy and business leader, for Secretary of the Navy.

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New Owners Take over Hollin Hall Auto

They have “big shoes to fill.”

The walls inside Hollin Hall Auto are lined to the ceiling with plaques, certificates, resolutions, articles, photos and more memorializing the Harvey family’s 60 years of business success and their multiple contributions to the community.

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Study Highlights Pandemic’s Food Insecurity

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated inequities, especially food insecurity, for many families along Fairfax County’s U.S. 1 corridor, concluded the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit based at Woodlawn Estate.

Mount Vernon at Home Turns 15

Virtual Gala to be held May 27

Fifteen years ago, as she contemplated retirement, Mary Carroll Potter envisioned her future.

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Snakes — Misunderstood and Mistreated All Too Often

Working diligently in her home office recently, Anita Drummond was jolted from her project when she spotted an eastern rat snake slithering down a nearby tree and through the leaf litter in her Tauxemont backyard.

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Women’s Clinic Opens in West End of Alexandria

Inova expands women’s health, sexual assault and trafficking services.

Elected officials from throughout the region gathered in Alexandria’s West End May 8 to celebrate the opening of two new Inova Health System community health clinics that will focus on women’s health and medical evaluations for sexual assault and human trafficking survivors.

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McAuliffe Visits COVID Relief Efforts in Janna Lee Census Tract

On Tuesday, residents of the Janna Lee community received a special visit from former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School.

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Waynewood Baby Delivered in the Family Van in the Driveway

A concoction, a last-minute text and quick thinking were part of baby James’ arrival.

Waynewood baby is delivered

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Heirs of River Farm

A detailed look at the history of River Farm as its future remains uncertain.

On Oct. 15, 1785, George Washington’s favorite nephew married Martha Washington’s favorite niece.

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Pastor at Rising Hope To Retire

Accomplishments aplenty for Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon retiring after positively impacting many.

Pastor retiring

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Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Wins Eight Awards

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized for their “Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project,” and “Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities,” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards.

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